2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Education Degrees

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The 24 schools on this list offer the most affordable online Bachelor's in Education degree programs. Each school's Bachelor's in Education degree is offered for less than $12,000, and University of the Cumberlands comes in first place with an annual tuition rate of $6,368. For those looking for a school with a religious affiliation, The Baptist College of Florida is ranked #5 on the list with an annual tuition of $7,680. The average tuition of all of these schools is $9,111

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368
#2 #2 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,380
#3 #3 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,826
#4 #4 Florida Gateway College Annual Tuition $6,915
#5 #5 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $7,680
#6 #6 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,169
#7 #7 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $8,173
#8 #8 Chadron State College Annual Tuition $8,370
#9 #9 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Annual Tuition $8,400
#10 #10 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,530
#11 #11 Mayville State University Annual Tuition $8,790
#12 #12 Athens State University Annual Tuition $8,804
#13 #13 University of Wisconsin-Superior Annual Tuition $9,270
#14 #14 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $9,380
#15 #15 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $9,810
#16 #16 Northern State University Annual Tuition $10,050
#17 #17 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,350
#18 #18 Warner University Annual Tuition $10,512
#19 #19 University of Nebraska at Omaha Annual Tuition $10,650
#20 #20 Sterling College - KS Annual Tuition $10,850
#21 #21 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $10,863
#22 #22 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $10,890
#23 #23 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,250
#24 #24 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $11,377

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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.

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $6,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment for Student Learning; Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation; Cultural Studies and Diversity; Differentiated Instruction; Educational Psychology; Elementary Disciplinary Literacy; Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners
  • Annual Tuition: $6,826
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Appraisal; Children's Literature; Classroom Management; Cultural Diversity; Curriculum & Assessment; Data Analysis and Assessment; Diverse Learners
  • Annual Tuition: $6,915
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Evaluation of Young Children; Early Childhood Education Theory and Practice; Integrated Math and Science in Early Childhood; Integrated Music and Movement; Language and Emergent Literacy; Special Needs of Families and Their Families

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management; Disciplinary Literacy; Measurement and Evaluation; Psychology of Teaching and Learning; Teaching Diverse Populations; Teaching Language Arts in Elementary School
  • Annual Tuition: $8,169
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $8,173
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Childhood Curriculum & Assessment; Childhood Research & Development; Coordination of Cooperative Education; Creative Thinking for a Better World; Curriculum Construction in Career and Technical Instruction; Education of the Exceptional Child; Educational Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Methods of Performance Assessment; Characteristics of Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities; Curriculum Development; Educational Philosophy; General Botany & Lab; General Zoology & Lab; Physical Science for Elementary & Middle School
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment in the Middle School Curriculum; Building Learning Environments; Children's Literature; Education of Exceptional Learners; Financing of Colleges and Universities; Governance and Policy Making in Higher Education; Introduction to Middle Level Education
  • Annual Tuition: $8,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Adaptation and Management: Designing the Learning Environment; Creative Process Foundations: Patterns; Educational Psychology; Elementary Math Methods; Elementary Science Methods; Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • Annual Tuition: $8,790
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Art, Music, and Play in Early Childhood Education; Child and Adolescent Development; Educational Assessment; Human Relations and Diversity; Inclusive Classroom; Instructional Strategies for the Classroom Teacher; Language Literacy in Early Childhood Education
  • Annual Tuition: $8,804
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Management of Exceptional Children; Children's Literature; Educational Psychology; Foundations of American Education; K-8 Methods: Art/Music/Drama; Survey of Mid Level Education
  • Annual Tuition: $9,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Observation in Early Childhood; Family Collaboration in Early Childhood; Introductions to Individuals with Exceptionalities; Literature for Young Children; Multicultural Education in Early Childhood; Play & Learning Environments in Early Childhood
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Instructional Management; Foundations of American Education; Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students and Their Families; Research-Based Literacy Instruction and Assessment
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment of Children in Early Childhood and Special Education; Behavioral Interventions in EC/ECSPED; Special Education Law; The Dynamic Role of the Special Educator; Young Children with Exceptionalities
  • Annual Tuition: $10,512
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Classroom Management; Advanced Curriculum and Instructional Design; Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation; Advanced Reading and Language Arts Methods; Affirming Diversity; Christian Faith and Scriptures; Instructional Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Literature; Leadership and Management in Libraries; Managing Collections in Libraries and Information Agencies; Special Libraries and Information Agencies; Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments; Young Adult Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $10,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • Example Classes:
    Child and Adolescent Literature; Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Elementary P.E.; Elementary Art Methods; Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading and Language Arts; Principles of Biology with Lab; Reading Testing and Diagnosis

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,863
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    American Government; Exposition and Argumentation; Human Relations in Organizations; Principles of Human Development - Writing Intensive; Principles of Microeconomics; Survey of American History Since 1865
  • Annual Tuition: $10,890
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Creating Environments for Learning; Development and Implementation of IEPs; Family, Community, and School Partnerships; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Instructional Technology; Learner Development and Early Literacy
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Growth and Development; Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood; Foundations of Early Childhood
  • Annual Tuition: $11,377
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Early Childhood Ed; Middle Level Education; Teach Lit at Elem/Mid Level
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