2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for History Degrees

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The least expensive online bachelor's degrees in history can be found at the colleges and universities listed below. Eighteen out of 25 of these schools have tuition under $10,000. Sterling College - KS ranks #1 with the lowest tuition of only $4,185. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus comes in second place with a tuition rate of $5,763 and offers both a BA and BS in History. SUNY Empire State College offers 16 different bachelor's degrees in history, with concentrations as diverse as military history, Asian American history and public history, for a very reasonable $10,633 per year.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Sterling College - KS $4,185
#2 #2 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus $5,763
#3 #3 Ohio Christian University $5,940
#4 #4 Clayton State University $6,060
#5 #5 Fort Hays State University $6,560
#6 #6 The Baptist College of Florida $6,900
#7 #7 American Public University System $8,100
#8 #8 Nicholls State University $8,250
#9 #9 University of North Alabama $8,310
#10 #10 Southeast Missouri State University $8,520
#11 #11 University of Idaho $8,914
#12 #12 University of Central Florida $9,000
#13 #13 Westfield State University $9,450
#14 #14 Drury University $9,548
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Holy Apostles $9,600
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana $9,600
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
#18 #18 Thomas Edison State University $9,967
#19 #19 Arizona State University $10,104
#20 #20 SUNY Empire State College $10,633
#21 #21 Granite State College $10,650
#22 #22 Eastern Oregon University $10,800
#23 #23 King University $11,008
#24 (tie) #24 (tie) Columbia College $11,250
#24 (tie) #24 (tie) Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education $11,250
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,185
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • Example Classes:
    Church History and Missions I; Civil War Era, 1820-77; History of the Russians; Modern America, 1919 – Present; Modern Europe (1789-Present); The Gilded Age, 1877-1919

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,763
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Humans and Their Environments; Introduction to Historical Methods; Origins of Human Diversity; People and Cultures of the World; Survey of the Non-Western World; Survey Western Civilization since 1500
  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Colloquium: The New Republic; Gilded Age America; History of Free Market Thought; Modern East Asian History; Modern Western Europe; Survey of Church History

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental History; Historical Exhibitions and Public Programming; History of the New South; Modern World Intellectual History; Nineteenth Century European History, 1815 to 1914; Renaissance, Reformation, and the Rise of the Western Nation State

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    African Civilization; American Military History; Approaches to World History; Constitutional History of the United States; Historical Methods; Historiography; History of World Technology; Middle Eastern Civilization; Religion, Heresy, Magic, and Myth; Renaissance and Reformation
  • Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Christian History; Historical Theology; History of American Social Development; History of Economic Thought; Roman History; World Religions
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    African-American History before 1877; American History to 1877; Ancient and Classical History; Ancient Warfare; History and Popular Culture; History of Colonial America; History of Science; History of the American Indian; History of the Enlightenment; Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Age of Jefferson and Jackson; Civil War in Louisiana; Medieval Europe; Russian History; Topics in World War; World Military History

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    American Colonial History; Black Americans since 1877; Historical Administration; Historiography and Methodology; History of American Architecture; History of Women in the United States; Public History; Seminar in U.S. History to 1877; Seminar in World History Since 1815; U.S. History Through Film
  • Annual Tuition: $8,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    American Military History; Historic Preservation; Historiography; Modern Middle East; Museum Studies; Topics in American History; Topics in World History

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,914
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Conspiracies and Secret Societies in History; Disease and Culture: History of Western Medicine; Pirates of the Caribbean and Beyond; Social Revolution in Latin America; Stolen Continents, The Indian Story: Indian History to 1840; The Historian's Craft

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    History and Historians; Jacksonian America; North American Indians; U.S. History: 1492-1877; U.S. History: 1877-Present; Us As a Great Power:45-present; Western Civilization I; World Civilization I; World Civilization II

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Comedy & Social Change; Drugs in Latin America; European Dark Ages; Magic & Witchcraft; The Crusades; Zombies & Pop Culture

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,548
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Arab-Israeli Conflict; Cold War; History of Modern Japan; History of Slavery; Native American History; Russia and Eurasian Republics

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American History; Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; Church History; Historical Knowledge & Human Good; History of Ancient Philosophy; History of Medieval Philosophy; Logic and Epistemology; Modern and Contemporary Philosophy; Philosophical Anthropology; Philosophy of Edith Stein
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    America in Transition (1877-1919); American Expansion & Sectional Conflict (1837-1865); Europe since 1945; The American West; The Early American Republic (1783- 1836); The Renaissance and Reformation

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Making History; Public Speaking; United States History I: 1607-1865; United States History I: 1865-Present; World Civilizations: 1500-Present; World Civilizations: Prehistory-1500
  • Annual Tuition: $9,967
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Classical Greece & Rome; England in the Middle Ages; History of the Vietnam War; Modern Germany; The Supreme Court in American History; War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,104
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil War Era; Comparative Colonialism; Early American History; Genealogy; Global Cold War; History in the Wild; Methods of Historical Inquiry; Studies in Asian History; Studies in European History; Studies in United States History

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Conducting Critical Inquiry; European History: 19th & 20th Centuries or History of World War II; European History: Renaissance through Industrial Revolution; Great Civilizations; History of New England or Vietnam War: A Historical Perspective; U.S. in World Affairs

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Cities in World History; Historical Methods; Historical Research; U.S. History since 1865; U.S. History to 1865; Witches, Saints & Heretics: Women & Religion in Medieval to Early Modern Europe; World Civilizations since 1500; World Civilizations to 1500

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,008
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    An American Nation: 1877 to the Present; Cultures in Contact: The Atlantic World, 1440-1888; Europe and the Great Wars; Public History; Science in Culture: Inquiry in the Laboratory and Field; The Cold War

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Environmental History; American Revolution; History and Philosophy of Modern Science; History of American Business; History of the Modern U.S.; The European Renaissance

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    American History; History of the Reformation; Recent History and Politics; The West and the World After 1648; Topics in History; Western Civilization; World Civilization to 1500

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