2017-2018  Most Affordable Online CLASSES/Colleges & Degrees


Of the 739 online schools researched by SR Education Group, these 25 schools represent the most affordable online colleges of 2017. With annual tuitions of less than $8,000, these schools offer a wealth of programs across many degree levels. Every school on this list offers 10 or more fully online degrees, each with at least one at the bachelor’s or master’s degree level.

For more specific rankings, please look at our subject rankings and rankings by degree level. These school lists cover the least expensive online degrees offered across the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels as well as the most popular subjects. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

 All tuition numbers were manually collected and verified
Rank College Annual Tuition Degree Levels Offered
#1 Georgia Institute of Technology $2,550 Master’s
#2 College of Southern Nevada $4,217 AssociateBachelor’s, and Certificate
#3 Aspen University $4,750 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#4 California Coast University $4,800 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#5 Marshall University $5,472 Bachelor’sMaster’s, and Certificate
#6 American College of Education $5,640 Bachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#7 Arkansas State University $6,060 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#8 Georgia Southern University $6,120 Bachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#9 Northcentral University $6,181 Bachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#10 Fort Hays State University $6,217 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#11 Great Basin College $6,225 AssociateBachelor’s, and Certificate
#12 Lamar University $6,240 Bachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#13 Delta State University $6,298 Bachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#14 University of the Cumberlands $6,368 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#15 Apex School of Theology $6,400 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’s, and Doctoral
#16 Minot State University $6,490 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’s, and Certificate
#17 Florida State College at Jacksonville $6,496 AssociateBachelor’s, and Certificate
#18 (tie) Clayton State University $6,600 Bachelor’s and Master’s
#18 (tie) Columbia Southern University $6,600 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#20 Taft University System $6,750 Bachelor’sMaster’s, and Doctoral
#21 California Intercontinental University $6,915 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’s, and Doctoral
#22 University of Maryland – College Park $6,975 Master’s and Certificate
#23 City Vision University $6,999 AssociateBachelor’sMaster’s, and Certificate
#24 The University of West Florida $7,182 Bachelor’sMaster’sDoctoral, and Certificate
#25 South Texas College $7,200 AssociateBachelor’s, and Certificate