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The 30 Best Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Accounting

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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

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Dickinson State University
(ND)
$26,209.76
$36,901.44
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Western Governors University
(UT)
$26,680.00
All Students
3
Southern Utah University
(UT)
$26,702.00
All Students
4
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 Global Campus
(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
(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
(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
(VA)
$46,900.00
$30,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
19
Franklin Pierce University
(NH)
$47,000.00
All Students
20
Culver-Stockton College
(MO)
$47,525.00
All Students
21
Ohio Dominican University
(OH)
$47,550.00
All Students
22
Indiana Institute of Technology
(IN)
$47,570.00
All Students
23
New England College
(NH)
$48,600.00
All Students
23
Point University
(GA)
$48,600.00
All Students
25
Belhaven University
(MS)
$49,055.00
All Students
26
University of Northwestern Ohio
(OH)
$49,500.00
All Students
27
Regent University
(VA)
$50,012.00
$32,612.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
28
Keystone College
(PA)
$51,200.00
All Students
29
The College of Saint Scholastica
(MN)
$51,896.00
All Students
30
Bellevue University
(NE)
$53,770.00
$33,450.00
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
Northwest Christian University
(OR)
$55,800.00
All Students
Point Park University
(PA)
$55,818.00
All Students
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
(CO)
$58,800.00
$34,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Regis University
(CO)
$58,850.00
All Students
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
(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
(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
(IL)
$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
Maryville University
(MO)
$109,568.00
All Students

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

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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