2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Hispanic and Latino Students

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These 25 schools the most affordable online Hispanic and Latino-Friendly colleges of 2019. These colleges and universities have annual tuition under $14,000, and at all of these schools, at least 25% of the student body identifies as Hispanic or Latino. Many of these schools also have officially recognized Hispanic and Latino student associations. Two public California schools, California State University-Sacramento and Humboldt State University are tied for first place. They cost $5,742 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Hispanic & Latino Students
#1 (tie) #1 (tie) California State University-Sacramento $5,742 31.00%
#1 (tie) #1 (tie) Humboldt State University $5,742 35.00%
#3 #3 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus $5,763 37.00%
#4 #4 South Texas College $6,000 94.00%
#5 #5 California State University-Dominguez Hills $6,732 62.00%
#6 #6 Life Pacific College $7,050 34.00%
#7 #7 Barry University $7,410 30.00%
#8 #8 Nevada State College $8,900 29.00%
#9 #9 Florida International University $8,993 66.00%
#10 #10 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin $9,415 49.00%
#11 #11 Broward College $9,592 35.00%
#12 #12 Schreiner University $10,013 36.00%
#13 #13 Arizona State University $10,104 29.00%
#14 #14 University of New Mexico $10,471 47.00%
#15 #15 California State University-Bakersfield $10,475 56.00%
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Colorado State University-Pueblo $10,500 32.00%
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Concordia University - Texas $10,500 30.00%
#18 #18 West Texas A & M University $10,532 27.00%
#19 #19 New Mexico Highlands University $10,590 58.00%
#20 #20 California State University-San Bernardino $11,340 63.00%
#21 #21 The University of Texas at Arlington $11,993 27.00%
#22 #22 Wayland Baptist University $12,245 30.00%
#23 #23 California State University-Fullerton $12,750 42.00%
#24 #24 Houston Baptist University $13,280 33.00%
#25 #25 University of the Southwest $13,470 51.00%
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 31%
  • Founded in 1947, California State University-Sacramento is one of the state’s premier Hispanic-serving institutions. The public university offers several fully online degree programs and 10 hybrid degree programs. More than 25 percent of full-time undergraduate students at California State University-Sacramento are Hispanic, and as a result, the U.S. Department of Education has designated the school a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the school $2.4 million in order to help close the achievement gap for Hispanic and low-income students, and in 2017, another $2.6 million was awarded to help the school "increase the number of culturally and linguistically competent teachers."

  • Annual Tuition: $5,742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 35%
  • A public university in Arcata, California, Humboldt State University (HSU) has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, meaning that at least 25 percent of the student population is Hispanic. The Latinx Center for Academic Excellence at HSU provides an open space where students can meet to explore and express shared values and different experiences. Students at HSU publish El Leñador, a monthly bilingual newspaper (English–Spanish) that strives to be the voice of the Latinx community in Humboldt County. HSU offers several online degree programs, including a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an optional concentration in Leadership Studies.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,763
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 37%
  • A public university located in Portales, New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico University is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. The school’s Office of Hispanic Affairs (OHA) serves as a bridge between students and university administration to resolve any issues. The OHA also helps to ensure Hispanic students receive the financial assistance and moral support they need to succeed in their studies. More than 20 undergraduate and 15 graduate degrees are offered online at Eastern New Mexico University. They include bachelor of science degrees in computer science and history. Online student resources include flexible course formats and free tutoring.

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 94%
  • South Texas College, a public community college in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas, is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. More than 90 percent of its student enrollment is Hispanic, and the college ranks in the top 10 percent in the nation for degrees awarded to Hispanic students. In 2018, South Texas College received a $40,000 grant in order to help the college enact evidence-based policies that will increase the retention and graduation rates of adult Latino students. Online bachelor's degrees offered by South Texas College include a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Computer and Information Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,732
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 62%
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (CSU) is a public university located in Carson, California. With a student population that is approximately 64 percent Hispanic/Latino, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. It is a designated Hispanic Serving-Institution. CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most affordable colleges in California. Online degree options include five master’s programs, three bachelor’s programs and seven certificate programs. The university was founded in 1960 and is part of the California State University system.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and ABHE
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 34%
  • Life Pacific College, located in San Dimas, California, is a private Christian institution that seeks to transform its students into leaders who will serve God in all areas. The institution’s scripturally based mission is to promote open and continuing dialogue among different groups and to encourage students to embrace diversity. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has designated Life Pacific College as a Hispanic-Serving Institution; underrepresented populations comprise nearly 60 percent of the student body, and more than 30 percent of the student population is Hispanic and/or Latino. Life Pacific College's online programs are accessible and affordable. Several scholarships and grants are available, as are other forms of financial aid.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,410
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 30%
  • Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University is a private Catholic university located in Miami Shores, Florida. The Institute for Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ministry at Barry University strives to prepare students to be leaders in both the church and in Hispanic/Latino communities in South Florida and across the country. Students receive a theological education while being equipped to assist these communities in practical and faith-based ways. Several degrees are available online, mainly in the areas of business, education and public administration. The university offers scholarships, access grants, athletic grants and other forms of financial aid.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 29%
  • Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, Nevada State College is a public college located in Henderson, Nevada. It is a Minority-Serving Institution as well as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution. Minorities account for nearly 60 percent of student enrollment, and more than 30 percent of the student body is Hispanic. A number of financial aid and scholarship programs are available for full-time, degree-seeking students who meet the requirements. Additionally, students can apply for various loans and grants. A Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is available online, and the college also offers online core curriculum classes to help students complete the foundational requirements for a degree from NSC.

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 66%
  • Florida International University (FIU) is a public research institution located in Greater Miami, Florida. Sixty-one percent of the student body and 20 percent of the faculty are Hispanic. In 2016, FIU partnered with other universities across the country in a five-year initiative to increase the number of Hispanic professors teaching in the nation’s institutions of higher learning. FIU has offered online education for more than 20 years, and more than 80 degree programs are now available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Among those offered online are Master of Science in Communication degrees with concentrations in Spanish language journalism and media, or Spanish language journalism – Latin American and Caribbean studies. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, federal work-study programs, loans and outside resources.

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,415
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 49%
  • Hispanic students make up the largest ethnic group at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, comprising nearly half of the student body. The public university in Odessa, Texas, offers 26 affordable online programs including 16 undergraduate and 10 graduate degrees. Online programs include a Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in bilingual/ESL, educational leadership and special education, as well as Bachelor of Science programs in criminal justice, political science and industrial technology. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants and loans. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is considered a leader in the state of Texas in STEM studies for Hispanic students.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,592
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 35%
  • Part of the Florida College System, Broward College (BC) is a public institution in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The school is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and has been ranked as one of the top 20 colleges in the United States for awarding degrees to Hispanic students. A third of the student population at BC identifies as Hispanic. More than 70 online degree and certificate programs are available. They include Associate in Science programs in accounting technology and cybersecurity, as well as Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in information technology, supervision and management, and technology management. Broward offers programs for financial aid through grants, loans and scholarships. Both online and on-campus students may qualify for federal, state or private grants.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,013
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 36%
  • At Schreiner University, 35 percent of the student population identifies as Hispanic. Located in Kerrville, Texas, Schreiner is a private liberal arts institution that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and has established a student exchange program with Corporación Universitaria Reformada, a Presbyterian university in Colombia. Four affordable master’s programs are offered fully online, including a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education. A Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree is also available fully online. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and scholarships.

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,104
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 29%
  • A public metropolitan research institution, Arizona State University offers more than 150 degree programs fully online. The university’s Hispanic Research Center performs basic and applied research on a wide range of topics related to Hispanic populations. The center also promotes creative activities and provides public services in areas that have a direct bearing on Hispanic communities. Graduating students can register for the Hispanic Convocation ceremony, an annual event that pays tribute to the accomplishments of Arizona State University’s Hispanic students who are pursuing higher education. ASU offers a number of scholarship opportunities, including a $1,000 Hispanic Student Nurse Scholarship. Financial aid is also available.

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,471
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 47%
  • Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Chicano and Chicana Studies Department at UNM promotes understanding of Hispanic communities by means of teaching, research and advocacy. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, over 50 percent of the student body is from underserved populations, and classes are designed to incorporate both Hispanic/Latino and Native American cultural values and concerns. UNM’s affordable online program includes both graduate and undergraduate degrees. The university administers five different scholarships, and additional forms of financial assistance include grants, work-study, loans and summer financial aid.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,475
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 56%
  • Founded in 1965, California State University-Bakersfield is a public institution in Bakersfield, California. It is a nationally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Nearly 60 percent of the student population at California State University-Bakersfield is Hispanic. Each year, the Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund awards tens of thousands of dollars in recognition of academic excellence; more than $3 million has been awarded since 1984. Many financial aid programs are available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work study opportunities. Three fully online master’s degree programs are offered: a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Science in Administration. In addition, three master’s and five bachelor’s degrees are available in a hybrid format.

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 32%
  • A member of the Colorado State University System, Colorado State University-Pueblo is a public, federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution in Pueblo, Colorado. More than 30 percent of the student body is Hispanic. Colorado State University-Pueblo offers a broad spectrum of resources to support Hispanic, first-generation and Spanish-speaking students. One such resource is the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, which provides scholarships to students from Pueblo and southern Colorado who are pursuing higher education. Seeral affordable undergraduate and graduate programs are offered online, including a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 30%
  • Concordia University Texas in Austin is a private liberal arts and sciences institution affiliated with the Lutheran Church. In January 2019, the school officially became a Hispanic-Serving Institution, one of only 50 faith-based institutions in the country to earn such status. Over 30 percent of the university’s student population identifies as Hispanic or Latino. Concordia University Texas offers undergraduate and graduate programs fully online. These include bachelor of arts programs in computer science and communication, a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Competitive tuition and financing are offered for online programs. Scholarships and other types of financial aid are also available.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,532
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 27%
  • Part of the Texas A&M University System, West Texas A&M is a public university located in Canyon, Texas. Approximately 25 percent of the student population is Hispanic, and each year 10–15 Hispanic undergraduate students are selected to participate in the Hispanic Leadership Academy. This program enhances students’ leadership qualities; membership continues for the duration of the student’s undergraduate studies. Two weeks of intensive training in Miguel de Allende, Mexico, are provided at no additional cost. West Texas A&M University offers affordable online undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students can apply for various grants and loans to receive financial assistance.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,590
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 58%
  • New Mexico Highlands University is a public university in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Since 2014, the university has maintained a partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, which establishes an exchange of ideas and resources between the two institutions. There are several officially recognized student groups that are focused on Hispanic and Latino Students, such as the Association of Latino Professionals for America and the Hispanic Culture and Language Association. The university offers an online RN to BSN degree as well as several online master's degrees.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 63%
  • Sixty-three percent of the student body at California State University-San Bernardino (CSUSB) is Hispanic. Part of the public California State University system, the school has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, the nonprofit Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFSS) is affiliated with CSUSB. All students are welcome to apply to ALFSS, which strives to address issues that impact the Latino community and eliminate discrimination through education and awareness. CSUSB offers several fully online degrees at all academic levels. Additional programs are offered in a blended format. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work study.

  • Annual Tuition: $11,993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 27%
  • With a student enrollment of over 41,000, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is the fourth largest university in the Lone Star State. The university is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. UTA’s Center for Mexican American Studies is an academic research center that promotes research and recruits UTA faculty to engage in studies on Latino issues. The Center also administers an 18-hour academic minor in Mexican American Studies. The university offers over 700 affordable, web-based courses and degree programs that are available 100 percent online. Distance learners can earn a Master of Business Administration as a general program or with one of three concentrations: finance, health care or management. An online Bachelor of Science in Nursing is also available.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,245
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 30%
  • Established in 1908, Wayland Baptist University is a private, coeducational Baptist institution based in Plainview, Texas. Outstanding Hispanic students are eligible for the school’s Hispanic Christian Leadership Scholarship, which covers full tuition as well as room and board for the duration of the student’s undergraduate studies. A number of affordable online degree programs are offered at Wayland Baptist University. These include master’s degrees in business administration, criminal justice, and divinity. Other online degrees include a Doctor of Management and bachelor’s degrees in science, Christian ministry and more. Financial aid is available to qualified students.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 42%
  • With a total enrollment of over 40,000 students, California State University-Fullerton has the largest student body in the California State University system. The institution’s Chicana and Chicano Resource Center provides various programs that focus on the unique experiences and social conditions of Latino students. The center offers Hispanic students a place to connect with one another as well as with faculty, staff and other student organizations. Several online bachelor's and master's degrees are offered. Various scholarships and grants are available to students who are eligible for financial aid.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 33%
  • Founded in 1960, Houston Baptist University (HBU) is a private Baptist institution based in southwestern Houston. It is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. The university’s Hispanic Student Organization promotes the interests of Hispanic studes at the school. All students are welcome to join. Many affordable online degree programs are offered at HBU at all academic levels. Tuition for HBU’s online programs ranges from $415 to $625 per credit hour. A number of scholarships are available, including “micro-scholarships” that begin awarding money to students in 9th grade.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,470
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic & Latino Students: 51%
  • Founded in 1956, University of the Southwest is a private, interdenominational four-year institution located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Nearly 30 percent of the student population is Hispanic. The university is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, signifying its commitment to the success of Hispanic higher education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. The university’s online program includes degrees at all academic levels. Tuition for online programs ranges between $449 and $799 per credit hour, depending on the degree level. Grants and scholarships are available.

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