2020 Most Affordable Online Education Degrees

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These 24 colleges offer the most affordable online bachelor's in education degrees. In first place, Tennessee State University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $4,200. Ranked #2, the University of the Cumberlands offers a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at a tuition rate of $6,368 annually. Students can choose from concentrations in English/Communications, Social and Behavioral Studies, and Special Education. Courses for these programs include Basic Concepts Concerning Education, Classroom Management and Behavior, Concepts of Mathematics for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher, Effective Teaching Practices, and The Middle School.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,200
# 2 #2 $6,368
# 3 #3 $6,708
# 4 #4 $6,750
# 5 #5 $6,778
# 6 #6 $7,492
# 7 #7 $7,626
# 8 #8 $7,740
# 9 #9 $7,800
# 10 #10 $8,400
# 11 #11 $8,480
# 12 #12 $8,624
# 13 #13 $8,804
# 14 #14 $9,001
# 15 #15 $9,150
# 16 #16 $9,166
# 17 #17 $9,300
# 18 #18 $9,455
# 19 #19 $9,637
# 20 #20 $9,750
# 21 #21 $10,140
# 22 (tie) #22 (tie) $10,200
# 22 (tie) #22 (tie) $10,200
# 24 #24 $10,400
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Most Affordable Education College Details

For each school ranked above, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' education programs. Explore education class offerings, degrees offered, and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Creative/Expressive Arts; Instructional Strategies in the Elementary Classroom; Multicultural Education; Technology in the Schools

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Teaching and Learning
  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes: Basic Concepts Concerning Education; Classroom Management and Behavior; Concepts of Mathematics for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher; Effective Teaching Practices; The Middle School

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - English/Communications
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Interdisciplinary
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Social and Behavioral Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Special Education (With Dual Teaching Certification)
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Annual Tuition: $6,708
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes: Integrated Learning through the Arts; Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education; Reading & Writing Exceptionalities; Special Ed Law; Universal Design for Learning

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning - Education and Innovation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation; Cultural Studies and Diversity; Elementary Disciplinary Literacy; Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners; Introduction to Instructional Planning and Presentation; Psychology for Educators

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. Elementary Ed
  • B.A. in Special Education (Mild to Moderate)
  • B.A. in Special Education and Elementary Education (Dual Licensure)
  • B.A. Special Education (K-12)
  • B.S. Mathematics Education (Middle Grades)
  • B.S. Mathematics Education (Secondary)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,778
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Children's Literature; Classroom Management; Curriculum & Assessment; Diverse Learners; Educational Psychology; Instructional Technology for Elementary Teachers

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies - Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education - Business Teacher Licensure
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education - Corporate Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education - Talent Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Unified
  • Annual Tuition: $7,492
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes: Classroom/Behavior Management: Exceptional Individuals/Inclusive Environments; Literacy and the Bilingual Child; Literacy/Social Studies Methods for Diverse/Inclusive Classrooms; Planning/Assessment for the Inclusive Classroom

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Career and Technical Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Pre-Professional Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Career and Technical Education
  • Bachelor of Science in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - Sports and Recreation Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,626
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Early Brain Development; Information Design and Visual Literacy; Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners; Interface Design Management; Language Development and Developmental Interactions; Psychology of Learning; Teaching Strategies for the Digital Age

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S.Ed. in Educational Studies
  • B.S.Ed. in Educational Studies - Career and Technical Education
  • B.S.Ed. in Educational Studies - Collaborative Education
  • B.S.Ed. in Educational Studies - Early Childhood Education
  • B.S.Ed. in Educational Studies - Educational Technology
  • B.S.Ed. in Educational Studies - Elementary Education
  • Annual Tuition: $7,740
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes: Characteristics of and Differentiation of Instruction for Diverse Learners; Integration of Technology into the Curriculum; Key Issues of Teaching and Learning in Middle Grades; Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis, and Development; The Exceptional Student in the Regular Classroom

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BGS in Education
  • BGS in Physical Education
  • BGS in Pre-School Education/Childhood Services
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes: Child Health; Children's Literature; Developmental Psychology; Emergent Language; Reading and Writing with Young Children

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Middle School Education - Language Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Middle School Education - Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Middle School Education - Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Middle School Education - Social Science
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes: Assessment in the Middle School Curriculum; Building Learning Environments; Children's Literature; Education of Exceptional Learners; Introduction to Middle Level Education; Middle Level Content Literacy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Health Education and Promotion
  • BSE in Middle Level Education
  • BSE in Middle Level Education - Social Studies
  • BSE in Middle Level Education - Language Arts
  • BSE in Middle Level Education - Math
  • BSE in Middle Level Education - Science
  • Annual Tuition: $8,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes: Culturally Relevant Teaching; Educational Planning for Students with Disabilities; Professionalism & Social Justice Seminar; Schooling, Pedagogy, and Social Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Career and Technical Education
  • B.S. in Career and Technical Education - Agricultural Education Grades 7-12
  • B.S. in Career and Technical Education - Family & Consumer Sciences Education Grades 7-12
  • B.S. in Career and Technical Education - Health Career Education Grades 7-12
  • B.S. in Career and Technical Education - Technical Education Grades 7-12
  • B.S. in Career and Technical Education - Trade Education Grades 7-12
  • Annual Tuition: $8,624
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes: Classroom Management; Computer Applications in Education; Curriculum: Primary and Middle Grades; Educational Evaluation of Exceptional Children; Science for Elementary Teachers; Tests and Measurements

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (For Teacher Assistants)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,804
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Assessment and Intervention in Elementary and Secondary Special Education; Assessment for Learning; Social Emotional Development and Behavioral Intervention; Special Education Law and Procedures

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Education - K-Grade 6 Mild Intervention (Licensure Program)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - PreK-Grade 3 Mild Intervention (Licensure Program)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,001
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Historical, Social, and Cultural Foundations of Education; Instruction for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners; Integrating Arts into Academic Learning

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education - Second Degree
  • Annual Tuition: $9,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes: Art, Music, and Play in Early Childhood Education; Educational Assessment; Language Literacy in Early Childhood Education; Pre-K Methods/Materials; Reading in Early Elementary; Social/Emotional Development and Guidance

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood - Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood - After School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood - Infant/Toddler
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood - Special Needs/Paraprofessional
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Mathematics Education
  • Annual Tuition: $9,166
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Technology Integration; Instructional Systems Design; Instructional Technology Design; Trends and Issues in Training and Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences - Adult Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences - Childhood and Adolescent Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes: Art, Music and Movement; Cross Cultural Communications; Differentiated Instruction and Effective Teaching Strategies; Second Language and Literacy Development for English Language Learners

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Early Childhood Education
  • BS in Elementary Education Grades K-6
  • Annual Tuition: $9,455
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Developing Literacy; Health Methods/Curriculum for Classroom Teachers; Multicultural Education; Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching; Teaching Art in the Elementary Grades; Teaching Music in the Elementary School

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education - Community/Public Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,637
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Characteristics and Methods for Teaching Exceptional Children; Culture in the Classroom; Diversity in Education

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Dental Hygiene Management/Education
  • BS in Radiologic Sciences Management/Education
  • BS in Workforce Education and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes: Learning Theories and Assessment Practices; Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language; Teaching Exceptional Learners; Teaching Students from Multilingual and Diverse Backgrounds

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Degree Completion)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes: Curriculum and Instructional Delivery; Diverse Learners; Reading in the Content Areas; Teaching with Technology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Occupational Education
  • Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes: Introduction to the Exceptional Child; Reading and Decoding; Structured English Immersion Methods

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Early Childhood Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - English Language Arts
  • Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes: Creative Methods and Materials; Foundations of American Education; Managing Environment For Diverse Learners; Reflective Teaching/Classroom Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Degree Completion)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Example Classes: Collaborative Teaching; Educational Psychology; Integrated Arts in Education; Measurement and Assessment; Methods of Teaching Science; Technology and Education

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education - Collaborative Teacher K-6/6-12 (With Certification) (Hybrid)