2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Sociology Degrees

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These 25 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. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable sociology schools below or read our full methodology.

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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 #7 Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Annual Tuition $8,250 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 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 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $9,360 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Westfield State University Annual Tuition $9,504 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#17 #17 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,540 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Wichita State University Annual Tuition $9,767 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $9,810 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 South Dakota State University Annual Tuition $10,000 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#22 #22 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 Assumption College Annual Tuition $10,800 Sociology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#23 #23 University of Northern Colorado Annual Tuition $10,800 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $11,280 Sociology Degrees: Bachelor's
  • Annual Tuition: $6,217
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Global Forces in a Changing World; Medical Sociology; Social Inequality; Sociology of Aging; Sociology of Death and Dying; Sociology Through Cinema
  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • 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)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime and Delinquency; Social Stratification; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Work; The Sociology of Gender Roles; Urban Sociology

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Images of Working Class Life; Micro-Sociology; Middle Eastern Americans and Society; Sociology of Work; Women and Culture; Women and Gender in Islam

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Family Relationships and Values; Gender and Sexuality; Popular Culture; Social Deviance; Teaching with Historic Places; World Cultures
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Diversity in American Society; Racial and Cultural Minorities; Social Movements and Collective Behavior; Social Problems; Sociological Theory; Sociology of Social Work

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,319
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Biotechnology and Social Change; Drugs, Alcohol and Society; Emerging Social Issues in Africa; Social Class and Mobility; Society, Community and Health; Sociology of South Asia

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,535
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Cities and Society; Collective Behavior; Deviant Social Behavior; Organized and White-Collar Crime; Race, Gender, Class and Crime; Social Problems in America

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • 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)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,943
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Diversity; Social Interaction; Sociology of Medicine; Sociology of Organization & Work; Sociology of The Great Plains; Special Populations in Disasters

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,965
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Social Theory; Societies in the World; Sociological Theories

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Abuse and Neglect: A Societal Perspective; Resocializing the Deviant and the Marginalized; Sociology of Addiction, Excess, and Exploitation; Sociology of Elite Deviance; Sociology of Sport; Structural and Institutional Violence: School, Workplace, and Eldercare

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Black Experience; Inequalities in Public Education; Race, Ethnicity & Family Formation; Race, Sport and Media; The Latina Experience; Women, Work and Social Change

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,504
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Chinese Society and Culture; Complex Organizations; Small Groups; Sociology of Globalization; Sociology of Medical Care; Sociology of Sexualities

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,540
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Fads, Crowds, and Social Action; Food and Society; Medical Sociology; Sociology of Murder; Spatial Sociology; Women in Contemporary Society

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • 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)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,767
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Health and Lifestyle; Medical Sociology; Parenting; Sociology of Aging; Urban Sociology; Young Women’s Health

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Environment & Society; Pornography, Gender & the State; Religion & Violence; Social Movements; Sociology of Disability; Women In Poor Countries

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Analysis; Community and Regional Economic Policy and Analysis; Community Natural Resource Management; Organizing for Community Change; Orientation to Community Development Study; Principles and Strategies of Community Change

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Rural Sociology; Society and Environment; Sociological Aspects of Human Sexuality; Sociology and the Internet; Sociology of Rock and Roll; Visual Sociology

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • 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: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Masculinities; Self in Modern Society; Social Psychology of Group Dynamics; Sociology of Corrections; Sociology of Emotions; Sociology of Work and Occupations

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Building a Multiracial Society; Human Ecology; Sociological Theory; The McDonaldization of Society; Thinking and Doing Ethics
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