Best Online MPA


Looking for the best online MPA from an accredited university at a truly affordable cost?

Get Educated surveyed 50 master's degree programs nationwide to create this fact-based ranking list of Best Buys in Public Administration degrees in the USA—24 accredited MPA online, all with a price tag less than $22,500.

These online degree rankings were calculated by analyzing tuition and online learning fees at 45 regionally accredited universities in the USA that offer 50 different online master's degrees for students interested in public administration careers. This is an objective ranking list of the most affordable MPA online programs.

To appear on a Get Educated Best Buy list, the online degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all the degrees surveyed in the comprehensive data set. 
 

Average Cost: $22,244
Most Affordable: University of North Carolina at Pembroke ~ $7,478
Most Expensive: Rutgers University ~ $42,798

 

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These online public administration degree rankings are based on a national survey of regionally accredited MPA online programs or the allied career area of public affairs. Costs were verified valid at time of collection (Fall 2013).

 

Rankings Note: These online degree rankings are based on a Fall 2013 distance learning survey of regionally accredited or accredited university candidates which offer an MPA online. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection (Fall 2013). Profiles for each distance degree in the Get Educated online college directory may reflect slightly different costs based on a different update schedule.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online master's degree and typically reflects the most affordable, cheapest distance degree program. Factors such as transfer credits at entrance, prerequisite online course requirements, and financial aid will affect your final purchase price.
 

Editorial Note: Colleges NEVER pay to be included in the Get Educated online university rankings. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited university which offers a degree that is delivered at least 80% at a distance and open to the public. There is no cost to use the Get Educated Best Buy award seals, should your degree appear on these rankings.

If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently surveyed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each affordability ranking list is calculated every two years. The next MPA online degree rankings will be undertaken Fall 2015.



To see affordability rankings of the best online colleges for other business master's degree programs, check out the following lists:

Affordable Online Degrees: Online MBA (Regionally Accredited)

Affordable Online Degrees: AACSB Online MBA


Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Management

Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Leadership

Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Accounting

Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Human Resources

 

RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

A

University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Graduate Continuing & Distance Education - Business(NC)
$7,478
$26,681
Resident
Others
2

A

Fort Hays State University - Graduate College of Arts & Sciences(KS)
$7,654
3

A

University of Nebraska at Omaha - College of Public Affairs & Community Service - Graduate(NE)
$11,448
$19,278
Resident
Others
4

A

Stephen F. Austin State University - College of Liberal & Applied Arts-Graduate(TX)
$11,622
$15,942
Resident
Others
5

A-

University of South Dakota - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate(SD)
$12,002
6

A-

American Public University - School of Health Sciences-Graduate(WV)
$12,300
7

A-

Valdosta State University - College of Arts & Sciences-Graduate(GA)
$12,378
8

A-

University of North Dakota(ND)
$14,254
9

B+

Florida Gulf Coast University - Lutgert College of Business - Graduate(FL)
$15,682
$54,628
Resident
Others
10

B+

California State University-Dominguez Hills - College of Business Administration and Public Policy -(CA)
$16,560
11

B+

Troy University Online Learning - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate(AL)
$16,560
12

B+

Kent State University-Kent Campus - College of Communication & Information-Graduate(OH)
$17,100
$29,412
Resident
Others
13

B+

Southern Utah University - Graduate School of Business(UT)
$16,704
$50,640
14

B

California State University-San Bernardino - College of Business & Public Administration - Graduate(CA)
$17,656
$29,560
Resident
Others
15

B

Park University - Graduate Business - School for Online Learning(MO)
$18,180
16

B

Upper Iowa University - Graduate School of Business(IA)
$18,312
17

B-

Anna Maria College - School of Business - Graduate(MA)
$18,750
18

B-

California Baptist University - School of Business-Graduate(CA)
$19,260
19

B-

Florida Institute of Technology - Graduate College of Business(FL)
$20,160
20

B-

Post University - School of Business-Graduate(CT)
$20,350
21

C+

National University - College of Letters & Sciences-Graduate(CA)
$20,736
22

C+

Kaplan University - Graduate School of Business & Management(IA)
$21,040
23

C+

University of Colorado Denver - School of Public Affairs - Graduate(CO)
$21,564
24

C+

Ashford University - College of Business & Professional Studies - Graduate(IA)
$22,236
25

C

Grand Canyon University - Ken Blanchard College of Business - Graduate
    (AZ)
    26

    C

    Capella University - School of Public Service Leadership-Graduate
      (MN)
      27

      C

      Eastern Kentucky University - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate
        (KY)
        28

        C

        Golden Gate University-San Francisco - Edward S. Ageno School of Business - Graduate
          (CA)
          29

          C-

          Indiana University - School of Public & Environmental Affairs - Graduate
            (IN)
            30

            C-

            Walden University - School of Public Policy & Administration-Graduate
              (MN)
              31

              C-

              Argosy University-Online - College of Business - Graduate
                (AZ)
                32

                C-

                University of Phoenix-Online Campus - College of Business - Graduate
                  (AZ)
                  33

                  D+

                  South University - Graduate College of Business
                    (GA)
                    34

                    D+

                    Strayer University - Online
                      (DC)
                      35

                      D+

                      Norwich University - School of Business - Graduate
                        (VT)
                        36

                        D

                        Pennsylvania State University - World Campus - Graduate School of Business
                          (PA)
                          37

                          D

                          Marist College - Graduate School of Management
                            (NY)
                            38

                            D

                            Nova Southeastern University - H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship - Graduate
                              (FL)
                              39

                              D-

                              Villanova University - Department of Public Administration - Graduate
                                (PA)
                                40

                                D-

                                Gannon University - School of Business - Graduate
                                  (PA)
                                  41

                                  D-

                                  DeVry University - Keller Graduate School of Management
                                    (IL)
                                    42

                                    F

                                    Mercy College-Main Campus - School of Business - Graduate
                                      (NY)
                                      43

                                      F

                                      University of San Francisco - School of Management - Graduate
                                        (CA)
                                        44

                                        F

                                        Rutgers University - School of Public Affairs & Administration - Graduate
                                          (NJ)

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                                          Best Online MPA


                                          Looking for the best online MPA from an accredited university at a truly affordable cost?

                                          Get Educated surveyed 50 master's degree programs nationwide to create this fact-based ranking list of Best Buys in Public Administration degrees in the USA—24 accredited MPA online, all with a price tag less than $22,500.

                                          These online degree rankings were calculated by analyzing tuition and online learning fees at 45 regionally accredited universities in the USA that offer 50 different online master's degrees for students interested in public administration careers. This is an objective ranking list of the most affordable MPA online programs.

                                          To appear on a Get Educated Best Buy list, the online degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all the degrees surveyed in the comprehensive data set. 
                                           

                                          Average Cost: $22,244
                                          Most Affordable: University of North Carolina at Pembroke ~ $7,478
                                          Most Expensive: Rutgers University ~ $42,798

                                           

                                          Search all Online MPA Degree Programs >>

                                           

                                          These online public administration degree rankings are based on a national survey of regionally accredited MPA online programs or the allied career area of public affairs. Costs were verified valid at time of collection (Fall 2013).

                                           

                                          Rankings Note: These online degree rankings are based on a Fall 2013 distance learning survey of regionally accredited or accredited university candidates which offer an MPA online. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection (Fall 2013). Profiles for each distance degree in the Get Educated online college directory may reflect slightly different costs based on a different update schedule.

                                          The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online master's degree and typically reflects the most affordable, cheapest distance degree program. Factors such as transfer credits at entrance, prerequisite online course requirements, and financial aid will affect your final purchase price.
                                           

                                          Editorial Note: Colleges NEVER pay to be included in the Get Educated online university rankings. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited university which offers a degree that is delivered at least 80% at a distance and open to the public. There is no cost to use the Get Educated Best Buy award seals, should your degree appear on these rankings.

                                          If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently surveyed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each affordability ranking list is calculated every two years. The next MPA online degree rankings will be undertaken Fall 2015.



                                          To see affordability rankings of the best online colleges for other business master's degree programs, check out the following lists:

                                          Affordable Online Degrees: Online MBA (Regionally Accredited)

                                          Affordable Online Degrees: AACSB Online MBA


                                          Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Management

                                          Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Leadership

                                          Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Accounting

                                          Affordable Online Degrees: Online Masters in Human Resources