The 46 Best Affordable Online Master's in Accounting
Accounting professionals are the unsung heroes in corporations all over the world. An online master’s in accounting can build more upward mobility (and a higher salary!) into your career as an accountant. Make sure to run the numbers before enrolling—there is a 500% difference between the cost of the most affordable and most expensive schools!
GetEducated compared 98 master’s program in accounting from 74 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 46 Best Buys for an affordable online accounting degree. Each online master’s in accounting costs less than the national average.
Average Cost (In-state): $24,983.83
Least Expensive: Texas A&M University-Texarkana ~$8,728.92
Most Expensive: DePaul University ~$54,080.00
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 online master’s in accounting. The online accounting degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.
Most Affordable Online Master's in Accounting
Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.
15 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
16 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
17 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2017 review of regionally accredited online master’s in accounting programs. 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’s 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.
Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These 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. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion. Each ranking list is calculated every two years. The next survey to identify the cheapest online accounting graduate degree will be undertaken in Fall 2019.
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