2020 Most Affordable Online College for Sociology Degrees

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

The 25 schools on this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online bachelor's degree in sociology. Tennessee State University, the #1 option, charges only $4,200 per year for its Bachelor of Science in Sociology. Classes for this program include Classical Sociological Theory, Contemporary Sociological Theory, Introduction to Social Research, and Social Statistics. The University of West Georgia comes in second place, with an affordable tuition rate of $5,463 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Tennessee State University $4,200
# 2 #2 University of West Georgia $5,463
# 3 #3 California State University-Chico $5,742
# 4 #4 Georgia Southern University $5,766
# 5 #5 Kennesaw State University $6,180
# 6 #6 Columbus State University $6,510
# 7 #7 Fort Hays State University $6,560
# 8 #8 Wichita State University $6,708
# 9 #9 University of North Carolina at Pembroke $6,752
# 10 #10 Lamar University $7,440
# 11 #11 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus $7,492
# 12 #12 Fayetteville State University $7,556
# 13 #13 California State University - Fullerton $7,650
# 14 #14 Arkansas State University $7,740
# 15 #15 Central Methodist University $7,800
# 16 #16 PennWest California $7,870
# 17 #17 American Public University System $8,100
# 18 #18 University of Idaho $8,304
# 19 #19 Clarion University $8,334
# 20 #20 University of Arkansas at Little Rock $8,400
# 21 #21 University of Southern Mississippi $8,624
# 22 #22 Western Illinois University $8,883
# 23 #23 Southeast Missouri State University $9,000
# 24 #24 The University of Texas Permian Basin $9,233
# 25 #25 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
#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 Sociology
#2
#2

University of West Georgia

Carrollton (GA)
Annual Tuition: $5,463
Annual Tuition: $5,463
Annual Tuition: $5,463
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,350
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,295
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,742
Annual Tuition: $5,742
Annual Tuition: $5,742
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 76%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 486
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 82
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
#4
#4

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro (GA)
Annual Tuition: $5,766
Annual Tuition: $5,766
Annual Tuition: $5,766
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,088
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,619
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - Concentration in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $6,180
Annual Tuition: $6,180
Annual Tuition: $6,180
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,315
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,792
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Criminology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Culture and Social Change
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology - General Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Medical Sociology
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $6,510
Annual Tuition: $6,510
Annual Tuition: $6,510
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 674
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 786
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Addictions Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Studies - Sociology of Medicine and Aging
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Addictions Counseling
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 632
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of General Studies - Sociology
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,752
Annual Tuition: $6,752
Annual Tuition: $6,752
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,435
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 853
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Criminal Justice Studies - Sociology
#10
#10

Lamar University

Beaumont (TX)
Annual Tuition: $7,440
Annual Tuition: $7,440
Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,222
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,150
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $7,492
Annual Tuition: $7,492
Annual Tuition: $7,492
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,514
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 917
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Criminal Justice/Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
#12
#12

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville (NC)
Annual Tuition: $7,556
Annual Tuition: $7,556
Annual Tuition: $7,556
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 870 -1010
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,714
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 603
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Degree Completion)
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,220
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,066
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Degree Completion)
#14
#14

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro (AR)
Annual Tuition: $7,740
Annual Tuition: $7,740
Annual Tuition: $7,740
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1013 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,064
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,414
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Sociology
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,734
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 159
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
#16
#16

PennWest California

California (PA)
Annual Tuition: $7,870
Annual Tuition: $7,870
Annual Tuition: $7,870
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,141
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,592
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology: Social Deviance
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Concentration in Community Action
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Concentration in Digital Society
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Concentration in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Concentration in Health
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Concentration in Public Policy
#18
#18

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $8,304
Annual Tuition: $8,304
Annual Tuition: $8,304
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 431
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 590
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Sociology
#19
#19

Clarion University

Clarion (PA)
Annual Tuition: $8,334
Annual Tuition: $8,334
Annual Tuition: $8,334
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 699
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 741
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Psychology
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,676
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 757
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Sociology
  • BA in Sociology
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
Annual Tuition: $8,624
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,665
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 968
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $8,883
Annual Tuition: $8,883
Annual Tuition: $8,883
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 589
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 472
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - General Emphasis
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,223
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 481
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science - Sociology
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $9,233
Annual Tuition: $9,233
Annual Tuition: $9,233
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1133
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,827
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 589
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Sociology
#25
#25
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 Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies - Concentration in Society and Social Problems
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Concentration in Community Health

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