2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Project Management Degrees

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These schools represent the 25 most affordable online colleges offering project management degrees. Aspen University, ranked as the #1 school on this list, offers both an MBA and a certificate in project management. Tuition for Aspen University's master's program starts at $5,850 per year. The most affordable online bachelor's program is offered by Columbia Southern University, with a starting tuition rate of $6,600 annually. All schools on this list have annual tuition rates of $12,000 or less. To be considered for this list, schools must offer at least one online degree in project management at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Project Management Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Aspen University Annual Tuition $5,850 Project Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#2 #2 Grantham University Annual Tuition $6,175 Project Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#3 #3 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,600 Project Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#4 #4 Taft University System Annual Tuition $6,750 Project Management Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#5 #5 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,435 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Amberton University Annual Tuition $7,500 Project Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#7 #7 University of North Alabama Annual Tuition $7,650 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $7,673 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $7,853 Project Management Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#10 #10 Granite State College Annual Tuition $8,175 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 California Southern University Annual Tuition $8,550 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Annual Tuition $9,000 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $9,300 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Project Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#15 #15 The College of Saint Scholastica Annual Tuition $9,690 Project Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#16 #16 Oklahoma Christian University Annual Tuition $9,720 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Tuition $9,975 Project Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#18 #18 Avila University Annual Tuition $10,355 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#19 #19 Colorado State University-Global Annual Tuition $10,500 Project Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) California Intercontinental University Annual Tuition $10,680 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $10,680 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#22 #22 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Annual Tuition $10,710 Project Management Degrees: Master's
#23 #23 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250 Project Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#24 #24 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $11,862 Project Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#25 #25 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000 Project Management Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics; Business Finance; Managerial Economics; Project Management Essentials; Project Management Integration Framework; Project Management Organizational Framework

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,175
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    eBusiness; Managerial Economics; Project Management Essentials; Project Management Integration Framework; Project Management Organization Framework and Risk; Quantitative Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Managerial Decision Making; Organizational Communications; Procurement & Contract Management; Project Management Overview; Project Planning; Risk Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Effective Project Management; Fundamentals of Project Management; Intermediate Project Management; Project Quality and Risk Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,435
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Analytics; Business Policy and Strategy; Communication and Procurement in Project Management; Leading Organizations; Project Risk Management; Tools and Techniques of Project Management:
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Project Cost & Contract Procurement; Project Human Resources & Communication Management; Project Management Foundations; Project Risk & Time Management; Project Scope & Quality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Cases in Applied Project Management; Cost for Management Decision Analysis; Enterprise Systems Analysis and Design; Leadership and Team Building; Managerial Finance; Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,673
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Economics for Managers; Enterprise Systems Engineering; Industrial Quality Control; Management Information Technology & Systems; Process Improvement Engineering; Strategic Business Consulting
  • Annual Tuition: $7,853
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Earned Value Project Management; Management of Multiple Projects; Management, Leadership and Team Building in the Project and Program Environment; Project Monitoring and Control; Project Procurement Management; Project Risk Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,175
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Leading Teams; Negotiation, Contracting and Procurement; Project Planning and Scheduling; Project Quality Management; Risk Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Project Management Concepts and Essentials; Project Management Integration; Project Management Organization; Project Management Strategic Design

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Organizational Leadership; Planning and Executing Projects; Principles of Project Management; Procurement, Contracts & Risk Management; Professional Communication

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Anatomy of Project Organizations; Assessing and Managing Project Risk; Effective Communications for Managing Projects; Fundamentals of Project Management; Leading Projects Across Cultural, Corporate, and International Boundaries; Planning, Directing, and Controlling Projects
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Management of Service Operations; Operations/Project Management Internship; Project Management for CAPM Certification; Project Management/CAPM Certification; Six Sigma Quality Management; Supply Chain Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,690
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Emerging Topics in Project Management; Global and Cultural Competency; Leadership Communications; Leading Global and Distributed Teams; Procurement and Budget Management; Strategic Decision Making

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Management Science and Operations; Project and Technology Management; Quality Assurance and Control

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,975
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Tools and Techniques for Project Management; Agile Methods in Project Management; Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-located Project Teams; Project Portfolio Management; Project Risk Management; Project Scope Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,355
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Application of Project Management; Leadership & Influence; Practice of Project Management; Six Sigma; Team Development; Tools & Technology of Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and AACSB
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Applying Leadership Principles; Assessing and Managing Risk; Effective Project Scheduling and Control; Project Procurement and Contract Management; Total Quality Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Database Management System; Advanced Internet Security and Threats; Advanced Systems Administration; Enterprise Resource Management; Information Systems Project Management; Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics; Foundations of Project Management; Information Systems Project Management; Legal Environment; Managerial Finance; Managing Complex Projects

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Earned Value Management for Project Managers; Project Integration and Quality Management; Project Leadership Team & Stakeholder Management; Project Planning and Scheduling; Project Risk Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Managerial Cost Accounting; Negotiations, Pricing, and Conflict Resolution; Power, Influence, and Persuasion; Project Management Integration
  • Annual Tuition: $11,862
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Foundations of Project Management; Project Communications Management; Project Quality Management; Project Risk Management; Quantitative Methods in Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Project Management Academic Concepts; Project Management Planning & Leadership; Project Management Professional Practices; Project Management Strategy & Application
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