2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Social Work Degrees

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Online bachelor's of social work (BSW), bachelor of arts in social work, and bachelor of science in social work programs can be found at these 22 affordable colleges. Humboldt State University offers the lowest tuition of the group, with an annual cost of $5,742 for a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Individuals looking for an online BSW will find a cheap option at second-ranked Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus, which offers its fully online BSW at a tuition rate of $6,273 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online MSW programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Humboldt State University Annual Tuition $5,742
#2 #2 Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $6,273
#3 #3 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#4 #4 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140
#5 #5 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $10,559
#6 #6 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#7 #7 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,940
#8 #8 Campbellsville University Annual Tuition $11,970
#9 #9 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000
#10 #10 Huntington University Annual Tuition $12,200
#11 #11 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#12 #12 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $12,300
#13 #13 Briar Cliff University Annual Tuition $12,865
#14 #14 Limestone College Annual Tuition $13,671
#15 #15 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $15,231
#16 #16 Brescia University Annual Tuition $15,250
#17 #17 East Central University Annual Tuition $15,521
#18 #18 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $15,900
#19 #19 Spring Arbor University Online Annual Tuition $17,515
#20 #20 Metropolitan State University of Denver Annual Tuition $18,859
#21 #21 Saint Louis University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $19,200
#22 #22 Appalachian State University Annual Tuition $19,948
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Beginning Social Work Experience; Field Preparation; Social Agency Experience; Social Policy; Social Work Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,273
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Inside Family Violence; Perspectives in Mental Health; Public Child Welfare; Social Welfare Policy; Southwest Peoples and Cultures; Working with Aging Populations

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Analysis of Contemporary Social Policy Issues; Child Welfare and the Law; Domestic Violence; Economics of Social Work; Human Sexuality; Social Work as a Profession; Social Work Practice with Older Adults

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity; Ethics; Profession Communications Skills; Social Policy and Planning

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,559
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Welfare; Cooperative Education; Generalist Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations; Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families; Generalist Social Work Practice with Task and Treatment Groups; Human Behavior and the Social Environment I; Orientation to Gerontology

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Chemical Dependency; Ethics in Professional Helping; Human Behavior & the Social Environment; Social Welfare & Policy; Social Work Practice with Groups; Social Work Practice with Individuals & Families

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior and the Social Environment I; Minority Group Relations; Social Problems; Social Research; Social Welfare Organization

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions; Child Abuse & Interventions; Child Abuse & Neglect; Crisis Intervention; Death, Dying and Bereavement; Foster Care & Adoption; Human Rights

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Domestic Violence; Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Social Work; Military Approach to Social Work; Social Justice and Diversity; Social Work with Older Adults; Youth-at-Risk

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior & Social Environment; Interview Workshop; Minority Groups; Social Policy; Social Welfare Institutions

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Aging Services; Child Abuse and Neglect; Medical Social Work; School Social Work; Social Work in Legal Settings; Violence Across the Lifespan

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,865
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Organization; History and General Method of Social Work; Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Social Issues and Policy

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,671
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Social Work as a Profession; Practice with Culturally Diverse Populations; Social Welfare Programs and Policy; Social Work Intervention: Large Groups and Community Organization; Social Work Specialized Groups; The Influence of Sexual Factors on Behavior

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,231
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Psycho-Social Approaches for Rural Practice; Ethics in Social Work/Human Services; General Psychology; Grant Writing; Macro Practice in Social Work; Micro Practice in Social Work; Social Work Clinical Assessment and Intervention

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical Considerations in Social Work; Human Behavior in the Social Environment I; Social Issues in Diversity; Social Welfare Policy; Social Work and Aging

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,521
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    Case Management Practice; Human Behavior and Social Environment I; Interviewing Techniques; Social Welfare Policy & Services

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    From Healthy to Ill and Vaccines to Epidemics; Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II; Social Welfare Policy Analysis; Understanding Our Social World

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,515
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Interviewing; Practice with Groups; Racial & Cultural Minorities; Social Welfare Policies; Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences; Values: Personal & Social

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,859
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Agency Experience; Philosophy of Social Work; Practice of Scientific Inquiry; Privilege, Oppression and Power; Social Welfare Policy

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity and Anti-Oppression Practice; Human Development Through the Life Span; Social Work Practice with Families and Groups; Social Work Practice with Individuals; Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities; The American Social Welfare System

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,948
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Competence in the Helping Professions; Death, Dying, and Living; Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Professional Social Work in Contemporary Society; Programs and Services for Older Adults; The American Social Welfare System

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