2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Environmental Science Degrees

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Ranked in order of affordability, these schools offer online bachelor's degrees in environmental science and range in cost from $9,000 to $18,000 annually. Florida International University is our top ranked school with an annual tuition of $9,893 for a BA in Sustainability and the Environment. Ranked #2 with tuition at $9,920, Southern New Hampshire University Online offers classes such as geospatial programming and global climate change. Ashford University, ranked #7, is open admission and offers a BA in Environmental Science for $13,560 per year.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893
#2 #2 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,920
#3 #3 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#4 #4 University of Wisconsin-Superior Annual Tuition $11,820
#5 #5 Rogers State University Annual Tuition $12,510
#6 #6 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,120
#7 #7 Ashford University Annual Tuition $13,560
#8 #8 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#9 #9 Excelsior College Annual Tuition $15,300
#10 #10 Northwestern Oklahoma State University Annual Tuition $16,453
#11 #11 Kaplan University Annual Tuition $16,695
#12 #12 University of Wisconsin-Stout Annual Tuition $17,140
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Field Ecology; Earth Resources; Energy Flow in Natural and Man-made Systems; Environmental Resources and Pollution; Global Environment and Society; Sustainable Resource Development
  • Annual Tuition: $9,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    American Environmental History; Ecological Principles and Field Methods; Environmental Ethics; Geology; Geospatial Programming; Global Climate Change
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Energy Resources & Efficiencies; Environment & Sustainability; Environmental Science & Policy; Geographic Information Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,820
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research and the Triple Bottom Line; Cultural and Historical Foundations of Sustainability; Economics in Society and Sustainability; Economics of Environmental Sustainability; Environmental and Sustainability Policy; Environmental Science and Sustainability; International Development and Sustainability

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,510
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting for the Renewable Energy Industry; Fundamentals of Energy Management; General Physical Science; Renewable Energy Technology; Supply Chain Management
  • Annual Tuition: $13,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cost of Sustainability; Current Trends in Energy Technology; Democracy, Ethnicity, and Development in Africa; Environmental Sustainability; Green Security: Eco-conflict and its Challenges; Green Technologies and Natural Resource Conservation; Regulation, Policy and Governance of Sustainable Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $13,560
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business & the Environment; Conservation Biology; Ecology & Evolution; Energy & Environmental Systems; Environmental Ethics; Environmental Impact

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Environment and Ecosystems Principles; Environmental Regulations and Policy; Environmental Technology; Global Environmental Management Issues; Human Health and Disease; Occupational Health and Safety

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Earth Science and Society; Environmental Issues and Society; Environmental Policy and Management; Geopolitics of Energy and Global Climate Change; Renewable Energy Overview
  • Annual Tuition: $16,453
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Alternative Energy Law; Current Environmental Issues; Current Issues in Alternative Energy
  • Annual Tuition: $16,695
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, NEASC CIHE, and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Law and Policy; Environmental Science—Ecosystems, Resources, and Carbon Footprints; Introduction to Environmental Policy and Management; The Economics of Environmental Management; The Global Environment; The Politics of Managing the Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $17,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Research and the Triple Bottom Line; Cultural and Historical Foundations of Sustainability; Ecology for Sustainable Management; Economics of Environmental Sustainability; Environment and Society; Environmental Science and Sustainability; Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability

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