2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for History Degrees

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Ohio Christian University tops SR Education Group's list of the most affordable online bachelor's in history degrees. At a tuition rate of only $5,940 per year, OCU offers a highly affordable online Bachelor of Arts in History. Holy Apostles, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and Southern New Hampshire University Online all vie for 15th place, with annual tuition rates of $9,600. Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education ranks last on this list, with a cheap tuition of $11,250.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 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 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $5,940
#2 #2 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $6,273
#3 #3 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,600
#4 #4 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,613
#5 #5 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $7,420
#6 #6 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $8,000
#7 #7 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#8 #8 Nicholls State University Annual Tuition $8,250
#9 #9 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Annual Tuition $8,400
#10 #10 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $8,573
#11 #11 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,872
#12 #12 Columbia College Annual Tuition $9,150
#13 #13 Westfield State University Annual Tuition $9,180
#14 #14 Drury University Annual Tuition $9,269
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Holy Apostles Annual Tuition $9,600
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#18 #18 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140
#19 #19 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,350
#20 #20 Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $10,440
#21 #21 Sterling College - KS Annual Tuition $10,850
#22 #22 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866
#23 #23 King University Annual Tuition $10,980
#24 #24 Assumption College Annual Tuition $11,130
#25 #25 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,250
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $6,273
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $6,600
  • 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: $6,613
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $7,420
  • 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: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    An Economic History of the West; Asian American Experience; Historiography; Modern China; Nature in American History; The Enlightenment; The West in American Culture
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    History of Civilization; History since 1877; Reasoning Across Disciplines; US History to 1877
  • Annual Tuition: $8,573
  • 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: $8,872
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $9,150
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • 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: $9,269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    American Historiography; European Historiography; Historiography of Environmental History of the U.S; Historiography of Infectious Disease and History; Historiography of The Cold War; Research and Methodology; Thematic Historiography; U.S. since 1877; U.S. to 1877; World Regional Geography
  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • 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: $10,440
  • 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: $10,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $10,866
  • 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: $10,980
  • 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: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Film & History; History of American Science and Technology; History of Baseball in America; Special Topics: Presidential Scandals; Special Topics: The Role of Joan of Arc in the Hundred Years War; United States Diplomacy
  • 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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