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52 Most Affordable Online Doctorate in Education Leadership Programs

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Educating our children to tackle the problems of tomorrow is a great concern today—leadership and administration in K-12 education is sorely needed to shape and manage the quality delivery of education for all children. To do this, we need inspired and committed leaders who have the credentials to get the job done. The top positions in the education field go to people with a doctorate in educational leadership or educational administration, which you can train for while you continue working in your current job. An online doctorate in education leadership can range in price—by almost $70,000—so choosing an affordable option requires solid information. All the information you need is right here!

We have compiled all the data on 137 different degree programs from 83 schools, finding the most affordable options for your online doctorate in education leadership. Not only do you want to find the most appropriate and high-quality online program, but you need to weigh the costs—the best programs are not always the most expensive! You may find that one of our 2018 Best Buys will give you the right training for a price that won’t empty your wallet for years to come. Get inspired to inspire others and take the lead in education—the children of our country need you!

Average Cost (In-state): ~$46,400
Least Expensive: University of Wyoming ~$12,870
Most Expensive: Fordham University ~$81,900

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

Most Affordable Online Doctorate in Education Leadership

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
University of Wyoming
(WY)
$12,870.00
$36,225.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Marshall University
(WV)
$18,258.75
All Students
3
Valdosta State University
(GA)
$18,335.00
All Students
4
University of Arkansas
(AR)
$19,477.92
All Students
5
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
(MA)
$19,890.00
All Students
6
University of North Georgia
(GA)
$20,280.00
All Students
7
University of Houston
(TX)
$21,324.00
$47,589.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$22,158.00
$26,208.00
In-State
Out-of-State
9
American College of Education
(IN)
$22,854.00
All Students
10
University of the Cumberlands
(KY)
$23,250.00
All Students
11
Texas Tech University
(TX)
$24,590.00
All Students
12
William Carey University
(MS)
$26,610.00
All Students
13
Indiana State University
(IN)
$27,006.00
$34,251.00
In-State
Out-of-State
14
Virginia Commonwealth University
(VA)
$27,120.00
$57,360.00
In-State
Out-of-State
15
University of Southern Mississippi
(MS)
$27,486.00
All Students
16
Old Dominion University
(VA)
$29,403.00
$31,833.00
In-State
Out-of-State
17
Southeastern University
(FL)
$29,430.00
All Students
18
Missouri Baptist University
(MO)
$29,760.00
All Students
19
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(IL)
$29,824.00
All Students
20
University of Kentucky
(KY)
$30,383.00
All Students
21
Florida State University
(FL)
$30,653.94
$74,220.54
In-State
Out-of-State
22
Sam Houston State University
(TX)
$30,928.00
All Students
23
Columbus State University
(GA)
$31,638.00
All Students
24
Morgan State University
(MD)
$32,413.50
$58,747.50
In-State
Out-of-State
25
Wilmington University
(DE)
$32,482.00
All Students
26
University of Memphis
(TN)
$32,562.00
All Students
27
Samford University
(AL)
$32,932.00
All Students
28
University of Idaho
(ID)
$33,300.00
All Students
29
Columbia International University
(SC)
$34,200.00
All Students
30
Wilmington University
(DE)
$34,378.00
All Students
31
Southwestern College – Kansas
(KS)
$34,506.00
All Students
32
Morehead State University
(KY)
$35,940.00
All Students
33
Touro University Nevada
(NV)
$36,210.00
All Students
34
Endicott College
(MA)
$37,004.00
All Students
35
Liberty University
(VA)
$37,193.00
$16,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
36
Argosy University
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$38,575.00
All Students
37
East Tennessee State University
(TN)
$38,742.00
$51,810.00
In-State
Out-of-State
38
California University of Pennsylvania
(PA)
$39,067.80
$58,405.05
$29,434.80
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
39
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(NE)
$39,240.00
$74,376.00
In-State
Out-of-State
40
Trevecca Nazarene University
(TN)
$39,843.00
All Students
41
Pacific University
(OR)
$40,600.00
All Students
42
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$40,765.00
All Students
43
Wilkes University
(PA)
$41,620.00
All Students
44
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$41,850.00
$39,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
45
Central Michigan University
(MI)
$42,827.00
All Students
46
University of Mary
(ND)
$43,105.00
All Students
47
Minnesota State University-Moorhead
(MN)
$43,632.00
All Students
48
Trident University International
(CA)
$43,650.00
$37,650.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
49
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(NE)
$44,145.00
$83,673.00
In-State
Out-of-State
50
George Fox University
(OR)
$45,383.00
All Students
51
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
(MN)
$45,940.00
All Students
52
University of New England
(ME)
$46,230.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
National Louis University
(IL)
$46,440.00
All Students
Maryville University
(MO)
$46,956.00
All Students
Saint Peter’s University
(NJ)
$47,388.00
All Students
Gratz College
(PA)
$47,482.00
All Students
Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor
(WI)
$47,990.00
All Students
Hampton University
(VA)
$48,145.00
All Students
Walden University
(MN)
$48,480.00
$41,583.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Capella University
(MN)
$48,645.00
$43,973.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
St. Thomas University
(FL)
$49,000.20
All Students
Northeastern University
(MA)
$49,740.00
All Students
Kansas State University
(KS)
$51,111.00
All Students
Concordia University – Portland
(OR)
$52,020.00
All Students
Gwynedd Mercy University
(PA)
$52,275.00
All Students
Rowan University
(NJ)
$52,500.00
All Students
St. John’s University
(NY)
$52,510.00
All Students
Edgewood College
(WI)
$52,632.00
All Students
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$52,946.00
All Students
Kansas State University
(KS)
$53,382.60
All Students
Northcentral University
(CA)
$53,838.00
$42,174.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Northcentral University
(CA)
$53,838.00
$37,206.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Trident University International
(CA)
$54,750.00
$44,950.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
College of Saint Elizabeth
(NJ)
$54,986.00
All Students
Regent University
(VA)
$55,550.00
$42,762.50
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Auburn University
(AL)
$56,700.00
All Students
Robert Morris University
(PA)
$58,651.00
All Students
Benedictine University
(IL)
$58,860.00
All Students
University of Bridgeport
(CT)
$60,040.00
All Students
Regent University
(VA)
$63,075.00
$48,543.75
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
City University of Seattle
(WA)
$66,780.00
All Students
Creighton University
(NE)
$68,136.00
All Students
Alliant International University
(CA)
$68,471.00
All Students
Northcentral University
(CA)
$72,430.00
$57,910.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Duquesne University
(PA)
$73,188.00
All Students
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$74,800.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$75,655.00
$68,939.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Drexel University
(PA)
$75,900.00
All Students
University of Southern California
(CA)
$77,820.00
All Students
Andrews University
(MI)
$77,820.00
All Students
Fordham University
(NY)
$81,900.00
All Students

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Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2018 review of regionally accredited online doctorate in education leadership 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 doctorate 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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