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The 19 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Education (K-12)

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Teaching K-12 is one of the most important jobs in the country—educating our youth to be the responsible adults of tomorrow. To prepare yourself for a teaching job in K-12 education, invest an affordable online bachelor’s degree in education. Be smart even before you enroll by researching the most reasonably priced programs so that you can enter this noble profession without a lot of debt. You could save yourself up to $60,000 on your degree in teaching by comparing all your choices in one place.

We looked at 73 different online programs at 32 schools to find 2018’s Best Buys for an online bachelor’s degree in education (K-12). These degrees range from general teaching curriculum to grade-specific and subject-specific programs, all regionally accredited by the appropriate agencies for the specialty. With exact computations using the latest data, we calculate the best value for your money in this simple, clear guide.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$46,600
Least Expensive: St. Petersburg College ~$15,867
Most Expensive: Southwestern Assemblies of God University ~$76,856

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 bachelor’s degree in education for teaching K-12. The online degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2018 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Education (K-12)

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
St. Petersburg College
(FL)
$15,867.00
$50,561.40
In-State
Out-of-State
2
North Carolina A & T State University
(NC)
$16,454.75
$73,096.75
In-State
Out-of-State
3
University of the Cumberlands
(KY)
$26,272.00
All Students
4
Southern Utah University
(UT)
$27,078.00
All Students
5
Fort Hays State University
(KS)
$27,092.91
All Students
6
Western Governors University
(UT)
$27,880.00
All Students
7
Western Governors University
(UT)
$28,230.00
All Students
8
Valley City State University
(ND)
$32,281.92
All Students
9
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(AR)
$33,600.00
$25,980.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
10
Western New Mexico University
(NM)
$33,930.00
$41,176.80
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Athens State University
(AL)
$36,210.00
All Students
12
University of Southern Mississippi
(MS)
$36,416.00
All Students
13
Mayville State University
(ND)
$37,760.00
All Students
14
Granite State College
(NH)
$38,380.00
$43,300.00
In-State
Out-of-State
15
University of Wisconsin-Stout
(WI)
$40,080.00
All Students
16
University of Wisconsin-Superior
(WI)
$40,920.00
All Students
17
Mayville State University
(ND)
$43,660.00
All Students
18
Wilmington University
(DE)
$44,940.00
$30,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
19
Wilmington University
(DE)
$45,312.00
$30,550.00
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
The Baptist College of Florida
(FL)
$47,220.00
All Students
The Baptist College of Florida
(FL)
$46,840.00
All Students
University of Louisiana at Monroe
(LA)
$48,000.00
All Students
William Carey University
(MS)
$48,050.00
All Students
North Greenville University
(SC)
$48,190.00
All Students
Liberty University
(VA)
$48,492.00
$30,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
The Baptist College of Florida
(FL)
$49,120.00
All Students
The Baptist College of Florida
(FL)
$50,640.00
All Students
Maranatha Baptist University
(WI)
$55,415.00
All Students
Campbell University
(NC)
$55,420.00
$34,340.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Walden University
(MN)
$55,440.00
$47,460.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$56,200.00
$33,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Midway University
(KY)
$57,600.00
All Students
Ottawa University
(KS)
$60,475.00
$30,595.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$60,600.00
$34,320.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Chaminade University of Honolulu
(HI)
$63,930.00
All Students
Union Institute & University
(OH)
$66,104.00
All Students
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
(TX)
$72,840.00
All Students
Prescott College
(AZ)
$73,350.00
All Students
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
(TX)
$75,140.00
All Students
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
(TX)
$76,865.00
All Students

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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.

15  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
36 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
37 National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2018 review of regionally accredited online bachelor’s degree in education 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 bachelor’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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