Most Affordable Online MSN Programs get ranking seal

The 177 Best Affordable Online MSN Programs

There are A LOT of online MSN programs out there! Whether your end goal is to become a nurse manager, nurse practitioner, or nurse educator, there is an MSN program that can fit your needs. We’re helping you get one step closer to a decision with the most accurate cost ranking available.

These rankings were calculated by analyzing tuition at 167 regionally accredited nursing schools across the U.S. that offer 263 different online MSN programs. The most affordable program (regardless of state residency) is offered by Fort Hays State University and costs just under $10,200.

Average Cost (In-state): $27,190.45
Least Expensive: University of North Carolina - Wilmington ~ $8,331.18
Most Expensive: Georgetown University ~ $97,775

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 MSN programs. The online degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online MSN Programs

 

Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

7 American Association of Critcal-Care Nurses (AACN)
8 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) & Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
10 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
11 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) & Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

14 Program is no longer accepting new students
 

12 State Restriction Note: This program is only available in fewer than 15 states.

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Summer 2017 review of regionally accredited online MSN 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.

These rankings of the cheapest online schools for an MSN may NOT be re-posted online or reprinted in any format without a license from GetEducated ®. Consumer finance bloggers and writers can contact our editors for a free custom article on the best online MSN programs for use on your website. Our mission: Help consumers GetEducated ® about the best online colleges for cost and credibility.

Related Rankings: Nurses and RNs > Check out our big list of the Best Affordable Online Master's Degree in Healthcare.

RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

University of North Carolina-Wilmington(NC)
$8,331.18
$29,697.36
In-State
Out-of-State
2

University of Central Florida(FL)
$9,819.60
$34,551.60
In-State
Out-of-State
3

Fort Hays State University(KS)
$10,156.28
All Students
5

University of Nevada-Las Vegas(NV)
$10,452.75
$20,229.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6

Eastern New Mexico University(NM)
$10,545.00
All Students
7

Georgia Southern University(GA)
$10,660.00
All Students
8

Missouri State University(MO)
$10,710.00
All Students
9

University of North Carolina at Charlotte(NC)
$10,904.00
$34,628.00
In-State
Out-of-State
10

Western Carolina University(NC)
$11,029.60
$31,435.60
In-State
Out-of-State
11

New Mexico State University(NM)
$11,746.80
$33,584.40
In-State
Out-of-State
12

University of Central Missouri(MO)
$12,206.70
All Students
13

Winston-Salem State University(NC)
$12,824.32
$33,054.32
In-State
Out-of-State
14

University of North Carolina at Greensboro(NC)
$13,107.46
$37,988.11
In-State
Out-of-State
15

Lamar University(TX)
$13,246.00
All Students
16

University of North Carolina at Greensboro(NC)
$13,386.04
$38,939.14
In-State
Out-of-State
17

Delta State University(MS)
$13,718.00
All Students
18

East Carolina University(NC)
$13,847.62
$37,696.34
In-State
Out-of-State
19

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi(TX)
$13,856.06
$30,385.12
In-State
Out-of-State
20

Western Governors University Logo
Western Governors University
(UT)
$13,972.00
All Students
21

Montana State University(MT)
$14,080.36
$38,152.36
In-State
Out-of-State
22

The University of Alabama(AL)
$14,625.00
All Students
24

Fitchburg State University(MA)
$14,703.00
All Students
25

Columbus State University(GA)
$15,236.00
All Students
26

University of North Alabama(AL)
$15,372.00
$29,064.00
In-State
Out-of-State
27

University of Alabama in Huntsville(AL)
$15,444.00
All Students
28

Indiana State University(IN)
$15,548.00
$19,581.00
In-State
Out-of-State
29

Northern Arizona University(AZ)
$15,612.00
$22,272.00
In-State
Out-of-State
30

Jacksonville State University(AL)
$15,716.00
All Students
31

American Public University System Logo
American Public University System
(WV)
$15,850.00
$14,775.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
32

Frostburg State University Logo
Frostburg State University
(MD)
$15,873.00
$20,239.00
In-State
Out-of-State
33

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh(WI)
$16,005.39
$34,774.38
In-State
Out-of-State
34

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley(TX)
$16,031.84
All Students
35

Wayland Baptist University(TX)
$16,200.00
All Students
36

California State University-Dominguez Hills(CA)
$16,344.00
$30,600.00
In-State
Out-of-State
37

ECPI University Logo
ECPI University
(VA)
$16,368.00
All Students
38

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley(TX)
$16,476.28
All Students
39

Ball State University(IN)
$16,607.00
$24,023.00
In-State
Out-of-State
40

University of Missouri-Columbia(MO)
$16,702.80
All Students
41

Troy University(AL)
$16,796.00
All Students
42

The University of Texas Medical Branch(TX)
$16,941.09
$33,126.09
In-State
Out-of-State
43

Illinois State University(IL)
$16,950.24
$32,034.24
In-State
Out-of-State
44

McNeese State University(LA)
$16,956.96
$26,956.96
In-State
Out-of-State
45

Wilmington University(DE)
$16,976.00
$11,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
46

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne(IN)
$17,105.10
All Students
47

University of South Carolina-Columbia(SC)
$17,157.50
All Students
48

The University of West Florida(FL)
$17,218.50
All Students
49

Cleveland State University(OH)
$17,248.40
$17,558.40
In-State
Out-of-State
50

Nicholls State University(LA)
$17,309.46
All Students
51

Oklahoma Wesleyan University(OK)
$17,405.00
All Students
52

United States University(CA)
$17,450.00
$15,450.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
53

Kent State University(OH)
$17,510.00
$31,552.00
In-State
Out-of-State
54

University of Arkansas(AR)
$17,557.41
$44,034.90
In-State
Out-of-State
55

The University of Texas at Arlington(TX)
$17,839.84
All Students
57

Old Dominion University(VA)
$17,856.00
$19,368.00
In-State
Out-of-State
58

University of Louisiana at Monroe(LA)
$18,000.00
All Students
59

James Madison University(VA)
$18,016.00
$42,272.00
In-State
Out-of-State
60

California University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$18,181.50
$18,841.50
In-State
Out-of-State
61

Columbus State University(GA)
$18,316.00
All Students
62

University of Colorado Denver Logo
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$18,440.00
All Students
63

Colorado Technical University(CO)
$18,510.00
All Students
65

Tabor College(KS)
$18,568.00
All Students
66

Midwestern State University(TX)
$18,931.30
All Students
67

Lenoir-Rhyne University(NC)
$18,975.00
All Students
68

Queens University of Charlotte Logo
Queens University of Charlotte
(NC)
$19,010.00
All Students
70

Minnesota State University-Moorhead(MN)
$19,095.48
$36,195.48
In-State
Out-of-State
71

University of Lynchburg(VA)
$19,110.00
All Students
72

Cumberland University(TN)
$19,125.00
All Students
73

Clayton State University(GA)
$19,323.00
All Students
74

Oklahoma Baptist University(OK)
$19,350.00
All Students
75

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$19,405.00
$15,805.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
78

Queens University of Charlotte Logo
Queens University of Charlotte
(NC)
$19,520.00
All Students
79

McKendree University(IL)
$19,525.00
All Students
80

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$19,554.00
$27,540.00
In-State
Out-of-State
81

Indiana State University(IN)
$19,688.00
$24,811.00
In-State
Out-of-State
82

Ohio University Logo
Ohio University
(OH)
$19,701.00
$20,328.00
In-State
Out-of-State
83

Midwestern State University(TX)
$19,754.40
All Students
84

MidAmerica Nazarene University(KS)
$19,773.00
All Students
85

SUNY College of Technology at Delhi(NY)
$19,901.70
$23,681.70
In-State
Out-of-State
86

The University of Texas at Arlington(TX)
$20,125.00
All Students
87

University of Missouri-Columbia(MO)
$20,259.60
All Students
88

University of South Alabama(AL)
$20,376.00
All Students
89

Spring Hill College(AL)
$20,825.00
All Students
90

Colorado Christian University Logo
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$20,828.00
All Students
91

University of Colorado Denver Logo
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$20,880.00
All Students
92

Rivier University(NH)
$20,945.00
All Students
93

Jacksonville University(FL)
$21,000.00
All Students
94

University of Mount Olive(NC)
$21,090.00
All Students
95

Northern Kentucky University(KY)
$21,114.00
All Students
96

Ferris State University(MI)
$21,238.00
All Students
97

University of South Carolina-Upstate(SC)
$21,467.50
$45,398.00
In-State
Out-of-State
98

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$21,500.00
$17,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
99

University of Saint Mary Logo
University of Saint Mary
(KS)
$21,525.00
All Students
102

Northwest Nazarene University(ID)
$21,760.00
All Students
103

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing(IL)
$22,067.00
All Students
104

Franklin Pierce University(NH)
$22,145.00
All Students
105

Lenoir-Rhyne University(NC)
$22,425.00
All Students
106

Stevenson University(MD)
$22,500.00
All Students
107

King University(TN)
$22,550.00
All Students
108

Graceland University(IA)
$22,850.00
All Students
109

Quinnipiac University(CT)
$23,000.00
All Students
110

Notre Dame College(OH)
$23,010.00
All Students
111

Jacksonville University(FL)
$23,100.00
All Students
112

Troy University(AL)
$23,218.00
All Students
113

Western Kentucky University(KY)
$23,331.00
$8,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
114

Benedictine University Logo
Benedictine University
(IL)
$23,400.00
All Students
116

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$23,575.00
All Students
117

Idaho State University(ID)
$23,681.00
$53,233.00
In-State
Out-of-State
118

Indiana University Online(IN)
$23,701.36
$63,349.36
In-State
Out-of-State
119

Southern Adventist University(TN)
$23,750.00
All Students
120

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$23,825.00
All Students
125

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$23,830.00
All Students
128

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing(IL)
$23,999.00
All Students
129

Bethel University - MN(MN)
$24,190.00
All Students
130

University of Mary(ND)
$24,210.00
All Students
131

Robert Morris University(PA)
$24,235.00
All Students
132

Clarkson College(NE)
$24,375.00
All Students
133

Thomas Edison State University(NJ)
$24,380.00
All Students
134

Florida National University(FL)
$24,440.00
All Students
135

University of Kansas(KS)
$24,463.15
All Students
136

Charleston Southern University(SC)
$24,490.00
All Students
137

La Roche University(PA)
$24,555.00
All Students
138

Southern New Hampshire University Logo
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$24,603.00
All Students
142

Walden University(MN)
$24,780.00
All Students
143

Excelsior College(NY)
$24,810.00
$12,210.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
144

Purdue University Global Logo
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$24,870.00
$20,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
148

Northern Arizona University(AZ)
$24,936.00
$35,592.00
In-State
Out-of-State
149

Regis University(CO)
$25,010.00
All Students
150

Minnesota State University-Mankato(MN)
$25,057.34
All Students
151

Stony Brook University(NY)
$25,110.00
$46,350.00
In-State
Out-of-State
158

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate
(MA)
$25,197.00
All Students
159

Benedictine University Logo
Benedictine University
(IL)
$25,350.00
All Students
160

Excelsior College(NY)
$25,455.00
$12,505.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
161

Sacred Heart University Logo
Sacred Heart University
(CT)
$25,460.00
All Students
163

Cedarville University(OH)
$25,605.00
All Students
164

Spring Arbor University(MI)
$25,935.00
All Students
165

La Roche University(PA)
$25,985.00
All Students
166

Excelsior College(NY)
$26,100.00
$12,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
167

Virginia Commonwealth University(VA)
$26,240.00
$53,628.00
In-State
Out-of-State
168

Azusa Pacific University(CA)
$26,241.00
All Students
169

Clarkson College(NE)
$26,250.00
All Students
170

Frontier Nursing University(KY)
$26,260.00
All Students
171

Saint Joseph's College of Maine(ME)
$26,283.00
All Students
172

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs(CO)
$26,394.00
$30,498.00
In-State
Out-of-State
173

Concordia University Irvine(CA)
$26,450.00
All Students
174

Saint Xavier University Logo
Saint Xavier University
(IL)
$26,600.00
All Students
176

Norwich University Logo
Norwich University
(VT)
$26,982.00
All Students
177

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences(PA)
$27,027.00
All Students

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$27,200.00
All Students

Sacred Heart University Logo
Sacred Heart University
(CT)
$27,530.00
All Students

West Virginia University(WV)
$28,028.00
$64,548.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Wilkes University(PA)
$28,236.00
All Students

University of Massachusetts-Amherst - College of Nursing - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Amherst - College of Nursing - Graduate
(MA)
$28,295.00
All Students

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing(IL)
$28,507.00
All Students

Frontier Nursing University(KY)
$28,520.00
All Students

Saint Joseph's College of Maine(ME)
$28,779.00
All Students

Saint Xavier University Logo
Saint Xavier University
(IL)
$28,790.00
All Students

Olivet Nazarene University(IL)
$29,100.00
All Students

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing(IL)
$29,151.00
All Students

Clarkson College(NE)
$29,375.00
All Students

Davenport University(MI)
$29,510.00
All Students

Sacred Heart University Logo
Sacred Heart University
(CT)
$29,600.00
All Students

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing(IL)
$29,795.00
All Students

University of Michigan-Flint(MI)
$29,857.25
$44,508.25
In-State
Out-of-State

Allen College(IA)
$29,885.00
All Students

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing(IL)
$30,439.00
All Students

Eastern Kentucky University(KY)
$30,452.00
All Students

Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor(WI)
$30,549.00
All Students

Loyola University New Orleans(LA)
$30,623.00
All Students

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University(FL)
$30,744.00
All Students

Lewis University Logo
Lewis University
(IL)
$31,480.00
All Students

Mercy College(NY)
$31,484.00
All Students

Roberts Wesleyan College(NY)
$31,812.00
All Students

Pennsylvania State University(PA)
$32,569.00
All Students

Loyola University New Orleans(LA)
$33,077.00
All Students

Mercy College(NY)
$33,198.00
All Students

Spring Arbor University(MI)
$33,250.00
All Students

Chatham University(PA)
$33,480.00
All Students

MCPHS University(MA)
$34,410.00
All Students

Spring Arbor University(MI)
$35,245.00
All Students

Maryville University(MO)
$35,277.00
All Students

Gonzaga University(WA)
$36,340.00
All Students

American International College(MA)
$36,400.00
All Students

University of Detroit Mercy(MI)
$37,278.00
All Students

Purdue University Global Logo
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$37,305.00
$31,455.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Boise State University(ID)
$37,500.00
All Students

Seton Hall University Logo
Seton Hall University
(NJ)
$37,664.00
All Students

Frontier Nursing University(KY)
$38,060.00
All Students

Graceland University(IA)
$39,075.00
All Students

Ohio State University(OH)
$39,730.00
All Students

Maryville University(MO)
$40,059.00
All Students

University of Pittsburgh(PA)
$40,300.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$42,300.00
$35,235.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Loyola University Chicago(IL)
$42,514.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$43,240.00
$36,018.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Bethel University - MN(MN)
$44,061.00
All Students

University of Pittsburgh(PA)
$45,088.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$45,120.00
$37,584.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Loyola University Chicago(IL)
$45,823.00
All Students

Duquesne University(PA)
$47,232.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$48,880.00
$40,716.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Catholic University of America(DC)
$49,150.00
All Students

Duquesne University(PA)
$51,168.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$51,700.00
$43,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Seton Hall University Logo
Seton Hall University
(NJ)
$52,208.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$52,640.00
$43,848.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Loyola University Chicago(IL)
$53,544.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$53,580.00
$44,631.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Duquesne University(PA)
$59,040.00
All Students

Texas Christian University(TX)
$59,090.00
All Students

Seton Hall University Logo
Seton Hall University
(NJ)
$59,480.00
All Students

The George Washington University Logo
The George Washington University
(DC)
$62,335.00
All Students

Simmons College(MA)
$65,335.00
All Students

Johns Hopkins University Logo
Johns Hopkins University
(MD)
$65,731.00
All Students

Samuel Merritt University(CA)
$66,457.00
All Students

Duke University(NC)
$72,251.00
All Students

Georgetown University Logo
Georgetown University
(DC)
$79,820.00
All Students

Georgetown University Logo
Georgetown University
(DC)
$87,800.00
All Students

University of Southern California(CA)
$88,200.00
All Students

Georgetown University Logo
Georgetown University
(DC)
$97,775.00
All Students