2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Philosophy Degrees

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These 12 schools offer the most affordable online degrees in philosophy. All of these colleges charge less than $18,000 per year, and 5 schools cost less than $10,000. Fort Hays State University retains its #1 position for 2019, with an annual tuition rate of $6,560. In spot #2 is Columbus State University, which charges $7,533 annually, making them an affordable option for distance learners. Available classes include Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics and Moral Philosophy.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,560
#2 #2 Columbus State University Annual Tuition $7,533
#3 #3 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#4 #4 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Annual Tuition $9,262
#5 #5 Holy Apostles Annual Tuition $9,600
#6 #6 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $10,104
#7 #7 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $10,633
#8 #8 Washington State University Annual Tuition $11,329
#9 #9 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $11,400
#10 #10 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,105
#11 #11 University of Memphis Annual Tuition $12,600
#12 #12 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $17,250
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • 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: $7,533
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Arts; Critical Thinking; Formal Logic; Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics; Moral Philosophy; Seven Revolutions in Global Change
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $9,262
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • 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: $10,104
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $10,633
  • 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: $11,329
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • 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: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Engineering and Ethics; Introduction to World Religions; Latin American Philosophy; Philosophy of Sex and Love

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • 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: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • 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: $17,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • 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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