Best online bachelor's in accounting get ranking seal

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): $54,696.03
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. Each ranking list is calculated every two years. The next survey to identify the cheapest online bachelor’s in organizational leadership will be undertaken in Fall 2019.

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1

Dickinson State University(ND)
$26,209.76
$36,901.44
In-State
Out-of-State
2

Western Governors University Logo
Western Governors University
(UT)
$26,680.00
All Students
3

Southern Utah University(UT)
$26,702.00
All Students
4

American Public University System Logo
American Public University System
(WV)
$35,040.00
$32,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
5

Indiana State University(IN)
$36,064.00
$45,480.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6

University of Maryland-University College(MD)
$36,480.00
$61,680.00
$31,800.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
7

Granite State College(NH)
$37,540.00
$42,100.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8

Southern New Hampshire University Logo
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$38,550.00
$27,150.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
9

Upper Iowa University(IA)
$39,000.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
10

Northern State University(SD)
$40,200.00
All Students
11

University of Alabama at Birmingham(AL)
$41,690.00
$95,210.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12

Colorado State University-Global Campus(CO)
$42,000.00
$37,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13

Indiana Wesleyan University(IN)
$43,260.00
All Students
14

Saint Leo University Logo
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$43,265.00
$30,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
15

Wilmington University(DE)
$43,860.00
$30,300.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
16

Northwestern State University of Louisiana(LA)
$45,000.00
All Students
17

University of Minnesota-Crookston(MN)
$46,528.00
All Students
18

Liberty University Logo
Liberty University
(VA)
$46,900.00
$30,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
19

Franklin Pierce University(NH)
$47,000.00
All Students
20

Ohio Dominican University(OH)
$47,550.00
All Students
21

Indiana Institute of Technology(IN)
$47,570.00
All Students
22

New England College(NH)
$48,600.00
All Students
22

Point University(GA)
$48,600.00
All Students
24

Belhaven University(MS)
$49,055.00
All Students
25

University of Northwestern Ohio(OH)
$49,500.00
All Students
26

Regent University Logo
Regent University
(VA)
$50,012.00
$32,612.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
27

Keystone College(PA)
$51,200.00
All Students
28

The College of Saint Scholastica(MN)
$51,896.00
All Students
29

Bellevue University(NE)
$53,770.00
$33,450.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Northwest Christian University(OR)
$55,800.00
All Students

Point Park University(PA)
$55,818.00
All Students

American Intercontinental University - Online Logo
American Intercontinental University - Online
(IL)
$56,260.00
All Students

DeSales University(PA)
$56,880.00
All Students

Strayer University - Online(DC)
$58,000.00
All Students

Pennsylvania State University(PA)
$58,172.00
All Students

Colorado Christian University Logo
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$58,800.00
$34,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Regis University Logo
Regis University
(CO)
$58,850.00
All Students

Grand Canyon University Logo
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$59,500.00
$33,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College(IN)
$59,645.00
$30,125.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Southwestern College - Kansas(KS)
$60,232.00
$31,960.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Hiram College(OH)
$61,000.00
All Students

Brescia University(KY)
$61,180.00
All Students

Champlain College(VT)
$61,590.00
All Students

Florida Institute of Technology(FL)
$61,710.00
$30,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Albertus Magnus College(CT)
$61,920.00
All Students

University of Mary(ND)
$62,348.00
All Students

Ottawa University(KS)
$62,471.00
$31,595.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Walden University Logo
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

Florida National University(FL)
$64,505.00
All Students

Midstate College(IL)
$65,070.00
All Students

National University(CA)
$65,260.00
$29,980.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Post University Logo
Post University
(CT)
$68,400.00
All Students

National American University(SD)
$70,000.00
All Students

California Baptist University(CA)
$70,760.00
All Students

Purdue University Global Logo
Purdue University Global
(IA)
$71,500.00
$29,700.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Misericordia University(PA)
$71,995.00
All Students

Jefferson (Philadelphia University +Thomas Jefferson University)(PA)
$72,600.00
All Students

Peirce College(PA)
$75,315.00
All Students

Culver-Stockton College(MO)
$102,460.00
All Students

Maryville University(MO)
$109,568.00
All Students