2020 Most Affordable Online Human Services Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

All 24 of these colleges and universities offer affordable online bachelor's in human services degrees. Minot State University, our top-ranked school, has the lowest tuition on the list at only $6,087 per year. Classes for Minot State's program include Assessment in Developmental Disabilities, Assisting People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Developing Communicative Interactions, Interdisciplinary Teaming and Community Collaboration in Human Services, and Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ranked #2, the University of the Cumberlands offers a BAS and a BS in Human Services. Tuition for these programs is $6,368 annually.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Minot State University $6,087
# 2 #2 University of the Cumberlands $6,368
# 3 #3 Fort Hays State University $6,560
# 4 #4 William Woods University $7,050
# 5 #5 Ohio University - Main Campus $7,290
# 6 #6 University of Iowa $8,073
# 7 #7 SUNY College of Technology at Alfred $8,480
# 8 #8 University of Maine at Augusta $8,970
# 9 #9 Midwestern State University $9,166
# 10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 11 #11 East Central University $9,672
# 12 #12 Drury University $9,920
# 13 #13 Troy University $10,140
# 14 #14 Lees-McRae College $10,200
# 15 #15 National Louis University $10,260
# 16 #16 Colorado State University Global $10,500
# 17 #17 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh $10,800
# 18 #18 SUNY Empire State College $10,943
# 19 (tie) #19 (tie) Bluefield College $10,950
# 19 (tie) #19 (tie) Granite State College $10,950
# 21 #21 Saint Leo University Online $11,100
# 22 #22 Columbia College $11,250
# 23 #23 Antioch University Online $11,250
# 24 #24 Quincy University $11,400
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $6,087
Annual Tuition: $6,087
Annual Tuition: $6,087

The online Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) through Minot State University requires 120 credit hours over four years. Students take general education and core subject classes, including Health Care in IDD, Human Development, Promoting Inclusive Opportunities, and related subjects. This degree includes field experience, a senior seminar, and an externship.

Students access classes through Blackboard, and they participate through means... such as course materials, assignments, discussion boards, and exams. Asynchronous courses follow an academic calendar. To make its programs affordable, Minot State University offers financial aid and payment plans. Resources for online students include tutorials to support online learning, an online bookstore, and access to campus services such as the student health center and career services.

To apply for admission into this online human services degree program, prospective students should submit an online application with fa ee, test scores, official transcripts, and a college preparatory course report form. Online students need to request an exemption from immunization requirements. Though applications are accepted year-round, it is recommended that students planning to start in the fall apply by April 1st; students planning for other terms should apply a minimum of one month in advance.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 374
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 178
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
#2
#2

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $6,368
Annual Tuition: $6,368
Annual Tuition: $6,368

The University of the Cumberlands offers both an online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a concentration in Human Services and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services. The BAS requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, while the BS requires 128 credit hours. Both programs include general education, core classes, and electives. Students learn human services concepts such as counseling, research methods, case management, and ethics. Both degree programs include an internship and seminar.

Students... access online education through the Blackboard learning management system, and the courses follow an academic calendar. Coursework takes place through online meetings, discussion boards, assignments, course materials, and exams. The University of the Cumberlands offers financial aid, and the school provides a prior learning assessment process that considers previous education experience and college coursework for transfer credit. Tuition rates are the same for all students, regardless of their state of residency. Online students have access to career services that include career assessments, resume writing, interview techniques, and more.

To apply for one of the University of the Cumberlands' online human services degree programs, prospective students should submit an application with a fee, official transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,640
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,852
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560

The online Bachelor of General Studies from Fort Hays State University offers a concentration in Human Services (sociology). This 120-credit hour online human services degree program includes general education courses, electives, and core sociology courses covering human services. Students complete 21 sociology hours, taking classes such as Sociological Theory, Grant Writing, Social Inequality, and Social Research.

Fort Hays State University’s online courses use Blackboard and deliver education through... projects, presentations, discussion boards, videos, labs, and exams. Classes follow an academic calendar, and students have access to resources that include software and technical support, career services, and a free online tutoring and writing center. This school provides affordable education by offering financial aid, scholarships, military scholarships, and transfer credits.

To apply for the online bachelor's degree in human services, prospective students should submit an application (available on the university’s website) with a fee and transcripts. First-time students under 21 and transfer students under 21 with less than 24 credits need to provide ACT or SAT scores. They also need to complete the Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies - Human Services (Sociology)
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 180
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 388
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Deaf Human Services
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $7,290
Annual Tuition: $7,290
Annual Tuition: $7,290
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,926
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,892
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Science in Customer Service Leadership
  • Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences in Human Services - Emphasis in Diversity and Communication
  • Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences in Human Services - Emphasis in Leadership and Organization
#6
#6

University of Iowa

Iowa City (IA)
Annual Tuition: $8,073
Annual Tuition: $8,073
Annual Tuition: $8,073
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 1130 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,041
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,962
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Studies - Human Relations
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Family, Community and Social Support
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Health and Human Studies
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $8,480
Annual Tuition: $8,480
Annual Tuition: $8,480
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 415
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Human Services Management
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $8,970
Annual Tuition: $8,970
Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 13%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,342
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services
  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services - Addiction Counseling
  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services - Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • BS in Mental Health and Human Services - Child & Family Services
  • Post-Baccalaureate of Science in Mental Health and Human Services
#9
#9

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls (TX)
Annual Tuition: $9,166
Annual Tuition: $9,166
Annual Tuition: $9,166
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 825
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 511
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences - Human Services
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies - Concentration in Essentials of Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services - Concentration in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services - Concentration in Substance Abuse
  • BA Human Services - Child and Family Services
  • BA Psychology - Addictions
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $9,672
Annual Tuition: $9,672
Annual Tuition: $9,672
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 276
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 387
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Concentration in Aging
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Concentration in Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Concentration in Prevention Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Concentration in Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Concentration in Services to the Deaf
#12
#12

Drury University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $9,920
Annual Tuition: $9,920
Annual Tuition: $9,920
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1045 -1225
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 188
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
#13
#13

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $10,140
Annual Tuition: $10,140
Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,633
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,088
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Human Services
#14
#14

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk (NC)
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
Annual Tuition: $10,200
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 225
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Human Services (Degree Completion)
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $10,260
Annual Tuition: $10,260
Annual Tuition: $10,260
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 22%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,000
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,110
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Human Services
  • B.A. in Human Services - Aging Studies
  • B.A. in Human Services - Entrepreneurship
  • B.A. in Human Services - Human Resource Management
  • B.A. in Human Services - Leadership
  • B.A. in Human Services - Leadership Foundations
#16
#16

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,114
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,556
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Specialization in Applied Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Specialization in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Specialization in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Specialization in Criminal Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Specialization in Criminal Justice Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services - Specialization in Criminology
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 632
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 303
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services Leadership
#18
#18

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs (NY)
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,754
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,145
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Community and Human Services
  • BPS in Community and Human Services
  • BS in Community and Human Services
#19
#19

Bluefield College

Bluefield (VA)
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1070
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 626
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 93
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Human Services
#19
#19

Granite State College

Concord (NH)
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,520
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 220
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Human Services
  • BS in Human Services - Addiction Studies
  • BS in Human Services - Adult Court Advocacy
  • BS in Human Services - Child Court Advocacy
  • BS in Human Services - Counseling Foundations
  • BS in Human Services - Education Advocacy
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,242
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,720
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Human Services
#22
#22

Columbia College

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,425
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 404
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services
#23
#23

Antioch University Online

Yellow Springs (OH)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 177
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Human Services Administration
#24
#24

Quincy University

Quincy (IL)
Annual Tuition: $11,400
Annual Tuition: $11,400
Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 14
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Services (Degree Completion Program)

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