2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Human Resources Degrees

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All online schools on this list have tuition rates under $13,000 making them highly affordable options for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human resources. Western Governors University is ranked first with an annual rate of $5,780. Students at WGU can take classes in effective communication as well as recruitment and selection. Georgia Southwestern State University comes in a close second place with a tuition rate of $6,480 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online master's in human resources programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $5,780
#2 #2 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $6,480
#3 #3 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $7,860
#4 #4 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Annual Tuition $8,400
#5 #5 Athens State University Annual Tuition $8,804
#6 #6 Metropolitan State University Annual Tuition $9,111
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#9 #9 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050
#10 #10 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $10,800
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) California Southern University Annual Tuition $11,250
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) Norwich University Annual Tuition $11,250
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250
#14 #14 Jackson State University Annual Tuition $11,346
#15 #15 Fisher College Annual Tuition $11,430
#16 #16 Charter Oak State College Annual Tuition $11,760
#17 #17 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#18 #18 Indiana Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $11,880
#19 #19 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#20 #20 Florida State College at Jacksonville Annual Tuition $11,978
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Amridge University Annual Tuition $12,000
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Bay Path University Annual Tuition $12,000
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000
#24 #24 Tabor College Annual Tuition $12,340
#25 #25 Concordia University - Saint Paul Annual Tuition $12,600
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues in HR Management; HR Law; Labor Relations; Organizational Theory; Performance Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Technology for the Workplace; Health & Safety in the Work Environment; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Project Management for Technical Professionals; Technology, Work & Performance; Workforce Development & Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Applications in Human Resource Management; Compensation Management; Family Business Management; Labor and Industrial Relations; Managing People in Organizations; Negotiation/Collective Bargaining Agreements; Venture Management & Decision Making
  • Annual Tuition: $8,804
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Employment Law for Business; Labor/Management Relations; Management of Change; Organizational Behavior and Teambuilding; Performance Management in Organizations

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,111
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Management; Employee Benefits Management; Employee Development and Training; Human Resource Management: A Strategic Framework; Managing a Diverse Workforce; Staffing Organizations

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Administration; Computer Information Systems; Industrial Engineering Technology; Marketing; Unified Public Safety Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Employee and Labor Relations; Human Resource Strategy and Development; Managing Organizational Change; Social Environment of Business; Total Rewards
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Effecting Positive Change in Organizations; Integrative: Strategic Management; Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Management; Managing Conflict; Psychology of Occupational Stress or Work and Society; Workplace Coaching
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative and Personnel Law; Energy and Its Impact on Global Society; Human Ecology; Integrated Perspectives on Business; The McDonaldization of Society; Total Compensation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Issues in Human Resources Management; Effective Training and e-Learning; Human Resources Management; Labor Relations; Supervisory Concepts and Practices
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in the Modern World; Human Capital Planning; Leadership in a Technology-Driven World; Seminar in Human Resource Management; Technology in the Modern Workplace
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Making for Leaders; Global HRM; Organizational Behavior and Teamwork; Power, Influence, and Persuasion; Principles of Information Systems in Business and Organizations; Staffing Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,346
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Conflict Resolution and Negotiation; Design, Delivery, and Facilitation of Training; Ethical Procedures in the Workforce; Foundations of Human Resource Development; Management and Administration of the Training Function; Training, Developing, and Communicating
  • Annual Tuition: $11,430
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits; Contemporary issues in Human Resource Management; Leading Public Organizations; Managerial Communications; Principles of Ethics and Leadership in Sport Management; Sport Facility and Event Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Managing People in a Global Economy; Organizational Behavior; Performance, Compensation, and Benefits; Training & Development; Union and Labor Relations; Workplace Issues/Diversity
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation and Benefits Management; Employment Law; Hospitality Human Resource Management; Human Resource Strategy in a Global Context; Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining; Staffing and Talent Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Compensation Management; Employment Law; Human Resource Management; Labor Relations; Managing Change; Performance Management
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Change Management and Conflict Resolution; Compensation Management; Ethics and Social Responsibility; Planning and Staffing; Training, Development, and Evaluation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,978
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Benefits and Compensation; Change and Innovation Management; Diversity Management; Employment Law; Managing Labor Relations; Organizational Staffing
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Employment Law for Organizations; Human Resources Management: Analysis and Procedures; Management Intervention; Motivation and Performance; Organizational Theory and Behavior; Professional Public Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Best Practices for HR Professionals; Compensation & Benefits; Critical Reading & Response; Leadership in Practice; Literary Genres; Research/Writing in Discipline
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Employee Performance & Appraisal Management; Informational Technology Application in Business Management; Legal Environment of HRM; Management Theory; Training and Development Management; Workforce Planning & Employment
  • Annual Tuition: $12,340
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Plan Creation; Consumer Behavior; Managing a Global Workforce; Negotiation Strategies; Production Planning & Cost Analysis; Recruiting & Selection
  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Finance for HR Leaders; HR Action Research at Work; Legal Environment for HR Leaders; Recruitment, Selection & Retention; Strategic HR and Measurement
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