2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Nursing Degrees

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These 25 nursing schools stand out from the rest for their affordable online nursing bachelor's (BSN) degrees. Annual tuition rates at these schools range from $5,532 to $8,905, making them excellent opportunities for budget-conscious students. Second-ranked University of the Cumberlands offers an RN to BSN program with classes such as Community Healthcare and Statistics for $6,368 per year. Online nursing students at Cleveland State University can take courses in forensic nursing such as Introduction to Forensic Nursing: Crisis Theory.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 University of Missouri at Saint Louis Annual Tuition $5,532
#2 #2 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368
#3 #3 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,500
#4 #4 Cleveland State University Annual Tuition $6,561
#5 #5 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $6,916
#6 #6 Broward College Annual Tuition $7,073
#7 #7 University of North Georgia Annual Tuition $7,350
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Touro University Nevada Annual Tuition $7,500
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,500
#10 #10 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,556
#11 #11 Mayville State University Annual Tuition $7,756
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) SUNY College at Plattsburgh Annual Tuition $8,000
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Annual Tuition $8,000
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) SUNY College of Technology at Canton Annual Tuition $8,000
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Annual Tuition $8,000
#16 #16 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#17 #17 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $8,173
#18 #18 Nicholls State University Annual Tuition $8,250
#19 #19 Minot State University Annual Tuition $8,406
#20 #20 University of North Florida Annual Tuition $8,550
#21 #21 Colorado Mesa University Annual Tuition $8,665
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) Alderson Broaddus University Annual Tuition $8,850
#22 (tie) #22 (tie) Regent University Online Annual Tuition $8,850
#24 #24 Nevada State College Annual Tuition $8,900
#25 #25 Oklahoma Panhandle State University Annual Tuition $8,905
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,532
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics, Values, and Policy in Population Health; Health Assessment for the Professional Nurse; Leadership and Management for Professional Nursing; Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice for the Professional Nurse; Nursing Theory for Population Health
  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Healthcare; Global Health Nursing; Healthcare and Social Policy; Healthcare Communication; Nursing in a Multicultural Environment; Statistics for Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Professional Roles and Values; Care of the Older Adult; Health and Wellness Through Nutritional Science; Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development; Professional Leadership and Communication for Healthcare; Professional Presence and Influence

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,561
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Forensic Methodologies; Introduction to Forensic Nursing: Crisis Theory; Population Assessment; Special Topics in Nursing; The Legal System
  • Annual Tuition: $6,916
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Health Policy and Ethics for the Professional Nurse; Health Systems Leadership; Informatics and Evidence Based Practice for the Professional Nurse; Pathophysiology and Physical Assessment for the Professional Nurse; Population-Based Healthcare; Rural Health and Special Populations

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,073
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Aging; End-of-Life; Ethics/Legal Aspects; Nurse as a Scholar; Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations; Nursing Informatics

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Immersion - A Healthcare Experience; Health Policy, Finance, and Regulation; Sociology of Aging; Teaching Adults in Nursing Practice; The Transformation to Professional Practice; Transcultural Communication in Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Family, Community, & Global Population-Based CareĀ ; Health Delivery, Information Management, and Technology in Nursing; Health Policy and Leadership in Nursing; Pathophysiology for Nurses; Research and Scholarly Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice in Nursing; Transition to professional practice: theory and current trends in Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Emerging and Persistent Issues in Nursing and Healthcare; Evidence Based Practice and Research; Healthcare Informatics; Management and Leadership in Nursing; The Professional Role; Transcultural Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,556
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Health Assessment Across the Life Span; Nursing Leadership Perspectives and Trends in Contemporary Nursing Practice; Nursing Research and Theory; Pathophysiology; Transcultural Nursing; Transition to Professional Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,756
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical Dilemmas in Health Care: A Focus on Vulnerable Populations & End-of-Life; Evidence-based Practice; Holistic Health Assessment Across the Lifespan; Issues in the Health Care System: Focus on Rural Health; Nursing Informatics and Health Care Technologies; Population-focused and Community-based Nursing Care: I
  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Application of Research in Nursing Practice; Health Promotion and Social Justice; Human Nutrition; Public Health Nursing; Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Nursing; Cross-Cultural Encounters; Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan; Informatics & Tech Applications in Healthcare; Nutrition; Population Focused Care in Communities

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Conceptual Frameworks in Nursing; Health Assessment in Nursing; Health Promotion and Restoration; Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care; The Genome; Transcultural Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Death and Dying; Epidemiolog; Health Care Policy; Infection and Disease; Statistics & Research Methods; Teaching & Learning

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Healthcare Systems and Health Policy; Informatics and Technology; Leadership for Advanced Practice Roles; Population-Based Healthcare; Theory and Application to Nursing Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,173
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Graduate Statistics; Methods of Research in Nursing; Organizational Leadership in Complex Health Systems; Teaching Theory in Nursing; Theories of Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Gerontic Nursing Care Concepts; Health Assessment and the Adult Client; Interprofessional Concepts for Contemporary Nursing; Mental Health Nursing; Nursing and the Childbearing Family; Nursing Research and Evidence for Best Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Health Nursing; Maternal Newborn Nursing; Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Public Health for the Professional Nurse; Trends and Issues
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Nursing Ethics; Community Partnerships and Nursing Practice; Leadership/Mgmt. in Nursing; Perspectives in Chronicity; Socialization to Professional Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,665
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Gerontological Nursing & Chronic Illness; Health Assessment and Promotion; Leadership for the RN; Nursing Roles in the Community; Population Health Nursing; Quality Improvement
  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Community as Client; Community Mental Health Nursing; Excellence in Nursing; Health Assessment; Nurse as Manager; Nursing Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Community And Public Health Strategies; Evidence-based Nursing Research And Technology; Nursing Informatics; Nursing Leadership And Management Practices; Professional Health Assessment
  • Annual Tuition: $8,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Biostatistics for Nursing; Caring in Nursing Communities; Engaging in Leadership & Health Policy; Nursing in the Global Environment; Scholarly Inquiry of Nursing; Theory & Practice of Conscious Dying

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,905
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Health Nursing; Health Assessment/Health Promotion; Nursing in Rural America; Nursing Leadership; Pharmacotherapeutics; The Science of Nursing

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