2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Counseling Degrees

2020 Most Affordable Counseling Bachelors Degrees Badge

With annual tuitions under $14,000, these 25 online colleges offer the most affordable bachelor's in counseling degrees. At #1, Aspen University offers an online B.A. in Psychology and Addiction Counseling for only $4,500 per year. Fort Hays State University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $6,560. Students can choose between a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Addictions Counseling.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,500
# 2 #2 $6,560
# 3 #3 $6,750
# 4 #4 $7,560
# 5 #5 $8,220
# 6 #6 $9,269
# 7 #7 $9,672
# 8 #8 $10,342
# 9 #9 $11,040
# 10 #10 $11,550
# 11 #11 $11,700
# 12 #12 $11,760
# 13 #13 $11,840
# 14 #14 $11,850
# 15 #15 $11,935
# 16 #16 $11,970
# 17 #17 $12,000
# 18 #18 $12,150
# 19 #19 $12,369
# 20 #20 $12,480
# 21 #21 $12,570
# 22 #22 $12,865
# 23 #23 $12,900
# 24 #24 $13,050
# 25 #25 $13,500
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Assessment Procedures in Addiction Counseling; Child Development; Multicultural Counseling Theories; Pharmacology; Psychology of Addiction Counseling; Substance Abuse Counseling

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Addictions Counseling with Families; Client Management Procedures; Ethics in Addictions Counseling; Group Counseling with Addiction Populations; Pharmacology & High Risk Medical Issues; Psychopathology & Addictions

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Addictions Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Addictions Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience; Deviance And Criminology; Drugs And Society; Forensic Psychology; Juvenile Delinquency; Lifespan Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes: Methods of Counseling; Pastoral Counseling; Personality Theory; Psychology of Human Sexuality; The Christian Family; Theories of Counseling

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership - Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership - Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Analysis of Common Problems Through Biblical Framework Counseling; Biblical Counseling Process and Methodologies; Comparative Analysis of Psychological Counseling, Christian Integrative Counseling, and Biblical Counseling

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling - Accelerated Degree Completion
  • Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Addiction and the Family; Adolescence, Substance Abuse & Criminality; Chemical Dependency Counseling; Models of Addiction; Substance Abuse Counseling for Special Populations; Trauma and Addiction

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services
  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services - Addiction Counseling
  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services - Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services - Child & Family Services
  • Post-Baccalaureate of Science in Mental Health and Human Services
  • Annual Tuition: $9,672
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes: Employment and Placement Techniques; Intervention Techniques; Medical, Social and Psychological Aspects of Disability

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Aging
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Services to the Deaf
  • Annual Tuition: $10,342
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Case Management and Treatment Planning in Substance Abuse Counseling; Co-Occurring Disorders in Treatment; Drug and Alcohol Use Impacting Children and Adolescents: A Developmental Concern; Historical Perspectives in Substance Abuse Counseling; Stress Management in Clinical and Community Settings; Substance Abuse Counseling for Families and Other Relationships

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes: Child & Adolescent Therapy; Counseling Skills; Crisis & Trauma Therapy; Group Counseling; Premarital & Marital Counseling

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes: Behavior Disorders of Children and Adolescents; Clinical/Community Psychology; Experimental Methods in Psychology; Principles of Developmental Psychology; Psychology of Aging; Psychology of Gender

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Example Classes: Multicultural Counseling & Research Issues; Physiological Psychology; Psychological Measurement; Psychology & Christianity; Psychology of Personality; Statistics in Psychology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS: Psychology: Crisis Counseling
  • BS: Psychology: Addiction & Recovery
  • BS: Psychology: Christian Counseling
  • BS: Religion: Christian Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes: Addiction Programs and Professional Development; Counseling Addicted and Dysfunctional Family Systems; Minority Group Relations; Physiological Psychology; Psychology of Abnormal Behavior; Theories of Personality

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Addictions Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $11,840
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Counseling and Christian Thought; Developmental Issues in Counseling; Managing Change and Conflict

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Counseling for Christian Ministries
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes: Crisis Counseling; Dynamics of Discipleship; Examining Worldviews; Historical and Contemporary Theories in Counseling; Pastoral Counseling; Physiological Psychology; Social Psychology; Women Counseling Women

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Addictions Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Counseling Ministries
  • Annual Tuition: $11,935
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes: Coping with Loss and Grief; Drugs and Society; Human Sexuality; Life-roles and Career Development; Parent-Child Relationships

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Group Counseling in Addiction; Multi-Cultural Competencies in Addiction Counseling; Professional Responsibility: Legal and Ethical Issues of Addiction Counseling; Psychopathological and Co-Occurring Disorders; Special Issues in Addiction Counseling; Theories of Personality and Addiction

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes: Cognitive Psychology & Neurosciene; Counseling Diverse Populations; Counseling Ethics & Profess Develop; Interviewing & Counseling; Psychological Stastics; Women as Empowered Leaders and Learners

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Counseling Foundations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Foundations of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Human Services & Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Topics in Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse; Child Psychology; Interpersonal Relationships; Marriage and Family; Substance Use; Understanding Trauma and Addiction

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • BA in Psychology/Marriage Therapy and Family Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,369
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes: Developing Helping Skills; Issues/Identity of Caregiver; Lifespan Development; Pastoral Approaches to Counseling; Practical Application of Helping Skills

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Christian Caregiving and Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Diagnostic Evaluation and Personal Assessment; Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling; Family Dynamics in Substance Abuse; Individual Chemical Dependency Counseling; Prevention Strategies; Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Recovery

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,570
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Abnormal Psychology; Assessment in the Helping Professions; Case Management, Intake & Referral

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Human Services and Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,865
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes: Contemporary Issues in Christian Counseling; Marriage and Family Counseling; Methods and Strategies of Christian Counseling

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Christian Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Marriage and Family Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $12,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes: Group Dynamics; Multicultural Counseling; Practical Counseling Skills

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Marriage and Family Services
  • Annual Tuition: $13,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes: Conflict and Communication; Family Life Education Methodology; Pastoral Counseling

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • BS in Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Example Classes: Abnormal Psychology; Career Counseling; Christian Perspectives in Human Development; Community Mental Health; Counseling Skills; Counseling Theories

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Human Development
  • BS in Human Development - Addiction Studies
  • BS in Human Development - Behavioral Psychology
  • BS in Human Development - Community Mental Health and Counseling
  • BS in Human Development - Family Studies
  • BS in Human Development - Graduate Studies