2020 Most Affordable Online Public Relations Degrees

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

This list highlights 19 schools, all of which offer affordable online bachelor's in public relations degrees. At #1, Tennessee State University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Relations for only $4,200 per year. University of Iowa, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $8,073 for its Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management - Communications Public Relations/Journalism.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online master's in public relations. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Tennessee State University $4,200
# 2 #2 University of Iowa $8,073
# 3 #3 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 4 #4 Florida International University $10,376
# 5 #5 Boise State University $10,500
# 6 #6 Washington State University $11,550
# 7 #7 Liberty University $11,700
# 8 #8 Regent University Online $11,850
# 9 #9 University of North Dakota $11,970
# 10 #10 Indiana Institute of Technology $12,120
# 12 #12 Franklin University $12,338
# 13 #13 St. Petersburg College $12,773
# 14 #14 Bridgewater State University $13,560
# 15 #15 Concordia University - Texas $13,800
# 16 #16 Arkansas Tech University $13,920
# 17 #17 Campbell University $13,950
# 18 #18 Mercer University $14,250
# 19 #19 Point Park University $14,880
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $4,200
Annual Tuition: $4,200
Annual Tuition: $4,200
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 200
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 256
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Relations
#2
#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City (IA)
Annual Tuition: $8,073
Annual Tuition: $8,073
Annual Tuition: $8,073
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 1130 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,041
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,962
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management - Communications Public Relations/Journalism
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA Communication - Public Relations
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $10,376
Annual Tuition: $10,376
Annual Tuition: $10,376
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,922
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,749
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,518
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,499
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communications (Degree Completion)
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication
#7
#7

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,092
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 36,337
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS: Sport Management: Sport Communication and Public Relations
#8
#8

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,850
Annual Tuition: $11,850
Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,146
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,092
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Communication Studies - Advertising and Public Relations
  • B.A. in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
#9
#9

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $11,970
Annual Tuition: $11,970
Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,851
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,500
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Specialization in Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs - Public Administration Track
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $12,120
Annual Tuition: $12,120
Annual Tuition: $12,120
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 12
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 519
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Public Relations
#12
#12

Franklin University

Columbus (OH)
Annual Tuition: $12,338
Annual Tuition: $12,338
Annual Tuition: $12,338
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,642
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,457
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Relations
#13
#13

St. Petersburg College

Clearwater (FL)
Annual Tuition: $12,773
Annual Tuition: $12,773
Annual Tuition: $12,773
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 73%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,306
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A.S. in Health Services Administration - Public Relations and Marketing
#14
#14

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater (MA)
Annual Tuition: $13,560
Annual Tuition: $13,560
Annual Tuition: $13,560
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 319
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 117
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Concentration in Public Relations
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $13,800
Annual Tuition: $13,800
Annual Tuition: $13,800
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 226
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 496
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Visual Communication
#16
#16

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville (AR)
Annual Tuition: $13,920
Annual Tuition: $13,920
Annual Tuition: $13,920
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,231
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 562
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts Organizational Leadership - Concentration in Public Relations
#17
#17

Campbell University

Buies Creek (NC)
Annual Tuition: $13,950
Annual Tuition: $13,950
Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 570
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 40
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Concentration in Public Relations and Corporate Communications
#18
#18

Mercer University

Macon (GA)
Annual Tuition: $14,250
Annual Tuition: $14,250
Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 612
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 498
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Public Relations
#19
#19

Point Park University

Pittsburgh (PA)
Annual Tuition: $14,880
Annual Tuition: $14,880
Annual Tuition: $14,880
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 421
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 431
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising

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