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The 17 Best Affordable Online Sociology Degrees

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An online sociology degree can set you up for a long career helping people a not so sweet price tag—as high as $101,520! Payscale reports the average salary of graduates is around $55,000. Clearly, it pays to do your research before choosing an online bachelor’s in sociology.

GetEducated compared 39 bachelor’s program in sociology from 35 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 17 Best Buys for an affordable online sociology degree. All degrees cost less than $41,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $44,834.95
Least Expensive: University of Florida ~$15,501.60
Most Expensive: Dallas Baptist University ~$101,520.00

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

Most Affordable Online Sociology Degrees

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
University of Florida
(FL)
$15,501.60
$66,314.40
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Colorado State University-Pueblo
(CO)
$21,000.00
All Students
3
University of Central Florida
(FL)
$21,502.80
$46,063.20
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Fort Hays State University
(KS)
$24,918.80
All Students
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
Central Washington University
(WA)
$26,844.00
$82,056.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Arkansas State University
(AR)
$27,960.00
All Students
9
Lamar University
(TX)
$29,760.00
All Students
10
McNeese State University
(LA)
$31,697.84
$75,997.84
In-State
Out-of-State
11
North Dakota State University
(ND)
$34,219.34
$80,475.34
In-State
Out-of-State
12
Nicholls State University
(LA)
$34,457.28
All Students
13
American Public University System
(WV)
$34,670.00
$32,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
14
Columbia College – MO
(MO)
$34,875.00
$30,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
15
University of Nebraska at Omaha
(NE)
$37,456.40
$54,856.40
In-State
Out-of-State
16
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$38,400.00
$27,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
17
South Dakota State University
(SD)
$40,002.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Sam Houston State University
(TX)
$45,420.00
All Students
Adams State University
(CO)
$45,916.00
$54,916.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Park University
(MO)
$47,777.00
$30,575.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
New England College
(NH)
$48,600.00
$22,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Memphis
(TN)
$49,440.00
$56,160.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Oregon State University
(OR)
$50,750.00
All Students
Upper Iowa University
(IA)
$51,665.00
$30,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$56,400.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Mary Baldwin University
(VA)
$57,794.00
All Students
Western Kentucky University
(KY)
$59,520.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$60,040.00
All Students
National University
(CA)
$65,260.00
All Students
University of Providence
(MT)
$98,128.00
All Students
Dallas Baptist University
(TX)
$101,520.00
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 sociology 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.

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