2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Accounting

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Ranked by affordability, these 24 schools all offer online low-cost master's degrees in accounting. At #1, Strayer University offers an online Master of Science in Accounting for only $4,480 per year. Ranked #2, American Public University System offers an annual tuition rate of just $6,300 for its online master's in accounting program. Each school offers a tuition rate under $12,000, and the average tuition rate of all schools is $8,386

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,480
# 2 #2 $6,300
# 3 #3 $6,810
# 4 #4 $6,987
# 5 #5 $7,097
# 6 #6 $7,125
# 7 #7 $7,320
# 8 #8 $7,425
# 9 #9 $7,500
# 10 #10 $7,600
# 11 #11 $7,890
# 12 #12 $7,905
# 13 #13 $8,250
# 14 #14 $8,325
# 15 #15 $8,355
# 16 #16 $8,760
# 17 #17 $9,735
# 18 #18 $10,026
# 19 #19 $10,062
# 20 #20 $10,530
# 21 #21 $10,695
# 22 #22 $10,800
# 23 #23 $10,890
# 24 #24 $11,286
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,480
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,929
  • Example Classes: Auditing and Business Concepts; Emerging Auditing Technologies; Fraud Prevention and Detection; International Accounting Reporting Standards (IFRS); International Tax Planning and Research

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Corporate Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Forensic Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - International Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Public Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,342
  • Example Classes: Advanced Auditing Topics; Advanced Cost Accounting; Advanced Federal Taxation; Forensic Accounting

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Applied Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Accounting - CPA
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Government Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Health Information Management
  • Annual Tuition: $6,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,611
  • Example Classes: Advanced Controllership; Advanced Income Tax Procedure; Audit Theory and Practice; Auditing Accounting Information Systems; Government and Business Relationships; Professional Development and Ethics in Accounting

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Annual Tuition: $6,987
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,476
  • Example Classes: Accounting in Governmental & Non-Profit Organizations; Accounting Systems; Contemporary Topics in Auditing; Foundations of Calculus & Statistics for Business; Income Tax Accounting; Tax Planning and Practice

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Professional Accountancy - Accounting Analytics
  • Annual Tuition: $7,097
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 925
  • Example Classes: Accounting for Decision-Making and Control; Estate and Gift Taxes; Property Transactions; Spreadsheet Modeling Craft; Taxes for Pass Through Entities

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Accountancy - Business Analytics
  • Master of Accountancy - Managerial Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy - Public Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy - Taxation
  • Annual Tuition: $7,125
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,335
  • Example Classes: Decision Theory; Enterprise Systems Analysis and Design; Managerial Economics; Research in Accounting; Valuation Tools for Professional Accounting

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $7,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,744
  • Example Classes: Advanced Managerial Accounting; Federal Taxation, Policy and Research; Financial Accounting Theory and Policy and Research; Fraud Prevention and Forensic Accounting; International Accounting and Taxation; Issues in Auditing and Assurance Services

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA in Accounting
  • MS in Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $7,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,939
  • Example Classes: Accounting Cycle Analyses; Ethics in Accounting; Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting; Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting; Professional Accounting Research

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • MBA in Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,422
  • Example Classes: Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services; Advanced Cost Accounting; Advanced Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master - Professional Accounting
  • Master - Professional Accounting: Auditing & Assurance
  • Master - Professional Accounting: Data Analytics
  • Master - Professional Accounting: Fraud Investigations & Forensic Accounting
  • Master - Professional Accounting: Professional Accounting
  • Master - Professional Accounting: Taxation
  • Annual Tuition: $7,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 32,516
  • Example Classes: Advanced Auditing; Advanced Managerial Accounting; Advanced Tax Concepts; Fraud and Forensic Accounting; Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $7,890
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,138
  • Example Classes: Advanced Auditing; Business Analytics for Big Data; Controllership; Decision Support Systems; Emerging Issues in Accounting; Forecasting and Predictive Modeling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration : Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $7,905
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,278
  • Example Classes: Current Legal Issues; Fraudulent Financial Reporting; Seminar in Accounting Information Systems; Seminar in Auditing; Tax Research

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accounting (WebMAcc)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,541
  • Example Classes: Accounting of Governmental/NFPE; Analysis Using Information Systems; Fraud/Forensic Accounting; Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; Multi-Jurisdictional Tax; Tax of Partnerships/Corporations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,325
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 320
  • Example Classes: Advanced Auditing And Assurance Services; Federal Tax Research And Analysis; Forensic And Investigative Accounting; Governmental And Not-for-profit; Seminar In Integrated Accounting Topics And Analysis

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Annual Tuition: $8,355
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 927
  • Example Classes: Federal Tax Reserarch; Legal Environment & Ethical Conduct in Business; Public Accounting; Theory of Accounts

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,562
  • Example Classes: Accounting Legal Issues and Ethics; Estate, Gifts, and Trust Planning; Federal Income Tax; Forensic Accounting and the Legal Environment; Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting; Managerial Accounting

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Accountancy in Forensic Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy in General Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy in Tax Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Forensic Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in General Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $9,735
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 31
  • Example Classes: Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting; Advanced Income Taxation; Professional Responsibilities and Business Law; Value Systems and Professional Ethics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,026
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,359
  • Example Classes: Accounting Information Systems; Cost and Managerial Accounting; Fraud Examination; Governmental Accounting and Budgeting; Tax Research and Procedure; Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,062
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,298
  • Example Classes: Accounting Information Systems and Control; Corporate Taxation; Financial Accounting Theory and Issues; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,167
  • Example Classes: Accounting Information Systems:; Advanced Cost Accounting; Financial Accounting; International Accounting; Operations & Logistics in the Value Chain; Taxation of Business Entities

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration - Tax
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Finance
  • Master of Science in Accounting - MS
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Tax
  • Master of Science in Strategic Finance - Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,695
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,088
  • Example Classes: Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services; Cross-Cultural Business Challenges; Financial Statement and Business Analysis; Fraud Prevention & Internal Control; International Organizational Behavior; Management of People

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Managerial Accounting
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Public Accounting
  • Masters in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Managerial Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Public Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,146
  • Example Classes: Contemporary Issues in Auditing; Fraud Examination; Fund Accounting for Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting; Law and the Accountant; Managerial Economics; Using Financial Accounting Information

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accounting
  • M.B.A. - Accounting
  • Annual Tuition: $10,890
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,718
  • Example Classes: Advanced Flow Through Entities; Corporations and Shareholders; Estate and Gift Taxation; International Taxation: Outbound Transactions; Partners and Partnerships; Retirement Plans

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Entities
  • Master of Science in Taxation - Taxation of Individuals
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,375
  • Example Classes: Auditing; Cost Accounting; Economics in Business; Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships; Federal Taxation of Individuals; Financial Reporting

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Accounting - Auditing
  • MS in Accounting - Management Accounting
  • MS in Accounting (Accelerated BS-to-MS pathway)
  • MS in Accounting and Finance
  • MBA in Accounting