2020 Most Affordable Online Elementary Education Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

All 22 of these colleges and universities offer affordable online bachelor's in elementary education degrees. University of the Cumberlands is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $6,368 annually. Ranked #2, Wichita State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education at a tuition rate of $6,708 annually. Classes for this program include Energy, Resources and Environment, Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory, Linguistics for Elementary Teachers, Mathematical Investigations, and Technology Seminar in Elementary Education.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online master's in elementary education degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $6,368
# 2 #2 $6,708
# 3 #3 $6,750
# 4 #4 $6,997
# 5 #5 $7,800
# 6 #6 $8,624
# 7 #7 $9,150
# 8 #8 $9,300
# 9 (tie) #9 (tie) $10,200
# 9 (tie) #9 (tie) $10,200
# 11 #11 $10,537
# 12 #12 $10,950
# 13 #13 $11,100
# 14 #14 $11,160
# 15 #15 $11,369
# 16 #16 $11,430
# 17 #17 $12,000
# 18 #18 $12,210
# 19 #19 $12,750
# 20 #20 $12,773
# 21 #21 $13,092
# 22 #22 $11,700
#1
#1

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $6,368
Annual Tuition: $6,368
Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 995 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,072
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 549-2200

Example Classes: Adolescent Literature, Family Life, Human Diversity and Ethics, Introduction to Public Speaking, Psychology of Human Development, Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality

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)
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,016
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 572
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (316) 978-3456

Example Classes: Energy, Resources and Environment, Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities, Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction, Linguistics for Elementary Teachers, Mathematical Investigations, Technology Seminar in Elementary Education

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education
#3
#3

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 88,921
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 32,516
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 274-3280

Example Classes: Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation, Cultural Studies and Diversity, Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners, Language Arts Instruction and Intervention, Psychology for Educators, Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Elementary Education, Observations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. Elementary Ed
  • B.A. in Special Education and Elementary Education (Dual Licensure)
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $6,997
Annual Tuition: $6,997
Annual Tuition: $6,997
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,608
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,404
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 628-4000

Example Classes: Educating Exceptional Students, Educational Psychology, Elementary School Music, Elementary School Science Methods, Instructional Technology for Elementary Teachers, Literacy Assessment & Intervention

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,590
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Child Development, Education Psychology, Education Technology, Humanities or Fine Arts, Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Psychology of the Exceptional Child

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary Education
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,580
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 959
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 266-1000

Example Classes: Ethics and Good Living, General Psychology, Introduction to Philosophy, The Enjoyment of Music, The Human Experience: A Global Perspective of Human Diversity, Weather and Climate

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (For Teacher Assistants)
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,150
Annual Tuition: $9,150
Annual Tuition: $9,150
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 572
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 244
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (715) 394-8101

Example Classes: Essentials of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, Human Development, Multicultural Education, Teaching Art in the Elementary Grades, Teaching Music in the Elementary School, Theories of Student Learning

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Early Childhood Education
#8
#8

Lynn University

Boca Raton (FL)
Annual Tuition: $9,300
Annual Tuition: $9,300
Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 211
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 324
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (800) 994-5966

Example Classes: Art, Music and Movement, Child Development, Health, Physical Education & Safety, Differentiated Instruction and Effective Teaching Strategies, Literacy in the Intermediate Grades, Literacy in the Primary Grades, Sheltered Content Instruction for English Language Learners

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Elementary Education Grades K-6
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1125
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (602) 489-5300

Example Classes: Children's Literature, Directed Student Teaching, Reading and Decoding, Science & Social Studies in the Elementary School, Structured English Immersion Methods, Tests and Measurements

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Early Childhood Development
#9
#9

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk (NC)
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 257
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (828) 898-5241

Example Classes: Computer/Media Applications in Education, English Language Arts and Social Studies Methods for Elementary School, Foundations of American Education, Math and Science Methods for Elementary School, Reflective Teaching

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Degree Completion)
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $10,537
Annual Tuition: $10,537
Annual Tuition: $10,537
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,234
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 343
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (605) 256-5111

Example Classes: Children's Literature, Classroom Management, Earth and Physical Science for Elementary Teachers, Educational Assessment, Educational Psychology, Social Sciences for Elementary Teachers

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary Education/Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
#12
#12

Granite State College

Concord (NH)
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,431
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 239
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 228-3000

Example Classes: Elementary School Mathematics, Managing Student Behavior, Special Education Law, Students with Disabilities, The Dynamic Role of the Special Educator, Using Technology to Teach Social Studies

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA In English Language Arts - Elementary Education and General Special Education Certification
  • BA in Math Studies - Elementary Education and General Special Education Certification
  • BA in Math Studies - Mathematics Middle Level Certification
  • BA in Social Studies - Elementary Education and General Special Education Certification
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,889
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,329
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 588-8200

Example Classes: Education Governance, History, and Philosophy, ESOL Foundations Cross-Cultural Communication & Applied Linguistics, Human Exceptionalities in the Classroom, Human Growth and Development, Language Arts in the Elementary Classroom, Reading Across the Curriculum

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • B.A. in Elementary Education (K-6)
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $11,160
Annual Tuition: $11,160
Annual Tuition: $11,160
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 830 -870
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 191
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 17
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (850) 263-3261

Example Classes: Classroom Management, Diagnosis and Remediation in Elementary Reading, Foundations of Reading: Early and Emergent Literacy, Measurement and Evaluation, Psychology of Teaching and Learning, Teaching Diverse Populations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
#15
#15

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State (MS)
Annual Tuition: $11,369
Annual Tuition: $11,369
Annual Tuition: $11,369
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 812
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 973
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 325-2323

Example Classes: Early Childhood Education, Early Literacy, Elementary/Middle Teaching Internship, Exploring Diversity Through Writing, Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children, Managing Elementary/Middle Level Classroom

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Middle School
#16
#16

Wilmington University

New Castle (DE)
Annual Tuition: $11,430
Annual Tuition: $11,430
Annual Tuition: $11,430
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,665
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,085
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (877) 967-5464

Example Classes: Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Culture, Child Development, Diagnosis and Correction of Learning Differences in Reading, Leadership and Collaboration, Learning Differences and Assessment of Exceptional Children, Psychology of the Exceptional Child

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Education Studies - Elementary Education K-6 (Non-Licensure)
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 777
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 649
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (318) 342-1000

Example Classes: Assessment Principles and Practice for All Learners, Behavior Support and Interventions, Child Psychology, Classroom, Behavior, and Instructional Management-Elementary, Educational Psychology, Elementary Social Studies Methods

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Grades 1-5)
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $12,210
Annual Tuition: $12,210
Annual Tuition: $12,210
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,736
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 683-3000

Example Classes: Developing Instructional Strategies PK6: Social Studies, Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence, Language Acquisition and Reading for Students with Diverse Learning Needs, Teaching of Health & Physical Education PK-8

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Elementary Education (Teacher Preparation) Degree Completion
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education (Degree Completion)
#19
#19

North Greenville University

Tigerville (SC)
Annual Tuition: $12,750
Annual Tuition: $12,750
Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 850 -1320
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 171
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (864) 977-7000

Example Classes: Child Development, Classroom Management and Assessment, Educational Psychology, Exceptional Learner, Methods and Materials for Young Children, Professional Development and Collaboration

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Educational Studies
#20
#20

St. Petersburg College

Clearwater (FL)
Annual Tuition: $12,773
Annual Tuition: $12,773
Annual Tuition: $12,773
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 74%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,068
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (727) 341-4772

Example Classes: Classroom Management and Communication K-12, Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading for Diverse Students K-12, Early and Emergent Literacy K-2, Integrated English Language Arts, Social Studies and the Creative Arts for the Elementary Classroom, Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12, Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-1

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Elementary Education
#21
#21

Kansas State University

Manhattan (KS)
Annual Tuition: $13,092
Annual Tuition: $13,092
Annual Tuition: $13,092
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 798
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,272
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 532-6011

Example Classes: Educational Psychology, Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom, Health and Movement Education, Introduction to Human Development, Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners, Teaching Literacy: K-2

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
#22
#22

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 32,610
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 31,396
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Classroom Management for Teachers, Developmental Psychology, Elements of Mathematics, Principles of Education, Principles of Human Biology, Speech Communication

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BEd: Elementary Education - Middle Grades English
  • BEd: Elementary Education - Middle Grades Math
  • BEd: Elementary Education - Middle Grades Science
  • BEd: Elementary Education - Middle Grades Social Science
  • BEd: Elementary Education (Licensure)
  • BS: Elementary Education: Interdisciplinary Studies