Best master's in educational leadership online get ranking seal

The 159 Most Affordable Master's in Educational Leadership Online

With a wide range of types of degrees, the master’s in educational administration can be an MEd, an MA, or an MS, and there are different areas of specialty to suit any aspiring administrator. Whether you want to focus on adult education, become an elementary school principle, or any other career step, there are solid choices for getting your credentials online. The trick with such a wide selection is to choose a degree that not only gives you’re the specialized training you seek but doesn’t carve a hole in your finances for years to come.
 
Find your best choices in 2018’s Best Buy Guide for a master's in educational leadership online. We looked at each of 299 programs at 231 schools to compare costs against the national average. Choosing a school isn’t hard, especially when you can find an affordable option with ease—save as much as $45,000! Now, that’s a winning strategy for career advancement!
 
Average Cost (In-state): ~$18,200
Least Expensive: Buena Vista University ~$7,500
Most Expensive: American University ~$52,100

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest master's in educational leadership online. The online teacher leader degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Master's in Educational Leadership Online

 

Accreditation & Licensing Note: As in all careers with state-specific licensure requirements, prospective applicants should contact the education department in their state of residence and ensure the desired program qualifies a graduate for teacher licensure. Not all programs listed lead to licensure. Applicants can also learn more by clicking the links to request information about each degree program. To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

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Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2018 review of regionally accredited master's in educational leadership online. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master 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 online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

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Affordable Online Leadership Administration Masters Degrees
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1

Buena Vista University(IA)
$7,500.00
All Students
2

Midway University(KY)
$7,800.00
All Students
3

Southeastern Oklahoma State University(OK)
$7,950.00
All Students
4

American College of Education(IN)
$8,160.00
All Students
5

The University of Texas at Arlington(TX)
$8,199.90
All Students
6

Lamar University(TX)
$8,250.00
All Students
7

Northeastern State University(OK)
$8,457.00
$8,487.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8

American College of Education(IN)
$8,940.00
All Students
9

Lindsey Wilson College(KY)
$8,970.00
All Students
10

Western New Mexico University(NM)
$9,168.60
$11,123.10
In-State
Out-of-State
11

American College of Education(IN)
$9,200.00
All Students
12

East Central University(OK)
$9,232.00
$20,660.80
In-State
Out-of-State
13

University of Wyoming(WY)
$9,438.00
$26,565.00
In-State
Out-of-State
14

Appalachian State University(NC)
$9,594.36
$33,300.36
In-State
Out-of-State
15

University of the Cumberlands(KY)
$9,700.00
All Students
16

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin(TX)
$9,747.52
All Students
17

Northwest Missouri State University(MO)
$9,750.00
All Students
18

Evangel University(MO)
$9,760.00
All Students
19

University of Central Florida(FL)
$9,819.60
$20,844.60
In-State
Out-of-State
20

Lamar University(TX)
$9,900.00
All Students
21

Eastern New Mexico University(NM)
$9,940.53
$12,974.88
In-State
Out-of-State
22

Chadron State College(NE)
$9,995.76
$17,960.76
In-State
Out-of-State
23

Fort Hays State University(KS)
$10,106.28
All Students
24

Northeastern State University(OK)
$10,148.40
$10,184.40
In-State
Out-of-State
25

Tarleton State University(TX)
$10,194.30
$22,644.30
In-State
Out-of-State
26

Valdosta State University(GA)
$10,270.00
All Students
27

Southeast Missouri State University(MO)
$10,417.50
All Students
28

Southwestern Oklahoma State University(OK)
$10,704.00
$19,344.00
In-State
Out-of-State
29

Texas A & M University-Kingsville(TX)
$10,738.80
$25,678.80
In-State
Out-of-State
30

Southern Arkansas University(AR)
$10,910.00
$15,470.00
In-State
Out-of-State
31

Mississippi College(MS)
$10,910.68
All Students
32

Arkansas State University(AR)
$10,930.00
All Students
33

New Mexico State University(NM)
$11,104.50
$31,841.70
In-State
Out-of-State
34

Martin Luther College(MN)
$11,340.00
All Students
35

University of Arkansas at Little Rock(AR)
$11,490.00
$9,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
36

University of North Texas(TX)
$11,690.46
All Students
37

The University of Montana(MT)
$11,705.35
$29,478.30
In-State
Out-of-State
38

Georgia College and State University(GA)
$11,740.00
All Students
39

Concordia University-Saint Paul(MN)
$11,850.00
$10,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
40

Campbellsville University(KY)
$11,970.00
All Students
41

California State University-San Marcos(CA)
$12,190.00
All Students
42

Pittsburg State University(KS)
$12,224.00
All Students
43

Emporia State University(KS)
$12,238.38
$16,527.06
In-State
Out-of-State
44

Arkansas Tech University(AR)
$12,248.50
$21,904.50
In-State
Out-of-State
45

University of Sioux Falls(SD)
$12,275.00
All Students
46

University of Arkansas at Monticello(AR)
$12,301.50
$19,651.50
In-State
Out-of-State
47

Northwestern College Iowa(IA)
$12,425.00
All Students
48

Western Kentucky University(KY)
$12,450.00
$21,210.00
$7,500.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
49

The University of West Florida(FL)
$12,495.00
All Students
50

Union College(KY)
$12,575.00
All Students
51

Dakota Wesleyan University(SD)
$12,600.00
All Students
52

University of Nebraska at Kearney(NE)
$12,769.00
$17,197.00
In-State
Out-of-State
53

Georgetown College(KY)
$13,050.00
All Students
54

California State University-East Bay(CA)
$13,275.00
All Students
55

Midwestern State University(TX)
$13,282.40
$15,622.40
In-State
Out-of-State
56

American Public University System Logo
American Public University System
(WV)
$13,300.00
$11,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
57

Angelo State University(TX)
$13,313.48
$28,253.48
In-State
Out-of-State
58

Hannibal-Lagrange University(MO)
$13,350.00
All Students
59

Queens University of Charlotte Logo
Queens University of Charlotte
(NC)
$13,596.00
All Students
60

Waldorf University(IA)
$13,685.00
$10,445.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
61

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley(TX)
$13,781.90
All Students
62

Clemson University(SC)
$13,800.00
All Students
63

Touro University Nevada(NV)
$14,000.00
All Students
64

Bob Jones University(SC)
$14,025.00
All Students
65

Georgia Southern University(GA)
$14,048.00
All Students
66

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate
(MA)
$14,220.00
All Students
67

University of Kentucky(KY)
$14,250.00
All Students
68

Anderson University - SC(SC)
$14,300.00
All Students
69

King University(TN)
$14,335.00
All Students
70

Georgetown College(KY)
$14,355.00
All Students
71

Campbellsville University(KY)
$14,364.00
All Students
72

Minnesota State University-Moorhead(MN)
$14,396.80
All Students
73

South Dakota State University(SD)
$14,428.80
All Students
73

University of South Dakota Logo
University of South Dakota
(SD)
$14,428.80
All Students
75

Wilmington University(DE)
$14,510.00
$9,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
76

Western Governors University Logo
Western Governors University
(UT)
$14,540.00
All Students
77

Florida State University(FL)
$14,660.58
$35,496.78
In-State
Out-of-State
78

Texas A & M University - Commerce(TX)
$14,668.80
$29,608.80
In-State
Out-of-State
79

Southeastern University(FL)
$14,680.00
All Students
80

University of Nebraska-Lincoln(NE)
$14,715.00
$27,891.00
In-State
Out-of-State
81

University of North Carolina-Wilmington(NC)
$14,733.48
$42,391.48
In-State
Out-of-State
82

Bethel College-Indiana(IN)
$14,820.00
All Students
83

Saint Joseph's College of Maine(ME)
$14,835.00
All Students
84

University of West Alabama(AL)
$14,886.00
All Students
85

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(IL)
$14,912.00
All Students
86

University of Northwestern St. Paul(MN)
$14,970.00
All Students
87

University of Wisconsin-Superior(WI)
$15,000.00
All Students
88

Wayne State College(NE)
$15,012.00
All Students
89

Texas Southern University(TX)
$15,066.76
$28,206.76
In-State
Out-of-State
90

University of Houston-Victoria(TX)
$15,118.56
$30,058.56
In-State
Out-of-State
91

Kennesaw State University(GA)
$15,208.00
All Students
92

Columbus State University(GA)
$15,236.00
All Students
93

Concordia University - Nebraska(NE)
$15,300.00
All Students
93

Eastern Kentucky University(KY)
$15,300.00
$9,750.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
95

University of Arkansas(AR)
$15,304.08
All Students
96

Graceland University(IA)
$15,330.00
All Students
97

Wilkes University(PA)
$15,350.00
All Students
98

Jacksonville State University(AL)
$15,352.00
All Students
99

Western Kentucky University(KY)
$15,355.00
$26,159.00
$9,250.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
100

Ball State University(IN)
$15,432.00
$22,848.00
In-State
Out-of-State
101

Trident University International(CA)
$15,450.00
$9,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
102

Clarks Summit University(PA)
$15,500.00
$12,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
103

Columbus State University(GA)
$15,504.00
All Students
104

Northern Kentucky University(KY)
$15,540.00
All Students
105

Maranatha Baptist University(WI)
$15,585.00
All Students
106

Wheeling Jesuit University(WV)
$15,765.00
All Students
107

Northern State University(SD)
$15,781.50
All Students
108

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$15,807.00
All Students
109

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$15,836.00
$10,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
110

Franciscan University of Steubenville(OH)
$15,840.00
All Students
111

Trevecca Nazarene University(TN)
$15,900.00
All Students
112

Wilmington University(DE)
$15,941.00
$10,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
113

St. Thomas University(FL)
$15,990.12
All Students
114

Radford University(VA)
$16,020.00
$27,240.00
In-State
Out-of-State
115

Old Dominion University(VA)
$16,326.00
$17,676.00
In-State
Out-of-State
116

Mississippi State University(MS)
$16,483.50
All Students
117

Indiana University Online(IN)
$16,535.16
$19,626.12
In-State
Out-of-State
118

University of Idaho(ID)
$16,650.00
All Students
119

University of Mississippi(MS)
$16,700.00
All Students
120

Regis University(CO)
$16,715.00
All Students
121

University of Northern Iowa(IA)
$16,782.00
All Students
122

Wayland Baptist University(TX)
$16,840.00
All Students
123

McNeese State University(LA)
$16,866.96
$26,866.96
In-State
Out-of-State
124

Salem University(WV)
$16,900.00
All Students
125

Park University(MO)
$16,925.00
$12,365.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
126

Kansas State University(KS)
$17,037.00
All Students
127

Mary Baldwin University(VA)
$17,070.00
All Students
128

Columbia International University(SC)
$17,100.00
All Students
128

Northwestern State University of Louisiana(LA)
$17,100.00
All Students
130

Upper Iowa University(IA)
$17,110.00
All Students
132

University of Northern Colorado(CO)
$17,250.00
All Students
134

Central Washington University(WA)
$17,251.50
$21,090.50
In-State
Out-of-State
136

Concordia University Texas(TX)
$17,300.00
All Students
137

Central Washington University(WA)
$17,331.50
$21,170.50
In-State
Out-of-State
138

University of New England(ME)
$17,360.00
All Students
139

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$17,500.00
$13,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
140

University of Illinois at Springfield(IL)
$17,571.00
All Students
141

Columbia College - MO(MO)
$17,640.00
$11,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
142

University of Virginia(VA)
$17,655.00
All Students
143

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Logo
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
(MN)
$17,680.00
All Students
144

The University of Findlay(OH)
$17,688.00
All Students
145

Ashland University(OH)
$17,787.00
All Students
146

San Diego State University(CA)
$17,844.00
$32,100.00
In-State
Out-of-State
147

Western State Colorado University(CO)
$17,910.00
All Students
147

New England College(NH)
$17,910.00
All Students
147

Northern Arizona University(AZ)
$17,910.00
All Students
150

Endicott College(MA)
$17,912.00
All Students
151

Central Michigan University(MI)
$17,930.00
$10,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
152

Colorado State University-Global Campus(CO)
$18,000.00
$16,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
152

University of Louisiana at Monroe(LA)
$18,000.00
All Students
154

Jackson State University(MS)
$18,018.00
All Students
155

Cornerstone University(MI)
$18,025.00
All Students
156

Ottawa University(KS)
$18,035.00
All Students
157

University of the Southwest(NM)
$18,060.00
All Students
157

Concordia University-Ann Arbor(MI)
$18,060.00
All Students
159

Saint Leo University Logo
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$18,185.00
All Students

LeTourneau University(TX)
$18,300.00
All Students

Gwynedd Mercy University(PA)
$18,315.00
All Students

University of Southern Mississippi(MS)
$18,324.00
All Students

Walden University Logo
Walden University
(MN)
$18,325.00
$15,715.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Wilkes University(PA)
$18,420.00
All Students

Northwest Nazarene University(ID)
$18,430.00
All Students

Sam Houston State University(TX)
$18,517.00
$33,457.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Point Park University(PA)
$18,540.00
All Students

Cardinal Stritch University(WI)
$18,545.00
All Students

Oklahoma Wesleyan University(OK)
$18,600.00
All Students

California University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$18,768.00
$19,428.00
$15,258.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College(LA)
$18,814.00
All Students

Western State Colorado University(CO)
$19,065.00
All Students

University of South Carolina-Columbia(SC)
$19,115.00
$21,167.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Concordia University - Nebraska(NE)
$19,125.00
All Students

University of Florida(FL)
$19,149.48
$22,876.56
In-State
Out-of-State

Newman University(KS)
$19,240.00
All Students

Marygrove College(MI)
$19,280.00
All Students

Southern Wesleyan University(SC)
$19,350.00
All Students

Northern Michigan University(MI)
$19,368.00
All Students

The University of Tennessee - Martin(TN)
$19,404.00
$21,153.00
In-State
Out-of-State

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs(CO)
$19,480.00
$21,520.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Brandman University(CA)
$19,500.00
$12,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

LeTourneau University(TX)
$19,510.00
All Students

Granite State College(NH)
$19,518.00
$20,850.00
In-State
Out-of-State

University of Dayton(OH)
$19,540.00
All Students

Eastern Washington University(WA)
$19,557.37
All Students

Wright State University(OH)
$19,800.00
$33,750.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Concordia University-Wisconsin(WI)
$19,928.00
All Students

Colorado Christian University Logo
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$20,016.00
All Students

George Mason University Logo
George Mason University
(VA)
$20,032.50
$26,032.50
In-State
Out-of-State

George Fox University(OR)
$20,055.00
All Students

Strayer University - Online(DC)
$20,270.00
All Students

University of North Florida(FL)
$20,423.52
$41,902.38
In-State
Out-of-State

Rocky Mountain College(MT)
$20,450.00
All Students

Houston Baptist University(TX)
$20,800.00
All Students

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$20,890.00
$16,210.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$20,900.00
$10,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Concordia University - Portland  Logo
Concordia University - Portland
(OR)
$21,010.00
All Students

University of Kansas(KS)
$21,060.00
All Students

Walden University Logo
Walden University
(MN)
$21,625.00
$18,520.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

University of Memphis(TN)
$21,708.00
All Students

East Tennessee State University(TN)
$21,719.00
$29,045.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$21,738.00
$19,654.20
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Quinnipiac University(CT)
$21,800.00
All Students

Montclair State University(NJ)
$21,900.00
All Students

California Baptist University(CA)
$21,987.00
All Students

American Intercontinental University - Online(IL)
$22,416.00
$18,192.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

University of Northern Colorado(CO)
$22,425.00
All Students

Prescott College(AZ)
$22,488.00
All Students

Virginia Commonwealth University(VA)
$22,539.00
$46,035.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Rowan University(NJ)
$22,680.00
All Students

Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University
(CA)
$22,900.00
$15,910.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

University of Delaware Logo
University of Delaware
(DE)
$22,926.00
All Students

Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University
(CA)
$22,960.00
$16,060.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Southwestern Assemblies of God University(TX)
$22,980.00
All Students

Southwestern Assemblies of God University(TX)
$22,980.00
All Students

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$23,100.00
$12,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Niagara University(NY)
$23,220.00
All Students

National-Louis University(IL)
$23,290.00
All Students

City University of Seattle(WA)
$23,400.00
$14,040.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Creighton University(NE)
$23,584.00
All Students

University of Mary(ND)
$23,925.00
All Students

Azusa Pacific University(CA)
$23,939.00
All Students

University of Iowa(IA)
$24,102.00
All Students

University of Georgia(GA)
$24,339.00
All Students

Thomas Edison State University Logo
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$24,380.00
All Students

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee(WI)
$24,420.00
All Students

Purdue University Global Logo
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$24,450.00
$18,480.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Baldwin-Wallace University(OH)
$24,514.00
All Students

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville(TN)
$24,696.00
$27,396.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Heritage University(WA)
$24,990.00
All Students

Walsh University(OH)
$25,505.00
All Students

University of Cincinnati(OH)
$26,064.00
$26,604.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Cairn University(PA)
$26,832.00
All Students

Rowan University(NJ)
$27,216.00
All Students

Lynn University(FL)
$27,380.00
All Students

Saint Joseph's University Logo
Saint Joseph's University
(PA)
$27,540.00
All Students

Pennsylvania State University(PA)
$27,588.00
All Students

Thomas Edison State University Logo
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$28,388.00
All Students

Ohio University Logo
Ohio University
(OH)
$28,446.00
$28,862.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Seton Hall University Logo
Seton Hall University
(NJ)
$29,044.00
All Students

Robert Morris University(PA)
$29,100.00
All Students

Eastern Michigan University(MI)
$29,185.00
All Students

Baldwin-Wallace University(OH)
$30,282.00
All Students

Dallas Baptist University(TX)
$30,970.00
All Students

The George Washington University Logo
The George Washington University
(DC)
$31,280.00
All Students

City University of Seattle(WA)
$31,320.00
$14,040.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

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The George Washington University
(DC)
$33,230.00
All Students

DePaul University(IL)
$33,280.00
All Students

University of the Incarnate Word(TX)
$33,930.00
$9,090.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Canisius College(NY)
$34,770.00
All Students

Caldwell University(NJ)
$36,720.00
All Students

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$37,840.00
All Students

Andrews University(MI)
$38,134.00
All Students

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Pepperdine University
(CA)
$39,200.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$42,705.00
All Students

University of San Diego(CA)
$43,950.00
All Students

Fordham University(NY)
$44,584.00
All Students

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American University
(DC)
$52,100.00
All Students