2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Counseling Degrees

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This list of the most affordable online colleges and universities offering counseling degrees consists of eight schools with options for undergraduate students. All schools on the list offer degrees with annual tuitions under $12,000. The most affordable school on this list, Aspen University, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling for only $4,500 per year. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online counseling degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Students interested in graduate counseling programs should view our most affordable rankings of counseling master's degrees.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Counseling Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Aspen University Annual Tuition $4,500 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#2 #2 Hobe Sound Bible College Annual Tuition $5,760 Counseling Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#3 #3 University of Valley Forge Annual Tuition $7,800 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Ecclesia College Annual Tuition $8,522 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Toccoa Falls College Annual Tuition $9,150 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Clarks Summit University Annual Tuition $10,075 Counseling Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#8 #8 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Counseling Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment Procedures in Addiction Counseling; Child Development; Multicultural Counseling Theories; Pharmacology; Psychology of Addiction Counseling; Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $5,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment in Counseling; Crisis Intervention; Family Therapy; Intervention in Addictions; Issues in Counseling; Marriage Therapy

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Educational Psychology; Grief, Death and Dying; Lifespan Human Development; Marriage/Family Therapy; Pastoral Counseling; Psychometrics
  • Annual Tuition: $8,522
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Principles of Counseling; Crisis Counseling; Cross-Cultural Counseling; Human Sexuality; Marriage and Family Counseling; Urban Social Issues: People, Problems and Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $9,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Example Classes:
    Child & Adolescent Therapy; Counseling Skills; Crisis & Trauma Therapy; Group Counseling; Premarital & Marital Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis Counseling; Dynamics of Discipleship; Examining Worldviews; Historical and Contemporary Theories in Counseling; Pastoral Counseling; Physiological Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Modification; Christian Counseling for Children; Christian Counseling for Marriage & Family; Christian Counseling for Women; Issues of Christian Counseling; Multicultural Counseling & Research Issues

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (4)

Online Master's Degrees (35)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (6)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

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