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The 47 Best Affordable Online Associate’s Degree in Business

An online associate’s degree in business is a great jumping off point for a new career. Two-year associate degrees are offered at technical, trade, or community colleges as well as at four-year institutions. This ranking focuses on those offered by four-year institutions. Choosing to earn your associate’s degree at a four-year institution allows for easy transfer into bachelor level programs and can make the continuation of your education much easier!

GetEducated compared 112 associate’s degrees in business from 103 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—47 online associate’s degree in business for under $22,500.

Average Cost (In-state): $22,563.44
Least Expensive: Mount Aloysius College ~$2,500.00
Most Expensive: Dallas Baptist University ~$53,160.00

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 associate’s degree in business programs. The online degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Associate’s Degree in Business from 4-Year Schools

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Mount Aloysius College
(PA)
$2,500.00
All Students
2
West Los Angeles College
(CA)
$2,792.00
$17,852.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Great Basin College
(NV)
$6,030.00
$8,880.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Tyler Junior College
(TX)
$6,168.00
$11,088.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
Pensacola State College
(FL)
$6,274.80
$25,185.60
In-State
Out-of-State
6
College of Southern Nevada
(NV)
$6,821.50
$9,719.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
Florida State College at Jacksonville
(FL)
$6,991.20
$13,625.40
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Daytona State College
(FL)
$7,042.80
$24,819.00
In-State
Out-of-State
9
Broward College
(FL)
$7,374.00
$14,604.00
In-State
Out-of-State
10
St. Petersburg College
(FL)
$7,605.00
$24,114.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Miami Dade College
(FL)
$7,993.20
$25,050.60
In-State
Out-of-State
12
South Texas College
(TX)
$8,740.00
$15,940.00
In-State
Out-of-State
13
Montana State University-Billings
(MT)
$11,838.40
$20,881.60
In-State
Out-of-State
14
Vincennes University
(IN)
$12,562.80
$15,588.00
In-State
Out-of-State
15
University of the Cumberlands
(KY)
$12,739.00
All Students
16
Montana State University-Northern
(MT)
$13,038.88
$37,658.88
In-State
Out-of-State
17
Lewis-Clark State College
(ID)
$13,436.00
$20,852.00
In-State
Out-of-State
18
Bismarck State College
(ND)
$13,555.92
All Students
19
Georgia Military College
(GA)
$13,950.00
All Students
20
SUNY Empire State College
(NY)
$14,080.00
$26,880.00
In-State
Out-of-State
21
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$14,932.00
$19,972.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
22
Western New Mexico University
(NM)
$15,478.52
$32,292.48
In-State
Out-of-State
23
University of the Potomac
(DC)
$16,650.00
All Students
24
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
(NY)
$16,748.00
$19,408.00
In-State
Out-of-State
25
Indiana Wesleyan University
(IN)
$17,340.00
All Students
26
Waldorf University
(IA)
$17,510.00
$15,110.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
27
American Public University System
(WV)
$17,570.00
$16,350.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
28
Amridge University
(AL)
$17,800.00
All Students
29
Tabor College
(KS)
$17,975.00
All Students
30
Columbia College – MO
(MO)
$18,375.00
$15,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
31
Hampton University
(VA)
$18,600.00
All Students
32
Granite State College
(NH)
$18,820.00
$21,100.00
In-State
Out-of-State
33
University of Toledo
(OH)
$18,984.00
$37,660.00
In-State
Out-of-State
34
Mayville State University
(ND)
$19,150.00
All Students
35
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$19,350.00
$13,650.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
36
Gwynedd Mercy University
(PA)
$19,493.00
All Students
37
Upper Iowa University
(IA)
$19,500.00
$15,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
38
Rogers State University
(OK)
$20,085.00
$38,155.00
In-State
Out-of-State
39
Dakota State University
(SD)
$20,100.00
All Students
41
Toccoa Falls College
(GA)
$20,585.00
All Students
42
Baker University
(KS)
$20,890.00
All Students
43
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$21,665.00
$15,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
44
Welch College
(TN)
$21,924.00
All Students
45
Shorter University
(GA)
$21,950.00
All Students
46
Grace Christian University
(MI)
$22,300.00
All Students
47
Bryan College
(TN)
$22,310.00
All Students
48
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
(FL)
$22,500.00
$15,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Ohio Christian University
(OH)
$22,600.00
$16,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
(ME)
$22,845.00
$16,575.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Baker College
(MI)
$23,400.00
$14,820.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Liberty University
(VA)
$23,500.00
$15,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Franklin Pierce University
(NH)
$23,600.00
All Students
Adams State University
(CO)
$23,688.00
$50,748.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Endicott College
(MA)
$23,794.00
All Students
Ohio Dominican University
(OH)
$23,850.00
All Students
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
(PA)
$23,882.00
$26,978.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Montreat College
(NC)
$23,900.00
All Students
Bay Path University
(MA)
$24,000.00
$21,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Point University
(GA)
$24,300.00
All Students
New England College
(NH)
$24,300.00
All Students
Huntington University
(IN)
$24,400.00
$16,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Belhaven University
(MS)
$24,540.00
All Students
Cornerstone University
(MI)
$24,575.00
All Students
Campbellsville University
(KY)
$24,738.00
All Students
Fisher College
(MA)
$24,760.00
All Students
Northwest Nazarene University
(ID)
$24,885.00
All Students
Medaille College
(NY)
$24,950.00
$16,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Indiana Institute of Technology
(IN)
$24,998.00
All Students
Midway University
(KY)
$25,800.00
All Students
Assumption College
(MA)
$25,899.00
All Students
Salem University
(WV)
$26,300.00
$33,800.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
Campbell University
(NC)
$26,450.00
All Students
Bacone College
(OK)
$26,800.00
All Students
Chaminade University of Honolulu
(HI)
$27,000.00
All Students
Notre Dame College
(OH)
$27,300.00
All Students
Limestone College
(SC)
$27,467.00
$15,191.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Central Baptist College
(AR)
$27,805.00
All Students
Pennsylvania State University
(PA)
$27,976.00
All Students
American Intercontinental University – Online
(IL)
$28,205.00
All Students
Crown College
(MN)
$28,980.00
All Students
Strayer University – Online
(DC)
$29,000.00
All Students
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$29,400.00
$17,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Brescia University
(KY)
$30,165.00
All Students
Saint Francis University
(PA)
$30,183.00
All Students
New England College of Business and Finance
(MA)
$30,300.00
$22,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Champlain College
(VT)
$30,870.00
All Students
Colorado Technical University
(CO)
$31,125.00
$19,530.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of the Incarnate Word
(TX)
$31,890.00
$15,090.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Concordia University – Chicago
(IL)
$32,320.00
All Students
Florida National University
(FL)
$32,385.00
All Students
Florida Institute of Technology
(FL)
$32,640.00
$16,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Franklin University
(OH)
$32,641.00
$16,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
National University
(CA)
$32,680.00
$15,040.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Argosy University
Associate of Science in Business Administration
$33,535.00
All Students
City University of Seattle
(WA)
$34,020.00
All Students
Immaculata University
(PA)
$34,170.00
All Students
Post University
(CT)
$34,200.00
All Students
Saint Joseph’s University
(PA)
$35,040.00
All Students
Peirce College
(PA)
$37,995.00
All Students
Davenport University
(MI)
$44,367.00
$30,032.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Davenport University
(MI)
$46,488.00
$31,448.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Nyack College
(NY)
$50,700.00
All Students
Dallas Baptist University
(TX)
$53,160.00
All Students

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

15 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
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 online associate’s degree in business 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 associate’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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