2019 Most Affordable Online Elementary Education Degrees

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Below are the 25 most affordable schools that offer online bachelor's degrees in elementary education. Every option on the list offers degrees for less than $16,000 per year. Sterling College - KS takes the #1 spot, offering a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education for $4,185 annually. Granite State College, ranked #9, offers four Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education degrees covering topics such as English Language Arts, Math Studies, and Social Studies. Tuition for these programs is $10,650 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online master's in elementary education programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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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 University of Southern Mississippi Annual Tuition $8,218
#8 #8 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $9,861
#9 #9 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,650
#10 #10 Mississippi State University Annual Tuition $11,036
#11 #11 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $11,160
#12 #12 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,670
#13 #13 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#14 (tie) #14 (tie) Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000
#14 (tie) #14 (tie) University of Louisiana-Monroe Annual Tuition $12,000
#16 #16 Midway University Annual Tuition $12,750
#17 #17 Colorado Mesa University Annual Tuition $13,539
#18 #18 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $13,830
#19 #19 Kansas State University Annual Tuition $13,964
#20 #20 Colorado Christian University Annual Tuition $14,070
#21 #21 Bethune-Cookman University Annual Tuition $14,844
#22 #22 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Annual Tuition $14,880
#23 #23 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $14,976
#24 #24 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $15,231
#25 #25 Southwestern College - KS Annual Tuition $15,562
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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; Elementary Music Methods; English Language Arts for K-2; 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:
    Adolescent Literature; Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities; Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations; Educational Psychology; Family Life; Human Diversity and Ethics; Introduction to Educational Technology; Introduction to Public Speaking; Psychology of Human Development; Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality
  • Annual Tuition: $6,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,997
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Educating Exceptional Students; Educational Psychology; Elementary School Music; Elementary School Science Methods; Instructional Technology for Elementary Teachers; Literacy Assessment & Intervention
  • Annual Tuition: $7,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Development; Education Psychology; Education Technology; Humanities or Fine Arts; Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers; Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Annual Tuition: $8,218
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Curriculum in the Elementary School; Elementary Mathematics Methods; Ethics and Good Living; General Psychology; Introduction to Philosophy; Research In Reading; Seminar in Early Childhood Education; Social Studies Education in Elementary School; Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary Grades; The Enjoyment of Music
  • Annual Tuition: $9,861
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Literature; Classroom Management; Earth and Physical Science for Elementary Teachers; Educational Assessment; Educational Psychology; Social Sciences for Elementary Teachers
  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,036
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management for Teachers; Developmental Psychology; Elements of Mathematics; Principles of Education; Principles of Human Biology; Speech Communication
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology; Impact of Society on Child and Adolescents; Instructional Methods for Students at Risk Academically; Issues in Learning Disabilities; Structured English Immersion Foundations; US History and Constitution
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Educational Evaluation Techniques; Human Growth and Development; Multicultural Education; Reading and Language Arts Teaching Methods; Technology in the Educational Setting; The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education
  • Annual Tuition: $13,539
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Educational Assessment; Methods of Teaching Language and Literacy: Early Childhood; Methods of Teaching Language and Literacy: Elementary; Teaching as a Profession; Teaching to Diversity; Technology for K-12 Educators
  • Annual Tuition: $13,830
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment of Student Learning in Elementary Education; Dynamics of Schooling in Elementary Education; Instructional Paradigms and Technology in Elementary Education; School and Family Partnerships in Elementary Education; Teaching as Reflective Practice in Elementary Education; The Role of Teacher Leadership in Elementary Education
  • Annual Tuition: $13,964
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $14,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Biological Diversity; English Composition; General Psychology; Interpersonal Communication; Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics; Research Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $14,844
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Children's Literature; Developmental Psychology; Educational Technology; Environmental Science; Modern Language; Oral Communications
  • Annual Tuition: $14,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Educational Psychology; Growth and Development; Language Arts for the Diverse Classroom; Music, Movement, and the Arts; Special Education Law and Procedures; Understanding Mild Disabilities
  • Annual Tuition: $14,976
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Applying Principles of Effective Teaching and Learning; Current Issues and Special Topics for Teacher Leaders; Healthful Living for the Elementary Educator Seminar; Leading Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Populations; Literacy and the Language Arts for K-9; Math Content for Elementary Teachers II; Measurement, Assessment, and Action Research for Teacher Leaders; Social Studies Methods in 21st Century Schools; Teacher Leader Internship Seminar; Teaching and Leading Literacy Instruction
  • Annual Tuition: $15,231
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Classroom Management; Computer in Classroom; Corrective Reading; ESL Methods for Content Literacy; Multicultural Education; Student Growth/Development
  • Annual Tuition: $15,562
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Elementary School Methods and Management; Fine Arts in the Elementary School; Math in the Elementary School; Science in the Elementary School; Social Science in the Elementary School
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