2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Philosophy Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 16 colleges offer the most affordable online bachelor's in philosophy degrees. Fort Hays State University, the #1 option, charges only $6,560 per year for its Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Courses for this program include Bioethics, Classical Greek Philosophy, Ethics in the Professions and Business, Foundations of Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Knowledge, and Political Philosophy. American Public University System comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $8,100 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Fort Hays State University $6,560
# 2 #2 American Public University System $8,100
# 3 #3 University of Arkansas at Little Rock $8,400
# 4 #4 University of Southern Mississippi $8,624
# 5 #5 University of North Carolina at Greensboro $10,061
# 6 #6 Holy Apostles $10,800
# 7 #7 Washington State University $11,550
# 8 #8 University of Illinois at Springfield $12,105
# 9 #9 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth $12,630
# 10 #10 The University of Tennessee - Martin $13,650
# 11 #11 University of New Orleans $14,190
# 12 #12 Southwestern Assemblies of God University $14,970
# 13 #13 University of Arizona $15,000
# 14 #14 University of Memphis $15,390
# 15 #15 University of Colorado Colorado Springs $15,412
# 16 #16 Arizona State University $15,900
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 628-4000

Example Classes: Bioethics, Classical Greek Philosophy, Ethics in the Professions and Business, Foundations of Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Knowledge, Political Philosophy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Enlightenment Philosophy, God and World, Logic, Medieval Philosophy, Modern & Post-Modern Philosophy, Modern and Post-Modern Philosophy, Religious Existentialism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - Ethics
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,676
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 757
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (501) 569-3000

Example Classes: Contemporary Ethical Theory, Eastern Thought, Environmental Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Race

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Philosophy/Religious Studies
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,665
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 968
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 266-1000

Example Classes: Classical Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Logic, Modern Philosophy, Philosophical Discourse

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $10,061
Annual Tuition: $10,061
Annual Tuition: $10,061
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,155
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,146
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (336) 334-5000

Example Classes: Ethical Issues in Business, Intermediate Formal Logic, Knowledge, Truth, and Belief, Major Philosophers, Philosophy of Biological Science, Practical Reasoning

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#6
#6

Holy Apostles

Cromwell (CT)
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 50%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 156
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 344
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (860) 632-3010

Example Classes: Apologetics, Epistemology, History of Medieval Philosophy, Liturgical Theology, Philosophy of God, Theology of the Body

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,437
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,137
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (509) 335-3564

Example Classes: Advanced Biomedical Ethics, Contemporary Political Theory, Philosophy of Language, Social and Political Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge, Women and Ethics

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities - Philosophy
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $12,105
Annual Tuition: $12,105
Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 995 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 889
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 859
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 206-6600

Example Classes: Europe in the 18th Century: the Enlightenment, Metaphysics of Things, Moral Values in Political Philosophy, Rationality and Moral Choice, Topics in Analytic Philosophy, Topics in Normative Philosophy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $12,630
Annual Tuition: $12,630
Annual Tuition: $12,630
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 695
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (508) 999-8000

Example Classes: Ecofeminism:Philosophy & Practice, Ethics & Health Care Professionals, Heidegger & Continental Philosophy, History of Contemporary Analytic & Continental Philosophy, Selfhood and Personal Identity, Theories of Truth

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Liberal Arts - Philosophy
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $13,650
Annual Tuition: $13,650
Annual Tuition: $13,650
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,055
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 439
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (731) 881-7000

Example Classes: Contemporary Metaphysics and Epistemology, Death, Suffering and Evil, History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Love, Sexuality, and Living, Philosophy and Film, Political and Legal Philosophy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#11
#11

University of New Orleans

New Orleans (LA)
Annual Tuition: $14,190
Annual Tuition: $14,190
Annual Tuition: $14,190
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Average SATs: 1015 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 336
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 231
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (888) 514-4275

Example Classes: Darwin and the Evolution of Thought, German Idealism and the 19th Century, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Heidegger, Philosophy of Kant, Philosophy of Mind

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $14,970
Annual Tuition: $14,970
Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Average SATs: 918 -1103
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 739
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 338
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (888) 937-7248

Example Classes: Authentic Christianity, Christian Apologetics, Logic, Reason, and Persuasion, Old Testament Literature, Pentecostal Doctrine and History, The Church in Ministry and Mission

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy
#13
#13

University of Arizona

Tucson (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $15,000
Annual Tuition: $15,000
Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,558
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,515
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (520) 621-2211

Example Classes: Consciousness and Cognition, Empiricists, Jewish Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy & Psychiatry, Pragmatics

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - Ethics
#14
#14

University of Memphis

Memphis (TN)
Annual Tuition: $15,390
Annual Tuition: $15,390
Annual Tuition: $15,390
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,009
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,332
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (901) 678-2000

Example Classes: Contemporary Moral Problems, Human and the Divine, Nature/Mind/Knowledge, Recent Anglo American Philosophy, Recent Continental Philosophy, Science/Technology/Human Values

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - Applied Ethics
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $15,412
Annual Tuition: $15,412
Annual Tuition: $15,412
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 599
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 834
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (719) 255-3000

Example Classes: Cosmology and Culture, Cyborgs and Monsters, Kant and the Enlightenment, Mid 20th Century European Philosophy, Philosophical Issues in Death and Dying, Politics and the Law

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
#16
#16

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $15,900
Annual Tuition: $15,900
Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1301
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 33,410
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,843
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Ethical Theory, History of Ancient Philosophy, History of Ethics, Literacy and Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Argument and Exposition, Principles of Sound Reasoning

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Philosophy
  • BA in Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)