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The 28 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Adult Education

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Our workforce is constantly changing, and many people, both young and older adults, need training in technical and career subjects that will help them find jobs in the new economy. If you want to provide education that helps people join the workforce, get on their feet, continue their lives, and support their families, getting an online master’s in adult education can give you the edge to be a very effective teacher. Learning about how people learn, techniques to produce results, and curriculum organization will help any aspiring adult or career educator to train our workforce for today and tomorrow.

Worried about how much it will cost to get your online master’s in adult education? Fear not, as there are many affordable options for online degrees in this useful specialty. Our 2018 Best Buys include 28 degrees cheaper than the national average that can save you up to $20,000!

Average Cost (In-state): ~$17,200
Least Expensive: East Carolina University ~$8,973.36
Most Expensive: Rutgers University ~$30,000

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

Most Affordable Online Master’s in Adult Education

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
East Carolina University
(NC)
$8,973.36
$32,177.52
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Texas A & M University-Kingsville
(TX)
$10,738.80
$25,678.80
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Eastern New Mexico University
(NM)
$10,838.76
$14,148.96
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Southern Arkansas University
(AR)
$10,910.00
$15,470.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
University of Central Missouri
(MO)
$11,358.00
All Students
6
Valdosta State University
(GA)
$12,028.00
All Students
7
Ball State University
(IN)
$12,972.00
$19,152.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
University of South Florida-Main Campus
(FL)
$13,150.80
$29,197.44
In-State
Out-of-State
9
Florida Atlantic University
(FL)
$13,313.52
$36,893.16
In-State
Out-of-State
10
Marshall University
(WV)
$13,389.75
All Students
11
Utah State University
(UT)
$13,578.44
$15,516.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
(ME)
$13,605.00
All Students
13
University of Central Florida
(FL)
$13,747.44
$29,182.44
In-State
Out-of-State
14
Indiana State University
(IN)
$14,146.00
$17,941.00
In-State
Out-of-State
15
University of West Alabama
(AL)
$14,457.00
All Students
16
Mississippi State University
(MS)
$14,985.00
All Students
17
University of Houston-Victoria
(TX)
$15,118.56
$30,058.56
In-State
Out-of-State
18
University of Arkansas
(AR)
$15,304.08
All Students
19
Point Park University
(PA)
$15,450.00
All Students
19
Trident University International
(CA)
$15,450.00
$9,900.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
20
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
(LA)
$15,675.00
All Students
21
University of Wisconsin-Stout
(WI)
$15,750.00
All Students
22
Ashland University
(OH)
$16,170.00
All Students
23
Troy University
(AL)
$16,302.00
All Students
24
Indiana University Online
(IN)
$16,535.16
$19,626.12
In-State
Out-of-State
25
University of Southern Maine
(ME)
$16,780.00
$20,452.00
In-State
Out-of-State
26
Park University
(MO)
$16,925.00
$12,365.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
27
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
(IL)
$17,058.24
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
University of New England
(ME)
$17,360.00
All Students
Wilmington University
(DE)
$17,372.00
$11,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
SUNY Empire State College
(NY)
$17,602.60
$20,950.60
In-State
Out-of-State
Northern Arizona University
(AZ)
$17,910.00
All Students
Old Dominion University
(VA)
$17,955.00
$19,440.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Morehead State University
(KY)
$17,970.00
All Students
Colorado State University
(CO)
$18,635.00
All Students
Kansas State University
(KS)
$18,740.70
All Students
Auburn University
(AL)
$18,900.00
All Students
City University of Seattle
(WA)
$19,476.00
$11,232.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Eastern Washington University
(WA)
$19,557.37
All Students
Western Michigan University
(MI)
$19,747.10
All Students
Strayer University – Online
(DC)
$20,270.00
All Students
Concordia University – Portland
(OR)
$21,010.00
All Students
Western Kentucky University
(KY)
$21,210.00
$7,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(PA)
$22,377.80
$26,924.60
In-State
Out-of-State
American Intercontinental University – Online
(IL)
$22,416.00
$18,192.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Northcentral University
(CA)
$22,900.00
$15,910.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Oregon State University
(OR)
$24,560.00
All Students
Michigan State University
(MI)
$25,890.00
All Students
University of Georgia
(GA)
$26,226.00
All Students
Pennsylvania State University
(PA)
$27,588.00
All Students
Rutgers University
(NJ)
$30,000.00
All Students

Accreditation & Licensing Note: As in all careers with state-specific licensure requirements, prospective applicants should contact the education department in their state of residence and ensure the desired program qualifies a graduate for teacher licensure. Not all programs listed lead to licensure. Applicants can also learn more by clicking the links to request information about each degree program. To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

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Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Fall 2018 review of regionally accredited online master’s in adult education. 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 master 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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