2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Economics Degrees

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This list includes the 25 most affordable online colleges and universities offering degrees in economics. These schools offer a wide variety of degree options all for under $15,000 per year. The most affordable school on this list, Georgia Southern University, offers a master's of science degree in Applied Economics for an annual tuition of only $6,150. Another affordable option, Oregon State University, offers both a B.A/B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy at an annual price tag of $12,600. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online economics degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Economics Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,150 Economics Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,424 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $6,961 Economics Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 American Business and Technology University Annual Tuition $7,470 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $8,500 Economics Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#7 #7 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,535 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Utah State University Annual Tuition $9,300 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,502 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $9,810 Economics Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $10,000 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#12 #12 West Texas A & M University Annual Tuition $10,069 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#13 #13 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $10,282 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Annual Tuition $10,658 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 Assumption College Annual Tuition $10,800 Economics Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#16 #16 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $11,315 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#17 #17 Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $11,700 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#19 #19 University of Detroit Mercy Annual Tuition $12,060 Economics Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 Oregon State University Annual Tuition $12,600 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 University of Alaska Fairbanks Annual Tuition $12,690 Economics Degrees: Master's
#22 #22 University of Houston-Victoria Annual Tuition $13,141 Economics Degrees: Master's
#23 #23 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $13,320 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 #24 Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $14,100 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $14,258 Economics Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Economics; Behavioral Economics; Financial Economics and Risk; Health Economics; History of Economic Thought; Industrial Organization; Regional Economic Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Bank Management; Business Communication; Business Law; Intermediate Finance; International Economics; Leadership and Team Dynamics; Managerial Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $6,961
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Price Theory; Applied Public Economics; Demographic Methods for Economics; Econometrics; Economic Development: Global, National, and Regional Issues; Economic Forecasting; International Money and Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $7,470
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Organizational Behavior; Business Statistics; Consumer Behavior; Contemporary Financial Management; Entrepreneurship and Small Business; Internet and Social Media Marketing
  • Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    21st Century Economic Development; Collaborative Leadership; Cost for Management Decision Analysis; Decision Theory; Economic Development & Innovation Policy; Economic Development & Innovation Strategy; Management Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Plan Foundations; Business Use Cases; International Finance; Internet Concepts; Quality Management Systems; Virtual Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,535
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Economic Models; Comparative Economic Systems; Development of Economic Thought; Econometrics; International Economics; International Political Economy; Labor Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Econometrics; Comparative Economic Systems; Corporate Finance; Economic History of the United States; Economics of Public Choice; Industrial Organization-Game Theory; International Trade Theory

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law & Ethics; Financial Modeling; Macroeconomics for Business; Managerial Economics; Managerial Finance; Principles of Finance; Production and Operations Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Analysis for Decision Making; Business Performance Management; Human Capital & Organizational Performance; Marketing & New Media Strategy; Operations & Logistics in the Value Chain; Strategy Innovation & Integration
  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Statistics; Economics for Managers; International Trade; Legal Environment of Business; Money & Banking; Public Finance; Survey of Business
  • Annual Tuition: $10,069
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Communications; Advanced Business Forecasting; Conflict Resolution and Negotiation; Current Issues in Industrial Organization; Econometrics; Economics of Health and Medical Care; Management Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $10,282
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    American Labor & Unions; Economics of Social Issues; Environmental Economics; History of Economic Thought; International Economics: Issues & Analysis; Political Economics of Sport; Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,658
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Asian Economies; Business Finance; Central Banking; Intermediate Macroeconomics; International Business Law; International Economics; Managerial Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Finance; Entrepreneurial Finance; Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations; Investment Theory; Statistics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,315
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Economic Development; Elementary Statistics; History of Economic Thought; Industrial Organization; International Economics; Investments; Labor Economics

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law; Classical Economics; Corporate Finance; Financial Accounting; International Business; International Market Integration & Trade; Money & the Financial System

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communication; Business Statistics; Entrepreneurship, Market Processes and Economic Growth; History of Economic Thought; International Economics; Political Economy; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $12,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Economic Conditions; Economic Analysis of Enterprises; Economics of the Public Sector; Financial Economics; Quantitative Foundations of Economic Analysis; Theory of International Trade
  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Microeconomic Theory; Calculus for Management and Social Science; Differential Calculus; Econometrics I; Economics of Traditional and Renewable Energy; Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory; Public Policy Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $12,690
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Topics in Accounting; Controllership; Derivative Securities; Financial Statement Analysis; Fixed Income Securities and Markets; Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing
  • Annual Tuition: $13,141
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Developing the Business Plan; Economic Development & Entrepreneurship Finance; Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Growing the Successful Venture; Methods in Economic Development; Nurturing and Growing the Fledging Venture; The Practice of Local Economic Development
  • Annual Tuition: $13,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Government and Politics; Cultures and the Global System; Economic Development; Economics of Public Finance; Gender and the Economy; International Economics; Issues in Environmental Economics

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Statistics; Ethics and Legal Issues in Business; Financial Accounting; International Trade and Finance; Investment and Portfolio Management; Strategic Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,258
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced International Trade Theory and Policy; Decision Making and Strategy in Economics; Economics of Public Expenditures; Environmental Economics; Growth and Development; International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics; Labor Economics
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