2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Law Degrees

2020 Most Affordable Law Bachelors Degrees Badge

All 25 of these colleges and universities offer affordable online bachelor's in law degrees. Western Carolina University, the #1 option, charges only $5,670 per year. Ranked #2, Fort Hays State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Pre-Law at a tuition rate of $6,778 annually. Classes include Comparative Governments of Industrialized Societies, Legal Advocacy, Legal Philosophy, Political Campaign Management, Public Personnel Management, and Urban Politics.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $5,670
# 2 #2 $6,778
# 3 #3 $7,500
# 4 #4 $7,870
# 5 #5 $7,953
# 6 #6 $8,100
# 7 #7 $8,895
# 8 #8 $9,600
# 9 #9 $11,515
# 10 #10 $11,700
# 11 #11 $11,850
# 12 #12 $12,103
# 13 #13 $12,480
# 14 #14 $12,630
# 15 #15 $13,320
# 16 #16 $13,330
# 17 (tie) #17 (tie) $13,500
# 17 (tie) #17 (tie) $13,500
# 19 #19 $13,600
# 20 #20 $13,905
# 21 #21 $13,950
# 22 #22 $14,252
# 23 #23 $14,594
# 24 #24 $14,970
# 25 #25 $15,900
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • 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

Western Carolina University (WCU) offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Law degree completion program. The 120-credit program includes 42 credits of liberal studies, 36 credits of business core, 6-15 general electives, and 18 credits for the business law minor. Students are provided with a background in business, including business application and theory, and a foundation in pre-law to prepare for law school. Law electives include International Business Law, Hospitality Law, Labor and Employment Law, and a business law internship. Students who want to complete their degree in eight semesters can follow a prescribed program; most students take 6-9 credits per semester.

Online coursework is hosted on the Blackboard learning management system and may follow a blended synchronous and asynchronous format. WCU offers a separate distance learning tuition and fee rate for online students. The NC Promise Tuition Plan provides both residential and online undergraduate students with reduced tuition rates with no eligibility requirements. Additionally, various merit- and need-based scholarships are available. Online students have access to tutoring support, library and technology resources, career services, and a distance orientation.

Prospective students are expected to have some credits before enrolling. Transfer students must complete an online application and submit transcripts from previously attended colleges/universities.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business Administration and Law
  • Annual Tuition: $6,778
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes: Comparative Governments of Industrialized Societies; Legal Advocacy; Legal Philosophy; Political Campaign Management; Public Personnel Management; Urban Politics

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Pre-Law concentration. The 124-credit program focuses on training students for law school by providing a foundation in the legal system and issues. It also prepares students to take the LSAT exam. The curriculum includes 55 credits of general education, ten credits of modern language, two credits of free electives, and 25 credits of upper-division courses, including classes such as Introduction to Law, Constitutional Law, and American Civil Liberties. To graduate, students must complete a political science seminar and an internship. Other hands-on learning opportunities are available, including campus organizations or study abroad/travel options that vary in length from a semester-long experience to a faculty field trip.

Online courses may include both asynchronous and synchronous elements and are delivered through the Blackboard learning management system, where students have access to lectures, seminars, mock trials, and simulations. FHSU offers a general transfer credit policy through their Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) program, where students can earn credit for work, volunteering, community service, certifications, workshops, or prior military experience. To earn these academic credits, students must take an exam, provide documentation, or submit a portfolio for review. FHSU also offers scholarships specifically for first-year online students that include awards of $1,000, $500, or $250. To be considered, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay about their educational goals.

To apply, students must submit an online application (with fee), and official transcripts from high school or previously attended college/universities. First-year students must have completed the Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum with a minimum 2.5 GPA and must meet the minimum ACT/SAT score or rank in the top 1/3 of their graduating class.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Pre-Law
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Constitutional Law; Ethics for the Legal Professional; Laws of Criminal Evidence; Litigation and Trial Practice; Torts

Abraham Lincoln University (ALU) offers a fully-online Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. The 120-credit program can be completed in 10 semesters. The curriculum consists of 30 credits of general education and 45 credits of core courses, including Legal Research, Litigation and Trial Practice, Criminal Law, and a senior capstone class. Additionally, students take 15 credits of elective courses that focus on specific areas of interest. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) Certificate exam.

Online students utilize email to communicate with instructors and Microsoft Word to complete assignments. Students have access to enrollment and academic advisors, and electronic library resources. ALU offers several benefits for military and veteran students, including military tuition assistance, academic credit for prior military training and experience, and fee waivers for application and registration. Prospective students are awarded transfer credit from prior college-level courses, professional coursework, or examinations. ALU also offers a zero-interest monthly payment plan, which can be extended beyond graduation.

To apply, students must submit an online application, official transcripts, and a resume. Unofficial transcripts may first be submitted to expedite the transfer credit review process.

  • Annual Tuition: $7,870
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes: Anglo-American Jurisprudence; Constitutional Law for Paralegals; Law, Business and the Workplace; Litigation and Trial Evidence; Medieval Jurisprudence; The Paralegal Profession

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence
  • Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $7,953
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes: Cross-Cultural Issues in Business Communication; Economics of Labor Resources; Emerging Media Law; Gift and Estate Planning; Industrial Organization and Regulation; Sports Economics and Business

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics - Law & Economics
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $8,895
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Community-Based Corrections; Contemporary Social Problems; Criminal Procedures and the Courts; Juvenile Delinquency; Policing; Victimology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Law and Society
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Law and Society
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS Criminal Justice - Legal Studies and Advocacy
  • Annual Tuition: $11,515
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Legal Studies, BA
  • Legal Studies, BS
  • Political Science - Prelaw, BA
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Example Classes: Constitutional Government & Free Enterprise; Corporate & Business Organization Law; Family Law; Foundations of Law; Real Estate Transactions & Property; Tort Law

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Law and Policy
  • BS: Law & Policy: Pre-Law
  • BS: Law and Policy: Public Policy
  • BS: Paralegal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Government - Pre-Law
  • B.A. in Law and National Security
  • B.S. in Paralegal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $12,103
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $12,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes: Civil Society & Non-Profit Administration; Federalism; Foreign Policy & International Relations; Media and Public Opinion; Religion & the Public Square; Trends in American Thought and Theory

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Track
  • Annual Tuition: $12,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes: Civil Rights Movements in the United States; International Law and Organization; Law and Courts in Film; Massachusetts Politics; Ocean Policy and Law; Political Parties and Interest Groups

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Political Science - Pre-Law
  • Annual Tuition: $13,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes: Administrative Law; Civil Litigation; Contract Law; Ethics and Paralegal Professionalism; Family Law; Introduction to Legal Assisting; Law Office Procedures; Legal Research; Torts
  • Annual Tuition: $13,330
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes: Politics and Business; Public Management and Leadership; Russia and the Near Abroad; The Trial in American Life; Urban Policy: Disadvantaged Youth; War in World Politics

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, Law, and National Security
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes: Business Law; Operations Management; Organizational Behavior

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Business Administration - Employment Law and Mediation
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Criminal Justice - Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $13,600
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $13,905
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory; Advanced Microeconomic Theory; Behavioral Economics; Economics of Inequality; Economics of Traditional and Renewable Energy; Pre-econometrics

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics - Law, Economics and Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics - Law, Economics and Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes: Correctional Philosophies & Issues; Courts and Procedures; Criminal Law; Ethics in Government

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Pre-Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Pre-Law
  • Annual Tuition: $14,252
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes: Employment Law; Freedom of Speech; Law & Economics; Negotiation Theory; Philosophical Basis of the Law; Religion & the Law

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Legal Studies - Law & Social Justice
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Legal Studies - Paralegal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $14,594
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society
  • 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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes: Advanced Symbolic Logic; Courts and Society; Justice and Reparations; Philosophical Theories of Constitutional Law; Philosophy of Law; Punishment: Logic and Approach

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)