2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Nursing Degrees

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These 24 nursing schools stand out from the rest for their affordable online nursing bachelor's (BSN) degrees. Annual tuition rates at these schools range from $5,532 to $8,905, making them excellent opportunities for budget-conscious students. Second-ranked University of the Cumberlands offers an RN to BSN program with classes such as Community Healthcare and Statistics for $6,368 per year. Online nursing students at Cleveland State University can take courses in forensic nursing such as Introduction to Forensic Nursing: Crisis Theory.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 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 University of Missouri at Saint Louis Annual Tuition $5,532
#2 #2 University of the Cumberlands Annual Tuition $6,368
#3 #3 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,500
#4 #4 Cleveland State University Annual Tuition $6,561
#5 #5 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $6,916
#6 #6 University of North Georgia Annual Tuition $7,350
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Touro University Nevada Annual Tuition $7,500
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,500
#9 #9 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,556
#10 #10 Mayville State University Annual Tuition $7,756
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) SUNY College at Plattsburgh Annual Tuition $8,000
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Annual Tuition $8,000
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) SUNY College of Technology at Canton Annual Tuition $8,000
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Annual Tuition $8,000
#15 #15 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#16 #16 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $8,173
#17 #17 Nicholls State University Annual Tuition $8,250
#18 #18 Minot State University Annual Tuition $8,406
#19 #19 University of North Florida Annual Tuition $8,550
#20 #20 Colorado Mesa University Annual Tuition $8,665
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Alderson Broaddus University Annual Tuition $8,850
#21 (tie) #21 (tie) Regent University Online Annual Tuition $8,850
#23 #23 Nevada State College Annual Tuition $8,900
#24 #24 Oklahoma Panhandle State University Annual Tuition $8,905
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,532
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,561
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Annual Tuition: $6,916
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Annual Tuition: $7,556
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Annual Tuition: $7,756
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,173
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,665
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Annual Tuition: $8,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,905
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%

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