2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Sports Management Degrees

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Below you will find the 23 most affordable online schools offering degrees in sports management. The most affordable school on this list, University of Central Missouri offers a master's degree in sports management at a low tuition rate of $4,860 per year. Those looking to specialize their studies can choose from Wayne State College's four master's degree concentrations including commercial sports administration and professional sports administration. Each school on this list must offer at least one online degree in sports management at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Sports Management Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $4,860 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Grace College and Theological Seminary Annual Tuition $5,400 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Chadron State College Annual Tuition $5,850 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $5,924 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 Wayne State College Annual Tuition $6,480 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $6,494 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,600 Sports Management Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#8 #8 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,800 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Waldorf University Annual Tuition $7,000 Sports Management Degrees: Associate, Master's, and Certificate
#10 #10 University of South Alabama Annual Tuition $7,245 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $7,380 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $7,485 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,750 Sports Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,030 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370 Sports Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#16 #16 Concordia University-Texas Annual Tuition $8,400 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 Fresno Pacific University Annual Tuition $8,400 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700 Sports Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Belhaven University Annual Tuition $8,910 Sports Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#20 #20 Indiana State University Annual Tuition $9,282 Sports Management Degrees: Master's
#21 #21 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Sports Management Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#22 #22 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893 Sports Management Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 Liberty University Annual Tuition $10,170 Sports Management Degrees: Master's and Certificate
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Sport Event Management in Kinesiology; Advanced Sport Marketing; Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport; Organizational Leadership in Athletics and Sport; Sport Finance; Sport Law and Risk Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Athletic Decision Making; Athletic Finance and Marketing Management; Athletic Organization and Administration; Facility Planning and Management; Risk Management and Ethical Issues; Sport Medicine and Strength Training Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Coaching Philosophies; NCAA Rules; Nutrition for Sport and Wellness; Sports Management; Theories of Conflict Resolution & Mediation; Worksite Wellness
  • Annual Tuition: $5,924
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research Project In Sport Management; Design and Operation of Sport Facilities; Principles and Practices of Sport Management; Topics, Trends, Issues in Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Collegiate Athletic Administration; Interscholastic Athletic Directing; Media Design and Communication; Professional Sport Administration; Risk Management in PE and Sport; Sport Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $6,494
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Sport; Legal & Ethical Sport Management & Recreation; Promotion and Event Planning in Sport; Public and Media Relations in Sport; Sport Economics; Sport Management & Recreation Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Sociology of Sport; Sport Administration; Sport Facilities; Sport Fundraising; Sport Legal Liability & Risk Management; Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Facilities in Physical Education and Athletics; Legal Issues in Health and Human Performance; Sports Marketing, Planning and Promotion
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Emerging Trends in Sport Management; Leadership Development and Coaching; Sport Administration; Strategic Management in Sport; Strategic Marketing in Sport

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,245
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Social and Ethical Issues in Sport Management; Sport Business and Finance; Sport Event Law and Risk Management; Sport Event Marketing; Sport Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $7,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Trends in Sport Administration; Financial and Strategic Management in Sport; Research and Analysis in Sport; Revenue Generation in Sport; Sport Facility and Event Management; Sport Law and Risk Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,485
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Sport; Event Management & Promotions; Facility Development & Management; Sport & The Law; Sport Administration; Sport Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law Contracts; First Aid, Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries; Law for Recreation and Sports Managers; Psychology of Sport; Strength and Conditioning; Swimming
  • Annual Tuition: $8,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Management in Sport; Legal Aspects of Sport; Organizational Leadership and Management in Sport; Socio-Ethical Issues in Sport; Sport Marketing and Public Relations; Sport Venue and Event Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Sports; Sports Communication; Sports Event Management and Planning; Sports Finance; Sports Management Foundations; Sports Marketing
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Issues/Events in Sports; Ethics and Leadership in Education; Facilities and Event Planning; Laws in Sports Administration; Media and Marketing; Organizational Behavior in Sports
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Legal Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport; Sport Career Development; Sport Leadership and Administration; Sport Marketing; Sport Revenue and Finance; Sport Sales and Sponsorship

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Care, Prevention and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses; Anatomy; Basic Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries; First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation; Integrated Fitness; The Sociology of Sport
  • Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues and Trends in Sports Administration; Current Issues in Human Resources; Leadership and Sports Ethics; Leading High Performance Teams; Legal and Regulatory Environment for Sports; Sports Finance and Budgeting
  • Annual Tuition: $9,282
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Theory in Sport; Organizational Leadership; Recreational Sports Management; Sport Facility Design; Sport Law and Risk Management; Sport Media Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Fitness Management; Global Sport Business; Governance/Management of Sport Organizations; Introduction to Sports Management; Media/Public Relations in Sport; Sales within Sport
  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    Exercise Physiology; Inclusive Recreation Services; Leisure and Recreation in America; Leisure Services Marketing; Liability and Law in Leisure, Recreation and Sports; Principles of Parks, Recreation Management & Sport Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues & Theory for Hospitality & Tourism Management; Economic & Financial Management of Sport; Foundations of Sport Ministry; Hospitality & Tourism Marketing Strategy; Legal Issues in Sport; Sport & Event Tourism Planning & Impacts
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