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The 69 Best Affordable Online Psychology Degrees

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An online bachelor’s in psychology is a solid degree choice but it can come with a scary price tag—as high as $118,000! Payscale reports that the average salary of graduates is around $56,000. Considering the difference in tuition and salary, it pays to do your research before choosing an online psychology degree.

GetEducated compared 167 psychology bachelor’s programs from 127 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 69 Best Buys for an affordable online psychology degree. All degrees cost less than $51,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $50,804.56
Least Expensive: University of Florida ~$15,501.60
Most Expensive: Nova Southeastern University ~$118,692.00

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 bachelor’s in psychology. The online psychology degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Psychology Degrees

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
University of Florida
(FL)
$15,501.60
$66,314.40
In-State
Out-of-State
2
University of Central Florida
(FL)
$21,502.80
$46,063.20
In-State
Out-of-State
3
University of Wyoming
(WY)
$22,680.00
$67,320.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4
University of Houston-Victoria
(TX)
$23,286.56
$72,246.56
In-State
Out-of-State
5
Florida International University
(FL)
$25,525.20
$39,572.40
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$25,723.00
$37,731.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
7
Fort Hays State University
(KS)
$25,747.76
All Students
8
Fort Valley State University
(GA)
$25,825.00
All Students
9
University of the Cumberlands
(KY)
$26,672.00
All Students
10
Central Washington University
(WA)
$26,844.00
$82,056.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Utah State University
(UT)
$27,462.32
$37,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
(LA)
$29,928.00
All Students
13
Western International University (no longer accepting students)
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science
$30,000.00
All Students
13
York College
(NE)
$30,000.00
All Students
15
Western New Mexico University
(NM)
$30,176.40
$64,646.40
In-State
Out-of-State
16
University of Maine at Presque Isle
(ME)
$31,200.00
$45,720.00
In-State
Out-of-State
17
Peru State College
(NE)
$31,265.00
All Students
18
Chadron State College
(NE)
$31,643.28
All Students
19
McNeese State University
(LA)
$31,697.84
$75,997.84
In-State
Out-of-State
20
Southeast Missouri State University
(MO)
$31,800.00
All Students
20
Arkansas Tech University
(AR)
$32,400.00
$58,680.00
In-State
Out-of-State
22
Indiana State University
(IN)
$34,184.00
$43,072.00
In-State
Out-of-State
23
Waldorf University
(IA)
$34,345.00
$30,145.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
24
American Public University System
(WV)
$34,670.00
$32,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
25
Columbia College – MO
(MO)
$34,875.00
$30,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
26
Lynn University
(FL)
$35,500.00
All Students
27
Missouri State University
(MO)
$35,625.00
All Students
28
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$35,930.00
$61,730.00
$30,050.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
29
Granite State College
(NH)
$37,000.00
$41,200.00
$31,000.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
30
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
(LA)
$38,400.00
All Students
30
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$38,400.00
$27,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
32
University of West Alabama
(AL)
$39,455.00
All Students
33
Rivier University
(NH)
$39,930.00
All Students
34
Troy University
(AL)
$40,560.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
35
Old Dominion University
(VA)
$41,472.00
$45,072.00
In-State
Out-of-State
36
Truett McConnell University
(GA)
$42,425.00
All Students
37
Wilmington University
(DE)
$42,780.00
$30,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
38
Johnson State College
(VT)
$42,816.00
All Students
39
University of North Dakota
(ND)
$43,380.00
All Students
40
Endicott College
(MA)
$44,174.00
All Students
41
Oregon Institute of Technology
(OR)
$44,460.00
All Students
42
Baker College
(MI)
$45,000.00
$29,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
43
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
(MA)
$45,240.00
All Students
44
University of Charleston
(WV)
$45,600.00
All Students
45
Blue Mountain College
(MS)
$45,720.00
All Students
46
Missouri Valley College
(MO)
$46,400.00
All Students
47
Bethel College-Indiana
(IN)
$46,800.00
All Students
48
Liberty University
(VA)
$46,900.00
$30,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
49
Park University
(MO)
$46,995.00
$30,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
50
Avila University
(MO)
$47,149.00
All Students
51
Fisher College
(MA)
$47,239.00
All Students
52
Indiana Institute of Technology
(IN)
$47,570.00
All Students
53
Park University
(MO)
$47,777.00
$30,575.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
54
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(MA)
$47,970.00
All Students
55
Bay Path University
(MA)
$48,000.00
$42,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
55
University of Louisiana at Monroe
(LA)
$48,000.00
All Students
57
Touro University Worldwide
(CA)
$48,200.00
All Students
58
Belhaven University
(MS)
$48,260.00
$34,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
59
Chaminade University of Honolulu
(HI)
$48,325.00
$35,125.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
60
Trinity International University – Illinois
(IL)
$48,400.00
All Students
61
New England College
(NH)
$48,600.00
$22,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
61
Point University
(GA)
$48,600.00
All Students
61
Eastern Kentucky University
(KY)
$48,600.00
All Students
64
University of Memphis
(TN)
$49,440.00
$56,160.00
In-State
Out-of-State
65
Regent University
(VA)
$49,612.00
$32,212.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
66
Southeastern University
(FL)
$50,080.00
All Students
67
Montreat College
(NC)
$50,110.00
All Students
68
Central Michigan University
(MI)
$50,220.00
$35,960.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
69
Oregon State University
(OR)
$50,750.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Azusa Pacific University
(CA)
$51,000.00
All Students
McKendree University
(IL)
$51,600.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Upper Iowa University
(IA)
$51,665.00
$30,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Limestone College
(SC)
$51,785.00
$28,415.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Lincoln Christian University
(IL)
$52,180.00
All Students
Northcentral University
(CA)
$52,290.00
All Students
Roger Williams University
(RI)
$52,450.00
All Students
University of Northwestern St. Paul
(MN)
$52,500.00
All Students
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
(CA)
$52,515.00
All Students
Northwest University
(WA)
$52,800.00
All Students
Tiffin University
(OH)
$53,240.00
All Students
Concordia University-Saint Paul
(MN)
$53,760.00
$32,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Notre Dame College
(OH)
$54,000.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
LeTourneau University
(TX)
$54,100.00
All Students
San Diego Christian College
(CA)
$54,436.00
All Students
Mid-America Christian University
(OK)
$54,570.00
All Students
Corban University
(OR)
$54,630.00
All Students
Lakeland University
(WI)
$55,800.00
All Students
Campbell University
(NC)
$55,840.00
$39,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Central Christian College of Kansas
(KS)
$56,000.00
All Students
Midway University
(KY)
$56,400.00
All Students
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$56,400.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Regis University
(CO)
$56,400.00
All Students
Lesley University
(MA)
$56,795.00
All Students
Pennsylvania State University
(PA)
$56,880.00
All Students
Palm Beach Atlantic University
(FL)
$57,000.00
All Students
DeSales University
(PA)
$57,000.00
All Students
Mary Baldwin University
(VA)
$57,794.00
All Students
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$59,950.00
$33,550.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$60,040.00
All Students
University of Arizona
(AZ)
$60,270.00
All Students
Northeastern University
(MA)
$60,480.00
All Students
Walden University
(MN)
$60,825.00
All Students
Southwestern College – Kansas
(KS)
$60,940.00
$35,520.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Franklin University
(OH)
$61,346.00
$31,090.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Union Institute & University
(OH)
$61,552.00
$30,352.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Excelsior College
(NY)
$61,695.00
$30,130.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Florida Institute of Technology
(FL)
$61,710.00
$30,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Ottawa University
(KS)
$61,835.00
$31,455.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of the Incarnate Word
(TX)
$61,890.00
$30,090.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
(IN)
$62,100.00
$31,350.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Florida National University
(FL)
$64,120.00
All Students
National University
(CA)
$65,260.00
All Students
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$66,960.00
$34,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Thomas University
(GA)
$67,934.60
$34,175.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Post University
(CT)
$68,400.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$68,160.00
All Students
City University of Seattle
(WA)
$70,290.00
All Students
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$71,205.00
$29,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Judson College
(AL)
$71,529.50
All Students
Mercy College
(NY)
$73,568.00
All Students
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
(TX)
$75,650.00
All Students
Marist College
(NY)
$78,000.00
$58,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Providence
(MT)
$98,128.00
All Students
Dallas Baptist University
(TX)
$101,520.00
All Students
Duquesne University
(PA)
$101,739.00
All Students
Roosevelt University
(IL)
$113,476.00
All Students
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$118,692.00
All Students
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Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2016 review of regionally accredited online bachelor’s in psychology 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 bachelor’s degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

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