2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Nursing Degrees

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The 24 colleges offering the most affordable online bachelor's degrees in nursing all cost less than $8,000 per year. Ranked #1 East Georgia State College, with a very affordable RN to BSN Bridge program for only $3,330. Texas A & M University-Texarkana is ranked #2 on the list, at a tuition rate of $3,657 per year. The most expensive school, The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, is ranked #24 and still has as a reasonable tuition of $7,479. The average tuition of these schools is $6,113 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online master's in nursing programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 East Georgia State College Annual Tuition $3,330
#2 #2 Texas A & M University-Texarkana Annual Tuition $3,657
#3 #3 University of North Georgia Annual Tuition $4,770
#4 #4 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Annual Tuition $5,053
#5 #5 Cleveland State University Annual Tuition $5,232
#6 #6 Albany State University Annual Tuition $5,640
#7 #7 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $5,763
#8 #8 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,850
#9 #9 Middle Georgia State University Annual Tuition $5,970
#10 #10 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,060
#11 #11 Briar Cliff University Annual Tuition $6,225
#12 #12 Marshall University Annual Tuition $6,342
#13 #13 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368
#14 #14 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,380
#15 #15 Western Carolina University Annual Tuition $6,391
#16 #16 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,560
#17 #17 Mississippi University for Women Annual Tuition $6,667
#18 #18 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $6,750
#19 #19 Delta State University Annual Tuition $7,076
#20 #20 Ohio University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $7,200
#21 #21 University of Hawaii at Hilo Annual Tuition $7,272
#22 #22 Great Basin College Annual Tuition $7,282
#23 #23 University of Arkansas Annual Tuition $7,383
#24 #24 The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Annual Tuition $7,479
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,330
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Current Trends, Issues & Interventions: Best Clinical Practices in Nursing; Ethics in Nursing; Health Assessment; Health Promotions in Communities; Nursing Research: Introductory Evidence-Based Practice; Professional Nurse as Leader/Designer/Manager/Coordinator; Transition into Professional Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $3,657
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Health Nursing Practice for the RN; Health Assessment Across the Life Span for the RN; Healthcare Economics & Finance; Healthcare Law, Ethics & Policy; Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice for the RN; Management of Complex Systems in Nursing; Organizational Behavior & Systems Leadership; Prevention/ Pop Health/Policy; Professional Nursing Practice; Quality Care and Patient Safety in Professional Nursing Practice for the RN
  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pharmacology; Assessment, Measurement, & Evaluation in Nursing Education; Clinical Practice Immersion for Nurse Educators; Cultural Immersion - A Healthcare Experience; Curriculum Development in Nursing Education; Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses; Health Policy, Finance, and Regulation; Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies for Nursing Education; Sociology of Aging; Teaching Adults in Nursing Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $5,053
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Educators; Advanced Physio/Patho; Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology; Caring Health Practices for the Older Adult; Caring Practices within the Leadership Role; Conceptual Foundations of Nursing; Ethical Issues; Quality, Safety & Effectiveness; Research and Evidence-Based Practice; Seminar on Scholarly Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $5,232
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Example Classes:
    Community as a Client; Forensic Methodologies; Gerontological Nursing; Gerontological Nursing Clinical; Introduction to Forensic Nursing: Crisis Theory; Nursing Research; Population Assessment; Special Topics in Nursing; The Legal System
  • Annual Tuition: $5,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Health Assessment; Nursing Research; Pathophysiology
  • Annual Tuition: $5,763
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Health Nursing; Economics and Nursing; Educational Psychology; Foundations of Professional Nursing; Instructional Design; Integrated Concepts of Disease Management; Nursing Ethics; Nursing Management of Pain; Nursing Theory; Pathophysiology in Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Chronic Care Management and Advanced Health Assessment Capstone; Complementary Therapies; Complex Nursing Concepts; Critical Inquiry - Research; Differential Diagnoses, Pathology and Scientific Medical Terminology; Differential Diagnoses, Pathology and Scientific Medical Terminology; Epidemiology and Transcultural Issues; Family Health Promotion for APRN; Nursing Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $5,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Assessment/Diagnostic Reasoning; Advanced Pathophysiology; Advanced Pharmacology/Therapeutic Interventions; Concepts of Adult and Gerontological Nursing Care; Concepts of Community Health and Transcultural Nursing Care; Concepts of Mental Health Nursing Care; Introduction to Professional Nursing; Leadership/Management & Healthcare Policy; Nursing Research Methods; Pharmaconutrition

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Community and Population-Focused Nursing Practice for RNs; Nursing Leadership and Management for RNs; Pathophysiology for RNs
  • Annual Tuition: $6,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Health Assessment for Registered Nurses; Nursing Leadership in the Health Care Delivery System; Nursing Process in the Community; Pathophysiology for Registered Nurses; Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $6,342
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Application to Technology; Community Nursing for the RN; Computing and Instructional Design; Concepts in Professional Nursing; Contemporary Nursing; Family Nursing; Financial Strategies in Nursing Administration; Health and Physical Assessment for the RN; Nursing Internet in Classroom Teaching; Organizational Dynamics in Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Healthcare; Global Health Nursing; Healthcare and Social Policy; Healthcare Communication; Nursing in a Multicultural Environment; Statistics for Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $6,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Professional Roles and Values; Care of the Older Adult; Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing; Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research; Health and Wellness Through Nutritional Science; Health Assessment; Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development; Professional Leadership and Communication for Healthcare; Professional Presence and Influence; Professional Roles and Values

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,391
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Clinical Update for RNs; Community Health Nursing; Economics of Healthcare in Organizations; Ethics in Nursing Leadership; Financial Management in Nursing Leadership; Legal and Health Policy Aspects of Nursing Leadership; Nursing Leadership; Nursing Leadership in Health Care Organizations; Nursing Management of Human Resources; Nursing Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Health Promotion; Healthcare Policy & Cost for the RN; Holistic Perspective and Health Potential; Informatics for the RN; Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare; Nursing Complexity in Health Care Organizations; Nursing Inquiry for the RN; Primary Health Promotion Across the Lifespan; Professional Roles for the RN; Research in Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $6,667
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Nursing Concepts for the Professional Nurse; Comprehensive Health Assessment Across the Lifespan; Introduction to Health Promotion; Introduction to Scholarly Activity for the Professional Nurse; Theory, Research, and Evidence Based Practice for the Professional Nurse

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Emerging and Persistent Issues in Nursing and Healthcare; Evidence Based Practice and Research; Healthcare Informatics; Management and Leadership in Nursing; The Professional Role; Transcultural Nursing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,076
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Pharmacology; Advanced Theoretical Issues in Nursing and Ethics; Basic Pathophysiology; Community Health Nursing; Comprehensive Health Assessment; Informatics in Clinical Practice; Management of Client Care; Nursing Informatics; Nursing Research/Evidence Based Practice; Productivity Software for Executives

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Appraisals; Analyzing Evidence-based Practice for APN; Assessment and Intervention in Family Care; Community Health Nursing; Evidence-Based Nursing Practice; Family Nursing; Gerontologic Nursing Care; Health Assessment and Promotion; Leadership in Nursing; Professional Nursing Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $7,272
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Health Assessment; Nursing Concepts and Skills; Nursing Issues and Trends; Nursing Professional Writing; Nursing Research
  • Annual Tuition: $7,282
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Evidence-Based Practice & Research in Nursing; Nursing Leadership & Management Practicum; Nursing Leadership & Management Theory; Population Focused Community Health Theory; Transition to Professional Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,383
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Health Assessment, Physical Examination and Diagnostic Reasoning; Advanced Pathophysiology; Concepts of Health Promotion within Diverse Populations; Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education; Health Care Policy; Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts; Nursing Concepts: Older Adult; Nursing Informatics; Pharmacology in Nursing; Pharmacotherapeutics

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,479
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Leadership, Policy and Population Health; Advanced Nursing Informatics; Evidence-Based Nursing Practice; Health Care Change, Negotiation, and Conflict Resoltion; Holistic Approaches to Chronic Disorders; Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
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