2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for English Degrees

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These 24 schools offer the most affordable online bachelor's degrees in English. Top-ranked Great Basin College offers a BA in English for only $5,178 annually. Students will find a wide variety of English degree options at Southern New Hampshire University Online, where bachelor's degrees are available in English language and literature and creative writing with concentrations in non-fiction writing, fiction writing, poetry, and screenwriting. Those interested in pursuing an English degree at the graduate level should browse our most affordable English master's degrees list.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Great Basin College Annual Tuition $5,178
#2 #2 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,940
#3 #3 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $6,300
#4 #4 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $7,040
#5 #5 Clarion University Annual Tuition $7,818
#6 #6 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#7 #7 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700
#8 #8 King University Annual Tuition $9,300
#9 #9 Adams State University Annual Tuition $9,420
#10 (tie) #10 (tie) Holy Apostles College and Seminary Annual Tuition $9,600
#10 (tie) #10 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#12 #12 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $9,810
#13 #13 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050
#14 #14 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140
#15 #15 Antioch University Connected Annual Tuition $10,500
#16 #16 Indiana University-East Annual Tuition $10,784
#17 #17 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866
#18 #18 University of Maine at Presque Isle Annual Tuition $10,980
#19 #19 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $11,250
#20 #20 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#21 #21 Rogers State University Annual Tuition $11,880
#22 #22 Chaminade University of Honolulu Annual Tuition $12,030
#23 #23 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,655
#24 #24 University of Memphis Annual Tuition $14,040
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,178
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Children's Literature; News Reporting and Writing; Principles of Modern Grammar; Speculative Fiction and Fantasy Literature; The Rhetoric of Everyday Texts

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    18th Century Novel; Editing Essentials; History and Nature of the English Language; Literary Criticism; Modern Rhetorical Theory

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Composition: Theory and Practice; Colonial American Literature; Creative Nonfiction: Writing About Spiritual Experiences; Studies in the Short Story; The Humanities: Ancient to Medieval
  • Annual Tuition: $7,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescent Literature; British Lit. before 1660; Critical Theory; Exploring Socio-Culture Perspectives; Introduction to Literary Studies

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature; Early British Literature; Early World Literature; Intro. to African-American Literature; Later British Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Freelance Writing; History of the American Indian; The Personal Essay; The Work and Life of Ernest Hemingway; World Literature Through the Renaissance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Ethnic Traditions in American Literature; Literary Theory and Criticism; Major Literary Figures; Major Literary Periods; Readings in Shakespeare

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Appalachian Literature; British Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century; Faith and the Literary Imagination; Rhetorical and Narrative Patterns; Survey of World Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,420
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Chicano Literature; Contemporary Literary Theory; Mythology; Shakespeare; Women and Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Epistemology; Humanities in Early Christian World; Humanities in the Ancient World; Logic; Research and Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    American Modernism; Graduate Seminar in Global Literature; Graduate Studies in Gender and Text; Graduate Studies in Multi-Ethnic Literature; Graduate Studies in Post-Colonial Encounters; Introduction to Humanities I; Nonfiction Writing Workshop
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Approaches to Grammar; Introduction to Rhetoric; Literacy, Discrimination, and Power; Multicultural Literature and Film; Writing in the Community

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Conducting Critical Inquiry; Great Civilizations; Multicultural Perspectives through Literature; Short Fiction; The Media and its Messages

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Grammar; American Literature before 1875; British Literature before 1875; History of the English Language; Introduction to Linguistics

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    History of the English Language; Mixed Race Women's Memoirs; Multi-Genre Writing; Short Story Writing; Social Media & Social Change
  • Annual Tuition: $10,784
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    American Ethnic and Minority Lit.; American Fiction to 1900; Literary Interpretation; Studies in British or Commonwealth; Technical Editing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Harlem, Haiti, and Havana; Milton and His Age; Modern Drama As Literature; Practical Criticism; Theories and Techniques of Literature Study
  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary World Literature; Enlightenment and Rise of Anglo-American Literatures and Cultures; Introduction to Professional Communication & Journalism; Medieval and Early Modern Literatures and Cultures; Modern and Contemporary Anglo-American Literatures and Cultures

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    English Studies in a Digital Environment; Great Books of the Modern Period; Monsters, Apes & Nightmares; Post Colonial Literature; The Gothic Tradition in Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Foundations of World Languages; Introduction to Literature; Literary Traditions; Speech Communication; The Novel

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Backgrounds in American Literature; Backgrounds in English Literature; Expository Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,655
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Calabash: Caribbean Literature and Culture; Children's and Young Adult Literature; European Literature: Ancient Greek and Biblical Motives, 1880-Present; The British Novel from Dickens to Hardy; Women Playwrights

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Literature; Literary Heritage; Mythic Backgrounds in Lit; Place/Time in American Lit; Southern Literature
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