Best Online Colleges for Affordability

Best Online Colleges & Universities

An online degree can cost as little as $5,000 or more than $145,000. The truth: paying more for an online learning degree won't guarantee you a better education. Many factors other than academic quality affect the cost of an online degree. 

At Get Educated, we've surveyed more than 3,000 accredited online degrees. Our exclusive cost rankings reveal the best online degrees for affordability—we call them "Best Buys"—from online colleges nationwide. We started the online college affordability project more than a decade ago so you—the consumer—can honestly see and compare online degrees for affordability.

Get educated about online college affordability. Check our fact-based lists of America's most affordable online degrees before you enroll.


Business & Management

Business - Bachelor
Management - Bachelor

MBA Regional
Public Administration - Master (MPA)
Management - Master
Leadership - Master
Accounting - Master

Human Resources - Master

Healthcare & Nursing

Healthcare - Bachelor
Nursing - Bachelor (RN to BSN)

Healthcare - Master
Nursing - Master (RN to MSN)

Nursing - Master (MSN)
Public Health - Master

Nursing - Doctorate (DNP)



Psychology - Bachelor
Human Services, Counseling & Social Work - Bachelor
Sociology - Bachelor

Psychology - Master
Sociology & Human Services - Master
Social Work - Master
Counseling - Master

Education & Teaching

Education - Master
Library Science - Master
Special Education - Master
Educational Leadership & Administration - Master
Teaching - Master
Educational & Instructional Technology - Master
Curriculum & Instruction - Master

Computer Science & Information Technology

Programming - Certificate
Web Design & Development - Certificate

Computer Information Systems - Associate
Computer Science - Associate
Information Technology - Associate
Computer Programming - Associate

Computer Science - Bachelor
Information Technology - Bachelor

Software Development & Design - Bachelor
Computer Information Systems - Bachelor

Computer Science - Master
Information Technology - Master

GIS - Master
Information Security - Master
Computer Information Systems - Master


Engineering - Master

Criminal Justice & Law

Criminal Justice - Bachelor

Criminal Justice - Master


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