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Masters in Education Online | Affordable Online Degrees

Looking for affordable master's in education online that won't cost you arm and a leg? Consider the Get Educated Best Buy 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 affordable schools offering 150 masters in education online all for less than $19,000.

These comprehensive rankings are based on a survey of 439 online masters programs from 147 online schools. Degrees surveyed included online masters in education, teaching, instructional technology,
educational leadership, and special education.

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


Average Cost:
$18,301

Most Affordable: Fort Hays State University ~$7,654

Most Expensive: University of Southern California ~$51,470

Search All Online Masters in Education >>


Costs were valid at the time of collection (Spring 2014).

RANK
SCHOOL / DEGREE
STATE
PRICE
NOTE
1

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Liberal Studies / Educational Leadership & Management - Administration
(KS)
$7,654
2

A

Arkansas State University
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory & Practice
(AR)
$7,800
3

A

East Carolina University
  • Master of Arts in Education
(NC)
$7,992
$29,736
Resident
Others
4

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Science in Education
(KS)
$8,148
5

A

Western Carolina University
  • Master of Arts in Education / Special Education
(NC)
$8,229
$26,594
Resident
Others
6

A

University of Wyoming
  • Master of Arts in Education / Educational Administration, Adult & Postsecondary Education
(WY)
$8,250
$11,022
Resident
Others
7

A

American College of Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(IL)
$8,314
8

A

Appalachian State University
  • Master of Arts in Educational Media, Media Literacy, & New Media & Global Education
(NC)
$8,460
$29,547
Resident
Others
9

A

East Carolina University
  • Master of Library Science
(NC)
$8,658
$32,214
Resident
Others
10

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology
(KS)
$8,888
11

A

Western Carolina University
  • Master of School Administration
(NC)
$8,915
$28,810
Resident
Others
12

A

Lamar University
  • Master of Education in Education Technology Leadership
(TX)
$9,000
$10,512
Resident
Others
12

A

University of Wyoming
  • Master of Science in Education / Instructional Technology
(WY)
$9,000
$12,024
Resident
Others
13

A

Texas A & M University-Texarkana
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology
(TX)
$9,060
$21,715
Resident
Others
14

A

Emporia State University
  • Master of Science in Physical Science / Earth Science
(KS)
$9,360
$12,690
Resident
Others
14

A

Arkansas State University
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership
(AR)
$9,360
15

A

University of Nevada-Reno
  • Master of Science in Equity and Diversity in Education
(NV)
$9,536
$13,760
Resident
Others
16

A

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Arts in Education, Educational Leadership-Principal Certification
(TX)
$9,600
$21,720
Resident
Others
17

A

Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Master of Education in Special Education
(TX)
$9,696
$13,296
Resident
Others
18

A

Ball State University
  • Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education
(IN)
$9,870
$16,200
Resident
Others
19

A

Peru State College
  • Masters of Science in Education / Curriculum & Instruction
(NE)
$9,900
20

A

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
(TX)
$10,056
$22,800
Resident
Others
21

A

Amberton University
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
(TX)
$10,164
22

A

University of Central Missouri
  • Master of Science in Educational Technology
(MO)
$10,515
23

A

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Master of Arts in Adult Education
(LA)
$10,537
24

A-

University of Colorado Denver
  • Master of Arts in Information & Learning Technologies / eLearning Design & Implementation
(CO)
$10,575
$12,690
Resident
Others
25

A-

Emporia State University
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
(KS)
$10,588
$14,362
Resident
Others
26

A-

Ball State University
  • Master of Arts in Physical Education / Coaching
(IN)
$10,791
$17,754
Resident
Others
27

A-

University of Missouri
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology / Online Educator
(MO)
$10,809
28

A-

Framingham State University
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instructional Technology
(MA)
$10,850
29

A-

Emporia State University
  • Master of Science in Education Administration
(KS)
$10,940
$14,825
Resident
Others
30

A-

University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Master of Arts in Education / Education Administration: Supervisor of Special Education
(NE)
$11,088
$16,884
Resident
Others
31

A-

Valdosta State University
  • Master of Library & Information Science
(GA)
$11,115
32

A-

Valley City State University
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Technology
(ND)
$11,157
33

A-

University of Central Missouri
  • Master of Science in Library Science & Information Services
(MO)
$11,216
34

A-

Emporia State University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching / English to Speakers of Other Languages
(KS)
$11,232
$15,228
Resident
Others
35

A-

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
(LA)
$11,495
36

A-

Marshall University
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education
(WV)
$11,583
37

A-

Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching / EC-12 & 7-12 Teacher Certification
(TX)
$11,622
$15,942
Resident
Others
37

A-

University of Nevada-Reno
  • Master of Education in Literacy Studies
(NV)
$11,622
$16,770
Resident
Others
38

A-

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Education in Instructional Specialist / Bilingual Education or Early Childhood Education
(TX)
$11,664
$25,884
Resident
Others
39

A-

Ball State University
  • Master of Arts in Education in Educational Administration & Supervision / Principals Licensure
(IN)
$11,712
$19,308
Resident
Others
40

A-

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology
(NC)
$11,760
$22,320
Resident
Others
41

A-

Saint Josephs College
  • Master of Science in Adult Education & Training
(ME)
$11,880
42

A-

University of Missouri
  • Master of Educational Leadership
(MO)
$11,890
43

A-

Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education: Continuing Professional
(AZ)
$12,036
$31,986
Resident
Others
44

A-

Columbia College
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
(MO)
$12,060
45

A-

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Western Governors University
  • Master of Arts in Science Education (5-9)
(UT)
$12,140
46

A-

University of Central Florida
  • Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education
(FL)
$12,142
$39,437
Resident
Others
47

B+

Valley City State University
  • Master of Education in Technology Education
(ND)
$12,171
48

B+

University of North Dakota
  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education
(ND)
$12,233
49

B+

University of Missouri
  • Master of Education in Educational, School & Counseling Psychology / Counseling Psychology: Mental Health Practices in Schools
(MO)
$12,250
50

B+

American Public University
  • Master of Education / Teaching-Elementary Education
(WV)
$12,300
51

B+

Old Dominion University
  • Master of Science in Education / Special Education: Research
(VA)
$12,360
52

B+

Valley City State University
  • Master of Education in Library & Information Technology
(ND)
$15,509
53

B+

Boise State University
  • Master of Educational Technology
(ID)
$12,518
54

B+

The University of West Florida
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
(FL)
$12,537
$13,574
Resident
Others
55

B+

University of Colorado Denver
  • Master of Arts in Information & Learning Technologies / School Library
(CO)
$12,690
$15,228
Resident
Others
56

B+

University of Arkansas
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
(AR)
$12,756
57

B+

Texas Womans University
  • Master of Library Science
(TX)
$12,789
$25,821
Resident
Others
58

B+

University of South Dakota
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration / Secondary School Principal
(SD)
$12,802
59

B+

Missouri Baptist University
  • Master of Science in Education / Curriculum & Instruction
(MO)
$12,865
60

B+

Saint Josephs College
  • Master of Science in Education / School Leadership
(ME)
$12,960
61

B+

The College of Saint Scholastica
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
(MN)
$13,035
62

B+

Texas Tech University
  • Master of Education in Special Education
(TX)
$13,062
$25,806
Resident
Others
63

B+

University of Arkansas
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
(AR)
$13,142
64

B+

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education
(NE)
$13,147
$23,353
Resident
Others
65

B+

Wilkes University
  • Master of Science in Online Teaching
(PA)
$13,160
66

B+

University of South Dakota
  • Master of Arts in Counseling & Psychology in Education / Human Development & Educational Psychology
(SD)
$13,202
67

B+

California State University-East Bay
  • Master of Science in Education / Online Teaching & Learning
(CA)
$13,275
68

B+

Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology
(FL)
$13,442
$46,824
Resident
Others
69

B+

San Diego State University
  • Master in Educational Technology
(CA)
$13,500
70

B

The University of West Florida
  • Master of Arts in Exceptional Student Education Comprehensive
(FL)
$13,677
$14,808
Resident
Others
71

B

Frostburg State University
  • Master of Education in Special Education
(MD)
$13,728
$17,511
Resident
Others
72

B

Southwestern College
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(KS)
$13,761
73

B

Texas Womans University
  • Master of Arts in Library Science
(TX)
$13,770
$27,888
Resident
Others
74

B

Stephens College
  • Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(MO)
$13,856
75

B

University of Arkansas
  • Master of Education in Special Education
(AR)
$13,915
76

B

Tennessee Technological University
  • Master of Arts in Exercise Science, Physical Education & Wellness
(TN)
$13,950
$19,800
Resident
Others
77

B

Graceland University-Independence
  • Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction
(MO)
$13,980
78

B

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Master of Education in Training & Development
(NC)
$14,112
$26,784
Resident
Others
79

B

(MD)
$14,190
$20,220
$14,190
Resident
Others
Military
80

B

Bemidji State University
  • Master of Science in Special Education
(MN)
$14,218
81

B

Regis University
  • Master of Education without Licensure
(CO)
$14,250
82

B

University of Central Florida
  • Master of Arts in Instructional Design & Technology
(FL)
$14,350
$46,501
Resident
Others
83

B

Dakota State University
  • Master of Science in Education in Educational Technology
(SD)
$14,402
83

B

University of South Dakota
  • Master of Science in Technology for Education & Training
(SD)
$14,402
84

B

University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
(LA)
$14,418
85

B

Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching / Teaching Science with Certification
(AZ)
$14,424
$38,364
Resident
Others
86

B

Florida State University
  • Master of Science in Special Education
(FL)
$14,469
$35,305
Resident
Others
87

B

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
  • Master of Education in Learning Design
(OH)
$14,487
$14,817
Resident
Others
87

B

Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Master of Education in School Administration
(IN)
$14,487
88

B

Indiana University
  • Master of Science in Literacy, Culture & Language Education
(IN)
$14,561
$17,473
Resident
Others
89

B

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Academic Advising
(KS)
$14,604
90

B

University of South Alabama
  • Master of Education with Certification in Library Media
(AL)
$14,652
91

B

SUNY at Albany
  • Master of Science in Childhood Education
(NY)
$14,660
$25,280
Resident
Others
92

B

University of North Dakota
  • Master of Education in Instructional Design & Technology
(ND)
$14,697
93

B-

Eastern Kentucky University
  • Master of Arts in Education / Elementary Education
(KY)
$14,700
93

B-

Marian University-Fond du Lac
  • Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction for All Learners
(WI)
$14,700
93

B-

University of Saint Mary
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
(KS)
$14,700
94

B-

Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Early Childhood Education
(AZ)
$14,892
95

B-

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
  • Master of Education in Classroom Technology
(OH)
$14,926
$15,266
Resident
Others
96

B-

Louisiana State University
  • Master of Arts in Education / Higher Education Administration
(LA)
$15,012
96

B-

Southwestern College
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
(KS)
$15,012
97

B-

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Computing, Design & Distance Education
(KS)
$15,091
98

B-

Park University
  • Master of Education in Adult Education
(MO)
$15,150
99

B-

Troy University Online Learning
  • Master of Science in Adult Education / Instruction Technology
(AL)
$15,180
100

B-

Trident University International
  • Master of Arts in Education
(CA)
$15,300
101

B-

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology
(PA)
$15,309
$22,932
Resident
Others
102

B-

Graceland University-Independence
  • Master of Education in Mild / Moderate Special Education
(MO)
$15,330
103

B-

University of Missouri-St Louis
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education / Early Childhood
(MO)
$15,395
$35,175
Resident
Others
104

B-

Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Master of Science in Education / Literacy
(WI)
$15,480
105

B-

University of Maryland-University College
  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology
(MD)
$15,609
$22,242
$15,609
Resident
Others
Military
106

B-

University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Master of Science in Career & Technical Education
(WI)
$15,750
107

B-

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Literacy Studies
(TX)
$15,840
$28,572
Resident
Others
108

B-

University of New England
  • Master of Science in Education / Literacy - K12
(ME)
$15,960
109

B-

Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
(WI)
$15,990
110

B-

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Adult & Continuing Education
(KS)
$16,064
111

B-

Old Dominion University
  • Master of Science in Community College Teaching
(VA)
$16,068
112

B-

Central Michigan University
  • Master of Arts in Educational Technology
(MI)
$16,071
$16,071
$9,504
Resident
Others
Military
113

B-

University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership
(IL)
$16,076
114

B-

Western Oregon University
  • Master of Science in Education: Information Technology
(OR)
$16,200
115

B-

Louisiana State University
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
(LA)
$16,263
116

C+

Fort Hays State University
  • Master of Science in School Psychology / Specialist in Education - School Psychology
(KS)
$16,295
117

C+

Colorado State University
  • Master of Education in Education & Human Resource Studies / Adult Education & Training
(CO)
$16,350
118

C+

American Public University
  • Master of Education / School Counseling
(WV)
$16,400
119

C+

Walden University
  • Master of Science in Education
(MN)
$16,410
120

C+

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Business & Marketing Education
(NC)
$16,464
$31,248
Resident
Others
121

C+

Upper Iowa University
  • Master of Higher Education Administration / Community Technical College
(IA)
$17,004
122

C+

Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Master of Science in Education / Educational Design & Technology
(WI)
$17,010
123

C+

University of Maryland-University College
  • Master of Distance Education & E-learning
(MD)
$17,028
$24,264
$17,028
Resident
Others
Military
124

C+

Eastern Michigan University
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology: Developing Learner
(MI)
$17,051
$30,624
Resident
Others
125

C+

University of Scranton
  • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
(PA)
$17,100
126

C+

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Masters of Education in Early Childhood
(PA)
$17,205
$17,802
Resident
Others
127

C+

National University
  • Master of Science in Instructional Leadership
(CA)
$17,280
127

C+

Northcentral University
  • Master of Education / General Education
(AZ)
$17,280
128

C+

Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Educational Leadership
(KS)
$17,525
129

C+

Fielding Graduate University
  • Master of Arts in Collaborative Educational Leadership
(CA)
$17,640
129

C+

University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Master of Education in Instructional Design
(MA)
$17,640
129

C+

Western Kentucky University
  • Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education
(KY)
$17,640
130

C+

Western New England University
  • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
(MA)
$17,700
131

C+

University of South Alabama
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Development
(AL)
$17,760
131

C+

Walden University
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology
(MN)
$17,760
132

C+

Kennesaw State University
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
(GA)
$17,892
133

C+

Alliant International University
  • Master of Arts in Education / Teaching
(CA)
$17,910
134

C+

Florida State University
  • Master of Science in Instructional Systems / Open & Distance Learning
(FL)
$17,944
$40,674
Resident
Others
135

C+

Colorado State University-Global Campus
  • Master of Science in Teaching & Learning
(CO)
$18,000
135

C+

Brandman University
  • Master of Arts in Education, Teaching & Learning
(CA)
$18,000
$18,000
$13,200
Resident
Others
Military
136

C+

Eastern Kentucky University
  • Master of Arts in Education / Library Science
(KY)
$18,130
137

C+

Park University
  • Master of Education in Teacher Leadership
(MO)
$18,180



Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a Get Educated Spring 2014 review of regionally accredited online master's programs in education. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection and are specific to the online learning program. Profiles for each online masters degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire degree and typically reflects the most affordable online degree option. Actual costs vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.


Editorial Note: Online colleges do NOT pay to be included in any Get Educated online degree rankings survey. These best online college rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a master's degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public.

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