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811

Most Affordable Colleges

79

Top Colleges

$11,012

Average Tuition

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2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges

Each year, we publish our Most Affordable Online College Rankings, which represent the most affordable online degrees in the country across a variety of popular subjects. Every degree is from an accredited school and annual tuitions start below $3,000.

Rank College Annual Tuition Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $2,550 Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 College of Southern Nevada Annual Tuition $4,217 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#3 #3 Aspen University Annual Tuition $4,750 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#4 #4 California Coast University Annual Tuition $4,800 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#5 #5 Marshall University Annual Tuition $5,472 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#6 #6 American College of Education Annual Tuition $5,640 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#7 #7 Arkansas State University Annual Tuition $6,060 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#8 #8 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,120 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#9 #9 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $6,181 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#10 #10 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,217 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate

2017 Top Online Colleges

Our Top Online College rankings highlight selective and prestigious colleges offering online degrees. All schools are fully accredited and annual tuition starts at around $12,000.

Rank College Annual Tuition Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Stanford University Annual Tuition $32,200 Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#2 #2 Columbia University in the City of New York Annual Tuition $27,870 Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#3 #3 Northwestern University Annual Tuition $19,806 Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#4 #4 Duke University Annual Tuition $39,000 Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#5 #5 Johns Hopkins University Annual Tuition $22,037 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#6 #6 Georgetown University Annual Tuition $21,471 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#7 #7 University of Southern California Annual Tuition $27,118 Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#8 #8 Northeastern University Annual Tuition $15,120 Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#9 #9 New York University Annual Tuition $27,436 Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#10 #10 Case Western Reserve University Annual Tuition $26,610 Degrees: Master's and Certificate

About our Rankings

SR Education Group researches accredited online colleges in order to provide rankings based on factors students care about: affordability, accessibility, and quality. We believe tuition should be at the forefront of the higher education conversation, so we manually research and standardize tuition data in order to make it straightforward and easily accessible. To see exactly how we calculate our numbers, simply hover on any school’s tuition amount. Each year, we publish rankings of the Top Online Colleges and Most Affordable Online Colleges in order to help prospective students find an online program that matches their budget and career aspirations.

Recommendation rate refers to the percent of students who said they would recommend this school based on reviews submitted to our partner site, GradReports.com.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.