2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Mathematics Degrees

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These 18 online schools offer low-cost master's degrees in mathematics for less than $25,000 a year. Twelve of these schools have annual tuition rates under $15,000. The Central Methodist University, ranked #1, offers a competitive tuition rate at $6,080 for its Master of Science in Mathematics degree. Nicholls State University comes in second place with an annual tuition rate of $6,545.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $6,080
#2 #2 Nicholls State University Annual Tuition $6,545
#3 #3 University of Missouri Annual Tuition $6,663
#4 #4 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,395
#5 #5 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $7,990
#6 #6 The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Annual Tuition $9,981
#7 #7 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $10,605
#8 #8 Lock Haven University Annual Tuition $11,250
#9 #9 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $12,315
#10 #10 California State University-Fullerton Annual Tuition $13,029
#11 #11 University of Kansas Annual Tuition $14,206
#12 #12 Texas A & M University-College Station Annual Tuition $14,673
#13 #13 University of Houston Annual Tuition $15,317
#14 #14 Rochester Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $15,525
#15 #15 North Carolina State University Annual Tuition $16,980
#16 #16 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $21,510
#17 #17 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Annual Tuition $22,185
#18 #18 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $23,932
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 261
  • Example Classes:
    History of Mathematics; Introduction to Complex Variables; Modern Algebra; Numerical Analysis; Proof in Mathematics; Writing Mathematical Documents including LaTex

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 669
  • Example Classes:
    Calculus and Analytic Structures; Geometric and Algebraic Structures; Mathematics Modeling: An Experimental Approach for Teachers; Number-theoretic and Discrete Structures; Technology and Communication in Mathematics; Topics in the History of Mathematics
  • Annual Tuition: $6,663
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,633
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment in Mathematics Education; Contemporary Curriculum Issues in Mathematics Education; Contemporary Equity Issues in Mathematics Education; Secondary Mathematics From an Advanced Perspective; Teaching and Learning Algebraic Reasoning Advanced; Technology and Mathematics Education
  • Annual Tuition: $7,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,069
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Multivariate Statistics; Advanced Nonparametric Statistics; Advanced Numerical Analysis and Empirical Modeling; Advanced Time Series and Stochastic Processes; Applied Cryptography; Data Mining and Simulation Modeling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,230
  • Example Classes:
    Complex Variables; Field Theory; Non-Euclidean Geometry; Optimization Techniques; Simulation Techniques; Vector Spaces

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,981
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,037
  • Example Classes:
    Cryptology and Codes; Discrete Mathematics; Fourier Analysis; Functional Analysis; Group Theory; Topology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,605
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,753
  • Example Classes:
    Algebra from an Advanced Perspective; Geometry from an Advanced Perspective; History of Mathematics; Introduction to Analysis; Introduction to Probability and Statistics; Mathematical Modeling and Applications
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 387
  • Example Classes:
    Actuarial Models and Life Data Analysis; Corporate Finance; Financial and Managerial Accounting; Financial Risk Management; Forecasting and Time Series Analysis; Regression Analysis and Statistical Models
  • Annual Tuition: $12,315
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,000
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments; Applied Nonparametric Statistics; Intermediate R Statistical Programming Language; Intermediate SAS for Data Management; Regression Methods; Statistical Consulting Practicum

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,029
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,804
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Biostatistics; Bayesian Statistics; Categorical Data Analysis; Multivariate Analysis; Statistical Computing; Statistical Consulting

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,206
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,014
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Trials; Experimental Design; Introduction to Programming and Applied Statistics in R; Professionalism, Ethics and Leadership in the Statistical Sciences; Sampling Methods; Statistical Computing/SAS Base
  • Annual Tuition: $14,673
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 14,854
  • Example Classes:
    Communications in Math; Computational Linear Algebra; Linear Algebra; Numerical Analysis; Problem Survey; Seminar in Algebra
  • Annual Tuition: $15,317
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,874
  • Example Classes:
    Axiomatic Geometry; Complex Analysis; Linear Algebra with Applications; Models of Computation; Regression and Linear Models

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,097
  • Example Classes:
    Foundations of Experimental Design; Fundamentals of Statistical Theory; Regression Analysis; Statistical Software
  • Annual Tuition: $16,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,904
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Nonparametric Statistics; Applied Time Series; Fundamentals of Linear Models and Regression; Statistical Principles of Clinical Trials; Statistical Programming I

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  • Annual Tuition: $21,510
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,256
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Intensive Statistics; Consulting Practicum; Experimental Design; Models of Computation; Regression; Sample Survey Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $22,185
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,969
  • Example Classes:
    World of Mathematics: Algebra; World of Mathematics: Applications in the Real World; World of Mathematics: Data Analysis & Probability; World of Mathematics: Integrating Technology in Mathematics; World of Mathematics: Mathematics in Science; World of Mathematics: Numbers
  • Annual Tuition: $23,932
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,697
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Time Series; Methods in Environmental Statistics; Multivariate Analysis; Nonparametric Methods; Probability with Applications; Regression Models and Applications

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