2019 Most Affordable Online Education Degrees

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These 25 online colleges offer the most affordable education degrees. Sterling College - KS, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list. For a BA in Elementary Education, tuition is $4,185 per year. Prospective students looking for education programs focused on specific subjects will find 10 options at Western Governors University, including programs focused on math education and science education. Students enrolled in education degree programs at Western Governors University can expect to take classes such as Assessment for Student Learning and Cultural Studies and Diversity.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Sterling College - KS Annual Tuition $4,185
#2 #2 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368
#3 #3 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,380
#4 #4 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,997
#5 #5 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $7,130
#6 #6 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,500
#7 #7 Valley City State University Annual Tuition $8,070
#8 #8 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,218
#9 #9 Florida International University Annual Tuition $8,993
#10 #10 Mayville State University Annual Tuition $9,440
#11 #11 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $9,861
#12 #12 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,650
#13 #13 Stephen F. Austin State University Annual Tuition $10,860
#14 #14 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $11,036
#15 #15 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $11,091
#16 #16 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,250
#17 #17 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $11,532
#18 (tie) #18 (tie) Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#18 (tie) #18 (tie) University of Arkansas at Monticello Annual Tuition $11,700
#20 #20 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#21 #21 University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $12,000
#22 #22 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Annual Tuition $12,338
#23 #23 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $12,660
#24 #24 Midway University Annual Tuition $12,750
#25 #25 Kansas State University Annual Tuition $13,964

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.

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,185
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $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: $6,997
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $7,130
  • 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: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Health; Children's Literature; Developmental Psychology; Emergent Language; Reading and Writing with Young Children
  • Annual Tuition: $8,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Educational Psychology; Educational Technology; Methods of Teaching English; Trends in Assessment and Educational Issues; Understanding Cultural Diversity in Education
  • Annual Tuition: $8,218
  • 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: $8,993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Analytical Techniques; Classroom Management; Cultural/Social Foundations of Education; Curriculum and Policy Design; Education in History; General Instruction Decision Making; Play and Development of Social Competence
  • Annual Tuition: $9,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $9,861
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $10,650
  • 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: $10,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Culturally Responsive Teaching; Environment for Young Children; Math & Science in ECH; Science Teaching Methods; Technology in Teaching
  • Annual Tuition: $11,036
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,091
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Growth and Development; Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood; Foundations of Early Childhood
  • Annual Tuition: $11,532
  • 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: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management for Teachers; Conflict Resolution; Educational Leadership and Public Relations; Educational Philosophy for Teachers; Instructional Practice for Math Teachers; Issues and Trends in Educational Leadership; Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving for Education
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and COE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Application of Assessment Data for Exceptional Learners; Assessment Techniques; Characteristics of Exceptionality; Disciplinary Literacy; Education, Schools and Society; Effective Instructional/Management Strategies; Introduction to Teaching Reading
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Children’s Health, Movement and Nutrition; Critical Teaching for Social Change; Emerging Technologies and Facilitation Strategies; Family, School, and Community Collaboration; Human Capacity Building; Integrating Adult Development and Learning; Integrating Arts in Learning Activities
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Balanced Literacy: Primary Grades; Balanced Reading Instruction; Classroom, Behavior & Instructional Mgmt-Elem; Critical Theories and Children's Young Adult Literature in the Classroom; Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties; Educational Foundations for Diverse Learning Environments; Educational Techniques for Exceptional Children in General Classrooms
  • Annual Tuition: $12,338
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescent Literature; Basics of Phonics Instruction; Content Reading; Developmental Literacy; Educational Technology; Unit Planning and Portfolio
  • Annual Tuition: $12,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Inclusive Practices for Students with Exceptionalities in PreK-8 Classrooms; Instructional Technology & the Preservice Teache; Management & Assessment in Preschool/Elementary Classrooms; Teaching in a Democratic Society; Typical/Atypical Growth & Development
  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Closing the Achievement Gap through Assessment, Evaluation and Data Analysis; Content Area Literacy Instruction and Leadership; Educational Policy and Law for Teacher Leaders; Foundations of Literacy; Human Growth and Development; Multicultural Education; Professional Growth and Development in Teacher Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $13,964
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom; Music for Elementary Teachers; New Literacies in Contemporary Classrooms; Teaching as a Career; Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
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