2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges & Degrees

2020 Most Affordable Degrees Badge

OnlineU researched 1,943 institutions in order to highlight the 25 most affordable online colleges. Each school has an undergraduate tuition rate under $9,000 and a graduate tuition rate under $7,000 per year. Tennessee State University, ranked #1, offers six online bachelor’s degrees and six master’s degrees, with an annual undergraduate and graduate tuition rate of $4,200 and $3,842 respectively.

We also rank the most affordable degrees in 102 subjects, such as healthcare, social work, and business, and by degree level including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Read our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Undergrad Tuition Grad Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,200 $3,842
# 2 #2 $4,725 $4,485
# 3 #3 $5,970 $3,855
# 4 #4 $4,500 $5,850
# 5 #5 $6,159 $4,558
# 6 #6 $6,560 $4,316
# 7 #7 $5,487 $5,400
# 8 #8 $6,087 $5,030
# 9 #9 $6,368 $4,883
# 10 #10 $6,060 $5,274
# 11 #11 $6,750 $5,100
# 12 #12 $5,490 $6,545
# 13 #13 $6,006 $6,203
# 14 #14 $5,766 $6,444
# 15 #15 $7,050 $5,400
# 16 #16 $8,670 $3,825
# 17 #17 $6,900 $5,670
# 18 #18 $7,740 $4,986
# 19 #19 $6,450 $6,480
# 20 #20 $6,318 $6,810
# 21 #21 $7,440 $5,775
# 22 #22 $7,492 $5,838
# 23 #23 $8,550 $4,875
# 24 #24 $6,510 $6,930
# 25 #25 $7,953 $5,667

Most Affordable Online Colleges by Degree Level

Most Affordable Online College Rankings by Subject

Our program-based rankings cover 102 subjects. Many schools on these lists offer degrees at a variety of levels, from associate to doctoral options. The average tuition of these Most Affordable schools is a low $9,640.

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Master's Level

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Most Affordable Online Colleges by Type

2020 Most Affordable Online College Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore student support services, online degrees offered, and accreditation information below.

  • Undergrad Tuition: $4,200
  • Grad Tuition: $3,842
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions

Tennessee State University’s TSU @ a Distance program offers online learners the ability to continue their schooling at their own pace with the TN eCampus interface. This offers fully-online, hybrid, and blended programs to fit virtually any student’s needs. For undergraduates, the online programs include semester-based bachelor’s degrees in interdisciplinary studies, professional studies, sociology, and urban studies. The online graduate programs include master’s degrees in applied geospatial information systems, nursing, speech and hearing science, and professional studies. Plus, with TSU's special out-of-state e-rates, tuition is significantly lower for distance learners. Additional distance learning support is available through virtual tutoring, virtual library services, and counseling.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Cultural Diversity
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - English

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Educational Technology
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy in Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary School Instruction
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching English Language Learners
  • Master of Education in Instructional Leadership

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership
  • Doctorate of Education in Pre K-12 Administration

Online Certificates

  • Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership (Licensure)
  • Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership (Non-Licensure)
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Geospatial Information Systems
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Administration and Planning
  • Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Executive Leadership
  • Undergrad Tuition: $4,725
  • Grad Tuition: $4,485
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided

Since 1973, California Coast University has been offering educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of busy adult learners. To this day, they remain at the forefront of distance education by providing flexible online certificates and degrees in a variety of subjects. Their fully online programs are offered year-round and feature self-paced coursework that students may access at any time. Programs are available in fields such as business, education, criminal justice, psychology, and health care administration and are taught by qualified instructors with real-world experience. As part of its mission to provide students with affordable education, CCU offers locked-in tuition rates, payment plans, and tuition discounts to eligible students.

Online Associate Degrees

  • A.S. Business Administration
  • A.S. Business Marketing
  • A.S. Criminal Justice
  • A.S. General Studies
  • A.S. Health Care Administration
  • A.S. Psychology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Business Marketing
  • B.S. Criminal Justice
  • B.S. General Studies
  • B.S. Health Care Administration
  • B.S. Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. Organizational Leadership
  • M.B.A
  • M.B.A. Business Marketing
  • M.B.A. Health Care Management
  • M.B.A. Human Resource Management
  • M.B.A. Management

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Ed.D. Educational Administration
  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology
  • Ed.D. Organizational Leadership

Online Certificates

  • Grad. Cert. in Business Administration
  • Grad. Cert. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Grad. Cert. in Educational Administration
  • Grad. Cert. in Health Care Management
  • Grad. Cert. in Human Resource Management
  • Grad. Cert. in Management Studies
  • Undergrad Tuition: $5,970
  • Grad Tuition: $3,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%

Georgia Southwestern State University offers a wide range of distance-learning programs at e-tuition rates that are less than the out-of-state rates. Online programs at GSW are designed with adult learners with career and family obligations in mind. Financial aid options are the same for online learners as they are for on-campus students. Some of the online programs this school offers include bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, management, accounting, and human resource management. It also offers master’s degrees in business administration, computer science, and nursing. Distance learners have access to digital materials from the library and inter-library loans.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Informatics

Online Certificates

  • Graduate Certificate in Computer Information Systems
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Care Informatics
  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Undergrad Tuition: $4,500
  • Grad Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions

Aspen University not only has affordable tuition rates but also offers students a unique way of paying for school. Depending on the program, students simply make monthly payments until the tuition is paid in full with no interest. Online courses are taught through the Desire2Learn interface. On the bachelor’s side, Aspen offers online degrees in business administration, criminal justice, health care administration, nursing, and early education. Online master’s degrees include nursing, business administration, criminal justice, information management, information technology, and more. There are also online doctoral programs in computer science, nursing practice, and education, and one fully online associate program in early childhood education.
 

Online Associate Degrees

  • A.A.S. in Early Childhood Studies

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • B.S. in Business Administration - Completion Program
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education - Completion Program
  • B.S. in Health Care Administration
  • B.S. in Nursing - Pre-Licensure (Hybrid)

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Psychology and Addiction Counseling
  • M.B.A.
  • M.B.A. in Finance
  • M.B.A. in Information Management
  • M.B.A. in Project Management
  • M.Ed.

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • D.Ed. in Leadership and Learning
  • D.Ed. in Leadership and Learning - Health Care Administration and Leadership
  • D.Ed. in Leadership and Learning - Higher Education Leadership
  • D.Ed. in Leadership and Learning - K-12 Educational Leadership
  • D.Ed. in Leadership and Learning - Organizational Leadership
  • D.Ed. in Leadership and Learning - Organizational Psychology

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in eLearning Pedagogy
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,159
  • Grad Tuition: $4,558
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%

The online program at the University of Arkansas gives distance learners the chance to obtain a degree remotely and at a discounted rate through the Blackboard learning interface. The school offers four-year bachelor’s degrees in communications, interdisciplinary studies, accounting, general business, and nursing. Master’s degrees can be pursued in several programs, including business administration, secondary mathematics, educational technology, physical education, nursing, social work, and electrical engineering. Online doctoral degrees are available in educational leadership, workforce development education, and nursing practice. Most classes offer more than 20 different starting dates and are self-paced for added flexibility. Beyond being convenient, select online degree programs allow even out-of-state residents to enjoy discounted in-state tuition rates.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - General Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Supply Chain Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Business Analytics
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Retail
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Supply Chain

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN to DNP)

Online Certificates

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Child Advocacy Studies
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Geospatial Technologies
  • Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction - Educational Technology
  • Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction - Special Education
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,560
  • Grad Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%

Fort Hays State University offers a robust range of on-campus and online degree programs through the Blackboard learning interface. With up to 200 online programs and certificates, FHSU has plenty of options for every distance learner. For those seeking a bachelor’s degree, programs such as accounting, business education, computer science, criminal justice, finance, management, and marketing are available. Master’s degrees include those in business administration, education, special education, and history. With special tuition rates for online distance learners and financial aid, FHSU is an affordable online option. FHSU also supports its distance learners with online access to library resources, online tutoring, and technical support.

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology and Leadership (Military)
  • Associate of General Studies
  • Associate of General Studies - Agricultural Studies
  • Associate of General Studies - Business Communication Studies
  • Associate of General Studies - Child Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Geosciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language - Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language - Spanish for Specific Purposes
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications - Computer Networking and Telecommunications

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in History (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in Public History (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Corporate Communication
  • Master of Business Administration - Digital Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - BSN to DNP (Hybrid)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - MSN to DNP

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in Accounting
  • Certificate in Banking
  • Certificate in Building a Career in a Nonprofit Corporation
  • Certificate in Business Information Systems
  • Certificate in Business Law
  • Certificate in Business Report Writing
  • Undergrad Tuition: $5,487
  • Grad Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%

Albany State University has put a lot of resources into developing an in-depth distance learning program with the Blackboard learning interface. ASU offers fully and partially online programs where students can earn an associate, bachelor’s, or even a master’s degree right from their home. The fully online associate programs include legal assistant, nursing, and more, while the fully online bachelor’s programs include information systems and technology, nursing, and organizational leadership. Master’s degrees include online programs in business administration, criminal justice, nurse practitioner, and special education. ASU also features lower tuition fees for online learners, allowing students with financial constraints to achieve their educational goals. An online writing center, online advising, and online support provide additional assistance to students.

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Histological Technician
  • Associate of Applied Science in Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Associate of Arts in English
  • Associate of Arts in History
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
  • Associate of Science in Biological Science

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Public Service Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership- Office Administration and Technology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master in Counselor Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master in Counselor Education - Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master in Counselor Education - School Counseling
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in Addiction Counseling
  • Certificate in Computer Technology Option
  • Certificate in Histology
  • Certificate in Medical Coding
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,087
  • Grad Tuition: $5,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%

Minot State University offers a wide range of affordable online degree programs that students can complete without any on-campus requirements with the Blackboard learning interface. Online undergraduate programs include criminal justice, management, applied business, general studies, and more. Students seeking a master’s degree can find programs in such fields as education, information systems, special education, and sports management. Students can pay by the credit for both undergraduate and graduate courses and can also seek financial aid for online courses.

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Human Services - Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology - IT Manager
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology - Systems Analyst
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - CCAF AU-ABC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Special Education
  • Master of Science in Special Education - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in Application Software Specialist
  • Certificate in Web Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Management
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,368
  • Grad Tuition: $4,883
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%

University of the Cumberlands allows distance learners to complete their education from anywhere with an internet connection by using the Blackboard learning interface. Programs offered include associate degrees in applied science, business administration, human services, information technology sciences, and more. The bachelor’s degree programs include accounting, business administration, and applied science. There are tuition discounts for online degree programs, making these an affordable option for prospective distance students.

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Applied Science in Coaching
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science in General Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Coaching
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Executive Master of Business Administration - Project Management

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Accounting
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Healthcare Administration
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Project Management

Online Certificates

  • Education Administration Certificate in Director of Pupil Personnel
  • Education Administration Certificate in Director of Special Education
  • Education Administration Certificate in School Superintendent
  • Education Administration Certificate in Supervisor of Instruction
  • Education Specialist
  • Education Specialist in Director of Pupil Personnel - Level l (Certification Only)
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,060
  • Grad Tuition: $5,274
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%

Valdosta State University offers some of the most affordable online distance learning programs in Georgia. At VSU, both graduate and undergraduate programs run through the Blackboard learning interface to meet the needs of distance learners. VSU's entirely online undergraduate programs include bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, French, management, organizational leadership, psychology, and Spanish. Students seeking an online master’s degree have even more options, including adult and career education, criminal justice, elementary education, foreign language education, health and physical education, special education, and more. VSU also offers discounted tuition rates for online learners.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in French - Language and Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in French - World Languages and Cultures
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - Language and Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - World Languages and Cultures
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emergent Media and Communication

Online Master's Degrees

  • Educational Specialist in School Counseling
  • Master of Arts in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education - English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education - Foreign Language Education - French
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education - Foreign Language Education - Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education with a Concentration in Health and Physical Education

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Learning and Development
  • Doctor of Education in Leadership
  • Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in Educational Leadership (Tier I)
  • Certificate in European Union Studies
  • Certificate in Non-Profit Management
  • Certificate in Online Teaching
  • Certificate in Performance-Based Leadership (Tier II)
  • Certificate in Public Management
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,750
  • Grad Tuition: $5,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%

Union College Online is a virtual school that offers undergraduate and graduate students accredited, fully-online programs through the uLearn learning interface at discounted tuition rates. Undergraduate programs include bachelor’s degrees in business administration, general management, general studies, law enforcement, nursing, and more. The graduate programs offer master’s degrees in administration, athletic administration, business administration, and systems management. Classes offer up to six starting points per year and are as short as eight weeks, so they can easily fit into a busy work schedule. Union College also helps support its distance learners with online tutoring.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in General Management
  • Bachelor of Science in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education: The Teacher Leader
  • Master of Arts in Education: The Teacher Leader - Cultural Competency
  • Master of Arts in Education: The Teacher Leader - Educational Policy
  • Master of Arts in Education: The Teacher Leader - English as a Second Language (P-12)
  • Master of Arts in Education: The Teacher Leader - Gifted Education P-12
  • Master of Arts in General Psychology

Online Certificates

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate
  • Undergrad Tuition: $5,490
  • Grad Tuition: $6,545
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%

Clayton State University offers distance learners the opportunity to obtain their degree without any on-campus obligations. CSU’s BrightSpace learning interface allows students to have class discussions, interactions with instructors, and to take exams online. With special eTuition rates, CSU also offers distance learners great rates on their degree that are lower than on-campus costs. CSU offers a wide range of online associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs to meet every distance learner’s needs. Its bachelor’s degree programs include accounting, technology management, history, and English. CSU’s master’s degree programs include archival studies, business administration, and nursing.  

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Administrative Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Administrative Management - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Administrative Management - General Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Administrative Management - Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security/Emergency Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Archival Studies
  • Master of Archival Studies - Capstone Option
  • Master of Archival Studies - Thesis Option
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Digital Marketing
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,006
  • Grad Tuition: $6,203
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%

Southern Utah University offers distance learners a long list of entirely online undergraduate and graduate programs to advance their education at their own pace through the Canvas learning interface. SUU’s online bachelor degrees are available in accounting, business management, communications, general studies, and nursing. Graduate programs include master’s degrees in accounting, arts administration, business administration, communication, and music technology. With the ability to take these courses at one's own pace and low tuition costs, SUU’s online degree programs are accessible to prospective students with financial constraints. Additionally, the school's Finish Line Scholarship allows select returning students to get up to four semesters of schooling for free.

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Legal Studies
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science in Legal Studies

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Communication Studies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Accountancy - Business Analytics
  • Master of Accountancy - Managerial Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy - Public Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy - Taxation
  • Master of Arts in Arts Administration

Online Certificates

  • Endorsement in Graduate Library/Media K-12
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching
  • Undergrad Tuition: $5,766
  • Grad Tuition: $6,444
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%

Georgia Southern University puts a high focus on distance and online learning to fit the needs of busy working adults. Though students earn their degrees online through the Blackboard learning interface, they get the same prestigious degree from this 100-year-old university as any other graduate. Undergraduate degrees are available in interdisciplinary studies and nursing. The master’s degree programs are more robust, with options such as accounting, business administration, applied economics, elementary education, and more. Prospective students have the option of securing financial aid with the help of a fully-staffed office available to assist with any questions.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - CyberSecurity
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - Data Science
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - Business
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies - French

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Accounting (WebMAcc)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Health and Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Middle Grades
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice - Psychiatric/Mental Health Family Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in Cybercrime
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership Tier I
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership Tier II
  • Certificate in Instructional Technology
  • Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Certificate in Public Health
  • Undergrad Tuition: $7,050
  • Grad Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%

Williams Woods University offers a wide assortment of graduate and undergraduate programs for distance learners, allowing online students to complete coursework while balancing other responsibilities. The online undergraduate bachelor’s programs at William Woods University include business administration, paralegal studies, workforce development, cybersecurity, and more. Online graduate programs at WWU include master’s degrees in business administration, equestrian education, athletics, and STEM education. All courses are eight weeks long, giving busy students a flexible schedule to work around. WWU also guarantees tuition will not rise once enrolled.

Online Associate Degrees

  • AA in Liberal Arts
  • BA in Psychology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS in Business Administration - Entrepreneurial Management
  • BS in Business Administration - Leadership
  • BS in Cybersecurity
  • BS in Deaf Human Services
  • BS in Management and Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Global Business
  • Master of Business Administration - Small Business
  • Master of Health Administration
  • MEd in Athletics / Activities Administration
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Online Certificates

  • EdS in Curriculum Leadership
  • Undergrad Tuition: $8,670
  • Grad Tuition: $3,825
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%

Middle Georgia State University offers students an array of online degree programs through the BrightSpace learning interface. Whether students want to pursue an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree, there are several completely online degree options at MGSU. Associate programs include criminal justice, financial technology, and political science. Bachelor's programs are more plentiful and include aviation science and management, business administration, information technology, nursing, and psychology. MGSU supports its distance learners by offering deeply discounted tuition rates, even if students live out of state.

Online Associate Degrees

  • AA in Modern Foreign Language
  • AS in Criminal Justice
  • AS in Financial Technology
  • AS in Political Science

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Selected Discipline
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Gender Studies
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN (Hybrid)
  • BAS in Technical Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Technical and Professional Writing
  • MS in Information Technology
  • MS in Information Technology - Critical Infrastructure Management
  • MS in Information Technology - Cyber Security & Digital Forensics
  • MS in Information Technology - Data Analytics
  • MS in Information Technology - Data Science

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in Airline Management
  • Certificate in Airport Management
  • Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • Certificate in Financial Technology
  • Certificate in Network Administration
  • Certificate in Web Design
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,900
  • Grad Tuition: $5,670
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions

Columbia Southern University offers distance learners the flexibility they need to fit their coursework into their schedules. It achieves this with its LifePace Learning that allows 365 day per year enrollment and set-it-yourself pacing. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees available in popular programs like business, fire administration, criminal justice, healthcare administration, psychology, and more, busy adults seeking higher education have a wide range of options to choose from. As an online-first university with superior flexibility, Columbia State University also offers distance learners great value for their tuition dollars.

Online Associate Degrees

  • A.A. General Studies
  • A.S. Business
  • A.S. Criminal Justice
  • A.S. Emergency Medical Services
  • A.S. Fire Science
  • A.S. Health Information Science

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Business Administration-Finance
  • B.S. Business Administration-Hospitality and Tourism
  • B.S. Business Administration-Human Resource Management
  • B.S. Business Administration-Information Technology
  • B.S. Business Administration-International Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. Criminal Justice Administration
  • M.S. Emergency Services Management
  • M.S. Homeland Security - Criminal Justice
  • M.S. Homeland Security - Emergency Services Management
  • M.S. Homeland Security - Management
  • M.S. Occupational Safety and Health

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Business Administration

Online Certificates

  • Graduate Certificate-Environmental Management
  • Graduate Certificate-Finance
  • Graduate Certificate-Health Care Management
  • Graduate Certificate-Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Certificate-Marketing
  • Graduate Certificate-Occupational Safety and Health
  • Undergrad Tuition: $7,740
  • Grad Tuition: $4,986
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%

Arkansas State University’s A-State Online program allows distance learners to obtain a degree with flexible schedules and multiple start dates. A-State Online bachelor’s degree programs include applied sciences, business administration, communications studies, digital innovation, political science, sociology, and strategic communication. Online distance learners can also pursue master’s degrees in business administration, disaster preparedness, educational leadership, media management, and more. Further supporting all distance learners is A-State Online’s online academic advising, career counseling, and technical support. All online courses are run through the Blackboard learning interface for easy tracking and communication and all A-State Online students receive the same low tuition rates, whether they live in Arkansas or not.

Online Associate Degrees

  • AAS in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
  • Associate of General Studies

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Communication Studies
  • BA in Criminology
  • BA in Political Science
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Teaching
  • MA in Teaching - Special Education K-12
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Administration - Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Public Administration - Public Management

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Curriculum Director
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Gifted and Talented Director
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Principalship
  • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Special Education

Online Certificates

  • Building-Level/Principal Certificate
  • Curriculum Director Certificate
  • Dyslexia Endorsement Certificate
  • Ed.S. in Superintendency
  • Gifted and Talented Director Certificate
  • Gifted, Talented, and Creative Teachers Certificate
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,450
  • Grad Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions

Founded in 1997, Western Governors University is one of the newer schools in the United States. WGU’s array of accredited online college degrees includes bachelor’s programs in business management, elementary education, special education, and information technology. There are also online graduate programs offering master’s degrees in such fields as data analytics, information technology, and education. As a nonprofit school, WGU boasts lower costs for students in and out of state.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. Elementary Ed
  • B.A. in Special Education (Mild to Moderate)
  • B.A. in Special Education and Elementary Education (Dual Licensure)
  • B.A. Special Education (K-12)
  • B.S. Accounting
  • B.S. Business - Healthcare Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. English Language Learning (PK-12)
  • M.A. Mathematics Education (K-6)
  • M.A. Mathematics Education (Middle Grades)
  • M.A. Mathematics Education (Secondary)
  • M.A. Science Education (Middle Grades)
  • M.A. Science Education (Secondary Biological Science)

Online Certificates

  • Endorsement Prep. Program in Educational Leadership
  • Endorsement Prep. Program in ELL (PK-12)
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,318
  • Grad Tuition: $6,810
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%

With more than 200 online courses every semester, Marshall University is a great option for any distance learner. In addition to these courses, Marshall University’s distance-learning program also offers a range of fully online degrees, including bachelor’s degrees in geography, medical laboratory science, and nursing through the Blackboard learning interface. There are also fully online master’s degree programs in leadership studies, education, mathematics, business administration, journalism, and more. Beyond the array of online courses and all-online degree programs, Marshall University also offers deeply discounted tuition rates, career services, library access, and tutoring for online distance learners.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education - Elementary Mathematics Specialist
  • Master of Arts in Education - Individualized Plan of Study
  • Master of Arts in Education - Instructional Processes & Strategies
  • Master of Arts in Education - Instructional Technology & Learning

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies

Online Certificates

  • Graduate Certificate in Distance Dietetics Internship
  • Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Elementary Math Specialist
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science (GIS) - Basic
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology & Learning
  • Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education
  • Undergrad Tuition: $7,440
  • Grad Tuition: $5,775
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%

Lamar University offers a long list of online-only degree programs across many fields. The school's online courses feature multiple start times and flexible scheduling so students can fit their studies around their other responsibilities. Undergraduate programs delivered through the Blackboard learning interface include business administration, criminal justice, nursing, applied arts and sciences, general studies, communications, and sociology. For graduate degrees, master’s programs are offered in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, teacher leadership, education, nursing, and other fields. With the option to pay by the course, Lamar University gives distance learners financial flexibility while balancing work, life’s responsibilities, and education.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication - Communication Studies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • Master of Business Administration - General
  • Master of Business Administration in Construction Project Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Online Certificates

  • Certificate in Construction Project Management
  • Certificate in Leadership
  • Certificate in Public Relations
  • Certificate in Sports Journalism And Media
  • Program Certificate in Educational Diagnostician
  • Program Certificate in Mental Health Counseling
  • Undergrad Tuition: $7,492
  • Grad Tuition: $5,838
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%

Eastern New Mexico University offers a comprehensive list of online degree programs for graduates and undergraduates alike through the Blackboard learning interface. The undergraduate programs include bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business, computer science, criminal justice, marketing, nursing, and religion. For graduate students, there are online master’s degrees available in business administration, communications, education technology, elementary education, English, nursing, sports administration, and more. Support is offered in the form of online library access, tutoring services, an online writing center, and online counseling. Financial aid and scholarships are also available to online ENMU students.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Aviation Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Career and Technical Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Criminal Justice/Sociology
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (Analog)

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Communication (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in Communication (Thesis)
  • Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Education - Educational Technology - Curriculum Technology
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Business Administration

Online Certificates

  • Alternative Licensure Certificate in Elementary Education
  • Alternative Licensure Certificate in Secondary Education
  • Alternative Licensure Certificate in Special Education
  • Endorsement in Gifted Education
  • Endorsement in Spanish with Elementary/Special Education and Secondary Education Licensure
  • Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning
  • Undergrad Tuition: $8,550
  • Grad Tuition: $4,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%

The University of Central Arkansas has a comprehensive online degree program that offers distance learners the education they need in a convenient format. The Blackboard learning interface used at UCA Online offers graduate and undergraduate programs, with the latter including bachelor’s degrees in addiction studies, nursing, general business, insurance and risk management, and general studies. Students seeking a master’s degree can achieve this entirely online in business administration, education, special education, and more. There is also a doctor of nursing program available completely online. In addition to being convenient, these online programs all have a discounted flat tuition rate and UCA offers online tutoring for those who need it.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance & Risk Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance & Risk Management - Personal and Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems - Business Analysis
  • Bachelor of General Studies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Arts in Sport Management
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - K-6
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Middle Level
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post MSN – DNP
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Online Certificates

  • Educational Specialist in Digital Age Teaching & Learning
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership - Building Level Administrator
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership - District Administrator
  • Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education
  • Graduate Certificate in GIS
  • Undergrad Tuition: $6,510
  • Grad Tuition: $6,930
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%

Columbus State University offers a long list of online degree options to meet the needs of distance learners. All online programs are run through the Blackboard learning interface for easy tracking and task completion. For undergraduates, CSU Online offers bachelor’s degrees in general business, communications, information technology, liberal arts, nursing, and sociology. Online master’s degrees include computer science, cybersecurity management, education, mathematics, elementary education, family nurse practitioner, and nursing. There are also deeply discounted tuition rates for select online degree programs, making online education affordable for many prospective students.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts - Humanities and Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts - Military and Global Issues
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business - International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching K-12 Education - Computer Science
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Biology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Earth Space Science
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education - Mathematics

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership - Higher Education Administration

Online Certificates

  • Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (Tier 2 Certification)
  • Endorsement in K-5 Mathematics
  • Endorsement in K-5 Science
  • Endorsement in Online Teaching
  • Endorsement in Reading
  • Undergrad Tuition: $7,953
  • Grad Tuition: $5,667
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%

West Texas A&M University offers an array of fully online and partially online degree programs through the Blackboard learning interface. The entirely online undergraduate programs include bachelor’s degrees in applied arts and sciences, communications studies, computer information systems, criminal justice, economics, emergency management administration, and more. Students seeking a graduate degree will find 100-percent online master’s degree programs in the following areas: computer information systems, counseling, educational leadership, and finance and economics. WTAMU is known for its affordable online programs and offers many financial aid resources.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Emergency Management Administration
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Administration

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Communication (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Communication (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in English (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in English (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching

Online Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - Leadership in Higher Education

Online Certificates

  • Post Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (Hybrid)