2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Law Degrees

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Affordable online bachelor's in law and legal studies programs can be found at these 19 colleges and universities. The American Public University System is ranked first, with an annual tuition rate of just $8,100. Students enrolled in the BS in Legal Studies program can expect to take classes such as Civil Practice and Procedure and Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law. The University of Central Florida, ranked third, offers a BA and BS in Legal Studies as well as a BA in Political Science for those seeking a pre-law program. Tuition for UCF's degrees is $9,000 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#2 #2 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,730
#3 #3 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,000
#4 (tie) #4 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#4 (tie) #4 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#6 #6 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#7 #7 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,280
#8 #8 Dominican University Annual Tuition $13,837
#9 #9 Rowan University Annual Tuition $14,100
#10 #10 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#11 #11 Midstate College Annual Tuition $16,230
#12 #12 National University Annual Tuition $16,650
#13 #13 Peirce College Annual Tuition $18,600
#14 #14 Florida National University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $19,250
#15 #15 Loyola University Chicago Annual Tuition $20,100
#16 #16 Hodges University Annual Tuition $20,520
#17 #17 Herzing University-Brookfield Annual Tuition $24,360
#18 #18 University of Providence Annual Tuition $24,420
#19 #19 Florida Gulf Coast University Annual Tuition $25,161
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $8,730
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • 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: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • 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: 93%
  • 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: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Government & Free Enterprise; Corporate & Business Organization Law; Family Law; Foundations of Law; Real Estate Transactions & Property; Tort Law

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $13,837
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Employment Law; Freedom of Speech; Law & Economics; Negotiation Theory; Philosophical Basis of the Law; Religion & the Law

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,100
  • 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: $14,970
  • 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: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • 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: $16,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advocacy; Comparative International Law; Constitutional Law; Current Legal Issues; Intro to Law & Legal Writing; Legal Aspects of Business; Litigation

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law; Business Litigation; Contract Law; Ethical Leadership; Legal Research for Legal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $19,250
  • 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: $20,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Litigation; Contract Drafting; Corporate Compliance; Criminal Law & Litigation; Drafting Policies and Procedures; Financial Institution Regulation; Governance, Ethics, and Compliance
  • Annual Tuition: $20,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Law and Procedure; Data Privacy & Social Media; Legal Research & Writing

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  • Annual Tuition: $24,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Law; Civil Litigation; Contract Law; Ethics and Paralegal Professionalism; Family Law; Introduction to Legal Assisting; Law Office Procedures

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  • Annual Tuition: $24,420
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law; Criminal Evidence and Procedure; Domestic and Family Law; Estate Law; Legal Research and Writing; Litigation and Trial Practice; Property Law
  • Annual Tuition: $25,161
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law; Contracts; Courtroom Techniques; Family Law Issues; Globalization and The Rule of Law; Law Office Management; Legal Research & Writing

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