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The 68 Most Affordable Master's in Literacy Online

Reading and language comprehension are important skills for learners from all backgrounds: ESL students, students with developmental delays, and those who struggle with skills deficits. If you value education for all, adding a master's in literacy to your credentials can increase your earning potential while also increasing your value to the students you serve. 

A master's in literacy online can vary a lot in cost—with over $36,000 difference in tuition costs between the cheapest and most expensive schools. We researched all 121 programs at 109 schools that offer a master's in literacy online to identify the cheapest options. It pays to Get Educated before you enroll!
 
Average Cost (In-state): ~$18,000
Least Expensive: The University of Texas at Tyler ~$7,625
Most Expensive: University of San Diego ~$43,950

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 literacy online. The online literacy and reading degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Master's in Literacy 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 literacy 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

The University of Texas at Tyler(TX)
$7,625.00
$30,560.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2

American College of Education(IN)
$8,160.00
All Students
3

University of North Carolina at Charlotte(NC)
$8,183.00
$29,930.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4

Arkansas State University(AR)
$9,122.50
All Students
5

Northeastern State University(OK)
$9,302.70
$9,335.70
In-State
Out-of-State
6

University of the Cumberlands(KY)
$9,700.00
All Students
7

University of Central Arkansas(AR)
$9,750.00
All Students
7

Northwest Missouri State University(MO)
$9,750.00
All Students
9

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

University of Nevada - Reno(NV)
$10,278.00
$14,678.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11

Eastern New Mexico University(NM)
$10,838.76
$14,148.96
In-State
Out-of-State
12

Southwestern Oklahoma State University(OK)
$11,038.50
$19,948.50
In-State
Out-of-State
13

University of Arkansas at Little Rock(AR)
$11,490.00
$9,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
14

Missouri State University(MO)
$11,505.00
All Students
15

University of South Florida-Main Campus(FL)
$12,054.90
$26,764.32
In-State
Out-of-State
16

Western Kentucky University(KY)
$12,450.00
$21,210.00
$7,500.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
17

California State University-Fresno(CA)
$12,522.50
$24,402.50
In-State
Out-of-State
18

Augustana University(SD)
$12,750.00
All Students
19

University of Nebraska at Kearney(NE)
$12,769.00
$17,197.00
In-State
Out-of-State
20

Black Hills State University(SD)
$12,778.50
$22,725.50
In-State
Out-of-State
21

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point(WI)
$13,116.00
$28,790.70
In-State
Out-of-State
22

California State University-Fullerton(CA)
$13,320.00
$25,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State
23

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi(TX)
$13,321.36
$29,998.72
In-State
Out-of-State
24

University of North Dakota(ND)
$13,483.84
All Students
25

Hannibal-Lagrange University(MO)
$13,650.00
All Students
26

Pittsburg State University(KS)
$13,752.00
All Students
27

The University of West Florida(FL)
$13,845.60
$17,237.88
In-State
Out-of-State
28

Georgia Southern University(GA)
$14,048.00
All Students
29

Olivet Nazarene University(IL)
$14,080.00
All Students
30

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate Logo
University of Massachusetts-Lowell - School of Education - Graduate
(MA)
$14,220.00
All Students
31

Stephen F. Austin State University(TX)
$14,490.00
$18,810.00
In-State
Out-of-State
32

California State University-San Marcos(CA)
$14,584.00
All Students
33

Jacksonville State University(AL)
$14,588.00
All Students
34

Southeastern University(FL)
$14,680.00
All Students
35

Bethel College-Indiana(IN)
$14,820.00
All Students
36

SUNY Oneonta(NY)
$14,858.00
$17,648.00
In-State
Out-of-State
37

Texas A & M University - Commerce(TX)
$14,968.80
$29,908.80
In-State
Out-of-State
38

Regis University(CO)
$15,200.00
All Students
39

Graceland University(IA)
$15,210.00
All Students
40

Concordia University - Nebraska(NE)
$15,300.00
All Students
40

Eastern Kentucky University(KY)
$15,300.00
$9,750.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
42

SUNY at Albany(NY)
$15,300.30
$18,090.30
In-State
Out-of-State
43

University of Northern Colorado(CO)
$15,600.00
All Students
44

Georgia State University(GA)
$15,816.00
All Students
45

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$15,836.00
$10,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
46

University at Buffalo(NY)
$15,860.10
$18,650.10
In-State
Out-of-State
47

Wilmington University(DE)
$15,941.00
$10,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
48

University of South Carolina-Columbia(SC)
$15,942.50
$17,652.50
In-State
Out-of-State
49

Asbury University(KY)
$16,150.00
All Students
50

Indiana University Online(IN)
$16,535.16
$19,626.12
In-State
Out-of-State
51

University of Alabama at Birmingham(AL)
$16,550.00
All Students
52

Jackson State University(MS)
$16,632.00
All Students
53

Ohio University Logo
Ohio University
(OH)
$16,665.00
$17,254.00
In-State
Out-of-State
54

Wilmington University(DE)
$16,895.00
$10,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
55

Park University(MO)
$16,925.00
$12,365.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
56

Upper Iowa University(IA)
$17,110.00
All Students
57

Hamline University(MN)
$17,141.00
All Students
58

Bowling Green State University(OH)
$17,198.88
$17,594.88
In-State
Out-of-State
59

University of Northern Iowa(IA)
$17,291.00
All Students
60

Concordia University Texas(TX)
$17,300.00
All Students
61

Central Washington University(WA)
$17,331.50
$21,170.50
In-State
Out-of-State
62

University of New England(ME)
$17,360.00
All Students
63

The University of Findlay(OH)
$17,688.00
All Students
64

Belhaven University(MS)
$17,755.00
All Students
65

West Virginia University(WV)
$17,820.00
$44,640.00
In-State
Out-of-State
66

Western State Colorado University(CO)
$17,910.00
All Students
66

New England College(NH)
$17,910.00
All Students
68

Austin Peay State University(TN)
$17,914.50
$24,514.50
In-State
Out-of-State

Concordia University-Wisconsin(WI)
$18,140.00
All Students

Saint Leo University Logo
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$18,185.00
All Students

Northern Michigan University(MI)
$18,292.00
All Students

Walden University Logo
Walden University
(MN)
$18,325.00
$15,715.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Minnesota State University-Mankato(MN)
$18,476.96
All Students

Sam Houston State University(TX)
$18,517.00
$33,457.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$18,665.00
$14,505.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$18,768.00
$21,903.00
In-State
Out-of-State

University of Florida(FL)
$19,149.48
$22,876.56
In-State
Out-of-State

Newman University(KS)
$19,240.00
All Students

University of Dayton(OH)
$19,540.00
All Students

Eastern Washington University(WA)
$19,557.37
All Students

Northern Michigan University(MI)
$19,906.00
All Students

George Fox University(OR)
$20,055.00
All Students

Clarion University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$20,268.00
$23,073.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Eastern Oregon University(OR)
$20,352.50
All Students

Tennessee Technological University(TN)
$20,691.00
$28,974.00
In-State
Out-of-State

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania(PA)
$21,124.00
$30,412.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Marygrove College(MI)
$21,128.00
All Students

Capella University Logo
Capella University
(MN)
$21,285.00
$19,246.50
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Central Michigan University(MI)
$21,506.00
$12,830.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Concordia University - Nebraska(NE)
$21,675.00
All Students

Mount Saint Joseph University(OH)
$21,740.00
All Students

University of Mary(ND)
$21,960.00
All Students

Lesley University(MA)
$22,075.00
All Students

Spring Arbor University(MI)
$22,278.00
All Students

Baldwin-Wallace University(OH)
$22,351.00
All Students

Gannon University(PA)
$22,440.00
All Students

Virginia Commonwealth University(VA)
$22,539.00
$46,035.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Rowan University(NJ)
$22,680.00
All Students

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

University of Delaware Logo
University of Delaware
(DE)
$22,926.00
All Students

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$23,100.00
$12,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Notre Dame College(OH)
$23,160.00
All Students

University of Michigan-Flint(MI)
$23,400.00
$34,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$23,650.00
$12,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Purdue University Global Logo
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$24,450.00
$18,480.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Fontbonne University(MO)
$25,476.00
All Students

Walsh University(OH)
$25,505.00
All Students

University of St Francis(IL)
$26,052.00
All Students

University of Georgia(GA)
$26,226.00
All Students

Canisius College(NY)
$27,980.00
All Students

Mercy College(NY)
$29,420.00
All Students

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$37,840.00
All Students

Loyola Marymount University(CA)
$38,450.00
All Students

Loyola Marymount University(CA)
$42,269.00
All Students

University of San Diego(CA)
$43,950.00
All Students