2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Education Degrees

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The 25 online schools on this list represent the most affordable options for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in education. The most affordable school, Williston State College, offers three bachelor’s degree options covering topics in early childhood education, elementary education, and a combination of the two. Tuition for Williston’s bachelor’s degrees starts at $4,409 per year. With an average tuition of $8,440, all of the schools below have tuition rates under $16,000 annually. Those looking for an online graduate degree can browse our list of the most affordable master's programs in education.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Williston State College Annual Tuition $4,409
#2 #2 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $5,780
#3 #3 Florida State College at Jacksonville Annual Tuition $6,496
#4 #4 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $6,720
#5 #5 Hobe Sound Bible College Annual Tuition $6,930
#6 #6 Athens State University Annual Tuition $8,494
#7 #7 University of Washington - Seattle Annual Tuition $8,145
#8 #8 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,132
#9 #9 University of Wisconsin-Superior Annual Tuition $9,880
#10 #10 Davis College - NY Annual Tuition $10,000
#11 #11 University of Nebraska at Omaha Annual Tuition $10,350
#12 #12 Sterling College - KS Annual Tuition $10,500
#13 #13 Bluefield College Annual Tuition $11,680
#14 #14 University of Arkansas at Monticello Annual Tuition $11,700
#15 #15 Park University Annual Tuition $11,730
#16 #16 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#17 #17 Bay Path University Annual Tuition $12,000
#18 #18 Colorado Mesa University Annual Tuition $12,314
#19 #19 Warner University Annual Tuition $12,750
#20 #20 Maranatha Baptist University Annual Tuition $12,928
#21 #21 Kendall College Annual Tuition $13,005
#22 #22 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,120
#23 #23 State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Annual Tuition $13,262
#24 #24 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Annual Tuition $15,432
#25 #25 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,900

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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: $4,409
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of Fitness & Wellness; Elementary Classroom Art; Human Relations & Cultural Diversity; Music for Elementary Teachers; Remedial Reading; Special Needs/Inclusive Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $5,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Comprehensive Educational Leadership Integration; Governance, Finance, Law, and Leadership for Principals; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management for Educational Leaders; Performance Excellence Criteria for Educational Leaders; Process Management for Educational Leaders; Student, Stakeholder, and Market Focus for Educational Leaders
  • Annual Tuition: $6,496
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Literature in Early Childhood Education; Cognitive Experiences for Young Children; Linking Literacy and Assessment; Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics; Overview of Child Care Center Management; Teaching English Language Learners
  • Annual Tuition: $6,930
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Lifespan Development; Old Testament Survey; Pentateuch; Supervised Student Teaching; Teaching Bible; Theology of Holiness
  • Annual Tuition: $8,494
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Information Design and Visual Literacy; Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners; Interface Design Management; Project Detailed Scheduling and Planning; Psychology of Learning; Teaching Strategies for the Digital Age
  • Annual Tuition: $8,145
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Becoming an Ethical and Professional Behavior Analyst; Designing Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions; Educating Students with Autism; Instruction of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities; Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis Research; Tiered Approach to Inclusive Instruction
  • Annual Tuition: $9,132
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Analytical Techniques; Curriculum and Policy Design; Psychological Foundations of Music Behavior; Research in Music Education; Seminar in Music Education; Twentieth-Century History Survey
  • Annual Tuition: $9,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • 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: $10,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, ABHE, and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Example Classes:
    College Level TESL; Language Program and Curriculum Design; Methods of TESOL; Structure of the English Language; TESL Internship; Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • 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: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • 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: $11,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Action Research in Education; Advanced Educational Psychology; Assessment and Evaluation for Student Growth; Classroom Management and Behavior in a Diverse Society; Teaching Strategies for Student Learning; Understanding and Implementation of Curriculum
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and COE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Application of Assessment Data for Exceptional Learners; Characteristics of Exceptionality; Providing Positive Behavioral Supports in the Classroom Environment; Teaching Methods for Persons with Exceptionalities in Grades 7-12; Teaching the Culturally Different Child; Technology for School Leaders
  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Teaching for Social Change; Emerging Technologies and Facilitation Strategies; Human Capacity Building; Integrating Adult Development and Learning; Managing Change and Innovation; Program Planning for Adults
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Child and Adolescent Growth and Development; Guiding Young Children; Students with Disabilities; Teaching Content to Children; Wellness in Childcare Programs
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Building Online Learning Communities; Consulting in Nonprofits: Theory and Practicum; Designing and Teaching Online Courses; Higher Education Marketing and Communications; Introduction to Philanthropy and Fundraising Fundamentals; Organization and Governance of Higher Education
  • Annual Tuition: $12,314
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management for K-12; Language Systems/Linguistic Diversity; Pedagogy and Assessment: Elementary; Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom; Structure of the English Language; Teaching as a Profession
  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Classroom Management; Advanced Curriculum and Instructional Design; Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation; Advanced Reading and Language Arts Methods; Integrative Instructional Technology; Research Design and Professional Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $12,928
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Biblical Perspectives in Human Relations and Counseling; Exceptionality in Student Learning; Instructional Improvement through Assessment; Student Learning and Motivation; Theological & Historical Foundations of Organizational Leadership; Theories & Models of Leadership

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,005
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infants and Toddlers; Legal Aspects of Early Childhood Administration; Marketing and PR for the Early Childhood Program Director; Observation and Assessment of the Young Child; Pre-Primary Teaching and Learning; Staff Management and Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs
  • Annual Tuition: $13,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Vision and Values; Classroom Instructional Methods and Delivery; Electronic Instructional Methods and Delivery; Freedom and Responsibility; Learning Styles Fundamentals; Tradition and Change
  • Annual Tuition: $13,262
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment of All Young Children & Field Experience; Behavior Management in the Preschool & Field Experience; Blending Early Childhood Methods & Field Experience; Cultural and Family Systems; Infant/Toddler Curriculum; Special Needs of Children and their Families & Field Experiences
  • Annual Tuition: $15,432
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer-based Instruction; Diffusion and Implementation of Educational Innovations; Foundations of Distance Education; Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning; Organization and Management of Instructional Technology Programs; Web Teaching: Design and Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Leadership and Advocacy in Educational Endeavors; Learning Outside of School; Movement and Physiology Principles of Children and Youth in Physical Activity Environments; Parent Involvement and Regulatory Issues; Social and Emotional Development of the Young Child; Sustainability Science, Technology, and Society
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