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2020 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 $4,000.

Rank School Undergrad Tuition Grad Tuition
# 1 # 1 Tennessee State University $4,200 $3,842
# 2 # 2 California Coast University $4,725 $4,485
# 3 # 3 Georgia Southwestern State University $5,970 $3,855
# 4 # 4 Aspen University $4,500 $5,850
# 5 # 5 University of Arkansas $6,159 $4,558
# 6 # 6 Fort Hays State University $6,560 $4,316
# 7 # 7 Albany State University $5,487 $5,400
# 8 # 8 Minot State University $6,087 $5,030
# 9 # 9 University of the Cumberlands $6,368 $4,883
# 10 # 10 Valdosta State University $6,060 $5,274

About our Rankings

OnlineU researches accredited online colleges in order to provide rankings based on affordability. 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 accessible. To see exactly how we calculate our numbers, simply hover on any school’s tuition amount. Each year, we publish rankings of the Most Affordable Online Colleges in order to help prospective students find an online program that matches their budget and career aspirations.