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An online human services degree can set you up for a long career helping people at a not so helpful price tag—as high as $75,650! With the average salary of graduates around $35,000 and student loan debt soaring, it pays to do your research before choosing an online bachelor’s in human services.

GetEducated compared 72 bachelor’s program in human services, counseling, and social work from 58 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 31 Best Buys for an affordable online human services degree. All degrees cost less than $50,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $50,221.30
Least Expensive: Thomas Edison State University ~$25,723
Most Expensive: Southwest Assemblies of God University ~$75,650.00

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

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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 human services, sociology, and social work 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.

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 bachelor'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 human services degree will be undertaken in Fall 2018.

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RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

Thomas Edison State University - John S. Watson School of Public Service & Continuing Studies - Undegraduate(NJ)
$25,723.00
$37,731.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
2

University of the Cumberlands(KY)
$26,672.00
All Students
3

Central Washington University(WA)
$26,844.00
$82,056.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4

Utah State University(UT)
$27,462.32
$37,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5

SUNY Empire State College(NY)
$27,940.00
$33,100.00
$24,000.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
6

Western New Mexico University(NM)
$30,176.40
$64,646.40
In-State
Out-of-State
7

Minot State University(ND)
$32,840.40
All Students
8

North Dakota State University(ND)
$34,219.34
$80,475.34
In-State
Out-of-State
9

Columbia College - Undergraduate Department of Human Services(MO)
$34,875.00
$30,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
10

American Public University - School of Arts & Humanities-Undergraduate(WV)
$35,580.00
$33,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
11

Granite State College(NH)
$37,000.00
$41,200.00
$31,000.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
12

Northwestern State University of Louisiana(LA)
$38,400.00
All Students
13

Southern New Hampshire University(NH)
$38,400.00
$27,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
14

University of North Texas(TX)
$38,571.60
$44,659.20
In-State
Out-of-State
15

Washington State University(WA)
$39,344.00
$45,544.00
In-State
Out-of-State
16

Toccoa Falls College(GA)
$39,910.00
All Students
17

Clarks Summit University(PA)
$40,150.00
All Students
18

Old Dominion University(VA)
$41,472.00
$45,072.00
In-State
Out-of-State
19

Shorter University(GA)
$43,150.00
All Students
20

Ottawa University(KS)
$43,855.00
$31,455.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
21

Franklin Pierce University(NH)
$45,800.00
All Students
22

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$45,960.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
23

University of Cincinnati(OH)
$46,056.00
$107,392.00
In-State
Out-of-State
24

Liberty University(VA)
$46,925.00
$30,125.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
25

Indiana Institute of Technology(IN)
$47,570.00
All Students
26

Iowa Wesleyan University(IA)
$47,880.00
All Students
26

Campbellsville University(KY)
$47,880.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
28

University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Undergraduate University Without Walls(MA)
$47,970.00
All Students
29

Touro University Worldwide(CA)
$48,200.00
All Students
30

New England College(NH)
$48,600.00
$22,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
31

Bluefield College(VA)
$49,794.00
All Students

Southeastern University(FL)
$48,360.00
All Students

Oregon State University(OR)
$50,750.00
All Students

Amridge University(AL)
$51,425.00
$32,225.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Limestone College(SC)
$51,785.00
$28,415.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Western Michigan University(MI)
$52,212.22
All Students

Roger Williams University(RI)
$52,450.00
All Students

Anderson University - SC(SC)
$52,560.00
All Students

Concordia University-Saint Paul(MN)
$53,760.00
$32,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

San Diego Christian College(CA)
$54,436.00
All Students

Crown College(MN)
$54,750.00
All Students

LeTourneau University(TX)
$55,900.00
All Students

Lesley University(MA)
$56,795.00
All Students

Pennsylvania State University(PA)
$56,880.00
All Students

Western Kentucky University(KY)
$59,520.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Grand Canyon University(AZ)
$59,950.00
$33,550.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Arizona State University(AZ)
$60,000.00
All Students

Northeastern University(MA)
$60,480.00
All Students

Walden University(MN)
$60,825.00
All Students

Saint Joseph's College-New York(NY)
$60,997.00
All Students

Ottawa University(KS)
$61,835.00
$31,455.00
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

Elizabethtown College(PA)
$65,625.00
All Students

Thomas University(GA)
$67,934.60
$34,175.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Post University(CT)
$68,400.00
All Students

City University of Seattle(WA)
$70,290.00
All Students

Kaplan University(IA)
$71,205.00
$29,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

National-Louis University(IL)
$72,000.00
All Students

Southwestern Assemblies of God University(TX)
$75,085.00
All Students

Southwestern Assemblies of God University(TX)
$75,650.00
All Students
1 American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
2 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
3 Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
4 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
5 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
6 Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
7 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
8 National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)

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