2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Philosophy Degrees

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With 10 of these 15 colleges offering cheap tuition rates under $12,000 per year, this list represents the most affordable online colleges offering bachelor's degrees in philosophy. The average tuition of these schools is $10,999. Ranked #1 is Fort Hays State University, which offers a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy for $6,399 per year. Second place goes to SUNY Empire State College, with its BA and BS in philosophy. Online bachelor's degrees at SUNY start at $8,000 annually.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,399
#2 #2 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $8,000
#3 #3 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#4 #4 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Annual Tuition $8,400
#5 #5 Columbus State University Annual Tuition $8,525
#6 #6 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Annual Tuition $9,262
#7 #7 Holy Apostles Annual Tuition $9,600
#8 #8 Assumption College Annual Tuition $11,130
#9 #9 Washington State University Annual Tuition $11,335
#10 #10 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $11,400
#11 #11 University of New Orleans Annual Tuition $12,026
#12 #12 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,217
#13 #13 Eastern Washington University Annual Tuition $12,632
#14 #14 University of Memphis Annual Tuition $14,400
#15 #15 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,300
#16 #16 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $17,250
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,399
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Bioethics; Classical Greek Philosophy; Ethics in the Professions and Business; Foundations of Modern Philosophy; Philosophy of Knowledge; Political Philosophy

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Religious Thought in World Perspective; Roots and Routes of African Diaspora Resistance: Arts; Roots and Routes of African Diaspora Resistance: History; Roots and Routes of African Diaspora Resistance: Humanities
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Enlightenment Philosophy; God and World; Logic; Medieval Philosophy; Modern & Post-Modern Philosophy; Modern and Post-Modern Philosophy; Religious Existentialism
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Ethical Theory; Eastern Thought; Environmental Philosophy; Existentialism; Feminist Theory; Philosophy of Race
  • Annual Tuition: $8,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Arts; Critical Thinking; Formal Logic; Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics; Moral Philosophy; Seven Revolutions in Global Change

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,262
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical Issues in Business; Intermediate Formal Logic; Knowledge, Truth, and Belief; Major Philosophers; Philosophy of Biological Science; Practical Reasoning

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Apologetics; Epistemology; History of Medieval Philosophy; Liturgical Theology; Philosophy of God; Theology of the Body

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Education: Character Development in Schools; God and the Philosophers; Philosophical Psychology; Philosophy and the Meaning of Life; Professional Ethics; Special Topics: The Problem of Evil; The Problem of Evil
  • Annual Tuition: $11,335
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Biomedical Ethics; Contemporary Political Theory; Philosophy of Language; Social and Political Philosophy; Theory of Knowledge; Women and Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $11,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering and Ethics; Introduction to World Religions; Latin American Philosophy; Philosophy of Sex and Love

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,026
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Darwin and the Evolution of Thought; German Idealism and the 19th Century; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Heidegger; Philosophy of Kant; Philosophy of Mind

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,217
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Europe in the 18th Century: the Enlightenment; Metaphysics of Things; Moral Values in Political Philosophy; Person, Identity and Dignity; Philosophy of Art; Rationality and Moral Choice; Readings in the History of Philosophy

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,632
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    History of Ancient Western Philosophy; History of Contemporary Western Philosophy; History of Economic Thought; History of Modern Western Philosophy; Paths to the American Present; Women, Literature and Social Change
  • Annual Tuition: $14,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Moral Problems; Human and the Divine; Nature/Mind/Knowledge; Recent Anglo American Philosophy; Recent Continental Philosophy; Science/Technology/Human Values
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical Theory; History of Ancient Philosophy; History of Ethics; Literacy and Critical Inquiry; Philosophical Argument and Exposition; Principles of Sound Reasoning
  • Annual Tuition: $17,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Example Classes:
    Authentic Christianity; Christian Apologetics; Logic, Reason, and Persuasion; Old Testament Literature; Pentecostal Doctrine and History; The Church in Ministry and Mission
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