2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Child Development Degrees

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The most affordable online child development degrees can be found at these 24 colleges. With an average tuition of $11,138, all of these schools provide bachelor's degrees in child development at low tuition rates. Top-ranked West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers the lowest tuition on the list, $6,090 annually for a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development. Fourth-ranked SUNY Empire State College offers both a BA and a BS in human development with a child development concentration. Tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $8,000 per year.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 West Virginia University at Parkersburg Annual Tuition $6,090
#2 #2 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,399
#3 #3 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,750
#4 #4 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $8,000
#5 #5 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $9,207
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#8 #8 University of West Alabama Annual Tuition $10,075
#9 #9 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,350
#10 #10 Antioch University Online Annual Tuition $10,500
#11 #11 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $11,488
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) University of Massachusetts - Amherst Annual Tuition $11,700
#14 #14 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $11,780
#15 #15 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $11,850
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Bay Path University Annual Tuition $12,000
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000
#18 #18 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#19 #19 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#20 #20 Concordia University - Saint Paul Annual Tuition $12,600
#21 #21 Western Michigan University Annual Tuition $13,470
#22 #22 Ashford University Annual Tuition $14,250
#23 #23 Florida Tech Annual Tuition $15,810
#24 #24 Argosy University Online Annual Tuition $16,680
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Family & The Child; Guiding Young Children; Healthy Environments; Infant & Toddler Development; Observation and Assessment Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $6,399
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Literature; Diverse Learners; Educating Exceptional Students; The Effective Classroom; The Young Child
  • Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of EC Programs; Children’s Literature; Early Childhood Experience; Motor Learning and Motor Development; Psychology of the Exceptional Child; Reading/Writing w/ Young Children
  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescence and Identity; Attachment in Early Childhood; Brain and Behavior; Human Biology; Juvenile Delinquency; Moral Development
  • Annual Tuition: $9,207
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Creative Development & Art for Young Children; Early Childhood Curriculum: Early Learning Environments; Infant Mental Health; Psychology of Childhood; The Behavioral Health Professional
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Nutrition; Consumer Problems; Dynamics of Children and Families in the Community; Family Development; Professionalism in Child and Family Studies; The Child's Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Biopsychology; Child and Developmental Psychology Seminar; Cognitive Neuropsychology; Developmental Psychology; Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence; Educational Psychology; Intervention Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $10,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Educational Psychology; Behavior Management in the Classroom; Educational Planning; Family Life and Parent Education; Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood; Life-Span Development and Learning; Literature for Young Children
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Child Abuse and Neglect; Dynamics of Family Relationships; Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services; Stress and the Family; Young Children and Exceptionalities
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Psychology; Contemporary Family Patterns; Culture, Conflict, and Social Research; Ecology of Human Development; Gender & Multicultural Issues in Healthcare in American Society

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,488
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Growth and Dev; Child Growth Lab; Contemp Issues Human Dev; Family Interaction; Survey of Exceptional Child
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Psychology of Adolescents; Psychology of Adulthood; Psychology of Childhood; Psychology of Personality
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Autism Spectrum Disorder; Observing and Assessing Young Children; Psychological & Academic Benefits of Sports and Physical Activity for Youth; Public Health and Childhood Obesity; Recognizing Family Values & Initiating Intervention
  • Annual Tuition: $11,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Programs for Young Children; Foundations of Reading; Math and Science for Young Children; Partnering with Parents; Principles of Caring for Preschool Children

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Family Approach to Middle Childhood/Adolescent Development; Family Life Education; Foundations in Human Sciences; Infant Growth and Development; Introduction to Child Development & Family Living
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Childhood Psychopathology; Early Interventions with Infants & Toddlers; Internal Family Dynamics; Parenting; Psychology of Cultural Diversity
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology; Impact of Society on Child and Adolescents; Parenting and Family Relations; Psychology of Special Needs in Children and Adolescents
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Cognitive Psychology; Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence; Human Development II: Adulthood and Aging; Social Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Early Child Sensorimotor Development; Family Stress and Resilience; Interaction and Guidance; Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs; Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers; Program Planning for Preschool Children
  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Play and Learning; Dual Language Learners; Ethics in Early Childhood; Growth/Development Child; Infants and Toddlers; Language Development and Emergent Literacy

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,470
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescent Development; Child Development; Early Childhood Assessment and Curricula; Global Ecology of the Family; Infant and Toddler Development; Intimate Relationships: Friends, Family, and Marriage
  • Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment & Intervention During Early Childhood; Language Development in Young Children; Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners; Play & Learning for the Young Child; Understanding Behavior & Family Dynamics
  • Annual Tuition: $15,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Issues in Child Advocacy; Experimental Psychology; Physiological Psychology; Psychology of Learning and Motivation; Victim Studies and Advocacy
  • Annual Tuition: $16,680
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology; Child, Family, and Community Relationships; Children and Violence; Learning and Behavior; Psychology of Exceptional Children
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