2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Social Science Degrees

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These 24 online schools offer the most affordable social science degrees. Students at all degree levels will find a variety of social science degree programs on this list with annual tuitions under $8,000. Our most affordable school, Allen County Community College, offers associate degrees for only $2,130 per year. Students at the master's level will find affordable options at second ranked Virginia Commonwealth University for an annual tuition of $2,273.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition Social Sciences Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Allen County Community College Annual Tuition $2,130 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#2 #2 Virginia Commonwealth University Annual Tuition $2,273 Social Sciences Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#3 #3 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $3,345 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#4 #4 Aspen University Annual Tuition $3,800 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#5 #5 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $4,090 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#6 #6 Truckee Meadows Community College Annual Tuition $4,117 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate
#7 #7 Amberton University Annual Tuition $4,500 Social Sciences Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 California Coast University Annual Tuition $4,800 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#9 #9 Southern University and A & M College Annual Tuition $4,973 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#10 #10 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $5,184 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#11 #11 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $5,289 Social Sciences Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#12 #12 Fort Valley State University Annual Tuition $5,670 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#13 #13 University of North Georgia Annual Tuition $5,706 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate and Master's
#14 #14 Hobe Sound Bible College Annual Tuition $5,760 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Annual Tuition $5,859 Social Sciences Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#16 #16 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,940 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#17 #17 Luther Rice University & Seminary Annual Tuition $6,048 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#18 #18 God's Bible School and College Annual Tuition $6,090 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Alliant International University Annual Tuition $6,106 Social Sciences Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,150 Social Sciences Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#21 #21 South Texas College Annual Tuition $6,210 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#22 #22 Lamar University Annual Tuition $6,240 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#23 #23 American Public University System Annual Tuition $6,300 Social Sciences Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#23 #23 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $6,300 Social Sciences Degrees: Bachelor's

Most Affordable Online Colleges by Social Science Program

  • Annual Tuition: $2,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Social Problems; Cultural Anthropology; Developmental Psychology; Juvenile Delinquency and Justice; Marriage and Family Relations; Sociology
  • Annual Tuition: $2,273
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Basic Patient Counseling; Care of the Dying; Clinical Ethics; Religious and Social Factors in Patient Counseling; Spirituality and Aging; Theory and Practice of Patient Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $3,345
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Public Institutions; Cognitive Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Industrial Organizational Psychology; Local Government Planning; Psychological Assessment; Psychology of Learning; Public Administration Ethics; Public Policy; Quantitative Research Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $3,800
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction Counseling and Families; Advanced Counseling Skills; Advanced Counseling Skills; Assessment Procedures in Addiction Counseling; Child Development; Clinical Supervision; Crisis Intervention and Prevention; Drug Enforcement; Families and Health; Medical Terminology
  • Annual Tuition: $4,117
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Archaeology; Composition; Peoples and Cultures of the World; Physical Anthropology Laboratory
  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Counseling; Counseling Ethics; Family Life Ministry; Family Studies; Life Span Development; Practical Experience in Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $4,800
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Counseling Psychology; Educational Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Personality Theories; Psychology of Gender; Test and Measurements in Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $4,973
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Statistics; Experimental Psychology; History and Systems; Physiological Psychology; Psychology of Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $5,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Organizational Communication; Communication and Crisis in Organizations; International Communication: Global Marketing & PR; Social Influence
  • Annual Tuition: $5,289
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Positive Coaching; Applied Positive Psychology; Collaborative Governance; DSM V Psychopathology: A Social Work Experience; Ethics, Democracy and the Public Service; Evaluative Research in Social Work Planning & Administration; Family Dynamics; Family Resilience Across the Life Course; Family Resource Management; Foundations of Sport Performance
  • Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Career Counseling; Child Psychology; Clinical Supervision; Counseling Theories and Processes; Fundamentals of Research; Government and Developing Nations; History of Psychology; International Political Economics; Legislative Process; Minority Politics
  • Annual Tuition: $5,706
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    European Security Issues; Global Governance; Grand Strategy and Strategic Thought; International Political Violence; International Security Issues; National Security Policy of the United States
  • Annual Tuition: $5,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment in Counseling; Crisis Intervention; Family Therapy; Intervention in Addictions; Issues in Counseling; Marriage Therapy

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,859
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Government Controls of Information; Literature of Journalism; Mass Media Research; Multi-platform Journalism; Race, Gender and Media; Special Topics in Family/Cultural Diversity; Special Topics of Contemporary Family Issues; Theories of Human Development & Family
  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Christianity & Culture; Contemporary Worldviews; Diagnostic Evaluation and Personal Assessment; Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling; Ethical and Legal Issues in Pastoral Counseling; Ethics; Expository Biblical Ministry; Individual Chemical Dependency Counseling; International Relations; Pastoral Intervention in Crisis
  • Annual Tuition: $6,048
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis Counseling and Pastoral Care; Foundations of Biblical Counseling; Helping Skills; Issues, Ethics, and Legal Concerns for Counselors; Methodology for Biblical Counseling; Spiritual Formation
  • Annual Tuition: $6,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian Beliefs; Doctrine of Holiness; Practice Church Growth; Practice of Evangelism; Practice of Prayer; Principles of Christian Life
  • Annual Tuition: $6,106
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Biochemistry; Neurophysiology and Clinical Medicine/Pathophysiology; Neuroscience: Neurochemistry; Physical Assessment
  • Annual Tuition: $6,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Financial Economics; Financial Economics and Risk; Health Economics; History of Economic Thought; Industrial Organization; Regional Economic Development

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,210
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Composition; Cultural Anthropology; Federal Government; Human Resources in Health Care Management; Legal Issues in Health Care; Public and Community Health Management; Speech; United States History; World Cultures
  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Broadcast Announcing; Chinese Sociology; Deviant Behavior; Interpersonal Communication; Interviewing; Media Writing; Single Women in the US; Social Psychology and Human Interaction; Sociology of Sexuality; Terror and Political Violence
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Theory; Business Aspects of Fitness and Wellness; Business Plan Foundations; Business Use Cases; Comparative Politics - Communism; Comparative Politics - Parliamentary Democracy; Cross-Cultural Management; Current Issues and Trends in Fitness; Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Food and Culture

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (20)

Online Master's Degrees (36)

Online Certificate Programs (10)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Marriage and Family; Personality Theory; Psychological Tests and Measurements; Statistics for the Social Sciences; Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy
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