2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Law Degrees

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These 25 colleges provide affordable, online bachelor's in law programs for under $17,000. Central Washington University holds the top spot, with an online Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice degree program starting at an affordable $4,384 per year. Courses in CWU's program include Community and Social Justice, Correctional Law, and Crime in America. The second spot on the list is held by Western Carolina University with a BSBA in Business Administration and Law. Tuition for this online bachelor's program starts at $5,670 annually.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Central Washington University Annual Tuition $4,384
#2 #2 Western Carolina University Annual Tuition $5,670
#3 #3 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $7,500
#4 #4 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#5 #5 William Woods University Annual Tuition $8,225
#6 #6 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $9,207
#7 #7 Hampton University Annual Tuition $9,300
#8 #8 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $9,570
#9 (tie) #9 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#9 (tie) #9 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#11 #11 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866
#12 #12 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#13 #13 Charter Oak State College Annual Tuition $11,760
#14 #14 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#15 #15 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,120
#16 #16 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $13,484
#17 (tie) #17 (tie) Dominican University Annual Tuition $13,500
#17 (tie) #17 (tie) Pfeiffer University Annual Tuition $13,500
#19 #19 Rowan University Annual Tuition $13,800
#20 #20 Utica College Annual Tuition $14,200
#21 #21 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#22 #22 Midstate College Annual Tuition $16,230
#23 #23 Florida National University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $16,500
#24 #24 Kaplan University Annual Tuition $16,695
#25 #25 Hodges University Annual Tuition $16,800
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,384
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Criminal Justice; Community and Social Justice; Correctional Counseling; Correctional Law; Crime in America; Ethics, Diversity, and Conflict in Criminal Justice

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Hospitality Law; International Business Law; Labor and Employment Law; Legal Aspects of Managing Technology; Litigation in Business; Risk Management and Liability in Sport
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Technology for the Workplace; Human Communication; Internship in Legal Assistant Studies; Legal Research I; Principles of Logic and Argumentation; Writing for the Legal and Social Science Professions
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Practice and Procedure; Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Evidence; Hospitality Law; Maritime Law; Sports Law, Risk, and Regulation

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Issues; Criminal Practice; Ethics and the Law Office; Evidence and Fact Gathering; Law and Paralegalism; Torts Law

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,207
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Policing; Counter-Terrorism; Criminal Law; Foundations of Criminal Justice; Issues of Police Civil Liability; The Law of Criminal Evidence
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Domestic Relations; Law in Society; Litigation and Trial Practice

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,570
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Anglo-American Jurisprudence; Constitutional Law for Paralegals; Law, Business and the Workplace; Litigation and Trial Evidence; Medieval Jurisprudence; The Paralegal Profession
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporations; Estates, Trusts and Wills; Family Relation Law; Legal Research; Litigation; Real Estate and Mortgages
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics and the Criminal Justice Leader; Forensic Psychology; Juvenile Justice System; Law, Justice and Family; The Victim and the Justice System; Writing for the Criminal Justice Profession
  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Practice and Procedure; Law and the Legal System; Legal Research; Legal Writing; Professional Ethics and Liability; Property and Real Estate Law
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Government & Free Enterprise; Corporate & Business Organization Law; Family Law; Foundations of Law; Real Estate Transactions & Property; Tort Law
  • Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law; Elder Law; Environmental Law; Juvenile/Education Law; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibilities; Legal Research & Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Global Problems; Domestic and International Terrorism; International Relations; Introduction to Public Policy and Administration; Introduction to the Study of Government; Political Economy
  • Annual Tuition: $13,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law, Liberty and Emerging Policy; Judicial and Administrative Practices: Civil and Criminal Procedure; The American Criminal and Civil Legal Systems; The Rule and Role of Law in Matters of Life and Death; The U.S. Legal System and the Judicial Process; Theory and Practice of Law

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,484
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Legal Issues; Introduction to Philosophy of Law and Legal Ethics; Rights in America; Symbolic Logic; The American Legal Process; The Law of Labor-Management Relations

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Employment Law; Freedom of Speech; Law & Economics; Negotiation Theory; Philosophical Basis of the Law; Religion & the Law
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections Justice; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Forensic Evidence; Homeland Security; Juvenile Justice; Law Enforcement Operations

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    International Terrorism; Law and Evidence; Law and Human Rights; Sentencing and the Rights of the Convicted; Survey of Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime and Criminality

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessing Evidence in Criminal Justice; Computer Network Investigations; Corrections Theory and Practice; Criminal Justice Communications; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies
  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contract Law; Criminal Law and Procedures; Domestic Relations; Legal Ethics; Litigation; Torts

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,230
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Organizing/Community Law; Law and Racism in America; Politics of Punishment, Analyzing Prisons and Jails; Theories of Justice and Social Change (Justice and Equality); Women, Justice, and the Law; Workers’ Rights and Human Rights
  • Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Litigation; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Legal Research & Writing II; White Collar Crime

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,695
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, NEASC CIHE, and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law; Ethics and the Legal Environment; Law and Society; Legal Ethics; Legal Philosophy; Legal Research and Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law and Procedure; Data Privacy & Social Media; Legal Research & Writing

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