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Looking for affordable online Masters in Education that won't cost you arm and a leg? Consider the Get Educated online college affordability rankings. We scoured the web to find all the accredited online schools offering degrees at the most reasonable prices.
Check out these 103 "Best Buy" affordable online degrees, all from schools offering a Masters in Education for less than $16,700.

These comprehensive rankings are based on a survey of 367 online masters programs across the US. Degrees surveyed included online masters in education, teaching, instructional technology, educational leadership, and special education
. These Best Buy programs have been independently reviewed and found to offer a high quality online degree for educators and teachers at a cost that ranks well below the national average. Better yet, all the schools we survey are regionally accredited. Regional accreditation is the most difficult level of accreditation to achieve and the most respected among other universities and employers.

Search All Online Education Masters Degrees >>


Most Expensive Degree Surveyed:
$45,518 Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California

Most Affordable Degree Surveyed:
$6,450 Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University

Average Cost of an Online Masters in Education:
$16,731

Note: Because the total costs for a masters degree from some schools were the same, these schools tied in the rankings.

RANK
SCHOOL / DEGREE
STATE
PRICE
NOTE
1

A

Lamar University
  • Master of Education in Education Technology Leadership
(TX)
$6,450
$8,460
Resident
Others
2

A

East Carolina University
  • Master of Arts in Education
(NC)
$6,804
$25,848
Resident
Others
3

A

Appalachian State University
  • Master of Arts in Educational Media, Media Literacy, & New Media & Global Education
(NC)
$7,128
$27,981
Resident
Others
4

A

American College of Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(IL)
$7,190
5

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Liberal Studies / Instructional Technology
(KS)
$7,301
6

A

University of Wyoming
  • Master of Arts in Education / Educational Administration, Adult & Postsecondary Education
(WY)
$8,228
7

A

Emporia State University
  • Master of Science in Physical Science / Earth Science
(KS)
$8,490
$11,430
Resident
Others
8

A

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Arts in Education, Educational Leadership-Principal Certification
(TX)
$8,940
$19,680
Resident
Others
9

A

Peru State College
  • Masters of Science in Education / Curriculum & Instruction
(NE)
$9,000
10

A

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Master of Arts in Adult Education
(LA)
$9,030
11

A

Ball State University
  • Master of Arts in Career & Technical Education
(IN)
$9,150
$14,060
Resident
Others
12

A

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
(TX)
$9,180
$19,920
Resident
Others
13

A

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology
(NC)
$9,330
$18,090
Resident
Others
14

A

Emporia State University
  • Master of Science in Health, Physical Education & Recreation
(KS)
$9,602
$12,934
Resident
Others
15

A

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
(TX)
$9,744
$21,000
Resident
Others
16

A

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
(LA)
$9,851
17

A

Emporia State University
  • Master of Science in Business Education
(KS)
$9,925
$13,355
Resident
Others
18

A

Framingham State University
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instructional Technology
(MA)
$9,950
19

A-

Ball State University
  • Master of Arts in Physical Education / Coaching
(IN)
$10,002
$16,503
Resident
Others
20

A-

University of Central Missouri
  • Master of Science in Educational Technology
(MO)
$10,050
21

A-

Emporia State University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching / English to Speakers of Other Languages
(KS)
$10,188
$13,716
Resident
Others
21

A-

University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Master of Arts in Education / Curriculum & Instruction
(NE)
$10,188
$14,868
Resident
Others
22

A-

The University of West Florida
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
(FL)
$10,348
$11,385
Resident
Others
23

A-

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master of Education in P-12 Education Administration
(NE)
$10,481
$18,585
Resident
Others
24

A-

Valley City State University
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Technology
(ND)
$10,583
25

A-

Marshall University
  • Master of Arts in Elementary Education
(WV)
$10,842
26

A-

Ball State University
  • Master of Arts in Education in Educational Administration & Supervision / Principals Licensure
(IN)
$10,854
$17,936
Resident
Others
27

A-

University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
(LA)
$10,920
28

A-

Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
(AZ)
$10,938
$16,278
Resident
Others
29

A-

California State University-East Bay
  • Master of Science in Education / Online Teaching & Learning
(CA)
$10,980
30

A-

University of Missouri
  • Master of Education in Career & Technical Education / Business & Marketing Education
(MO)
$11,184
31

A-

University of Nevada-Reno
  • Master of Science in Equity and Diversity in Education
(NV)
$11,187
$15,740
Resident
Others
32

A-

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Business & Marketing Education
(NC)
$11,196
$21,708
Resident
Others
33

A-

The University of West Florida
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(FL)
$11,289
$12,420
Resident
Others
34

A-

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Education in Instructional Specialist / Bilingual Education or Early Childhood Education
(TX)
$11,340
$22,620
Resident
Others
35

A-

Old Dominion University
  • Master of Science in Education / Special Education: Research
(VA)
$11,370
36

A-

University of Nevada-Reno
  • Master of Education in Literacy Studies
(NV)
$11,445
$16,115
Resident
Others
37

B+

University of Colorado Denver
  • Master of Arts in Information & Learning Technologies / eLearning Design & Implementation
(CO)
$11,470
38

B+

Columbia College
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
(MO)
$11,520
39

B+

Valley City State University
  • Master of Education in Technology Education
(ND)
$11,546
40

B+

Saint Josephs College
  • Master of Science in Education / Adult Education & Training
(ME)
$11,550
41

B+

University of Central Florida
  • Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education
(FL)
$11,626
$37,785
Resident
Others
42

B+

University of North Dakota
  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education
(ND)
$11,641
43

B+

American Public University
  • Master of Education / Teaching-Special Education
(WV)
$11,700
44

B+

University of South Dakota
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration / Adult & Higher Education
(SD)
$11,776
45

B+

Marian University-Fond du Lac
  • Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction for All Learners
(WI)
$12,000
46

B+

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Western Governors University
  • Master of Education in Instructional Design
(UT)
$12,140
47

B+

Wilkes University
  • Master of Science in Online Teaching
(PA)
$12,350
48

B+

Trident University International
  • Master of Arts in Education
(CA)
$12,420
49

B+

Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology
(FL)
$12,433
$43,443
Resident
Others
50

B+

Southwestern College
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(KS)
$12,474
51

B+

Western Governors University
  • Master of Arts in Science Education (5-9)
(UT)
$12,490
52

B+

Boise State University
  • Master of Science in Educational Technology
(ID)
$12,518
53

B+

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master of Education in P-12 Education Administration
(NE)
$12,553
$22,273
Resident
Others
54

B+

Graceland University-Independence
  • Master of Education in Technology Integration
(MO)
$12,600
54

B+

Saint Josephs College
  • Master of Science in Education / School Leadership
(ME)
$12,600
55

B

Tennessee Technological University
  • Master of Arts in Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness
(TN)
$12,660
$17,970
Resident
Others
56

B

University of Missouri-St Louis
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education / Early Childhood
(MO)
$12,755
$29,568
Resident
Others
57

B

Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(IN)
$12,780
58

B

Florida State University
  • Master of Science in Special Education
(FL)
$12,819
$33,655
Resident
Others
59

B

SUNY at Albany
  • Master of Science in Childhood Education
(NY)
$12,863
$20,723
Resident
Others
60

B

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Academic Advising
(KS)
$12,936
61

B

University of Saint Mary
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
(KS)
$13,050
62

B

Stephens College
  • Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(MO)
$13,056
63

B

Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Education in Bilingual / Multicultural Education
(AZ)
$13,104
$19,512
Resident
Others
64

B

(MD)
$13,230
$20,160
$13,230
Residents
Others
Military
65

B

Dakota State University
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Technology
(SD)
$13,248
65

B

University of South Dakota
  • Master of Science in Technology for Education & Training
(SD)
$13,248
66

B

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction: Digital Teaching and Learning
(KS)
$13,367
67

B

Troy University Online Learning
  • Master of Science in Adult Education / Curriculum & Instruction Design
(AL)
$13,440
68

B

Southwestern College
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
(KS)
$13,603
69

B

Old Dominion University
  • Master of Science in Education / Educational Leadership: Administration & Supervision K-12
(VA)
$13,644
70

B

University of Central Florida
  • Master of Arts in Instructional Design & Technology
(FL)
$13,740
$44,655
Resident
Others
71

B

Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction / English as a Second Language
(AZ)
$13,782
72

B-

Graceland University-Independence
  • Master of Education in Mild / Moderate Special Education
(MO)
$13,860
73

B-

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
  • Master of Education in Learning Design
(OH)
$13,992
$14,322
Resident
Others
74

B-

University of North Dakota
  • Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology
(ND)
$14,069
75

B-

Regis University
  • Master of Education without Licensure
(CO)
$14,100
76

B-

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Adult & Continuing Education
(KS)
$14,230
77

B-

Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Master of Science in Education / Literacy
(WI)
$14,280
78

B-

San Diego State University
  • Master in Educational Technology
(CA)
$14,400
78

B-

University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Master of Science in Career & Technical Education
(WI)
$14,400
78

B-

Western Oregon University
  • Master of Science in Education: Information Technology
(OR)
$14,400
79

B-

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
  • Master of Education in Classroom Technology
(OH)
$14,416
$14,756
Resident
Others
80

B-

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology
(PA)
$14,418
81

B-

Walden University
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology
(MN)
$14,520
82

B-

University of Maryland-University College
  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology
(MD)
$14,553
$22,176
$14,553
Resident
Others
Military
83

B-

The College of Saint Scholastica
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
(MN)
$14,685
84

B-

Old Dominion University
  • Master of Science in Community College Teaching
(VA)
$14,781
85

B-

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Education in Educational Policy Studies/New Learning
(IL)
$14,832
86

B-

Colorado State University
  • Master of Education in Education & Human Resource Studies / Adult Education & Training
(CO)
$14,880
87

B-

Missouri Baptist University
  • Master of Science in Education / Curriculum & Instruction
(MO)
$14,942
88

C+

Indiana University
  • Master of Science in Literacy, Culture & Language Education
(IN)
$15,000
89

C+

Northcentral University
  • Master of Education / E-Learning
(AZ)
$15,100
90

C+

University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership
(IL)
$15,133
91

C+

Central Michigan University
  • Master of Arts in Educational Technology
(MI)
$15,444
$15,444
$9,504
Resident
Others
Military
92

C+

Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning
(FL)
$15,480
92

C+

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership
(KS)
$15,523
93

C+

University of South Alabama
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Development
(AL)
$15,540
94

C+

American Public University
  • Master of Education / Teaching-Elementary Education
(WV)
$15,600
95

C+

Franklin University
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Performance Technology
(OH)
$15,675
96

C+

Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
(WI)
$15,690
97

C+

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Literacy Studies
(TX)
$15,840
$27,120
Resident
Others
98

C+

University of Maryland-University College
  • Master of Distance Education & E-learning
(MD)
$15,876
$24,192
$15,876
Resident
Others
Military
99

C+

Colorado State University-Global Campus
  • Master of Science in Teaching & Learning
(CO)
$16,200
99

C+

National University
  • Master of Science in Instructional Leadership
(CA)
$16,200
99

C+

Notre Dame College
  • Master in Education with Technology Facilitation Endorsement
(OH)
$16,200
100

C+

Upper Iowa University
  • Master of Higher Education Administration / Community Technical College
(IA)
$16,263
$16,263
$14,001
Resident
Others
Military
101

C+

University of Scranton
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
(PA)
$16,308
102

C+

University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Master of Education in Instructional Design
(MA)
$16,560
103

C+

Grand Valley State University
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
(MI)
$16,632



Note: These rankings for affordable online degrees for Masters in Education are based off of a Fall 2011 Get Educated review of regionally accredited and regional candidate schools offering online degrees. Tuition and fees (total costs) stated are valid for that time period (Fall 2011). Profiles for each distance degree in our 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 masters degree and typically reflects the most affordable option.  Actual costs will vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits at entrance, prerequisite requirements specific to each degree, and financial aid availability will affect your final purchase price.


Colleges do not pay to be included in these online university rankings.  These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited and regional candidate university which offers a degree that is offered at least 80% at a distance and open to the public.  There is no cost to be included in the Get Educated online degree affordability ranking surveys or to use Get Educated award badges should your degree appear on these rankings.


If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed or ranked by Get Educated please contact us for inclusion. Each Best Buy list is calculated every two years. The next affordable online degrees for Masters in Education rankings will be undertaken Fall 2013.

 

To see the affordability rankings of degree programs within different education concentrations, check out the following lists:

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