2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Accounting Degrees

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The 25 schools on this list offer the most affordable online bachelor's degrees in accounting. Georgia Southwestern State University ranks #1 for its online Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Tuition for Georgia Southwestern's BBA degree is $6,480. Chadron State College and Peru State College tie at #6 on the list with annual tuition of $8,370.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online master's in accounting programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $6,480
#2 #2 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,950
#3 #3 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,750
#4 #4 Dickinson State University Annual Tuition $7,853
#5 #5 Grantham University Annual Tuition $7,950
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Chadron State College Annual Tuition $8,370
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Peru State College Annual Tuition $8,370
#8 #8 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Annual Tuition $8,400
#9 #9 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,530
#10 #10 University of Valley Forge Annual Tuition $8,797
#11 #11 Athens State University Annual Tuition $8,804
#12 #12 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,910
#13 (tie) #13 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#13 (tie) #13 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#15 #15 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,946
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Dakota State University Annual Tuition $10,050
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Northern State University Annual Tuition $10,050
#18 #18 University of West Alabama Annual Tuition $10,075
#19 #19 John Brown University Annual Tuition $10,080
#20 #20 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,350
#21 #21 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $10,440
#22 #22 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,070
#23 #23 California Southern University Annual Tuition $11,250
#24 #24 Washington State University Annual Tuition $11,335
#25 #25 Franklin Pierce University Annual Tuition $11,700
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Systems; Advanced Income Tax Accounting; Cost Accounting; Internal Controls & Auditing; Not-for-Profit Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing and Assurance Svc; Income Taxation; Information Systems; Managerial Cost Acct
  • Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Cost Accounting; Fraud Examination; Governmental and NFP Accounting; Income Tax; Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $7,853
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics and Critical Thinking; Computerized Accounting; Cost Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis; Income Tax

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing and Assurance; Cost Accounting; Forensic Accounting; Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Taxation - Corporate

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Auditing; Corporate/Fiduciary Tax; Cost Management Accounting; Personal Income Tax
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems Analysis & Design; Advanced Accounting; Auditing; Cost/Managerial Accounting; Federal Income Taxes – Individual; Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for Governments, Not-For-Profits, and Other Financial Issues; Accounting Informations Systems; Accounting Issues; Advanced Financial Accounting; Auditing Theory and Practice; Federal Taxation
  • Annual Tuition: $8,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Systems; Auditing I; Cost Accounting; Financial Management; Government Accounting; Senior Seminar: Accounting; Strategy Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,797
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Cost Accounting; Federal Income Tax Accounting; Nonprofit Start-Up and Fundraising
  • Annual Tuition: $8,804
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Cost Accounting; Governmental Accounting; Law for Accountants; Management Decision Support Systems; Management Information Systems

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Advanced Taxation; Auditing, Assurance & Consulting Services; Fraud Examination; Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting; Investment Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Business Reports and Communication; Financial Policies and Practices; Income Taxes; International Business; Money and Banking

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting; Auditing; Auditing Principles; Cost Accounting; Economics in Business; Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships; Federal Taxation
  • Annual Tuition: $9,946
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems Theory; Auditing; Cost Accounting; Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting; Income Tax Accounting: Individual; International Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Cost Accounting; Income Tax Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Theory; Advanced Accounting; Income Tax Accounting; Management Information Systems; Non-Profit Accounting ; Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Business Law; Auditing; Computer Based Accounting Systems; Cost Accounting; Federal Income Tax; Intermediate Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Communication; Intermediate Corporate Finance; Internal Auditing; Investments; Principles of Finance; Strategic Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Financial Management; Financial Modeling and Decision-Making; Governmental & Non-Profit Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Money and Banking; Taxation

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting; Corporate Tax; Forensic Accounting; Individual Income Tax; Managerial Finance; Non-Profit Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $11,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting Information Systems; Business Policy & Strategy; Decision Analysis; Legal Environments of Business; Managerial Accounting; Taxation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing; Cost Accounting; Federal Taxation; Intermediate Accounting; Managerial Accounting

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,335
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting and Culture; Accounting Systems and Auditing; Auditing; Cost Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Accounting I; Auditing Theory; Cost Accounting I; Individual Income Taxes
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