2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for English Degrees

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Offering online bachelor's degrees in English for under $13,000 a year, these 25 schools are the most affordable options for distance learners. Students can obtain an online Bachelor of Arts in English from #1-ranked Ohio Christian University for a yearly tuition of only $5,940. Available classes include History and Nature of the English Language, Literary Criticism, and Studies in Shakespeare. Clayton State University, ranked #2, offers an online bachelor's in English program for only $7,040 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online master's in english programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,940
#2 #2 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $7,040
#3 #3 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $7,200
#4 #4 Great Basin College Annual Tuition $7,282
#5 #5 Clarion University Annual Tuition $8,092
#6 #6 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#7 #7 Nicholls State University Annual Tuition $8,250
#8 #8 Columbia College Annual Tuition $9,150
#9 (tie) #9 (tie) Holy Apostles Annual Tuition $9,600
#9 (tie) #9 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#11 #11 Wichita State University Annual Tuition $9,612
#12 #12 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140
#13 #13 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,350
#14 #14 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $10,440
#15 #15 Antioch University Online Annual Tuition $10,500
#16 #16 Indiana University - East Annual Tuition $10,784
#17 #17 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866
#18 #18 King University Annual Tuition $10,980
#19 #19 Assumption College Annual Tuition $11,130
#20 #20 Washington State University Annual Tuition $11,335
#21 #21 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $11,400
#22 #22 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#23 #23 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,217
#24 #24 Mercy College Annual Tuition $12,360
#25 #25 Rogers State University Annual Tuition $12,670
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    18th Century Novel; Editing Essentials; History and Nature of the English Language; Literary Criticism; Modern Rhetorical Theory; Studies in Shakespeare

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    British Literature Before 1660; Careers in Writing; Critical Theory; Cultural Rhetorics; Exploring Socio-Culture Perspectives; Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Composition: Theory and Practice; American Prose Writers: World War I - Present; Colonial American Literature; Creative Nonfiction: Writing About Spiritual Experiences; Studies in the Short Story; The Humanities: Ancient to Medieval
  • Annual Tuition: $7,282
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Children's Literature; News Reporting and Writing; Principles of Modern Grammar; Speculative Fiction and Fantasy Literature; The Rhetoric of Everyday Texts

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,092
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    American Literature; Early British Literature; Early World Literature; Intro. to African-American Literature; Later British Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Freelance Writing; History of the American Indian; The Personal Essay; The Work and Life of Ernest Hemingway; World Literature since the Renaissance; World Literature Through the Renaissance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Bayou Literature and Culture; Digital Rhetorics–Theory and Practice, and Publishing; Eighteenth Century Literature; History of Rhetoric from the Classical Period to the Present; The Literature of the Middle Ages; Topics in Film
  • Annual Tuition: $9,150
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Descriptive Grammar of the English Language; Ethnic Traditions in American Literature; Literary Theory and Criticism; Major Literary Figures; Major Literary Periods; Readings in Shakespeare
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Epistemology; Humanities in Ancient World; Humanities in Early Christian World; Logic; Moral Theology; Research and Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    American Modernism; Graduate Seminar in Global Literature; Graduate Studies in Gender and Text; Graduate Studies in Multi-Ethnic Literature; Graduate Studies in Post-Colonial Encounters; Nonfiction Writing Workshop; Playwriting Workshop; Poetry Writing Workshop; Shakespeare; The English Language
  • Annual Tuition: $9,612
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Creative Nonfiction Writing; Fiction Writing; Major British Writers; Poetry Writing; Theory and Practice in Composition; Writer’s Tutorial: Prose Fiction
  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Grammar; American Literature before 1875; British Literature before 1785; History of the English Language; Introduction to Linguistics; Technical and Professional Editing

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Conducting Critical Inquiry; Gender in Literature and Film; Great Civilizations; Multicultural Perspectives through Literature; Short Fiction; The Media and its Messages
  • Annual Tuition: $10,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Approaches to Grammar; Introduction to Rhetoric; Literacy, Discrimination, and Power; Multicultural Literature and Film; Writing in the Community
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    History of the English Language; Mixed Race Women's Memoirs; Multi-Genre Writing; Shakespeare; Short Story Writing; Social Media & Social Change
  • Annual Tuition: $10,784
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    American Ethnic and Minority Literature; American Fiction to 1900; Literary Interpretation; Native American Literature; Studies in British or Commonwealth; Technical Editing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Continental European Fiction Since 1900; Harlem, Haiti, and Havana; Hypertext Theory and Design; Literature of the South; Methods of Bibliography and Research; Milton and His Age; Modern Drama As Literature; Nineteenth Century British Prose; Production and Publication Methods; Proposal Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescent Literature; Appalachian Literature; British Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century; Faith and the Literary Imagination; Rhetorical and Narrative Patterns; Survey of World Literature

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    American Cinema from the 60s; Romanticism; Shakespeare’s Comedies and Romances; Special Topics: A Literary Tour of Ireland; Special Topics: Theater of the Absurd; Topics in Film: Women and Film
  • Annual Tuition: $11,335
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Theories, Methods, and Practice in Digital Humanities; English Literature of the 16th Century; Phonology; Seminar in Medieval Literature; Seminar in Prose Fiction; Topics in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    English Studies in a Digital Environment; Great Books of the Modern Period; Monsters, Apes & Nightmares; Mystery Writing; Post Colonial Literature; The Gothic Tradition in Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication Ethics; English Renaissance Literature; Literature of the United States: Civil War Through the 21st Century; Studies in World Literature; The Art of the Essay; Victorian Literature
  • Annual Tuition: $12,217
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Calabash: Caribbean Literature and Culture; Children's and Young Adult Literature; Sociolinguistics and English Studies; Textual Criticism; Women Playwrights; Writing the Long Essay and the Nonfiction Chapter

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    American Gothic; History of Poetic Forms; Humanism in Renaissance Texts; Literature of the Left Bank, Paris; Narrative Strategies in the Novel; Oral Performance of Literature; Science Fiction; Search for Identity in American Literature; The Structure/Form of English; Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    English Grammar and Usage; Literary Traditions; Literature for Children and Young Adults; Poetry Writing; The Novel

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