2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Physics Degrees

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All 10 schools on this list offer online physics degrees with annual tuitions under $27,000. Students seeking physics degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate levels can find affordable options on this list. Our #1 ranked school, Allen County Community College, offers an associate degree at an annual tuition of only $3,285. For only $8,100 per year, American Public University System offers online physics degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition Physics Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Allen County Community College Annual Tuition $3,285 Physics Degrees: Associate
#2 #2 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $7,316 Physics Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Physics Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#4 #4 College of Southern Maryland Annual Tuition $8,640 Physics Degrees: Associate
#4 #4 Oregon State University Annual Tuition $8,640 Physics Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Front Range Community College Annual Tuition $11,067 Physics Degrees: Associate
#7 #7 Florida National University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $15,750 Physics Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Michigan State University Annual Tuition $20,587 Physics Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#9 #9 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $21,900 Physics Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Columbia University in the City of New York Annual Tuition $26,730 Physics Degrees: Master's and Certificate
  • Annual Tuition: $3,285
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Calculus with Analytic Geometry; College Chemistry; Engineering Physics

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Modern Developments in the Physical Sciences; Nature of the Scientific Enterprise; Workshop in Physical Science Teaching
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites; Introduction to Orbital Mechanics; Planetary and Space Exploration; Satellite and Spacecraft Systems; Space Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Dynamics; General Engineering Physics; Introduction to Discrete Math; Mechanics of Materials; Organic Chemistry
  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Radiation Safety; Internal Dosimetry; Radiophysics

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,067
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Calc-Base III: Modern; Calculus with Engineering Applications; Differential Equations; Physics: Calculus-Based I with Lab; Physics: Calculus-Based II with Lab

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Anatomy and Physiology; Biotechnology; Human Embryology; Organic Chemistry; Principles of Genetics
  • Annual Tuition: $20,587
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Nonlinear Beam Dynamics; Particle Accelerators; Seminar in Beam Physics

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $21,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic Imaging Physics; Medical Health Physics; Nuclear Medicine Physics; Radiation Biology and Oncology; Radiation Therapy Physics; Statistical Modeling and Design of Experiments

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $26,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 7%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Electrodynamics; Introduction to Plasma Physics; Laser Physics; Modern Optics; Physics of Fluids; Quantum Physics of Matter
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