2020 Most Affordable Online Human Resources Degrees

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

With annual tuitions under $10,000, these 25 online colleges offer the most affordable bachelor's in human resources degrees. Georgia Southwestern State University, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $5,970 per year. Courses at Georgia Southwestern State University include Current Issues in HR Management, Labor Relations, and Performance Management. In the #2 spot is United States University, offering a Bachelor of Arts in Management - Human Resources for $6,000 per academic year.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Georgia Southwestern State University $5,970
# 2 #2 United States University $6,000
# 3 #3 Western Governors University $6,450
# 4 #4 Wichita State University $6,708
# 5 #5 Fort Hays State University $6,778
# 6 #6 Columbia Southern University $6,900
# 7 #7 Dickinson State University $6,947
# 8 #8 Mississippi University for Women $7,424
# 9 #9 University of Arkansas $7,568
# 10 #10 Athens State University $7,626
# 11 #11 Amberton University $7,950
# 12 #12 American Public University System $8,100
# 14 #14 Louisiana State University - Shreveport $8,520
# 15 #15 Grantham University $8,850
# 16 (tie) #16 (tie) Peru State College $8,895
# 16 (tie) #16 (tie) Wayne State College $8,895
# 18 #18 Pittsburg State University $9,060
# 19 #19 Texas Tech University $9,090
# 20 #20 Midwestern State University $9,166
# 21 #21 Missouri Southern State University $9,172
# 22 #22 Hampton University $9,300
# 23 #23 Metropolitan State University $9,316
# 24 #24 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 25 #25 Thomas Edison State University $9,856
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $5,970
Annual Tuition: $5,970
Annual Tuition: $5,970

Georgia Southwestern State University's Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Human Resources Management is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of their responsibilities as a human resources professional. Students will learn performance management, labor relations skills, training, and career development, recruitment, and more. Students will also learn about the intersection between diversity, labor relations, employment law, and company culture.

Georgia Southwestern... State University offers this bachelor's degree online through the Georgia Online Virtual Instruction Enterprise Wide (GoVIEW) learning management system. The online program can be completed without ever visiting campus. However, some courses may not be available online during certain semesters. Students may be able to earn credit for prior learning through Georgia Southwestern’s Prior Learning Assessment Program. Distance learners have access to library services, tutoring, writing resources, and technical support.

This program is offered according to a traditional semester-based schedule, with courses available in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students need to fill out the application, pay the application fee, and submit transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.

  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 624
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 124
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Current Issues in HR Management, HR Law, Labor Relations, Organizational Theory, Performance Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
#2
#2

United States University

National City (CA)
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000

United States University’s Bachelor of Arts in Management with a concentration in Human Resources is designed for students who want to complete the degree online while continuing to work full-time. The purpose of the program is to cultivate students' leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, as well as core HR competencies such as project management, teamwork, ethics, and communication. The program requires 120 credit hours, including 15 credits of human resources concentration courses... and a capstone course. Most students are capable of completing the program within ten semesters.

United States University uses the Brightspace platform to deliver online coursework, which may include synchronous and asynchronous components. Students are expected to use video and audio technologies and electronic correspondence to complete their required coursework. Financial aid is available, and students who are veterans or dependents of veterans may also qualify for education assistance through the Veterans Administration. Students enrolled in this program will have access to help from advisors, IT support, and online tutoring.

The school year is based on a three-semester system, with courses available in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application, proof of high school graduation or GED, and transcripts from institutions previously attended. An interview with an enrollment advisor is also required.

  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 0%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 59
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 661
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (619) 876-4250

Example Classes: Compensation and Benefits, Data analysis and Decision-Making for Managers, Legal Environment of Human Resource Management, Workforce Planning and Performance Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Management - Human Resources
#3
#3

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $6,450
Annual Tuition: $6,450
Annual Tuition: $6,450

Western Governors University (WGU) offers an online Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree. The curriculum focuses on developing students' problem solving and communication skills and teaching them how to recruit and manage employees, administer benefits, and develop policies to help companies operate effectively. The program consists of 41 courses, including a final capstone project that requires students to solve a real-world issue. Course completion is based on mastery of subject matter... as opposed to set class schedules. Most students can complete the program in 36 months or less. The program helps prepare graduates for industry certification exams.

WGU offers financial aid and is approved for U.S. veterans education benefits, which are typically available to veterans and their dependents. WGU also accepts transfer credits, which can reduce the time to degree completion. Learning at WGU is asynchronous, so students are not required to commit to a specific schedule and can progress through the program at their own pace. Distance learners have access to many resources, including a dedicated faculty mentor, a writing center, wellness services, and technical support.

To apply for this program, students must complete the application, submit copies of transcripts, and complete an intake interview. Start dates are available on the 1st of every month.

  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 88,921
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 32,516
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 274-3280

Example Classes: Cases in Advanced Human Resource Management, Critical Thinking and Logic, Elements of Effective Communication, Integrated Natural Science, Quantitative Analysis For Business, Workforce Planning: Recruitment and Selection

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Business - Human Resource Management
  • B.S. Business Administration—HR Management
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,016
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 572
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (316) 978-3456

Example Classes: Compensation, Employment Law, Human Resource Staffing

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $6,778
Annual Tuition: $6,778
Annual Tuition: $6,778
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • 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: Conflict Management Through Communications, Employment Law, Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Recruitment, Selection, & Retention, Total Compensation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management - Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education - Talent Development
#6
#6

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 15,245
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,859
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (251) 981-3771 x1278

Example Classes: Business Policy and Strategy, Collective Bargaining, Employment Law, Intercultural Management, International Human Resource Management, Staffing Organizations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Business Administration-Human Resource Management
  • B.S. Human Resource Management
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $6,947
Annual Tuition: $6,947
Annual Tuition: $6,947
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 298
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 15
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (701) 483-2507

Example Classes: Business Administration Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education, Compensation Management, Labor Relations, Management Information Systems, Staffing and Workforce Diversity

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $7,424
Annual Tuition: $7,424
Annual Tuition: $7,424
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 708
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 329-4750

Example Classes: Compensation Management, Labor Relations, Seminar in Human Resources, Training and Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management
#9
#9

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville (AR)
Annual Tuition: $7,568
Annual Tuition: $7,568
Annual Tuition: $7,568
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1100 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 887
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,441
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (479) 575-2000

Example Classes: Career Development, Communication in Human Resource and Workforce Development, International Human Resource Development and Cultural Differentiation, Managing Human Resource Development Programs, The Generational Dynamics in the Workplace, Writing for Human Resource and Workforce Development Professionals

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $7,626
Annual Tuition: $7,626
Annual Tuition: $7,626
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,891
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 158
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 233-8100

Example Classes: Compensation and Benefits, Employment Law for Business, Labor/Management Relations, Management of Change, Organizational Behavior and Teambuilding, Performance Management in Organizations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Human Resource Management
#11
#11

Amberton University

Garland (TX)
Annual Tuition: $7,950
Annual Tuition: $7,950
Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 153
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 566
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (972) 279-6511

Example Classes: Human Resource Inventory, Interpersonal Relations, Motivation, Psychology Of Adjustment, Stress Management, The Power And Wisdom Of Love

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Development - Business Management Essentials
  • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Development - Project Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Relations and Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Relations and Business - Business Management Essentials
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Relations and Business - Project Management
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • 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: Compensation and Benefits, Employment and Labor Relations, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management Information Systems, Recruitment and Staffing

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Management - General
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management - Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics - Human Resources
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $8,520
Annual Tuition: $8,520
Annual Tuition: $8,520
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 387
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,281
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (318) 797-5000

Example Classes: Compensation Administration, Labor Law, Performance Improvement, Staffing Organizations, Training and Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Management and Administration - Human Resource Management
#15
#15

Grantham University

Kansas City (KS)
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 6,707
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,352
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (800) 955-2527

Example Classes: Compensation, Developing Human Resources, Leadership in Organizations, Training and Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BBA in Human Resource Management
#16
#16

Peru State College

Peru (NE)
Annual Tuition: $8,895
Annual Tuition: $8,895
Annual Tuition: $8,895
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 650
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 262
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 872-3815

Example Classes: Compensation and Benefits, Database Development and Programming, Employment Law, Organizational Ethics

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration - Human Resources and Risk Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration - Human Resources and Risk Management
#16
#16

Wayne State College

Wayne (NE)
Annual Tuition: $8,895
Annual Tuition: $8,895
Annual Tuition: $8,895
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 132
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 375-7000

Example Classes: Ergonomics, Intercultural Communication, Managing Behavior in Organizations, Negotiations, Workforce Planning and Employment, Workplace Accident Investigation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $9,060
Annual Tuition: $9,060
Annual Tuition: $9,060
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 126
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 616
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 231-7000

Example Classes: Instructional Media in Human Resource Development, Organizational Staffing, Presentation Skills, Workforce Preparation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Workforce Development - Human Resources
#19
#19

Texas Tech University

Lubbock (TX)
Annual Tuition: $9,090
Annual Tuition: $9,090
Annual Tuition: $9,090
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 78%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,980
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,533
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (806) 742-2011

Example Classes: Employment Law in Human Resource Development, Recruitment, Selection, and Retention, Training & Development in Human Resource Dvlmpt.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Applied Leadership - Human Resource Development
#20
#20

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls (TX)
Annual Tuition: $9,166
Annual Tuition: $9,166
Annual Tuition: $9,166
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 475
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (940) 397-4000

Example Classes: Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners, Instructional Technology Design, Multimedia Development I, Trends and Issues in Training and Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences - Human Resource Development
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $9,172
Annual Tuition: $9,172
Annual Tuition: $9,172
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,063
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 625-9300

Example Classes: Compensation and Benefits Management, Employee Training and Development, Organizational Behavior, Professional Sales and Sales Management, Using Information Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management
#22
#22

Hampton University

Hampton (VA)
Annual Tuition: $9,300
Annual Tuition: $9,300
Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 109
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 107
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 727-5000

Example Classes: Business Organization & Management, Compensation and Benefits Administration, Labor Management Relations, Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management, Training and Development in Organizations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Systems Organization and Management - Human Resource Management
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $9,316
Annual Tuition: $9,316
Annual Tuition: $9,316
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 228
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Compensation Management, Employee Benefits Management, Employee Development and Training, Human Resource Management: A Strategic Framework, Managing a Diverse Workforce, Staffing Organizations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • 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: Employee and Labor Relations, Human Resource Strategy and Development, Managing Organizational Change, Social Environment of Business, Total Rewards

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA General Studies - Human Resources Management Essentials
  • BS Business Studies in Human Resource Management
  • BS Business Administration - Human Resource Management
#25
#25
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: Leading Teams and Groups, Productivity, Technology and Work, Public Sector Collective Negotiations, Social Problems–Impact on the Workplace, Sociology of Work Organizations, Wage and Salary Administration

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resources Management/Organizational Management