2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for History Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
2020 Most Affordable History Bachelors Degrees Badge
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

This list highlights 25 schools, all of which offer affordable online bachelor's in history degrees. Clayton State University, ranked #1, offers an online Bachelor of Arts in History for only $5,490 per year. Fort Hays State University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $6,560 for its Bachelor of General Studies - Historical Studies. Courses include African Civilization, American Military History, Approaches to World History, and Middle Eastern Civilization.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $5,490
# 2 #2 $6,560
# 3 #3 $7,492
# 4 #4 $8,100
# 5 #5 $8,304
# 6 #6 $8,400
# 7 #7 $9,000
# 8 #8 $9,600
# 9 #9 $9,856
# 10 #10 $9,920
# 11 #11 $9,929
# 12 #12 $10,140
# 13 #13 $10,376
# 14 #14 $10,380
# 15 #15 $10,500
# 16 (tie) #16 (tie) $10,800
# 16 (tie) #16 (tie) $10,800
# 18 #18 $10,943
# 19 #19 $10,950
# 20 #20 $10,980
# 21 #21 $11,100
# 22 #22 $11,250
# 23 #23 $11,340
# 24 #24 $11,460
# 25 #25 $11,515
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,490
Annual Tuition: $5,490
Annual Tuition: $5,490
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,050
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 162
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (678) 466-4000

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,608
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,404
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 628-4000

Example Classes: African Civilization, American Military History, Approaches to World History, Historical Methods, Middle Eastern Civilization, The Second World War

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies - Historical Studies
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $7,492
Annual Tuition: $7,492
Annual Tuition: $7,492
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1070
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,693
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 979
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (575) 562-1011

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in History
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,746
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 8,342
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: African-American History before 1877, American History to 1877, History of the American Indian, Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War, Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War, World Civilization since 1650

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History - American History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History - European History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History - General
  • Bachelor of Arts in History - Global History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Military History
#5
#5

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $8,304
Annual Tuition: $8,304
Annual Tuition: $8,304
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 441
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 563
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (888) 884-3246

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in History - American History
  • B.A. in History - European History
  • B.A. in History - General
  • B.S. in History
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,579
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 759
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (501) 569-3000

Example Classes: History of Civilization, History since 1877, Reasoning Across Disciplines, US History to 1877

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - History
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,356
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 456
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 651-2000

Example Classes: American Military History, Historic Preservation, Historiography, Modern Middle East, Museum Studies, Topics in American History, Topics in World History

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science - History
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Online Degrees: 9
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 76,929
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA General Studies - American History
  • BA General Studies - European History
  • BA General Studies - History
  • BA General Studies - Military History
  • BA History
  • BA History - American History
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 696
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (609) 984-1100 x2025

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
#10
#10

Drury University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $9,920
Annual Tuition: $9,920
Annual Tuition: $9,920
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 0
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 153
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 873-7879

Example Classes: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Cold War, History of Modern Japan, History of Slavery, Native American History, Russia and Eurasian Republics

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in History
  • Bachelor of Science in History - Secondary Education
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $9,929
Annual Tuition: $9,929
Annual Tuition: $9,929
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 310
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 24
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (574) 520-4872

Example Classes: Chinese Revolution/Communist Regime, Early Modern Japan, Greek History-Minoans to Alexander, Latin America: Evolution and Revolution Since Independence, Origins and History of the Second World War, The Holocaust and Genocide in the Modern World

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
#12
#12

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $10,140
Annual Tuition: $10,140
Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1145
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,492
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,056
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 670-3100

Example Classes: Research and Methodology, U.S. since 1877, U.S. to 1877, World Regional Geography

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in History
  • BS in History - American/Latin American
  • BS in History - European/Asian/African
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $10,376
Annual Tuition: $10,376
Annual Tuition: $10,376
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1090 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 9,286
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,499
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (305) 348-2000

Example Classes: Abuse of Power in Colonial Latin America, East Asian Civilization and Culture, History through Things - Objects, Artifacts, Museums, Latin America in the National Period, Race, Gender and Science in Atlantic World, The Black Death

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
#14
#14

West Virginia University

Morgantown (WV)
Annual Tuition: $10,380
Annual Tuition: $10,380
Annual Tuition: $10,380
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,158
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,419
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (304) 293-0111

Example Classes: Growth of the American Nation to 1865, History of Ancient Times: Stone Age to the Fall of Rome, History of Modern Legal Thought, Mexican Law from Montezuma to El Chapo, The Old South, Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1600

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Regents Bachelor of Arts - American History
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts - History
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 594
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,023
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 765-4100

Example Classes: American Colonial History, Black Americans since 1877, History of American Architecture, History of Women in the United States, United States Diplomatic History, United States Military History

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in History
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 830 -870
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 191
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 17
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (850) 263-3261

Example Classes: Christian History, Historical Theology, History of American Social Development, History of Economic Thought, Roman History, World Religions

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Studies Secondary Education
#16
#16

Holy Apostles

Cromwell (CT)
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 60%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 123
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 325
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (860) 632-3010

Example Classes: American History, Church History, Historical Knowledge & Human Good, History of Ancient Philosophy, History of Medieval Philosophy, The Catholic Response to WWII

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History in the Social Sciences
#18
#18

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs (NY)
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,170
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 965
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (518) 587-2100

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Historical Studies
  • BS Historical Studies
#19
#19

Granite State College

Concord (NH)
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,431
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 239
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 228-3000

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

#20
#20

King University

Bristol (TN)
Annual Tuition: $10,980
Annual Tuition: $10,980
Annual Tuition: $10,980
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 640
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 115
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (423) 968-1187

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in History
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,889
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,329
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 588-8200

Example Classes: American Popular Culture: From Elvis to Lady Gaga, Genocide, War Crimes, and Laws of War, Racial and Ethnic Groups in America, The History of the American West, The Vikings

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in History - Education Minor
#22
#22

Columbia College

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 6,492
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 531
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 231-2391

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History - Global History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History - United States History
#23
#23

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande (OR)
Annual Tuition: $11,340
Annual Tuition: $11,340
Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1133
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,189
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 152
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (541) 962-3672

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in History
  • BS in History
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 303
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (207) 768-9400

Example Classes: Early Modern Europe, Egypt, Israel and the Ancient Near East, Modern European History, U.S. Environmental History, United States History I, World Civilization I

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science
#25
#25

University of Central Florida

Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
Annual Tuition: $11,515
Annual Tuition: $11,515
Annual Tuition: $11,515
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1160 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,194
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,075
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

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