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
Rank
School / Degree
Cost
Notes
1
Cost
Note
$7,500.00
All Students
2
Midway University (KY)
Cost
Note
$7,800.00
All Students
3
Southeastern Oklahoma State University (OK)
Cost
Note
$7,950.00
All Students
4
American College of Education (IN)
Cost
Note
$8,160.00
All Students
5
The University of Texas at Arlington (TX)
Cost
Note
$8,199.90
All Students
6
Cost
Note
$8,250.00
All Students
7
Northeastern State University (OK)
Cost
Note
$8,457.00
In-State
$8,487.00
Out-of-State
8
American College of Education (IN)
Cost
Note
$8,940.00
All Students
9
Lindsey Wilson College (KY)
Cost
Note
$8,970.00
All Students
10
Western New Mexico University (NM)
Cost
Note
$9,168.60
In-State
$11,123.10
Out-of-State
11
Cost
Note
$9,200.00
All Students
12
East Central University (OK)
Cost
Note
$9,232.00
In-State
$20,660.80
Out-of-State
13
Cost
Note
$9,438.00
In-State
$26,565.00
Out-of-State
14
Appalachian State University (NC)
Cost
Note
$9,594.36
In-State
$33,300.36
Out-of-State
15
University of the Cumberlands (KY)
Cost
Note
$9,700.00
All Students
16
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (TX)
Cost
Note
$9,747.52
All Students
17
Northwest Missouri State University (MO)
Cost
Note
$9,750.00
All Students
18
Cost
Note
$9,760.00
All Students
19
University of Central Florida (FL)
Cost
Note
$9,819.60
In-State
$20,844.60
Out-of-State
21
Eastern New Mexico University (NM)
Cost
Note
$9,940.53
In-State
$12,974.88
Out-of-State
22
Cost
Note
$9,995.76
In-State
$17,960.76
Out-of-State
23
Cost
Note
$10,106.28
All Students
24
Northeastern State University (OK)
Cost
Note
$10,148.40
In-State
$10,184.40
Out-of-State
25
Tarleton State University (TX)
Cost
Note
$10,194.30
In-State
$22,644.30
Out-of-State
26
Valdosta State University (GA)
Cost
Note
$10,270.00
All Students
27
Cost
Note
$10,417.50
All Students
28
Southwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)
Cost
Note
$10,704.00
In-State
$19,344.00
Out-of-State
29
Texas A & M University-Kingsville (TX)
Cost
Note
$10,738.80
In-State
$25,678.80
Out-of-State
30
Cost
Note
$10,910.00
In-State
$15,470.00
Out-of-State
31
Cost
Note
$10,910.68
All Students
32
Cost
Note
$10,930.00
All Students
34
Cost
Note
$11,340.00
All Students
35
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
Cost
Note
$11,490.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$9,600.00
Military
36
University of North Texas (TX)
Cost
Note
$11,690.46
All Students
37
The University of Montana (MT)
Cost
Note
$11,705.35
In-State
$29,478.30
Out-of-State
38
Georgia College and State University (GA)
Cost
Note
$11,740.00
All Students
39
Concordia University-Saint Paul (MN)
Cost
Note
$11,850.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$10,500.00
Military
40
Cost
Note
$11,970.00
All Students
41
California State University-San Marcos (CA)
Cost
Note
$12,190.00
All Students
42
Pittsburg State University (KS)
Cost
Note
$12,224.00
All Students
43
Emporia State University (KS)
Cost
Note
$12,238.38
In-State
$16,527.06
Out-of-State
44
Arkansas Tech University (AR)
Cost
Note
$12,248.50
In-State
$21,904.50
Out-of-State
45
Cost
Note
$12,275.00
All Students
46
Cost
Note
$12,301.50
In-State
$19,651.50
Out-of-State
47
Cost
Note
$12,425.00
All Students
49
The University of West Florida (FL)
Cost
Note
$12,495.00
All Students
50
Cost
Note
$12,575.00
All Students
51
Cost
Note
$12,600.00
All Students
54
California State University-East Bay (CA)
Cost
Note
$13,275.00
All Students
55
Midwestern State University (TX)
Cost
Note
$13,282.40
In-State
$15,622.40
Out-of-State
56
American Public University System Logo
American Public University System (WV)
Cost
Note
$13,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$11,800.00
Military
57
Angelo State University (TX)
Cost
Note
$13,313.48
In-State
$28,253.48
Out-of-State
58
Hannibal-Lagrange University (MO)
Cost
Note
$13,350.00
All Students
59
Queens University of Charlotte Logo
Queens University of Charlotte (NC)
Cost
Note
$13,596.00
All Students
60
Cost
Note
$13,685.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$10,445.00
Military
61
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
Cost
Note
$13,781.90
All Students
62
Cost
Note
$13,800.00
All Students
63
Touro University Nevada (NV)
Cost
Note
$14,000.00
All Students
64
Cost
Note
$14,025.00
All Students
65
Georgia Southern University (GA)
Cost
Note
$14,048.00
All Students
66
University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate (MA)
Cost
Note
$14,220.00
All Students
67
University of Kentucky (KY)
Cost
Note
$14,250.00
All Students
68
Anderson University - SC (SC)
Cost
Note
$14,300.00
All Students
69
Cost
Note
$14,335.00
All Students
71
Campbellsville University (KY)
Cost
Note
$14,364.00
All Students
72
Minnesota State University-Moorhead (MN)
Cost
Note
$14,396.80
All Students
73
South Dakota State University (SD)
Cost
Note
$14,428.80
All Students
75
Wilmington University (DE)
Cost
Note
$14,510.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$9,200.00
Military
76
Western Governors University Logo
Western Governors University (UT)
Cost
Note
$14,540.00
All Students
77
Florida State University (FL)
Cost
Note
$14,660.58
In-State
$35,496.78
Out-of-State
78
Texas A & M University - Commerce (TX)
Cost
Note
$14,668.80
In-State
$29,608.80
Out-of-State
79
Southeastern University (FL)
Cost
Note
$14,680.00
All Students
80
Cost
Note
$14,715.00
In-State
$27,891.00
Out-of-State
81
University of North Carolina-Wilmington (NC)
Cost
Note
$14,733.48
In-State
$42,391.48
Out-of-State
82
Bethel College-Indiana (IN)
Cost
Note
$14,820.00
All Students
83
Cost
Note
$14,835.00
All Students
84
University of West Alabama (AL)
Cost
Note
$14,886.00
All Students
86
University of Northwestern St. Paul (MN)
Cost
Note
$14,970.00
All Students
87
University of Wisconsin-Superior (WI)
Cost
Note
$15,000.00
All Students
88
Cost
Note
$15,012.00
All Students
89
Texas Southern University (TX)
Cost
Note
$15,066.76
In-State
$28,206.76
Out-of-State
90
University of Houston-Victoria (TX)
Cost
Note
$15,118.56
In-State
$30,058.56
Out-of-State
91
Kennesaw State University (GA)
Cost
Note
$15,208.00
All Students
92
Columbus State University (GA)
Cost
Note
$15,236.00
All Students
93
Concordia University - Nebraska (NE)
Cost
Note
$15,300.00
All Students
93
Eastern Kentucky University (KY)
Cost
Note
$15,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$9,750.00
Military
95
University of Arkansas (AR)
Cost
Note
$15,304.08
All Students
96
Cost
Note
$15,330.00
All Students
98
Jacksonville State University (AL)
Cost
Note
$15,352.00
All Students
99
Cost
Note
$15,355.00
In-State
$26,159.00
Out-of-State
$9,250.00
Military
100
Cost
Note
$15,432.00
In-State
$22,848.00
Out-of-State
101
Cost
Note
$15,450.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$9,900.00
Military
102
Cost
Note
$15,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$12,400.00
Military
103
Columbus State University (GA)
Cost
Note
$15,504.00
All Students
104
Northern Kentucky University (KY)
Cost
Note
$15,540.00
All Students
105
Maranatha Baptist University (WI)
Cost
Note
$15,585.00
All Students
106
Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Cost
Note
$15,765.00
All Students
107
Cost
Note
$15,781.50
All Students
108
Indiana Wesleyan University (IN)
Cost
Note
$15,807.00
All Students
109
Cost
Note
$15,836.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$10,000.00
Military
110
Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH)
Cost
Note
$15,840.00
All Students
111
Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)
Cost
Note
$15,900.00
All Students
112
Cost
Note
$15,941.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$10,100.00
Military
113
St. Thomas University (FL)
Cost
Note
$15,990.12
All Students
114
Cost
Note
$16,020.00
In-State
$27,240.00
Out-of-State
115
Cost
Note
$16,326.00
In-State
$17,676.00
Out-of-State
116
Cost
Note
$16,483.50
All Students
117
Cost
Note
$16,535.16
In-State
$19,626.12
Out-of-State
118
Cost
Note
$16,650.00
All Students
119
University of Mississippi (MS)
Cost
Note
$16,700.00
All Students
120
Cost
Note
$16,715.00
All Students
121
Cost
Note
$16,782.00
All Students
122
Cost
Note
$16,840.00
All Students
123
McNeese State University (LA)
Cost
Note
$16,866.96
In-State
$26,866.96
Out-of-State
124
Cost
Note
$16,900.00
All Students
125
Cost
Note
$16,925.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$12,365.00
Military
126
Kansas State University (KS)
Cost
Note
$17,037.00
All Students
127
Mary Baldwin University (VA)
Cost
Note
$17,070.00
All Students
128
Columbia International University (SC)
Cost
Note
$17,100.00
All Students
128
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (LA)
Cost
Note
$17,100.00
All Students
130
Upper Iowa University (IA)
Cost
Note
$17,110.00
All Students
132
University of Northern Colorado (CO)
Cost
Note
$17,250.00
All Students
134
Central Washington University (WA)
Cost
Note
$17,251.50
In-State
$21,090.50
Out-of-State
136
Cost
Note
$17,300.00
All Students
137
Central Washington University (WA)
Cost
Note
$17,331.50
In-State
$21,170.50
Out-of-State
138
Cost
Note
$17,360.00
All Students
139
Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University (AZ)
Cost
Note
$17,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$13,600.00
Military
140
University of Illinois at Springfield (IL)
Cost
Note
$17,571.00
All Students
141
Cost
Note
$17,640.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$11,700.00
Military
142
Cost
Note
$17,655.00
All Students
143
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Logo
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN)
Cost
Note
$17,680.00
All Students
144
Cost
Note
$17,688.00
All Students
145
Cost
Note
$17,787.00
All Students
146
San Diego State University (CA)
Cost
Note
$17,844.00
In-State
$32,100.00
Out-of-State
147
Cost
Note
$17,910.00
All Students
150
Cost
Note
$17,912.00
All Students
151
Central Michigan University (MI)
Cost
Note
$17,930.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$10,700.00
Military
152
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CO)
Cost
Note
$18,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$16,200.00
Military
152
University of Louisiana at Monroe (LA)
Cost
Note
$18,000.00
All Students
154
Cost
Note
$18,018.00
All Students
155
Cost
Note
$18,025.00
All Students
156
Cost
Note
$18,035.00
All Students
157
Cost
Note
$18,060.00
All Students
157
Concordia University-Ann Arbor (MI)
Cost
Note
$18,060.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$18,300.00
All Students
Gwynedd Mercy University (PA)
Cost
Note
$18,315.00
All Students
University of Southern Mississippi (MS)
Cost
Note
$18,324.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$18,325.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$15,715.00
Military
Cost
Note
$18,420.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$18,430.00
All Students
Sam Houston State University (TX)
Cost
Note
$18,517.00
In-State
$33,457.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$18,540.00
All Students
Cardinal Stritch University (WI)
Cost
Note
$18,545.00
All Students
Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OK)
Cost
Note
$18,600.00
All Students
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LA)
Cost
Note
$18,814.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$19,065.00
All Students
University of South Carolina-Columbia (SC)
Cost
Note
$19,115.00
In-State
$21,167.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$19,125.00
All Students
University of Florida (FL)
Cost
Note
$19,149.48
In-State
$22,876.56
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$19,240.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$19,280.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$19,350.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$19,368.00
All Students
The University of Tennessee - Martin (TN)
Cost
Note
$19,404.00
In-State
$21,153.00
Out-of-State
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (CO)
Cost
Note
$19,480.00
In-State
$21,520.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$19,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$12,000.00
Military
LeTourneau University (TX)
Cost
Note
$19,510.00
All Students
Granite State College (NH)
Cost
Note
$19,518.00
In-State
$20,850.00
Out-of-State
Eastern Washington University (WA)
Cost
Note
$19,557.37
All Students
Cost
Note
$19,800.00
In-State
$33,750.00
Out-of-State
Concordia University-Wisconsin (WI)
Cost
Note
$19,928.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$20,032.50
In-State
$26,032.50
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$20,055.00
All Students
Strayer University - Online (DC)
Cost
Note
$20,270.00
All Students
University of North Florida (FL)
Cost
Note
$20,423.52
In-State
$41,902.38
Out-of-State
Rocky Mountain College (MT)
Cost
Note
$20,450.00
All Students
Houston Baptist University (TX)
Cost
Note
$20,800.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$20,890.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$16,210.00
Military
Cost
Note
$20,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$10,700.00
Military
Concordia University - Portland  Logo
Concordia University - Portland (OR)
Cost
Note
$21,010.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$21,060.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$21,625.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$18,520.00
Military
Cost
Note
$21,708.00
All Students
East Tennessee State University (TN)
Cost
Note
$21,719.00
In-State
$29,045.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$21,738.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$19,654.20
Military
Quinnipiac University (CT)
Cost
Note
$21,800.00
All Students
Montclair State University (NJ)
Cost
Note
$21,900.00
All Students
California Baptist University (CA)
Cost
Note
$21,987.00
All Students
American Intercontinental University - Online (IL)
Cost
Note
$22,416.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$18,192.00
Military
Cost
Note
$22,425.00
All Students
Prescott College (AZ)
Cost
Note
$22,488.00
All Students
Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Cost
Note
$22,539.00
In-State
$46,035.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$22,680.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$22,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$15,910.00
Military
University of Delaware Logo
University of Delaware (DE)
Cost
Note
$22,926.00
All Students
Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University (CA)
Cost
Note
$22,960.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$16,060.00
Military
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (TX)
Cost
Note
$22,980.00
All Students
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (TX)
Cost
Note
$22,980.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$23,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$12,000.00
Military
Cost
Note
$23,220.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$23,290.00
All Students
City University of Seattle (WA)
Cost
Note
$23,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$14,040.00
Military
Cost
Note
$23,584.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$23,939.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$24,102.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$24,339.00
All Students
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
Cost
Note
$24,420.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$24,450.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$18,480.00
Military
Cost
Note
$24,514.00
All Students
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (TN)
Cost
Note
$24,696.00
In-State
$27,396.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$24,990.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$25,505.00
All Students
University of Cincinnati (OH)
Cost
Note
$26,064.00
In-State
$26,604.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$26,832.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$27,216.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$27,380.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$27,540.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$27,588.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$28,388.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$28,446.00
In-State
$28,862.00
Out-of-State
Cost
Note
$29,044.00
All Students
Robert Morris University (PA)
Cost
Note
$29,100.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$29,185.00
All Students
Baldwin-Wallace University (OH)
Cost
Note
$30,282.00
All Students
Dallas Baptist University (TX)
Cost
Note
$30,970.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$31,280.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$31,320.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$14,040.00
Military
Cost
Note
$33,230.00
All Students
University of the Incarnate Word (TX)
Cost
Note
$33,930.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$9,090.00
Military
Cost
Note
$34,770.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$36,720.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$37,840.00
All Students
Andrews University (MI)
Cost
Note
$38,134.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$39,200.00
All Students
University of San Diego (CA)
Cost
Note
$43,950.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$44,584.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$52,100.00
All Students