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.
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