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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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RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

Texas A & M University-Texarkana(TX)
$8,728.92
$22,419.28
In-State
Out-of-State
2

Emporia State University(KS)
$10,297.50
$14,100.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3

Florida Atlantic University(FL)
$11,094.60
$30,744.30
In-State
Out-of-State
4

The University of West Florida(FL)
$11,538.00
$14,364.90
In-State
Out-of-State
5

University of Alabama at Birmingham(AL)
$13,160.00
$29,900.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6

American Public University System Logo
American Public University System
(WV)
$13,300.00
$12,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
7

University of South Dakota Logo
University of South Dakota
(SD)
$13,327.50
All Students
8

Boise State University(ID)
$13,500.00
All Students
9

Texas A & M University - Commerce(TX)
$13,649.04
$28,589.04
In-State
Out-of-State
10

Lindenwood University(MO)
$13,925.00
All Students
11

Wilmington University(DE)
$14,180.00
$9,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
12

Colorado State University-Global Campus(CO)
$15,000.00
$13,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13

Shorter University(GA)
$15,320.00
All Students
14

Western Governors University Logo
Western Governors University
(UT)
$15,580.00
All Students
15

Plymouth State University(NH)
$16,560.00
$18,930.00
In-State
Out-of-State
16

Gardner-Webb University(NC)
$16,990.00
All Students
17

University of Maryland-University College(MD)
$17,028.00
$24,264.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
18

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$17,050.00
$8,350.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
19

Southern Utah University(UT)
$17,405.00
All Students
20

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Logo
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
(MN)
$18,300.00
All Students
21

Mid-America Christian University(OK)
$18,540.00
All Students
22

Saint Joseph's College of Maine(ME)
$18,579.00
$15,803.40
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
23

Post University Logo
Post University
(CT)
$18,750.00
All Students
24

Ottawa University(KS)
$19,445.00
All Students
25

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - Manning School of Business - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Lowell - Manning School of Business - Graduate
(MA)
$19,520.00
All Students
26

Clarion University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$19,701.50
$22,440.50
In-State
Out-of-State
27

Strayer University - Online(DC)
$19,800.00
All Students
28

Franklin University(OH)
$19,855.00
All Students
29

SUNY Polytechnic Institute(NY)
$20,328.00
$23,298.00
In-State
Out-of-State
30

Nichols College(MA)
$20,400.00
All Students
31

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$20,445.00
$15,005.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
32

Georgia Southern University(GA)
$20,610.00
All Students
33

University of Hartford(CT)
$20,850.00
All Students
34

Bellevue University(NE)
$21,240.00
All Students
35

California Baptist University(CA)
$21,280.00
All Students
36

Saint Leo University Logo
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$21,665.00
$16,715.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
37

Southern New Hampshire University Logo
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
38

Stetson University(FL)
$23,520.00
All Students
39

Champlain College(VT)
$24,000.00
All Students
40

Stevenson University(MD)
$24,120.00
All Students
41

Davenport University(MI)
$24,190.00
All Students
42

Bay Path University(MA)
$24,450.00
All Students
43

University of Providence(MT)
$24,450.00
All Students
44

University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Isenberg School of Management - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Isenberg School of Management - Graduate
(MA)
$24,545.00
All Students
45

Western New England University(MA)
$24,720.00
All Students
46

University of Connecticut(CT)
$24,750.00
All Students

University of Akron(OH)
$25,000.00
All Students

Albertus Magnus College(CT)
$25,370.00
All Students

Maryville University(MO)
$25,550.00
All Students

Regis University Logo
Regis University
(CO)
$25,550.00
All Students

Purdue University Global Logo
Purdue University Global
(IA)
$25,690.00
$17,840.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

National University(CA)
$26,308.00
$13,834.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Southern New Hampshire University Logo
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$26,484.00
$19,890.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Auburn University(AL)
$26,525.00
All Students

University of Scranton Logo
University of Scranton
(PA)
$26,850.00
All Students

New England College(NH)
$27,350.00
All Students

Edgewood College(WI)
$27,900.00
All Students

Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University
(CA)
$28,830.00
$18,150.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Colorado Technical University Logo
Colorado Technical University
(CO)
$29,030.00
$22,080.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Rutgers University(NJ)
$29,350.00
All Students

Walden University Logo
Walden University
(MN)
$29,400.00
$25,125.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(IL)
$29,728.00
All Students

University of Arizona(AZ)
$30,000.00
All Students

George Mason University Logo
George Mason University
(VA)
$30,240.00
$54,637.50
In-State
Out-of-State

Golden Gate University(CA)
$30,890.00
All Students

City University of Seattle(WA)
$30,960.00
All Students

Rider University(NJ)
$33,050.00
All Students

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$34,140.00
All Students

University of Cincinnati(OH)
$34,437.00
$41,694.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Golden Gate University(CA)
$35,090.00
All Students

St. Johns University Logo
St. Johns University
(NY)
$37,665.00
All Students

St. Johns University Logo
St. Johns University
(NY)
$40,095.00
All Students

Seton Hall University Logo
Seton Hall University
(NJ)
$40,454.00
All Students

Bentley University(MA)
$44,450.00
All Students

Golden Gate University(CA)
$46,200.00
All Students

DePaul University(IL)
$46,800.00
All Students

Northeastern University Logo
Northeastern University
(MA)
$46,800.00
All Students

University of Southern California Logo
University of Southern California
(CA)
$54,000.00
All Students

DePaul University(IL)
$54,080.00
All Students