2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Sociology Degrees

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These 24 online colleges and universities offer the most affordable sociology degrees with annual tuitions under $12,000. The most affordable school on this list, Fort Hays State University, offers both a bachelor's degree in sociology and a certificate program focusing on the sociology of aging. California University of Pennsylvania offers a uniquely focused sociology degree, with a specialization in social deviance. The annual tuition for this program at California University of Pennsylvania is $9,240. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online sociology degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Sociology Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,217 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#2 #2 Lamar University Annual Tuition $6,240 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 Texas Woman's University Annual Tuition $6,451 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,406 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Clarion University Annual Tuition $7,818 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $8,250 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Nicholls State University Annual Tuition $8,250 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Kennesaw State University Annual Tuition $8,319 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,535 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#12 #12 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Annual Tuition $8,943 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#13 #13 Florida International University Annual Tuition $8,965 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $9,240 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 Westfield State University Annual Tuition $9,504 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,540 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#17 #17 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Wichita State University Annual Tuition $9,767 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $9,810 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 South Dakota State University Annual Tuition $10,000 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#21 #21 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#22 #22 University of Northern Colorado Annual Tuition $10,800 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 Assumption College Annual Tuition $10,800 Sociology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#24 #24 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $11,280 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Chinese Sociology; Deviant Behavior; Single Women in the US; Social Psychology and Human Interaction; Sociology of Sexuality; Terror and Political Violence
  • Annual Tuition: $6,451
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime in America; Developing Societies; Deviant Behavior and Social Control; Sociology of Cyberspace; Sociology of Health and Illness; Women's Roles

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Social Theory; Crime and Delinquency; Demography; History of Sociological Thought; Social Behavior and Interaction; Social Stratification

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Classical Sociology Theory; Images of Working Class Life; Micro-Sociology; Middle Eastern Americans and Society; Principles of Sociology; Sociology of Work
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Food and Culture; Race and Ethnicity; Social Deviance; Sociology of Death and Dying; Sociology of Health and Illness; Sociology of the Law

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminology; Family Relationships and Values; Gender and Sexuality; Popular Culture; Race and Ethnicity in the United States; Social Deviance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Development; Criminology; Cultural Diversity in American Society; Population Demographics and Dynamics; Racial and Cultural Minorities; Social Movements and Collective Behavior

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,319
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Biotechnology and Social Change; Criminology; Drugs, Alcohol and Society; Emerging Social Issues in Africa; Race and Ethnicity; Social Change and Modernization

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,535
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Cities and Society; Collective Behavior; Criminology; Deviant Social Behavior; Family Violence; Organized and White-Collar Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Class, Status, and Power; Fashion and Society; Gender and Globalization; Sociology of Culture and Mass Media; Sports and Society; The City

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,943
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Diversity; Development of Social Theory; Social Interaction; Social Problems; Sociology of Medicine; Sociology of Organization & Work

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,965
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Social Theory; Societies in the World; Sociological Theories

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Abuse and Neglect: A Societal Perspective; Contemporary Social Problems; Resocializing the Deviant and the Marginalized; Social Inequality; Social Institutions; Social Minorities
  • Annual Tuition: $9,504
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Chinese Society and Culture; Complex Organizations; Small Groups; Social Change; Social Inequality; Social Problems

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,540
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Environment and Society; Fads, Crowds, and Social Action; Food and Society; Medical Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Sex and Gender in Society

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Sociological Perspectives; Sociology of Crime and Violence; Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Minority Relations; Sociology of Social Problems; Sociology of the Family

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,767
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Health and Lifestyle; Medical Sociology; Parenting; Sociology of Aging; Urban Sociology; Young Women’s Health
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Environment & Society; Pornography, Gender & the State; Religion & Violence; Social Movements; Social Research Analysis; Social Welfare Practices

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Analysis; Community and Regional Economic Policy and Analysis; Community Natural Resource Management; Investigating the Social World; Organizing for Community Change; Orientation to Community Development Study

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Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Juvenile Delinquency; Rural Sociology; Social Problems in Contemporary Society; Society and Environment; Sociological Aspects of Human Sexuality; Sociological Theory

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Gender & Aging; Gender in Popular Culture; Juvenile Delinquency; Masculinities; Self in Modern Society; Social Psychology of Group Dynamics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    A Study of Violent Crime; Aging in Society; Juvenile Delinquency; Social Problems; Sociology of Mental Heath and Illness; The Family in Society
  • Annual Tuition: $11,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Building a Multiracial Society; Human Ecology; Sociological Theory; The McDonaldization of Society; Thinking and Doing Ethics
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