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The 30 Best Affordable Online Bachelor's in Accounting

An online bachelor’s in accounting can spur a rewarding career as a CPA. The downside? These degrees can cost a small fortune—as much as $109,000! Clearly, it pays to get educated before you enroll!

GetEducated compared 71 bachelor’s programs in accounting from 63 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 30 Best Buys for an affordable online bachelor’s in accounting. All degrees cost less than the national tuition average for an online degree in this major.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$53,900
Least Expensive: Dickinson State University ~$26,209.76
Most Expensive: Maryville University ~$109,568.00

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

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Accounting

 

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 regionally accredited online bachelor’s in accounting 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.

Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers a bachelor's degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion.

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Rank
School / Degree
Cost
Notes
1
Dickinson State University (ND)
Cost
Note
$26,209.76
In-State
$36,901.44
Out-of-State
2
Western Governors University Logo
Western Governors University (UT)
Cost
Note
$26,680.00
All Students
3
Southern Utah University (UT)
Cost
Note
$26,702.00
All Students
4
American Public University System Logo
American Public University System (WV)
Cost
Note
$35,040.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$32,600.00
Military
5
Indiana State University (IN)
Cost
Note
$36,064.00
In-State
$45,480.00
Out-of-State
6
University of Maryland-University College (MD)
Cost
Note
$36,480.00
In-State
$61,680.00
Out-of-State
$31,800.00
Military
7
Granite State College (NH)
Cost
Note
$37,540.00
In-State
$42,100.00
Out-of-State
8
Cost
Note
$38,550.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$27,150.00
Military
9
Upper Iowa University (IA)
Cost
Note
$39,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$30,000.00
Military
10
Northern State University (SD)
Cost
Note
$40,200.00
All Students
11
University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)
Cost
Note
$41,690.00
In-State
$95,210.00
Out-of-State
12
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CO)
Cost
Note
$42,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$37,800.00
Military
13
Indiana Wesleyan University (IN)
Cost
Note
$43,260.00
All Students
14
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Saint Leo University (FL)
Cost
Note
$43,265.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$30,065.00
Military
15
Wilmington University (DE)
Cost
Note
$43,860.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$30,300.00
Military
16
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (LA)
Cost
Note
$45,000.00
All Students
17
University of Minnesota-Crookston (MN)
Cost
Note
$46,528.00
All Students
18
Liberty University Logo
Liberty University (VA)
Cost
Note
$46,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$30,100.00
Military
19
Franklin Pierce University (NH)
Cost
Note
$47,000.00
All Students
20
Culver-Stockton College (MO)
Cost
Note
$47,525.00
All Students
21
Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Cost
Note
$47,550.00
All Students
22
Indiana Institute of Technology (IN)
Cost
Note
$47,570.00
All Students
23
New England College (NH)
Cost
Note
$48,600.00
All Students
23
Point University (GA)
Cost
Note
$48,600.00
All Students
25
Belhaven University (MS)
Cost
Note
$49,055.00
All Students
26
Cost
Note
$49,500.00
All Students
27
Regent University Logo
Regent University (VA)
Cost
Note
$50,012.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$32,612.00
Military
28
Cost
Note
$51,200.00
All Students
29
The College of Saint Scholastica (MN)
Cost
Note
$51,896.00
All Students
30
Bellevue University (NE)
Cost
Note
$53,770.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$33,450.00
Military
Northwest Christian University (OR)
Cost
Note
$55,800.00
All Students
Point Park University (PA)
Cost
Note
$55,818.00
All Students
American Intercontinental University - Online Logo
American Intercontinental University - Online (IL)
Cost
Note
$56,260.00
All Students
DeSales University (PA)
Cost
Note
$56,880.00
All Students
Strayer University - Online (DC)
Cost
Note
$58,000.00
All Students
Pennsylvania State University (PA)
Cost
Note
$58,172.00
All Students
Colorado Christian University Logo
Colorado Christian University (CO)
Cost
Note
$58,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$34,200.00
Military
Regis University (CO)
Cost
Note
$58,850.00
All Students
Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University (AZ)
Cost
Note
$59,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$33,100.00
Military
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN)
Cost
Note
$59,645.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$30,125.00
Military
Southwestern College - Kansas (KS)
Cost
Note
$60,232.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$31,960.00
Military
Cost
Note
$61,000.00
All Students
Brescia University (KY)
Cost
Note
$61,180.00
All Students
Champlain College (VT)
Cost
Note
$61,590.00
All Students
Florida Institute of Technology (FL)
Cost
Note
$61,710.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$30,250.00
Military
Albertus Magnus College (CT)
Cost
Note
$61,920.00
All Students
University of Mary (ND)
Cost
Note
$62,348.00
All Students
Ottawa University (KS)
Cost
Note
$62,471.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$31,595.00
Military
Walden University Logo
Walden University (MN)
Cost
Note
$62,795.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$53,699.80
Military
Cost
Note
$63,181.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$31,065.00
Military
Linfield College (OR)
Cost
Note
$63,555.00
All Students
Florida National University (FL)
Cost
Note
$64,505.00
All Students
Midstate College (IL)
Cost
Note
$65,070.00
All Students
National University (CA)
Cost
Note
$65,260.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
$29,980.00
Military
Post University (CT)
Cost
Note
$68,400.00
All Students
National American University (SD)
Cost
Note
$70,000.00
All Students
California Baptist University (CA)
Cost
Note
$70,760.00
All Students
Misericordia University (PA)
Cost
Note
$71,995.00
All Students
Jefferson (Philadelphia University +Thomas Jefferson University) (PA)
Cost
Note
$72,600.00
All Students
Peirce College (PA)
Cost
Note
$75,315.00
All Students
Maryville University (MO)
Cost
Note
$109,568.00
All Students