2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for History Degrees

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The most affordable online bachelor's degrees in history are offered by these 23 schools. Annual tuitions for these schools are all below $16,000. American Public University System, the second-ranked school on our list, offers 6 bachelor's degrees in history, including degrees that focus on European history and military history. Top-ranked SUNY Empire State College offers a BA and BS in Historical Studies at an annual tuition rate of $7,760. We also have affordable degrees at the graduate level ranked on our most affordable history master's list.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $7,760
#2 #2 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370
#3 #3 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,655
#4 #4 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700
#5 #5 King University Annual Tuition $9,300
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Holy Apostles College and Seminary Annual Tuition $9,600
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#8 #8 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $9,810
#9 #9 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $9,900
#10 #10 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050
#11 #11 Sterling College - KS Annual Tuition $10,850
#12 #12 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866
#13 #13 University of Maine at Presque Isle Annual Tuition $10,980
#14 #14 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $11,145
#15 #15 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#16 #16 Park University Annual Tuition $11,730
#17 #17 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $12,000
#18 #18 Chaminade University of Honolulu Annual Tuition $12,030
#19 #19 Northern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,300
#20 #20 Oregon State University Annual Tuition $12,600
#21 #21 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $14,940
#22 #22 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#23 #23 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,000
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • Example Classes:
    An Economic History of the West; Asian American Experience; Historiography; Modern China; Nature in American History; The West in American Culture
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    African-American History before 1877; American History to 1877; History of the American Indian; Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War; Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War; World Civilization since 1650
  • Annual Tuition: $8,655
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    American Military History; Historic Preservation; Historiography; Topics in American History; Topics in World History
  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Environmental History; American Revolution; History and Philosophy of Modern Science; History of American Business; History of the Modern U.S.; The European Renaissance
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    An American Nation: 1877 to the Present; Cultures in Contact: The Atlantic World, 1440-1888; Europe and the Great Wars; Public History; Science in Culture: Inquiry in the Laboratory and Field; The Cold War

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American History; Church History; History of Ancient Philosophy; History of Medieval Philosophy
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Making History; Public Speaking; United States History I: 1607-1865; United States History I: 1865-Present; World Civilizations: 1500-Present; World Civilizations: Prehistory-1500
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Historical Methods; Historical Research; U.S. History since 1865; U.S. History to 1865; World Civilizations since 1500; World Civilizations to 1500

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian History; Historical Theology; History of American Social Development; History of Economic Thought; Roman History; World Religions
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Conducting Critical Inquiry; European History: 19th & 20th Centuries or History of World War II; European History: Renaissance through Industrial Revolution; Great Civilizations; History of New England or Vietnam War: A Historical Perspective; U.S. in World Affairs

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Church History and Missions I; Civil War Era, 1820-77; History of the Russians; Modern America, 1919 – Present; Modern Europe (1789-Present); The Gilded Age, 1877-1919

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    History and Historians; U.S. History: 1492-1877; U.S. History: 1877-Present; Western Civilization I; World Civilization I; World Civilization II

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Early Modern Europe; Egypt, Israel and the Ancient Near East; Modern European History; U.S. Environmental History; United States History I; World Civilization I

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,145
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Alexander the Great; Egyptology; Imperial Russia; Renaissance and Reformation Europe; Rise of Rome; The Historian’s Craft

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    American Economic History; Civil War & Reconstruction; Historical Methodology; History of Western Civilization II; Roman Civilization; Survey of American History I

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Russia in the 20th Century; The Cold War, 1945- 1992; The Great War, 1914-1818; The History of Warfare; The Modern Middle East; U.S. Military History
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Historian's Craft; State and Local Government; United States History II; World Civilization I

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary World Order; Early America; Pre-Modern Europe; Pre-Modern Hawai'i; Women in America; World Civilizations
  • Annual Tuition: $12,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Historical Research and Writing; History of African Americans since 1877; History of Europe since 1500; History of the United States through 1877; World History since 1500

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    History of Africa before 1830; History of the Pacific Northwest; Mideast Women: In Their Own Words; The Arab-Israeli Conflict; The Holocaust in its History; Why War: A Historical Perspective

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    American History Reconstruction to Present; American History through Civil War; Art and Mythology of Ancient Greece; Cultural Origins of Art; Special Problems in Art; Visual Studies

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Historical Methods; Historical Writing; History of the United States Since 1865; History of the United States to 1865; Western Civilization; World History

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    History in the Wild; Methods of Historical Inquiry; Studies in Asian History; Studies in European History; Studies in United States History; The Historian's Craft

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