2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master's in Taxation

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Students can find affordable master's degrees in taxation at these 15 online colleges and universities. At the #1 spot, Liberty University offers an MS degree in Accounting with a specialization in taxation for only $8,475 per year. At #8, Nova Southeastern University offers a Master in Taxation degree with an annual tuition rate of $16,110. Seven of these schools have tuition rates under $15,000 per year, and the average tuition rate of the schools on this list is $15,157.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2017 rankings of the most affordable online master's programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Liberty University Annual Tuition $8,475
#2 #2 Gardner Webb University Annual Tuition $10,110
#3 #3 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $10,170
#4 #4 University of Hartford Annual Tuition $10,425
#5 #5 Kaplan University Annual Tuition $11,960
#6 #6 University of Akron Annual Tuition $12,500
#7 #7 Florida Atlantic University Annual Tuition $13,912
#8 #8 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $16,110
#9 #9 LIU Post Annual Tuition $18,015
#10 #10 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $18,183
#11 #11 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $18,888
#12 #12 St. John's University Annual Tuition $19,440
#13 #13 Bentley University Annual Tuition $22,224
#14 #14 DePaul University Annual Tuition $23,920
#15 #15 Wayne State University Annual Tuition $26,760
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,475
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 30,631
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Business Law for Accountants; Advanced Topics in Corporate Taxation; Advanced Topics in Individual & Pass-through Taxation; Estate, Trust & Gift Taxation; Tax Research & Jurisprudence

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,693
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law and Ethics; International Business; Managerial Accounting; Managerial Finance
  • Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,587
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Individual Tax Accounting; Tax Planning and Strategies; Taxation of Business Entities; Taxation of Flow-through Entities
  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,666
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Corporate Taxation; Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities; Research in Taxation; Taxation of Business Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,960
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, NEASC CIHE, and DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,669
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Auditing; Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies; Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting; Financial Accounting and Reporting; Regulation

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,008
  • Example Classes:
    Consolidated Tax Returns; Qualified Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans; Selected Topics in Taxation: Mergers and Acquisitions; Tax Accounting; Tax Crimes and Forensics; Tax Policy & Ethics

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,912
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,909
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of Federal Income Tax; Corporate Taxation; Estates & Trusts: Planning and Taxation; Partnership Taxation; Tax Research

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,595
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative International Taxation; Corporate Taxation; Federal Taxation of Partnerships; Fiduciary Income Taxation; Tax Planning & Research; US Taxation of International Transactions

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,015
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,399
  • Example Classes:
    Project Management for Tax Professionals; Tax Exempt Organizations; Taxation of Corporate Restructurings; Taxation of Financial Instruments; Taxation of High Net-Worth Individuals; Taxation of S Corporations

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,183
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 17,454
  • Example Classes:
    Estate and Gift Taxation; Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships; Federal Taxation of Individuals; Tax Research Methodology/Practice & Procedures
  • Annual Tuition: $18,888
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,140
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Tax; Criminal Tax Procedure; Executive Compensation; Income Tax of Estates and Trusts; International Tax; Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Annual Tuition: $19,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,671
  • Example Classes:
    Consolidated Federal Income Tax Returns; Corporate Distributions, Liquidations and Reorganizations; Global Taxation Systems; Sales, Use, and Property Taxation; Tax Planning for European Union Member Country; Tax Planning for High Net-Worth Individuals
  • Annual Tuition: $22,224
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,349
  • Example Classes:
    Federal Taxation of Income; Federal Taxation of Income From Trusts and Estates; International Tax Practice; Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation; Professional Tax Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $23,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,578
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of State Property and Transaction Taxation; Estate and Gift Taxation; Family Office and Multi-Generational Planning; Tax Exempt Organizations; Taxation of Closely Held Corporations; Taxation of Real Estate

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  • Annual Tuition: $26,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,553
  • Example Classes:
    Accounting & Tax Research & Professional Communications; Tax Accounting Methods and Deferred Income Taxes; Tax of International Business & Multinational Transactions; Tax Problems in Business Affairs; Taxation by State and Local Jurisdictions; Taxes and Business Strategy
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