2014 Most Affordable Colleges for Online Counseling Degrees

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This list provides the most affordable options for becoming a counselor through an online degree, with bachelor's and master's programs starting at about $5,000 annually. There are 7 colleges that have an annual tuition of less than $10,000. These schools offer degrees for counseling in general as well as specialties like family counseling and alcohol and substance abuse. The average annual tuition is just under $13,000, with Ohio Christian University providing the most affordable choice. Programs are offered from the certificate through the doctoral level.

This list is sorted based on the annual tuition for a bachelor's degree at each school, unless the school did not offer one, and then we used the master's level tuition. Please refer to our methodology for more details.

Rank College Annual Tuition Counseling Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,075 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#2 #2 Fort Hays State University Online Annual Tuition $5,555 Counseling Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#3 #3 Post University Online Annual Tuition $7,425 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Mid-Continent University Annual Tuition $7,560 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $8,160 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $8,925 Counseling Degrees: Master's and Doctorate
#7 #7 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Annual Tuition $9,954 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $10,080 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 University of Kentucky - Online Annual Tuition $10,772 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Medaille College Online Annual Tuition $11,850 Counseling Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#11 #11 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $12,360 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $13,950 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#13 #13 Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $14,700 Counseling Degrees: Master's and Doctorate
#14 #14 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $14,850 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#15 #15 National University Annual Tuition $15,264 Counseling Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#16 #16 University of the Cumberlands - Online Annual Tuition $15,750 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 University of the Southwest Annual Tuition $16,320 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $17,404 Counseling Degrees: Master's
#19 #19 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $17,780 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#20 #20 Walden University Annual Tuition $21,613 Counseling Degrees: Master's and Doctorate
#21 #21 Capella University Annual Tuition $21,712 Counseling Degrees: Master's and Doctorate

Our tuition numbers reflect data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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This icon indicates that a school offers annual tuition for $15,000 or less. Tuition figures reflect the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics or data provided by an official representative of the school.