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Most Affordable Colleges

25

Top Colleges

$10,455

Average Tuition

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2018 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 Undergrad Tuition Grad Tuition
#1 #1 Middle Georgia State University Undergrad Tuition $5,070 Grad Tuition $3,825
#2 #2 Georgia Southwestern State University Undergrad Tuition $5,970 Grad Tuition $3,855
#3 #3 Fort Hays State University Undergrad Tuition $6,399 Grad Tuition $4,210
#4 #4 Albany State University Undergrad Tuition $6,200 Grad Tuition $4,500
#5 #5 Southern Utah University Undergrad Tuition $5,918 Grad Tuition $4,680
#6 #6 Arkansas State University Undergrad Tuition $7,080 Grad Tuition $4,410
#7 #7 Valdosta State University Undergrad Tuition $7,500 Grad Tuition $4,395
#8 #8 Amberton University Undergrad Tuition $7,950 Grad Tuition $3,975
#9 #9 University of Iowa Undergrad Tuition $7,486 Grad Tuition $4,680
#10 #10 University of Arkansas Undergrad Tuition $8,283 Grad Tuition $4,791

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.