2020 Most Affordable Child Development Degrees Online

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

With annual tuitions under $13,000, these 25 online colleges offer the most affordable bachelor's in child development degrees. At #1, Fort Hays State University offers an online Bachelor of General Studies - Child Development for only $6,560 per year. Courses for this program include Children's Literature, Diverse Learners, Educating Exceptional Students, The Effective Classroom, and The Young Child. Second-ranked Central Methodist University is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $7,800.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online master's in child development. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 West Virginia University at Parkersburg $5,304
# 2 #2 Fort Hays State University $6,560
# 3 #3 Central Methodist University $7,800
# 4 #4 American Public University System $8,100
# 5 #5 Weber State University $8,340
# 6 #6 University of Southern Mississippi $8,624
# 7 #7 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 8 #8 Alcorn State University $10,026
# 9 #9 University of North Carolina at Greensboro $10,061
# 10 #10 University of West Alabama $10,075
# 11 #11 West Virginia University $10,380
# 12 #12 University of Wyoming $10,500
# 13 #13 South Dakota State University $10,537
# 14 #14 SUNY Empire State College $10,943
# 15 #15 New Mexico State University $11,073
# 16 #16 University of Alabama $11,250
# 17 #17 Washington State University $11,550
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) Liberty University $11,700
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) University of Massachusetts - Amherst $11,700
# 20 (tie) #20 (tie) Bay Path University $12,000
# 20 (tie) #20 (tie) Touro University Worldwide $12,000
# 22 #22 Jacksonville State University $12,064
# 23 #23 Indiana Institute of Technology $12,120
# 24 #24 New England College $12,150
# 25 #25 Eastern Kentucky University $12,270
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,304
Annual Tuition: $5,304
Annual Tuition: $5,304
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 356
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies - Child Development
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,734
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 159
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $8,340
Annual Tuition: $8,340
Annual Tuition: $8,340
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,009
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 130
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies - Child and Family Studies
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,665
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 968
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Sciences
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development
#8
#8

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $10,026
Annual Tuition: $10,026
Annual Tuition: $10,026
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 800 -970
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 237
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 313
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $10,061
Annual Tuition: $10,061
Annual Tuition: $10,061
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,155
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,146
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies - Early Care and Education
#10
#10

University of West Alabama

Livingston (AL)
Annual Tuition: $10,075
Annual Tuition: $10,075
Annual Tuition: $10,075
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1020
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 718
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,300
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development (Without Certification)
#11
#11

West Virginia University

Morgantown (WV)
Annual Tuition: $10,380
Annual Tuition: $10,380
Annual Tuition: $10,380
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,453
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies - Birth through 5 (Pre-K Certification Endorsement in Pre-K Special Needs)
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies - Birth through 5 (Pre-K Certification)
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies - Birth through 5 (Pre-K Non-Certification)
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts - Child Development
#12
#12

University of Wyoming

Laramie (WY)
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,006
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 682
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences - Professional Child Development (Degree Completion)
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $10,537
Annual Tuition: $10,537
Annual Tuition: $10,537
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,221
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 314
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
#14
#14

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs (NY)
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,754
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,145
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Human Development
  • BS Human Development
#15
#15

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces (NM)
Annual Tuition: $11,073
Annual Tuition: $11,073
Annual Tuition: $11,073
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 966
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 809
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science
#16
#16

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies - Concentration in Child Life
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,437
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,137
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences - Human Development
#18
#18

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,092
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 36,337
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS: Psychology: Developmental Psychology
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 82%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1390
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,217
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,282
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Children's Learning and Development (Degree Completion)
  • Bachelor of Science in Children's Learning and Development (Degree Completion)
#20
#20

Bay Path University

Longmeadow (MA) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 870
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 523
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology
#20
#20

Touro University Worldwide

Los Angeles (CA)
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 466
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,414
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA - Psychology: Child and Adolescent Psychology
#22
#22

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville (AL)
Annual Tuition: $12,064
Annual Tuition: $12,064
Annual Tuition: $12,064
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 979
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 935
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences - Child Development
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $12,120
Annual Tuition: $12,120
Annual Tuition: $12,120
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 12
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 519
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development
#24
#24

New England College

Henniker (NH)
Annual Tuition: $12,150
Annual Tuition: $12,150
Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 551
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 317
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Psychology/Developmental Psychology
#25
#25
Annual Tuition: $12,270
Annual Tuition: $12,270
Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,187
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,386
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies - Concentration in Child Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Concentration in Child and Family Psychology

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