2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Human Resources

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These 25 schools offer highly affordable options for students seeking online master's degrees in human resources. While all 25 schools have tuition rates of less than $12,000 year, Tennessee Tech University ranks #1 for affordability with an annual tuition of $4,148, and offers two separate online master's degrees. Delta State University comes in a close second with an online MBA in human resources for only $6,577 annually.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in human resources degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Tennessee Tech University Annual Tuition $4,148
#2 #2 Delta State University Annual Tuition $6,577
#3 #3 Utah State University Annual Tuition $7,055
#4 #4 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $7,675
#5 #5 California State University-Dominguez Hills Annual Tuition $7,820
#6 #6 Anderson University - SC Annual Tuition $8,010
#7 #7 The University of Findlay Annual Tuition $8,415
#8 #8 Concordia University-Saint Paul Annual Tuition $8,550
#9 #9 California Southern University Annual Tuition $8,910
#10 #10 Indiana Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $9,090
#11 #11 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $9,372
#12 #12 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $9,390
#13 #13 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $9,450
#14 #14 Warner University Annual Tuition $9,720
#15 #15 Concordia University - Nebraska Annual Tuition $9,990
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) McKendree University Annual Tuition $10,170
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Oklahoma Christian University Annual Tuition $10,170
#18 #18 Park University Annual Tuition $10,608
#19 #19 Bethel University - TN Annual Tuition $10,710
#20 #20 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $10,800
#21 #21 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Annual Tuition $10,815
#22 #22 University of Saint Mary Annual Tuition $11,070
#23 #23 Ashford University Annual Tuition $11,169
#24 #24 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $11,430
#25 #25 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Annual Tuition $11,473
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,148
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,099
  • Example Classes:
    Professional Issues in Human Resources Management; Strategic Human Resource Performance Management; Strategic Human Resource Staffing
  • Annual Tuition: $6,577
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 801
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Legislation & Current Issues; Recruitment, Selection & Performance Appraisal; Strategic Project Management; Wage & Salary Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $7,055
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,363
  • Example Classes:
    Career and Professional Development; Labor and Employee Relations; Leadership and Organizational Excellence in a Global Context; Talent Acquisition and Retention; Total Rewards and Employee Performance; Training and Organization Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 986
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Strategic HR Planning and Development; Survey of Global Human Resource Planning
  • Annual Tuition: $7,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,015
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Essentials of Human Resources Management; Strategic Human Resource Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 386
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Management; Current Topics and Issues in Human Resource Management; Talent Acquisition
  • Annual Tuition: $8,415
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,318
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment, Curriculum, Evaluation: Technology Integration; Increasing Effectiveness through Principle-Centered Leadership; Instructing the Adult Learner; Leadership and Organizational Behavior; Training and Development in Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,819
  • Example Classes:
    Finance for HR Leaders; HR Action Research at Work; Legal Environment for HR Leaders; Recruitment, Selection & Retention; Strategic HR and Measurement
  • Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Issues in Human Resources Management; Effective Training and e-Learning; Human Resources Management; Labor Relations; Supervisory Concepts and Practices

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 670
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Management; Employment Law; Human Resource Management; Labor Relations; Managing Change; Performance Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,372
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 431
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior in Organizations; Human Resource Staffing; Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Annual Tuition: $9,390
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 298
  • Example Classes:
    American Framework for Free Enterprise; Human Resource Leadership; Training and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $9,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 357
  • Example Classes:
    Employment Law; Managing Human Resources; Strategic Compensation Management; Strategic Human Resources Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 128
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resources Management; Strategic Training Development; Talent Management; Total Compensation & Benefits
  • Annual Tuition: $9,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 979
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Package Development and Administration; Effective Decision-Making and Communication; Employee Training, Development, and Retention; Legal Issues In Human Resources

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 659
  • Example Classes:
    Global HR Development; Legal Issues for Managers; Managing the Changing Workplace; Organizational Leadership & Transition; Stakeholder Management and Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 583
  • Example Classes:
    Core Human Resources/Compensation and Benefits; Human Resource Management; Strategic Human Resources/Organizational Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,608
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,081
  • Example Classes:
    Change Management and Conflict Resolution; Compensation Management; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Planning and Staffing; Training, Development, and Evaluation

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,588
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resource Management; Performance Management in Organizations; Risk Management; Strategic Human Resources; Total Rewards: Compensation & Benefits; Workforce Planning & Staffing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,403
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity Management; Ethics; Health Care Law; Leadership and Management Development; Organizational Development and Change; Power & Politics in Organizations

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,763
  • Example Classes:
    Human Resources and Labor in the Public Sector; Managing People: A Human Resources Perspective; Techniques and Tools of Human Resources Administration; The Ethical and Legal Environment of Public Employment; The Politics and Process of Outsourcing
  • Annual Tuition: $11,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 552
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Management and Negotiation; Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; Organizational Change and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $11,169
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,382
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics & Social Responsibility; Compensation & Benefits; Organizational Behavior; Strategies in Human Resource Management; Training & Development
  • Annual Tuition: $11,430
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 43
  • Example Classes:
    Managing a Culturally Diverse Workplace; Organization and Consultation Skills; Strategic Human Resources Management; Trends, Issues, and Perspectives in Human Resources; Value Systems and Professional Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,209
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues in Compensation and Benefits; Management and Labor Relations; Staffing and Evaluation; Strategic Management of Human Resources; Training and Development
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