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The 44 Best Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing & Communications

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As the marketing major morphs to include modern communication techniques like social media and digital marketing, up-to-date marketing professionals are in high demand. An online bachelor’s degree in marketing can spark a rewarding career in this industry but can cost a small fortune—with some programs charging over $113,000! Clearly, it pays to do your research before choosing an online marketing or communications degree.

GetEducated compared 135 bachelor’s program in marketing from 85 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 44 Best Buys for an affordable online bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications. Each online marketing degree program costs less than the national average.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$50,300
Least Expensive: University of Florida ~$15,501.60
Most Expensive: Dominican College ~$113,992.00

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 bachelor’s degree in marketing. The online marketing 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 Marketing & Communications

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
University of Florida
(FL)
$15,501.60
$66,314.40
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Montana State University-Billings
(MT)
$23,676.80
$41,763.20
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Florida International University
(FL)
$25,525.20
$39,572.40
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Western Governors University
(UT)
$26,680.00
All Students
5
Southern Utah University
(UT)
$26,702.00
All Students
6
Arkansas State University
(AR)
$28,320.00
All Students
7
Ohio University
(OH)
$28,800.00
$29,160.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$29,532.00
$39,612.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
9
Lamar University
(TX)
$29,760.00
All Students
10
Valley City State University
(ND)
$31,536.00
All Students
11
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(AR)
$33,600.00
$25,980.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
12
Minot State University
(ND)
$34,046.40
All Students
13
University of Arkansas
(AR)
$34,724.40
All Students
14
American Public University System
(WV)
$34,770.00
$32,350.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
15
Waldorf University
(IA)
$34,910.00
$30,110.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
16
Missouri State University
(MO)
$35,625.00
All Students
17
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
(LA)
$36,061.20
All Students
18
Indiana State University
(IN)
$36,064.00
$45,480.00
In-State
Out-of-State
19
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$36,480.00
$61,680.00
$31,800.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
20
University of Southern Maine
(ME)
$36,880.00
$44,680.00
In-State
Out-of-State
21
Columbus State University
(GA)
$37,113.00
All Students
22
Metropolitan State University
(MN)
$37,307.60
All Students
23
Granite State College
(NH)
$37,540.00
$42,100.00
In-State
Out-of-State
24
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$38,550.00
$27,150.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
25
University of Wisconsin-Superior
(WI)
$39,000.00
All Students
26
University of West Alabama
(AL)
$39,400.00
All Students
27
Middle Tennessee State University
(TN)
$41,288.00
$62,048.00
In-State
Out-of-State
28
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
(CO)
$41,680.00
$64,720.00
In-State
Out-of-State
29
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(AL)
$41,690.00
$95,210.00
In-State
Out-of-State
30
Colorado State University-Global Campus
(CO)
$42,000.00
$37,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
31
Indiana Wesleyan University
(IN)
$43,260.00
All Students
32
Wilmington University
(DE)
$43,860.00
$30,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
33
University of North Dakota
(ND)
$43,997.50
All Students
34
Austin Peay State University
(TN)
$44,934.00
$60,894.00
In-State
Out-of-State
35
University of Minnesota-Crookston
(MN)
$46,528.00
All Students
36
Franklin Pierce University
(NH)
$47,000.00
All Students
37
Culver-Stockton College
(MO)
$47,525.00
All Students
38
Bay Path University
(MA)
$48,000.00
$42,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
39
New England College
(NH)
$48,600.00
All Students
39
Point University
(GA)
$48,600.00
All Students
41
Huntington University
(IN)
$48,800.00
$40,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
42
University of Northwestern Ohio
(OH)
$49,500.00
All Students
43
Fisher College
(MA)
$49,520.00
All Students
44
Regent University
(VA)
$50,012.00
$32,612.00
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
University of Memphis
(TN)
$50,400.00
$57,600.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Concordia University-Saint Paul
(MN)
$50,400.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Oral Roberts University
(OK)
$50,872.00
All Students
Northern Kentucky University
(KY)
$51,000.00
All Students
Midway University
(KY)
$51,600.00
All Students
Upper Iowa University
(IA)
$52,920.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Northern Arizona University
(AZ)
$52,984.00
All Students
Bellevue University
(NE)
$53,770.00
All Students
Mercer University
(GA)
$54,960.00
All Students
Lindenwood University
(MO)
$55,300.00
All Students
Point Park University
(PA)
$55,375.00
All Students
Regis University
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
(CO)
$56,450.00
All Students
DeSales University
(PA)
$56,880.00
All Students
San Diego Christian College
(CA)
$57,072.00
All Students
Pennsylvania State University
(PA)
$58,172.00
All Students
Mary Baldwin University
(VA)
$58,590.00
All Students
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$58,800.00
$34,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Arizona
(AZ)
$58,800.00
All Students
Regis University
(CO)
$58,850.00
All Students
Johnson & Wales University
(RI)
$59,400.00
$30,000.40
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Ashland University
(OH)
$59,640.00
All Students
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
(IN)
$59,645.00
$30,125.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Concordia University Texas
(TX)
$59,830.00
All Students
University of Louisville
(KY)
$60,137.00
$30,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
(AZ)
$60,200.00
$33,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
New England College of Business and Finance
(MA)
$60,600.00
$45,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Franklin University
(OH)
$61,145.00
$30,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Mary
(ND)
$62,348.00
All Students
Walden University
(MN)
$62,795.00
$53,699.80
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Franklin University
(OH)
$63,181.00
$31,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Linfield College
(OR)
$63,555.00
All Students
National University
(CA)
$65,260.00
$29,980.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Siena Heights University
(MI)
$66,460.00
All Students
Post University
(CT)
$68,400.00
All Students
California Baptist University
(CA)
$70,760.00
All Students
Mississippi College
(MS)
$71,358.00
All Students
National Louis University
(IL)
$72,000.00
All Students
Jefferson (Philadelphia University +Thomas Jefferson University)
(PA)
$72,600.00
All Students
Roosevelt University
(IL)
$93,720.00
All Students
Dallas Baptist University
(TX)
$106,320.00
All Students
Dominican College
(NY)
$113,992.00
All Students

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

14 Program is no longer accepting new students
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)
18 Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2017 review of regionally accredited online bachelor’s degree in marketing 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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