2019 Most Affordable Online Substance Abuse Counseling Degrees

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The most affordable online substance abuse counseling degrees are offered at the 22 colleges listed here. Non-profit Fort Hays State University ranks #1, with the lowest tuition of $6,560. In second place, Union College - KY offers a BS in Substance Abuse Counseling for only $6,750 per year. Ranking #22 on the list at $28,980 is Nova Southeastern University, which offers students a choice of two different substance abuse studies degrees. Available courses at these schools include Psychopathology & Addictions, Substance Abuse & Criminality, and Addictions Counseling Skills.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,560
#2 #2 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $6,750
#3 #3 University of Central Arkansas Annual Tuition $8,550
#4 #4 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,730
#5 (tie) #5 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#5 (tie) #5 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#7 #7 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $10,201
#8 #8 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $10,633
#9 #9 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,250
#10 #10 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $11,625
#11 #11 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#12 #12 Bay Path University Annual Tuition $12,000
#13 #13 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#14 #14 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#15 #15 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $12,690
#16 #16 Crown College Annual Tuition $13,500
#17 #17 Florida National University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $19,250
#18 #18 University of Michigan-Flint Annual Tuition $21,786
#19 #19 Drexel University Annual Tuition $22,545
#20 #20 University of Providence Annual Tuition $24,420
#21 #21 Bethel College - IN Annual Tuition $28,140
#22 #22 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $28,980
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Feminist Theory; Grant Writing; Popular Culture; Social Inequality; Sociology Through Cinema; Workshop in Sociology: Pharmacology & High Risk Medical Issues; Workshop in Sociology: Psychopathology & Addictions
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Deviance and Criminology; Drugs and Society; Principles of Microeconomics
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Drug Education; Etiology and Epidemiology of Addiction; First Aid; Theory and Practice of Prevention
  • Annual Tuition: $8,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Adolescence, Substance Abuse & Criminality; Case Management; Community Mental Health; Family Violence; Offender Rehabilitation
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction Counseling Skills; Case Management; Co-Occurring Disorders; Developmental Psychology; Ethics for Psychology & Addiction; History of Psychology; Pharmacology of Addiction
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Biopsychology; Cognitive Psychology; Contemporary Health; Contemporary Issues in Addictions; Counseling Process and Techniques; Health Psychology
  • Annual Tuition: $10,201
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction Professional Supervision; Alcohol & Drug Continuum; Alcohol & Drug Group Interactions; Alcohol & Drug Individual Helping Skills Interaction Laboratory; Alcohol and Drug Helping Skills; Ethical & Legal Issues in the Substance Abuse Profession; Native Americans & Substance Abuse
  • Annual Tuition: $10,633
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction and Dependency: Introduction; Adolescence and Addictions; Interventions for Addiction Disorders; Social Science Research Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions Counseling Skills; Addictions Theory; Counseling Addicted and Dysfunctional Family Systems; Minority Group Relations; Physiological Psychology; Principles of Addictions Counseling; Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ---
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Appraisal, Assessment, and Treatment Planning In Addictions Counseling; Expressive Arts Therapies; Fundamentals of Treatment of Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation; Group Counseling in Addiction; Multi-Cultural Competencies in Addiction Counseling; Psychological Testing; Psychopathological and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction & the Recovery Process; Behavioral Modification; Biological Aspects of Addiction & Recovery; Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning; Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction; Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling; Group Counseling

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Reading and Response; Health Psychology; Individual & Family Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders; Literary Genres; Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    History of Political Thought; Issues in Professional Practice: Psychology; One Love: Marley, Language and Learning; Understaning Trauma and Addiction; Writing and Research in the Social Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Physiological Psychology; Psychological Interviewing and Reporting; Psychological Perspectives on Substance Abuse; Psychology of Personality; Statistical-Experimental
  • Annual Tuition: $12,690
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Diagnostic Evaluation and Personal Assessment; Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling; Family Dynamics in Substance Abuse; Individual Chemical Dependency Counseling; Prevention Strategies; Psychopharmacology; Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Recovery
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessment and Treatment Planning; Case Management for Alcohol and Drug Counseling; Diversity Issues in Counseling; Psychopharmacology; Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Annual Tuition: $19,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Behavior Modification; Juvenile Delinquency; Psychology of Exceptional Children; Substance Abuse and Aging
  • Annual Tuition: $21,786
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Building a Sustainable Community: Teaching and Social Work; Child and Family Intervention; Intervention Strategies and Methods in Substance Abuse; Substance Abuse Theory, Treatment and Special Populations; Substance Abuse Treatment and the Dual Disorder Community; Substance Use Treatment and Interventions in Group Settings
  • Annual Tuition: $22,545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictions and The Family; Ethical Issues in Addictions Counseling; Preventing Substance Use Disorders; Substance Use Counseling with Special Populations; Trauma and Families; Treatment Planning and Relapse Prevention
  • Annual Tuition: $24,420
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Co-occurring Disorders in Addictions Counseling; Ethical Issues & Multicultural Competency for Addictions Counselors; Gambling; Helping Skills; Personality Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $28,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Assessments, Treatment Planning and Outcomes; Delivery Systems in Mental Health; Family Development; Interviewing and People Helping Skills; Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Personality; Principles of Addiction
  • Annual Tuition: $28,980
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Couples and Family Counseling Strategies; Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Psychopathology; Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues for Counselors; Human Growth and Development; Issues in Clinical Supervision; Prevention Programming and Education; Psychological Testing for Individual Evaluation
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