2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Social Work Degrees

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These 12 most affordable online schools for social work degrees offer bachelor's degrees for under $16,000 per year. Briar Cliff University offers a bachelor's degree in social work at a yearly tuition of $9,240, making it the most affordable school on this list. Students at second-ranked Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus can expect to take courses about child welfare, southwest people and cultures, and human behavior. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online social work degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. We also have a most affordable list of MSW programs for students interested in graduate level study.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Social Work Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Briar Cliff University Annual Tuition $9,240 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#2 #2 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,502 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $9,520 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $10,849 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#6 #6 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $11,970 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Huntington University Annual Tuition $11,976 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Limestone College Annual Tuition $13,020 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $15,261 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#12 #12 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $15,300 Social Work Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Organization; History and General Method of Social Work; Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Social Issues and Policy

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Inside Family Violence; Perspectives in Mental Health; Public Child Welfare; Social Welfare Policy; Southwest Peoples and Cultures

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Family: Dynamics and Intervention; Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal Relations; Social Welfare Policy; The American Indian: Social Welfare Perspective

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Welfare and the Law; Coaching and Mentoring New Child Welfare Supervisors; Contemporary Social Policy; Domestic Violence; Economics of Social Work; Human Sexuality

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,849
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Welfare; Cooperative Education; Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations; Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families; Generalist Social Work Practice with Task and Treatment Groups; Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Chemical Dependency; Ethics in Professional Helping; Human Behavior & the Social Environment; Social Welfare & Policy; Social Work Practice with Groups; Social Work Practice with Individuals & Families

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions; Child Abuse & Interventions; Child Abuse & Neglect; Crisis Intervention; Death, Dying and Bereavement; Foster Care & Adoption

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,976
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior & Social Environment; Interview Workshop; Minority Groups; Social Policy; Social Welfare Institutions

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Domestic Violence; Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Social Work; Military Approach to Social Work; Social Justice and Diversity; Social Work with Older Adults; Youth-at-Risk

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,020
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Social Work as a Profession; Practice with Culturally Diverse Populations; Social Welfare Programs and Policy; Social Work Intervention: Large Groups and Community Organization; Social Work Specialized Groups; The Influence of Sexual Factors on Behavior

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,261
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Psycho-Social Approaches for Rural Practice; Grant Writing; Social Work Clinical Assessment and Intervention; Sustainable Development; Understanding the Rural Community
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CSWE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    From Healthy to Ill and Vaccines to Epidemics; Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II; Social Welfare Policy Analysis; Understanding Our Social World

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