2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Substance Abuse Counseling Degrees

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These 24 schools offer the most affordable online substance abuse counseling degrees. From bachelor's degrees to doctoral degrees, these substance abuse counseling programs all have annual tuitions of under $14,000. Our most affordable school, Aspen University, offers programs at the bachelor's and master's level at a starting tuition of only $4,500 per year. Fort Valley State University, our second most affordable school, offers an online master's degree with a tuition of $5,694 per year.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online substance abuse counseling degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable substance abuse counseling schools below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Substance Abuse Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Aspen University Annual Tuition $4,500 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#2 #2 Fort Valley State University Annual Tuition $5,694 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 City Vision University Annual Tuition $6,999 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#4 #4 California Southern University Annual Tuition $7,350 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $8,936 Substance Abuse Degrees: Doctoral
#6 #6 Wright State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,416 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $10,000 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#10 #10 Post University Annual Tuition $10,830 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#11 #11 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $10,850 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#12 #12 Washburn University Annual Tuition $10,912 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#13 #13 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Annual Tuition $10,920 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $10,975 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,408 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Bethel College - IN Annual Tuition $11,700 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#16 #16 Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $11,700 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#18 #18 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,000 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $12,000 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Capella University Annual Tuition $12,432 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#22 #22 Midway University Annual Tuition $12,450 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $12,600 Substance Abuse Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 #24 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Annual Tuition $13,450 Substance Abuse Degrees: Master's
  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Counseling Skills; Crisis Intervention and Prevention; Drug Enforcement; Medical Terminology; Neurobiology of Addiction; Pharmacology
  • Annual Tuition: $5,694
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Career Counseling; Clinical Supervision; Counseling Theories and Processes; Fundamentals of Research; Practicum in Rehabilitation; Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Annual Tuition: $6,999
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Counseling Foundations; Counseling in the City; Drugs of Abuse; Mental Illness and Addiction; Recovery Dynamics; Sexual Issues in Addiction

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,350
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Psychology of Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors; Alcohol/Chemical Dependency; Dual Diagnosis; Eating Disorders; Family Systems Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $8,936
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Survey of Substance Abuse and Dependence; Co-Occurring Disorders; Family Systems Approaches to Addiction; Group Therapy; Quantitative Research Design; Statistics
  • Annual Tuition: $9,416
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Biopsychosocialspiritual Aspects; Foundations of Rehabilitation; Group Background and Theory; Theory and Epidemiology of Addictions; Treatment and Prevention of Addictions; Vocational Evaluation and Assessment
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Developmental Psychology; Ethics for Psychology & Addiction; History of Psychology; Pharmacology of Addiction; Physiological Psychology; Special Populations
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Biopsychology; Cognitive Psychology; Contemporary Health; Psychology of Personality; The American Legal Tradition

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction Professional Supervision; Alcohol & Drug Continuum; Alcohol and Drug Helping Skills; Native Americans & Substance Abuse; Psychopharmacology of Alcohol & Drugs; Study of Drug Use and Abuse
  • Annual Tuition: $10,830
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Biology of Addiction; Human Service Management; Human Services Ethics and Diversity; Human Services Policy; Psychopathology of Addiction; Theories of Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Appraisal, Assessment, and Treatment Planning In Addictions Counseling; Expressive Arts Therapies; Fundamentals of Treatment of Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation; Multi-Cultural Competencies in Addiction Counseling; Psychological Testing; Theories of Personality and Addiction
  • Annual Tuition: $10,912
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions Treatment; Family Issues; Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues; Methods of Individual Addiction Counseling; Prevention and Social Change; Substance Abuse & Co-occurring Disorders
  • Annual Tuition: $10,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions; Case Management; Diversity Along the Lifespan; Employment Development and Career Services; Medical Aspects of Disability; Micro Counseling Skills Practice

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,975
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Case Management; Career Counseling and Development; Counseling Theories; Employment Issues in Rehabilitation; Psychosocial Development and Disability; Vocational Information and Assessment

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,408
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions Theory; Minority Group Relations; Physiological Psychology; Psychology of Abnormal Behavior; Psychopharmacology; Theories of Personality

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Delivery Systems in Mental Health; Family Development; Interviewing and People Helping Skills; Personality; Professional Identity, Function & Ethics; Racial and Cultural Minorities
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Modification; Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction; Group Counseling; Healthy Sexuality; Multicultural Counseling; Social Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ACCET, and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Psychology; Psychological Interviewing and Reporting; Psychological Perspectives on Substance Abuse; Psychology of Personality; Statistical-Experimental; Tests and Measurements

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Etiology and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders; Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment; Lifestyle and Career Development; Motivation and Change; Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice; Psychopharmacology & Addictions
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminology; Forensic Psychology; Human Development; Issues in Professional Practice: Psychology; U.S. Politics; Writing and Research in Psychology

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,432
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and CACREP
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Inferential Statistics; Foundations and Current Issues in Addiction Treatment; Group Therapy and Treatment of Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors; Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment; Interventions with Substance Abuse and Dependence; Learning Theories in Psychology

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    A D C Counseling Techniques; Abnormal Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Kinesic Interviewing; Personality and Adjustment; Psychology of Gender

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic Evaluation and Personal Assessment; Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling; Individual Chemical Dependency Counseling; Psychopharmacology; Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Recovery; Transformed Worldview

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultures of Organizations; Ethics in HHSA; Foundations in Prevention Science; Prevention Across the Lifespan; Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation; Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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