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The 50 Most Affordable MAT Online Programs

Returning to school to get your Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)? Wondering how to afford school again? This is your one stop shop for budget-friendly MAT online programs. You can study in an online program for the MAT from anywhere, but each program has a different curriculum—and a different cost. With 56 schools offering a total of 121 programs, choosing an affordable program can save you a bundle—as much as $48,000!
 
The MAT is great for experienced teachers looking to advance, or for those wishing to make a career change. Choose your focus, be it elementary education, special ed, STEM, or any of the many specialties available in this wide range of degrees. The best part is that you can pick an excellent program that suits your life and your goals while not breaking the bank. We’ve done all the research for you, so you can check out your options all in one place!
 
Average Cost (In-state): ~$18,700
Least Expensive: North Carolina A&T State University ~$7,287.50
Most Expensive: New York University ~$55,596

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 MAT online. The online teaching degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable MAT 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 MAT 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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Rank
School / Degree
Cost
Notes
1
Cost
Note
$7,287.50
In-State
$25,887.50
Out-of-State
2
Morningside College (IA)
Cost
Note
$9,660.00
All Students
3
North Carolina A & T State University (NC)
Cost
Note
$9,710.00
In-State
$34,510.00
Out-of-State
4
Mayville State University (ND)
Cost
Note
$10,358.08
All Students
6
Cost
Note
$10,910.00
In-State
$15,470.00
Out-of-State
7
Western New Mexico University (NM)
Cost
Note
$11,002.32
In-State
$13,347.72
Out-of-State
8
Dickinson State University (ND)
Cost
Note
$11,254.00
All Students
9
Cost
Note
$11,358.00
All Students
10
Western Carolina University (NC)
Cost
Note
$11,581.08
In-State
$33,007.38
Out-of-State
$11,725.14
Military
11
University of the Cumberlands (KY)
Cost
Note
$11,640.00
All Students
12
Cost
Note
$11,740.00
All Students
13
Cost
Note
$11,970.00
All Students
14
Southern Arkansas University (AR)
Cost
Note
$11,990.00
In-State
$17,006.00
Out-of-State
16
California State University-Fresno (CA)
Cost
Note
$12,031.50
In-State
$23,911.50
Out-of-State
17
Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
Cost
Note
$12,075.00
In-State
$15,675.00
Out-of-State
18
University of Central Florida (FL)
Cost
Note
$12,110.84
In-State
$25,708.34
Out-of-State
19
Cost
Note
$12,301.50
In-State
$19,651.50
Out-of-State
20
Southeast Missouri State University (MO)
Cost
Note
$12,848.25
All Students
21
Cost
Note
$13,580.00
All Students
22
Cost
Note
$13,752.00
All Students
23
University of Maryland-University College (MD)
Cost
Note
$14,240.00
In-State/Military
$20,270.00
Out-of-State
24
Cost
Note
$14,364.00
All Students
25
University of West Alabama (AL)
Cost
Note
$14,457.00
All Students
27
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE)
Cost
Note
$14,715.00
In-State
$24,507.00
Out-of-State
28
Bethel College-Indiana (IN)
Cost
Note
$14,820.00
All Students
29
Cost
Note
$14,985.00
All Students
31
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (LA)
Cost
Note
$15,675.00
All Students
33
Stevenson University (MD)
Cost
Note
$16,335.00
All Students
34
Cost
Note
$16,369.85
All Students
36
Mississippi State University (MS)
Cost
Note
$16,483.50
All Students
37
Jackson State University (MS)
Cost
Note
$16,632.00
All Students
38
Cost
Note
$16,650.00
All Students
39
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (LA)
Cost
Note
$17,100.00
All Students
40
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (IN)
Cost
Note
$17,325.00
All Students
41
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (IN)
Cost
Note
$17,325.00
All Students
42
Cost
Note
$17,560.00
All Students
43
Kansas State University (KS)
Cost
Note
$17,604.90
All Students
44
Columbia College - MO (MO)
Cost
Note
$17,640.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$11,700.00
Military
45
University of Louisiana at Monroe (LA)
Cost
Note
$18,000.00
All Students
46
Asbury University (KY)
Cost
Note
$18,050.00
All Students
47
Cost
Note
$18,090.00
All Students
48
Southeast Missouri State University (MO)
Cost
Note
$18,404.25
All Students
50
Cost
Note
$18,630.00
All Students
Southwestern College - Kansas (KS)
Cost
Note
$19,260.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$14,652.00
Military
Missouri Baptist University (MO)
Cost
Note
$19,968.00
All Students
University of Mississippi (MS)
Cost
Note
$20,040.00
All Students
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Purdue University Global (IL)
Cost
Note
$20,375.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$15,400.00
Military
University of Louisiana at Monroe (LA)
Cost
Note
$21,000.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$21,000.00
All Students
Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)
Cost
Note
$21,240.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$22,500.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$24,102.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$24,302.00
In-State
$49,366.00
Out-of-State
Michigan State University (MI)
Cost
Note
$25,890.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$26,568.00
All Students
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Walden University (MN)
Cost
Note
$27,835.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$23,798.50
Military
Dallas Baptist University (TX)
Cost
Note
$30,970.00
All Students
New York Institute of Technology (NY)
Cost
Note
$38,550.00
All Students
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University of Southern California (CA)
Cost
Note
$44,712.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$52,100.00
All Students
Cost
Note
$55,596.00
All Students