2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Substance Abuse Counseling Degrees

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The most affordable online substance abuse counseling degrees are offered at these 24 colleges. Fort Hays State University comes in first with an annual tuition of $6,399 for its Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Addictions Counseling. University of Central Arkansas, ranked fourth, offers a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies with specializations in prevention and treatment for an affordable rate of $8,550 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,399
#2 #2 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $6,750
#3 #3 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $8,000
#4 #4 University of Central Arkansas Annual Tuition $8,550
#5 #5 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $9,207
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#6 (tie) #6 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#8 #8 University of South Dakota Annual Tuition $10,050
#9 #9 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $10,800
#10 #10 Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Annual Tuition $11,250
#11 #11 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#12 #12 Bethel College - IN Annual Tuition $11,940
#13 #13 Bay Path University Annual Tuition $12,000
#14 #14 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#15 #15 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#16 #16 Ohio Christian University Annual Tuition $12,690
#17 #17 Eastern Washington University Annual Tuition $14,085
#18 #18 Crown College Annual Tuition $14,400
#19 #19 Alvernia University Annual Tuition $15,035
#20 #20 Thomas University Annual Tuition $15,940
#21 #21 Florida National University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $16,500
#22 #22 Argosy University Online Annual Tuition $16,680
#23 #23 Kaplan University Annual Tuition $16,695
#24 #24 Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies Annual Tuition $17,600
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,399
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $8,000
  • 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: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Drug Education; Etiology and Epidemiology of Addiction; First Aid; Theory and Practice of Prevention
  • Annual Tuition: $9,207
  • 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: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • 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: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • 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: $11,700
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $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

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,690
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $14,085
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Cultural Issues in Addiction Treatment & Behavioral Health; HIV/AIDS & Addiction Treatment; Relapse Prevention
  • Annual Tuition: $14,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $15,035
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Addictive Behaviors; Assessment and Evaluation; Crisis Intervention; Neuropharmacology; Origins of Mental Illness
  • Annual Tuition: $15,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Assistive Technology; Concurrent Disorders; Treatment Models of Addictions; Vocational Development
  • Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • 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: $16,680
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Diversity; Interviewing Techniques; Positive Psychology; Sensation and Perception; Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Annual Tuition: $16,695
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, NEASC CIHE, and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Neuroscience; People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government; Professional Presence; The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream; The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Biopsychosocial Factors of Substance Use & Abuse; Creative Expression; Cultural Heritage; Discovering Society; Values, Choice & Justice
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