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The 16 Best Affordable DBA Online Programs

Graduates of a DBA online program that go on to become business executives earn impressive salaries—up to $175,000 per year! Even with such a handsome salary, there is an almost $70,000 difference in cost between the most expensive and least expensive programs. It pays to Get Educated before you enroll!

GetEducated compared 134 business administration doctorate degrees from 27 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—16 DBA online programs for under $52,500.

Average Cost (In-state): $52,625.98
Least Expensive: Valdosta State University ~$17,892.00
Most Expensive: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology ~$86,891.00

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 accredited online schools. The online business administration degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.
 

Most Affordable DBA Online Programs

 

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

16 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
17 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
 

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2017 review of regionally accredited DBA online 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 doctorate 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 doctorate 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.

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1

Valdosta State University(GA)
$17,982.00
All Students
2

Trident University International(CA)
$26,250.00
$22,650.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
3

Wayland Baptist University(TX)
$27,050.00
All Students
4

West Chester University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$28,844.25
$29,274.25
In-State
Out-of-State
5

Troy University(AL)
$29,700.00
All Students
6

Wilmington University(DE)
$33,568.00
All Students
7

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$35,800.00
$16,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
8

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$41,050.00
$39,130.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
9

University of the Incarnate Word(TX)
$42,390.00
All Students
10

Clemson University(SC)
$43,260.00
All Students
11

Hampton University(VA)
$43,970.00
All Students
12

Johnson & Wales University(RI)
$45,900.00
All Students
13

California Baptist University(CA)
$46,980.00
All Students
14

George Fox University(OR)
$48,997.00
All Students
15

Saint Leo University Logo
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$51,365.00
All Students
16

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$52,020.00
All Students

University of Maryland-University College(MD)
$52,896.00
All Students

Trident University International(CA)
$54,750.00
$44,950.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Baker College(MI)
$54,900.00
$22,020.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Kansas State University(KS)
$55,647.00
All Students

Argosy University Logo
Argosy University
(AZ)
$55,675.00
All Students

Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University
(CA)
$56,232.00
$39,528.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$58,740.00
All Students

Eastern University(PA)
$59,255.00
All Students

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$61,398.20
All Students

Colorado Technical University Logo
Colorado Technical University
(CO)
$61,608.00
$55,840.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$62,160.00
All Students

Walden University Logo
Walden University
(MN)
$63,350.00
$54,530.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Walden University Logo
Walden University
(MN)
$69,670.00
$60,317.50
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University
(CA)
$72,150.00
$57,660.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University
(CA)
$74,070.00
$59,280.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$77,625.00
All Students

City University of Seattle(WA)
$78,624.00
All Students

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology(CA)
$86,891.00
All Students