Graduates of a DBA online program that go on to become business executives earn impressive salaries; Payscale reports an average salary of $120,000 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
|Rank||School / Degree||State||Price||Note|
Valdosta State University
Trident University International
Wayland Baptist University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Grand Canyon University
Doctor of Business Administration / Marketing 14,17
University of the Incarnate Word
Johnson & Wales University
California Baptist University
George Fox University
Saint Leo University
|School / Degree||State||Price||Note|
University of Maryland Global Campus
Trident University International
Kansas State University
Doctor of Business Administration 17,14
Doctor of Business Administration / Applied Computer Science 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Criminal Justice 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Management 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Management Information Systems 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Management of Engineering & Technology 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Public Administration 17
DBA - Accounting 14
DBA - Business Intelligence (ACBSP-accredited) 14,17
DBA - Global Operations and Supply Chain Management (ACBSP-accredited) 14,17
DBA - Leadership (ACBSP-accredited) 14,17
DBA - Human Resource Management 14
DBA - Information Technology Management (ACBSP-accredited) 14,17
DBA - Project Management: Business 14
Colorado Technical University
Doctor of Management / Environmental & Social Sustainability 14
Doctor of Management / Global Leadership 14
Doctor of Business Administration 14
Doctor of Management / Criminal Justice 14
Doctor of Management / Higher Education Teaching & Learning 14
Doctor of Management / Non Profit Leadership 14
Doctor of Management / Project Management 14
Doctor of Management / Technology Management 14
Doctor of Management / Higher Education Leadership 14
Doctor of Business Administration / Energy Management 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Global Supply Chain Management 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Homeland Security 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Social Impact Management 17
Doctor of Business Administration / Technology Entrepreneurship 17
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Human Resource Management 17
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Management 17
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Management Information Systems 17
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Management of Engineering & Technology 17
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration / Public Administration 17
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Applied Computer Science 17
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration / Criminal Justice 17
City University of Seattle
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
14 Program is no longer accepting new students.
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.
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