2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Anthropology Degrees

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The 19 schools in this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online bachelor's degree in anthropology. Wichita State University is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $6,708 annually. Ranked #2, Western Illinois University offers an annual tuition rate of just $8,883 for its Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Classes for this program include Medical Anthropology, Methods in Physical Anthropology, Native North American Cultures, and World Culture Regions.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $6,708
# 2 #2 $8,883
# 3 #3 $9,000
# 4 #4 $9,600
# 5 #5 $10,140
# 6 #6 $10,376
# 7 #7 $11,340
# 8 #8 $11,515
# 9 #9 $11,550
# 10 #10 $12,630
# 11 #11 $13,905
# 12 #12 $14,280
# 13 #13 $14,550
# 14 #14 $14,970
# 15 #15 $15,000
# 16 #16 $15,390
# 17 #17 $15,900
# 18 #18 $24,545
# 19 #19 $25,050
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,708
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes: Biological Anthropology; Human Osteology; Magic, Witchcraft and Religion; Paleoanthropology and Human Paleontology; Peoples of Africa; Southwestern Archaeology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts Field Major in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of General Studies - Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,883
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes: Fantastic Archaeology: Ancient Astronauts, Shape Shifters, and Bigfoot; Medical Anthropology; Methods in Physical Anthropology; Native North American Cultures; New World Archaeology: North America; World Culture Regions

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes: Archaeology: Method and Theory; Business Statistics; Ethnographic Field Methods; Human Evolution and Adaptations; Observing Cultures; Peoples and Places of the World; Problems in Social Science; Social Science Research Method; Statistical Reasoning; Victorian Studies

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science - Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes: Anthropology in the Contemporary World; Discovering the Past: Foundations in Archaeology; Earth System Science; Human Origins and Evolution: Biological Anthropology; Human Origins and Evolution: Foundations of Archeology; Religions of the World; Social Science Research Methods; Who Owns Culture? Ethics in Anthropology; World Geography

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Anthropology
  • BA Anthropology - Environmental Sustainability
  • BA Anthropology - Geospatial Technologies
  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes: Anthropological Theory; Application of Social Scientific Inquiry; Composition and Modern English; Computer Concepts and Applications; Cultural Anthropology; Language in Culture & Society; Physical Anthropology; Spatial Applications of Social Science; Spatial Applications of Social Science Inquiry
  • Annual Tuition: $10,376
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Research Methods; Research Methods; Social Theory; Societies in the World; Sociological Theories

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology - Anthropology Track
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology - Sociology Track
  • Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes: Animals, Culture & Society; Anthropology History & Theory; Applied Ethnographic Research; Archaeological Research Methods; Archaeology; Archaeology & Sustainability; Cultural Anthropology; Culture, Health & Illness; Language & Culture; Medical Anthropology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Anthropology/Sociology
  • BA in Anthropology/Sociology - Anthropology
  • BA in Anthropology/Sociology - Sociology and Social Welfare
  • BS in Anthropology/Sociology
  • BS in Anthropology/Sociology - Anthropology
  • BS in Anthropology/Sociology - Sociology and Social Welfare
  • Annual Tuition: $11,515
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes: Americas Before Columbus; Ancient Incas; Archaeology and the Rise of Human Culture; Archaeology of Caribbean Piracy; Archaeology of Complex Societies; Cultural Anthropology: Global Perspectives, Local Contexts; History of Anthropological Thought; Human Biological Diversity; Human Origins; Language and Culture
  • Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes: Archaeological Methods & Interpretation; Childhood and Culture; Global Cultural Diversity; History of Anthropological Thought; Integrative Themes in Anthropology; The Self in Culture

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities - Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences - Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $12,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes: Culture, Power, and Inequality in a Globalized World; Empire and Colonialism in the Afro-Atlantic; Gender Variation and Sexual Orientation across Cultures; Gender, Race, and Justice in the Americas; Music in World Cultures; Thinking through Writing in Sociology and Anthropology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Liberal Arts - Sociology and Anthropology
  • BA in Sociology and Anthropology (Degree Completion)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,905
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes: Anthropology and Global Health; Anthropology Of Food; Ecological Anthropology; Evolutionary Medicine; Forensic Anthropology; Neuroanthropology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - Biocultural
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - Cultural/Linguistic
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology - General
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $14,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes: Archaeology of North America; Cultural Geography; Cultures and the Global System; Evolution of Primate Behavior; Gender and Anthropology; History of Anthropological Thought; Human Ecology; Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World; Modernization and Development; Primate Behavior and Ecology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $14,550
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Anthropological Research Methods; Anthropology of Gender; Anthropology of Religion, Magic, & Ritual; Anthropology of War; Material Culture: Archaeology and the Human Condition; Native American Anthropology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA/Cultural Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Anthropology in Forensic Investigations; Anthropology of Language and Communication; Health, Illness, and Healing; World Prehistory and Archaeology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Social Science - Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes: Cultural Anthropology; Language and Culture; What is the Good Life; Writing in Anthropology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Anthropology
  • BA in Business Administration - Anthropology
  • BS in Business Administration - Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $15,390
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes: Anthropological Theory; Biological Anthropology & Prehistory; Cultural Anthropology; Peoples/Cultures World

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Anthropology: Culture and Health; Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution; Disaster!; Disease and Human Evolution; Food and Culture; McGlobalization: Migration, Mass Media and McDonald's; Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health; Urban and Environmental Health
  • Annual Tuition: $24,545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes: Anthropology of Food; Families, Community & Globalization; Medicine Bodies and Culture; Political & Economic Anthropology; Visual Anthropology; World Prehistory & Archaeology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology - International and Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology - Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology - Middle Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology - Social Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology - Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Annual Tuition: $25,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes: Biological Anthropology; College Algebra for Calculus; Cultural Anthropology; Data Analysis in the Social Sciences; Ethnohistory; Historiography and Historical Methods

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science - Anthropology