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The 37 Most Affordable Master's in Higher Education Online

Higher education in America is an ever-changing field. If you aspire to administrative or managerial positions in a college, university, or policy setting, getting a master's in higher education online can boost your job options. Getting a great online degree doesn’t mean you need to go to the most expensive program—many of the less expensive options will have the curriculum, schedule, and prestige you want. With 66 schools offering a total of 72 master’s degree programs in higher education, there are numerous choices.
 
To help you sort through your options, we researched all the programs in this specialty. Our 2018 Best Buys can save you up to $41,000 on your education. This highly prized degree can get you to the next step in your career in higher education, whether you want to focus on administration, fundraising, student engagement, enrollment, or policy.
 
Average Cost (In-state): ~$21,700
Least Expensive: American College of Education ~$8,940
Most Expensive: Hofstra University ~$50,268

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 master's in higher education online. The online higher education degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Master's in Higher Education Online

 

Accreditation & Licensing Note: As in all careers with state-specific licensure requirements, prospective applicants should contact the education department in their state of residence and ensure the desired program qualifies a graduate for teacher licensure. Not all programs listed lead to licensure. Applicants can also learn more by clicking the links to request information about each degree program. To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

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 Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2018 review of regionally accredited master's in higher education online. 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 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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RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

American College of Education(IN)
$8,940.00
All Students
2

Appalachian State University(NC)
$9,594.36
$33,300.36
In-State
Out-of-State
3

Fort Hays State University(KS)
$10,106.28
All Students
4

Northeastern State University(OK)
$10,148.40
$10,184.40
In-State
Out-of-State
5

University of Nebraska at Kearney(NE)
$12,769.00
$17,197.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6

Argosy University(AZ)
$12,925.00
All Students
7

Angelo State University(TX)
$13,313.48
$28,253.48
In-State
Out-of-State
8

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$13,346.00
$8,350.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
9

Texas Tech University(TX)
$13,908.00
All Students
10

University of West Alabama(AL)
$14,457.00
All Students
11

The University of Alabama(AL)
$14,544.00
All Students
12

Missouri Baptist University(MO)
$14,940.00
All Students
13

Texas A & M University - Commerce(TX)
$14,968.80
$29,908.80
In-State
Out-of-State
14

Morgan State University(MD)
$15,435.00
$27,975.00
In-State
Out-of-State
15

Trident University International(CA)
$15,450.00
$9,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
16

Sam Houston State University(TX)
$15,563.50
$28,013.50
In-State
Out-of-State
17

Tiffin University(OH)
$15,800.00
All Students
18

Grace College and Theological Seminary(IN)
$16,260.00
All Students
19

Adams State University(CO)
$16,400.80
All Students
20

Indiana State University(IN)
$16,718.00
$21,203.00
In-State
Out-of-State
21

Saint Peter's University(NJ)
$17,031.00
All Students
22

Kansas State University(KS)
$17,037.00
All Students
23

Northwestern State University of Louisiana(LA)
$17,100.00
All Students
24

Upper Iowa University(IA)
$17,110.00
All Students
25

University of Houston(TX)
$17,188.32
$35,728.32
In-State
Out-of-State
26

Central Washington University(WA)
$17,331.50
$21,170.50
In-State
Out-of-State
27

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College(LA)
$17,371.00
All Students
28

West Virginia University(WV)
$17,820.00
$44,640.00
In-State
Out-of-State
29

Endicott College(MA)
$17,912.00
All Students
30

Mary Baldwin University(VA)
$18,060.00
All Students
31

Southern Arkansas University(AR)
$18,470.00
$26,222.00
In-State
Out-of-State
32

Stony Brook University(NY)
$18,623.00
$35,975.00
In-State
Out-of-State
33

Post University(CT)
$18,810.00
All Students
34

National University(CA)
$19,450.00
All Students
35

Lenoir-Rhyne University(NC)
$19,470.00
All Students
36

Mississippi College(MS)
$20,054.00
All Students
37

Concordia University-Ann Arbor(MI)
$21,024.00
All Students

Concordia University-Wisconsin(WI)
$21,716.00
All Students

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$22,000.00
$11,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$22,020.00
$19,908.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

University of Florida(FL)
$22,341.06
$26,689.32
In-State
Out-of-State

New England College(NH)
$22,350.00
All Students

Walden University Logo
Walden University
(MN)
$22,675.00
$19,412.50
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Southern New Hampshire University Logo
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Purdue University Global Logo
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$22,770.00
$17,770.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Northcentral University Logo
Northcentral University
(CA)
$22,900.00
$15,910.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Murray State University(KY)
$23,184.00
All Students

University of Mississippi(MS)
$23,380.00
All Students

Geneva College(PA)
$23,580.00
All Students

Siena Heights University(MI)
$24,732.00
All Students

University of Louisville(KY)
$25,704.00
$9,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Northeastern University Logo
Northeastern University
(MA)
$27,315.00
All Students

Pennsylvania State University(PA)
$27,588.00
All Students

Bay Path University(MA)
$28,080.00
All Students

North Park University(IL)
$28,590.00
All Students

Duquesne University(PA)
$28,590.00
All Students

Colorado State University(CO)
$29,150.00
All Students

Oregon State University(OR)
$29,402.00
All Students

Boston University(MA)
$32,100.00
All Students

Caldwell University(NJ)
$36,720.00
All Students

Dallas Baptist University(TX)
$36,724.00
All Students

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$36,895.00
All Students

Andrews University(MI)
$40,346.00
All Students

Drexel University(PA)
$42,705.00
All Students

Fairleigh Dickinson University(NJ)
$48,488.00
All Students

Hofstra University(NY)
$50,268.00
All Students