2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for English Degrees

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

With annual tuitions under $12,000, these 24 online colleges offer the most affordable bachelor's in English degrees. Ranked #1, Tennessee State University charges $4,200 per year for their Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - English. Available courses include American Literature, Children’s Literature, and World Literature. Ranked #2, the Great Basin College offers a Bachelor of Arts in English at a tuition rate of $4,785 annually.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Tennessee State University $4,200
# 2 #2 Great Basin College $4,785
# 3 #3 Clayton State University $5,490
# 4 #4 Louisiana State University - Alexandria $7,500
# 5 #5 Central Methodist University $7,800
# 6 #6 American Public University System $8,100
# 7 #7 Clarion University $8,334
# 8 #8 Texas Tech University $9,090
# 9 #9 West Virginia State University $9,480
# 10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 11 #11 Thomas Edison State University $9,856
# 12 #12 Troy University $10,140
# 13 #13 Florida International University $10,376
# 14 #14 Holy Apostles $10,800
# 15 #15 Granite State College $10,950
# 16 #16 King University $10,980
# 17 #17 Saint Leo University Online $11,100
# 18 #18 Indiana University - East $11,140
# 19 #19 Antioch University Online $11,250
# 20 #20 Eastern Oregon University $11,340
# 21 #21 University of Maine at Presque Isle $11,460
# 22 #22 University of Central Florida $11,515
# 23 #23 Washington State University $11,550
# 24 #24 University of Missouri $11,622
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $4,200
Annual Tuition: $4,200
Annual Tuition: $4,200
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 200
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 256
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - English
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,785
Annual Tuition: $4,785
Annual Tuition: $4,785
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,638
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English (Degree Completion)
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,490
Annual Tuition: $5,490
Annual Tuition: $5,490
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 30%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,153
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 275
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Concentration in Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Concentration in Writing
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1050
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,035
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,734
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 159
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Concentration in Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Concentration in Writing and Communication
#7
#7

Clarion University

Clarion (PA)
Annual Tuition: $8,334
Annual Tuition: $8,334
Annual Tuition: $8,334
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 699
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 741
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies - Concentration in English
#8
#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock (TX)
Annual Tuition: $9,090
Annual Tuition: $9,090
Annual Tuition: $9,090
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 78%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,931
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,811
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Concentration in Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Concentration in English Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Concentration in Literature and Language
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Concentration in Middle-Level English Language Arts
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $9,480
Annual Tuition: $9,480
Annual Tuition: $9,480
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Average SATs: 850 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 376
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Technical Writing
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA English Language & Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies - Concentration in Writing and Creative Expression
  • BA Creative Writing & English
  • BA Creative Writing & English - Fiction Writing
  • BA Creative Writing & English - Non-Fiction Writing
  • BA Creative Writing & English - Poetry
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 9,475
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 655
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
#12
#12

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $10,140
Annual Tuition: $10,140
Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,633
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,088
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $10,376
Annual Tuition: $10,376
Annual Tuition: $10,376
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,922
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,749
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Track in Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Track in Writing and Rhetoric
#14
#14

Holy Apostles

Cromwell (CT)
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 50%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 156
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 344
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English in the Humanities
#15
#15

Granite State College

Concord (NH)
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,520
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 220
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in English Language Arts
  • BA In English Language Arts - Elementary Education and General Special Education Certification
  • BA in English Language Arts - Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Certification
  • BA in English Language Arts - General Special Education Certification
#16
#16

King University

Bristol (TN)
Annual Tuition: $10,980
Annual Tuition: $10,980
Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1205
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 708
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 172
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,242
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,720
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Middle Grades Education: English Specialization
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $11,140
Annual Tuition: $11,140
Annual Tuition: $11,140
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,062
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 152
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Technical and Professional Writing
#19
#19

Antioch University Online

Yellow Springs (OH)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 177
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Liberal Studies - Literature and Creative Writing
#20
#20

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande (OR)
Annual Tuition: $11,340
Annual Tuition: $11,340
Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1145
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,365
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 131
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelors in English/Writing
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 313
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English – Professional Communication & Journalism
#22
#22

University of Central Florida

Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
Annual Tuition: $11,515
Annual Tuition: $11,515
Annual Tuition: $11,515
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,588
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,485
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • English - Creative Writing, BA
  • English - Literature, BA
  • English - Technical Communication, BA
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,437
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,137
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities - English
#24
#24

University of Missouri

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $11,622
Annual Tuition: $11,622
Annual Tuition: $11,622
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 835
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,423
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English

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