2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Social Work Degrees

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This list ranks online schools offering bachelor's degrees in social work (BSW) based on their affordability. All 24 schools offer annual tuition rates under $30,000. The most affordable school is Humboldt State University, offering a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work for a very low annual tuition of $5,742. Ranking 24th is University of Utah, at $29,120. Its Bachelor of Science in Social Work includes courses such as Privilege, Oppression and Power, and Practice of Scientific Inquiry.

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 $5,763
#3 #3 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#4 #4 Briar Cliff University Annual Tuition $9,960
#5 #5 University of North Dakota Annual Tuition $10,869
#6 #6 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#7 #7 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,940
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Huntington University Annual Tuition $12,000
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000
#10 #10 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#11 #11 University of Nebraska at Kearney Annual Tuition $12,660
#12 #12 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,280
#13 #13 Brescia University Annual Tuition $13,600
#14 #14 Western New Mexico University Annual Tuition $15,231
#15 #15 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $15,407
#16 #16 Union Institute & University Annual Tuition $16,350
#17 #17 Southwestern Assemblies of God University Annual Tuition $17,250
#18 #18 Spring Arbor University Online Annual Tuition $17,610
#19 #19 Metropolitan State University of Denver Annual Tuition $19,425
#20 #20 Appalachian State University Annual Tuition $19,948
#21 #21 Troy University Annual Tuition $20,280
#22 #22 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $28,980
#23 #23 Malone University Annual Tuition $29,000
#24 #24 University of Utah Annual Tuition $29,120
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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: $5,763
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • 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: 62%
  • 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: $9,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $10,869
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • 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: 24%
  • 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: ---
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • 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: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior & Social Environment; Interview Workshop; Minority Groups; Social Policy; Social Welfare Institutions

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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: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions; Assessing Needs of Older Adults; Crisis Intervention; Racial and Ethnic Relations; Social Welfare Policy History; Stress Management and Self-Care

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $13,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Vision and Values; Child and Adolescent Psychopathology; Child and Juvenile Protection Law; Family Dynamics and Community Involvement; Freedom and Responsibility; Victimology and Trauma
  • Annual Tuition: $13,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • 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: $15,231
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $15,407
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Death & Grief; Global Diversity; Issues in Policy & Service Delivery; Military Social Work; Motivation & Change; Psychosocial Oncology Seminar I; Social Gerontology

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $17,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Example Classes:
    Church and Community Social Work; Crisis Intervention and Management; Delinquent Behavior and Rehabilitation; Human Behavior in the Social Environment II; Methods and Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling; Psychology of Religion
  • Annual Tuition: $17,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • 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: $19,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • 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: $19,948
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • 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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  • Annual Tuition: $20,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity; Ethics; Profession Communications Skills; Social Policy and Planning

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  • Annual Tuition: $28,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Interviewing and Assessment; Introduction to Social Work; Social Work Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $29,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Community and Organizational Development; Field Instruction in Social Work; History of Social Welfare; Human Behavior and Social Environment; Methods of Social Research; Professional Issues in Social Work; Social Welfare Policy Analysis

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  • Annual Tuition: $29,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Social Work Writing; Applied Social Work Statistics; Global Community-Based Research; Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Social Diversity and Cultural Understanding; Social Welfare Policy and Services; Social Work Research and Evaluation

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