Most Affordable Colleges to Attain Bachelor’s Degrees At


College Choice ( has published its second annual ranking of most affordable online colleges for bachelor’s degrees. The ranking can be viewed at

Katie Amondson, Associate Editor for College Choice, says, “Finding the most affordable online bachelor’s degree programs can be a challenge. To help cut through the confusion, College Choice has compiled this ranking to help prospective students discern which online programs are most  affordable.”

All regionally accredited schools with at least five online bachelor’s degree programs were considered and the total cost of each program was calculated. Often the actual cost of an online education is difficult to determine as many schools incorporate fees not directly tied to tuition. These fees come in a wide range of types and amounts and, when added to the overall cost of attendance, can amount to thousands of dollars. Knowing what these fees are and how they impact the total cost to complete an online bachelor’s degree helps potential students make more fully informed  decisions.

“With our ranking of most affordable colleges for bachelor’s degree programs, we aimed to cut through some of the fog involved in determining the true cost of an online education,” said Jeremy Alder, Managing Editor of College  Choice.

Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS tops the list, followed by Rasmussen College, Maitland, FL, and Baker College, Flint,  MI.

Other ranked schools include (alphabetically ordered):

Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE

Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV

Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID

Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT

Colorado State University-Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Granite State College, Rochester, NH

Kent State University, Kent, OH

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Limestone College, Gaffney, SC

Mayville State University, Mayville, ND

Minot State University, Minot, ND

Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

Ohio University, Athens, OH

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Peru State College, Peru, NE

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH

Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA

St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL

The Baptist College of Florida, Graceville, FL

The University of Maine- Fort Kent, Fort Kent, ME

Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ

Trident University International, Cypress, CA

University of Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, LA

University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Valley City State University, Valley City, ND

West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX

Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM

Wilmington University, Dover AFB, DE

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges easier, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their  choice.

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