2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Human Services Degrees

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This list of the 25 most affordable online schools offering human services degrees includes degree options at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels. Annual tuitions for all schools on the list come in below $11,000. The most affordable school on this list, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, offers three master's degrees and a certificate program for only $5,859 per year. For an annual tuition of $6,368, students at University of the Cumberlands can earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online human services degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable human services schools below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Human Services Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Annual Tuition $5,859 Human Services Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#2 #2 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $6,346 Human Services Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#3 #3 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Minot State University Annual Tuition $6,490 Human Services Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#5 #5 Florida State College at Jacksonville Annual Tuition $6,752 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 Concordia University-Chicago Annual Tuition $7,095 Human Services Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Tuition $7,650 Human Services Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#8 #8 Clarion University Annual Tuition $7,818 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#9 #9 South Dakota State University Annual Tuition $7,956 Human Services Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Lubbock Christian University Annual Tuition $8,268 Human Services Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,401 Human Services Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#12 #12 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $8,519 Human Services Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#13 #13 Arkansas State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $8,640 Human Services Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700 Human Services Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#15 #15 Drury University Annual Tuition $8,970 Human Services Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#16 #16 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#17 #17 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $9,810 Human Services Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Martin Methodist College Annual Tuition $10,075 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Antioch University Connected Annual Tuition $10,500 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#20 #20 Colorado State University-Global Annual Tuition $10,500 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Shorter University Annual Tuition $10,500 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#23 #23 Saint Joseph's College (Maine) Annual Tuition $10,592 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 #24 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $10,650 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $10,680 Human Services Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
  • Annual Tuition: $5,859
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Special Topics in Family/Cultural Diversity; Special Topics of Contemporary Family Issues; Theories of Human Development & Family
  • Annual Tuition: $6,346
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Family Dynamics; Family Resilience Across the Life Course; Family Resource Management; Interpersonal Relationships
  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Interventions; Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Conception through Adolescence; Practice with Individuals & Families; Social Policy Analysis

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,490
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Assisting People with Traumatic Brain Injury; Developing Communicative Interactions; Interdisciplinary Teaming and Community Collaboration in Human Services; Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders; Models & Strategies in Employment for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Annual Tuition: $6,752
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Case Management and Problem Solving; Family Systems and Dynamics; Human Development through the Lifespan; Intra and Interpersonal Techniques; Issues in Domestic Violence; Social Problems and Social Policy

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,095
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Development and Aging; Counseling and Human Development; Counseling and Psychopharmacology; Family Systems Theory and Therapy; Public Policies and Aging
  • Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Family and Couples Counseling; Multicultural Counseling and Education; Program Planning for Adults; Public Relations in School and Community; Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Growth Across the Lifespan; Lifestyle and Career Development; Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice in Counseling and Rehabilitation
  • Annual Tuition: $7,956
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Crises Across the Lifespan; Family Resiliency; Foundations and Principles of Community Service; Interpersonal Relationships; Parenting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,268
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Resolution; Ethics in the Helping Professions; Family Systems; Helping Professions and Public Policy; Social Development of Individuals and Families
  • Annual Tuition: $8,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Professional Ethics for Human Services; Case Management; Chemical Dependency; Community Mental Health; Supervision in Health and Human Services
  • Annual Tuition: $8,519
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics and Professional Development; Grant Writing in Human Services; Organization Dynamics; Social Policy and Human Services; Social Service Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Administration and Supervision of Programs for Young Children; Developmental Perspectives; Documenting Young Child's Learning and Development

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Child Welfare; Class, Status and Power; Mental Health; Military Case Work; Social Gerontology; Substance Abuse

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Workforce Issues; Positive Psychology; Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences; Social Gerontology; Sociology of the Family

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Family and Community Systems; Human Services Organizational Systems; Public Policy and Advocacy; Sociology of Social Problems
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Career Development; Community Engagement; Nonprofit Administration; Social and Cultural Diversity; Sustainable Funding

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Child Abuse, Stress & the Family or Aspects of Aging; Conducting Critical Inquiry; Crisis Intervention, Psych of Occupational Stress, Victims Rights; Human Services and the Helping Process; Organizational Behavior or Managing Conflict
  • Annual Tuition: $10,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Counseling; Human Services Administration; Marriage and Family; Principles of Sociology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Caring for the Aging; Gender and Multicultural Issues in Healthcare; Human Services Systems and Grants; Organizational Behavior; Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Community Development; Grant Writing; Human Development; Intervention Methods in Human Services; Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictive Behaviors; Case Management; Cultural Diversity; Lifespan Development; Professional Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,592
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Case Management; Lifespan Development; Psychopathology; Race and Ethnic Relations; Social Problems
  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Career Development and Appraisal; Diversity Issues in Human Services; Family Guidance; Field Observation in Human Services; Psycho-educational Groups
  • Annual Tuition: $10,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Conceptual and Creative Experiences for Young Children; Hospitalized Children and Youth; Loss and Bereavement; Medical Ethics; Parent and Family Development
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