2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Psychology Degrees

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These are the 25 most affordable online colleges and universities offering degrees in psychology. There are options at every degree level and all tuitions are under $10,000. The most affordable school is California Coast University with an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, a doctoral degree, and two certificate programs starting at an annual tuition of $4,800. Northcentral University provides a wide variety of master's and doctoral degree options and specializations making it an excellent choice for students pursuing graduate studies in psychology. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online psychology degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Students interested in graduate level study should also browse our psychology master's most affordable list.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Psychology Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 California Coast University Annual Tuition $4,800 Psychology Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#2 #2 Southern University and A & M College Annual Tuition $4,973 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,067 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#4 #4 Fort Valley State University Annual Tuition $5,859 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $6,300 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,424 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#7 #7 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $6,552 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#8 #8 Westfield State University Annual Tuition $7,050 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,110 Psychology Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,406 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 Oregon Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $7,410 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#12 #12 University of Nevada - Reno Annual Tuition $7,740 Psychology Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#13 #13 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,750 Psychology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#14 #14 Peru State College Annual Tuition $7,800 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 Clarion University Annual Tuition $7,818 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $7,950 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#17 #17 Chadron State College Annual Tuition $8,060 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,260 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Lynn University Annual Tuition $8,850 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Drury University Annual Tuition $8,970 Psychology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#22 #22 York College Annual Tuition $9,000 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#23 #23 Indiana University-East Annual Tuition $9,284 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 (tie) #24 (tie) King University Annual Tuition $9,300 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 (tie) #24 (tie) Utah State University Annual Tuition $9,300 Psychology Degrees: Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,800
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Counseling Psychology; Educational Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Personality Theories; Psychology of Gender; Test and Measurements in Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $4,973
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Statistics; Experimental Psychology; History and Systems; Physiological Psychology; Psychology of Learning

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,067
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cognitive Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Industrial Organizational Psychology; Psychological Assessment; Psychology of Learning; Theories of Personality

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,859
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 21%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Behavior Modification; Careers and Issues in Psychology; Child Psychology; Forensic Psychology; History of Psychology

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Marriage and Family; Personality Theory; Psychological Tests and Measurements; Statistics for the Social Sciences; Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Child and Developmental Psychology; Drug & Behavior; Evolutionary Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Human Sexuality; Introduction to Therapeutic Skills

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Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,552
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Adult Aging; Forensic Psychology; Human Sexual Behavior; Principles of Mental Health; Psychology and Health; Psychology of Learning

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Online Certificate Programs (10)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Example Classes:
    Adaptation and Animal Behavior; Alcoholism: Causes and Treatment; Experimental Social Psychology; From Disorder to Orientation; Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Psychology of the Family

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience; Advanced Psychopathology; Emotion, Motivation & Cognition; Group Dynamics; Multicultural & Diversity Issues; Psychology of Addiction

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,406
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Advance Seminar Sex and Gender; Emotions; Health Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Multicultural Psychology

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,410
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Behavior Modification; Biopsychology; Human Growth and Development; Social Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,740
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Management and Consultation; Behavioral Analysis of Language and Cognition; Behavioral Interventions; Ethics in Psychology; Radical Behaviorism; Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Psychology; Cognitive Processes and Applications; Health Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Psychology of Adjustment; Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cognitive Psychology; Experimental Psychology; Psychological Tests and Measurements; Psychology of Personality; Social Psychology

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Community Psychology; Cross-Cultural Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Drugs, Society & Behavior; Health Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Childhood Psychopathology; Cross-Cultural Psychology; Historical Development of Psychology; Learning and Memory; Maturity and Aging; Psychological Development Across the Lifespan
  • Annual Tuition: $8,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Culture and Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Psychology of Cognitive and Learning; Social Psychology; Statistics for Psychologists

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Basic Statistics for Research; Learning and Cognition; Lifespan Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    History and Systems of Psychology; Lifespan Developmental Psychology; Neuroscience; Personality Theory; Sensation and Perception; Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Ethical Decision Making; Experimental Psychology; Human Behavior; Personality Theory

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Community Psychology; Cross-Cultural Psychology; History and Systems in Psychology; Human Sexuality; Life Span Development

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Counseling; Physiological Psychology; Social Psychology; Theories of Personality

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,284
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts and Applications in Organizational Psychology; Life Span Development; Methods of Experimental Psychology; Psychology of Everyday Life; Sensation and Perception
  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Group Dynamics; Intro to Christian Counseling; Lifespan Human Development; Marriage and the Family

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Abuse, Neglect, and the Psychological Dimensions of Intimate Violence; Behavior Assessment and Intervention; Developmental Psychology: Adolescence; Educational Psychology for Teachers; Health Psychology; Multicultural Psychology

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