20 Cheap Online History Bachelor’s Degrees 2019

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The following ranking of the 20 cheapest online bachelors in history in the entire country is based on data from the U.S. Government’s College Navigator website. Most of these schools’ tuition rates are below the cost of a customary college education. We have arranged them in descending order of cost, with the least expensive school at #1.

Unfortunately, a limited number of degree programs for a bachelor in history are available online. Therefore it was just not possible to compile a pool of options large enough to justify scoring of the colleges and universities based on a list of specific considerations. We ranked these programs solely on their affordability. See below for the best cheap bachelor’s in history online, ranked from least to most expensive, according to their per credit hour online rate, along with several helpful facts about each program.

#1 – Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts

Westfield State University was founded in 1838, “as the first public co-educational college in America without a barrier to race, gender, or economic class.”

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 6,237
Tuition: $15,795
Westfield State University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a degree completion program which participates in the MASSTRANSFER agreement. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school’s cheap online BA in history requires that 21 hours of the major be taken there. Westfield State University charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition of $7,050 annually, not counting fees, which, assuming 15 hours enrollment in fall and spring, gives us an hourly rate of $235. The school is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

#2 – Nicholls State University

Thibodeaux, Louisiana

Nicholls State University was established in 1948.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 6,327
Tuition: $8,979
Nicholls State University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in Louisiana history and the history of Western civilization. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the school’s online BA in history requires a minor in another field of interest. Nicholls State University offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $275 per credit hour regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#3 – Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State University’s school mascot is the Beaver.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 30,354
Tuition: $28,846
Oregon State University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 180 quarter credit program that includes coursework in armed conflict and diaspora. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school’s thrifty online BA in history has four start terms per year. Oregon State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $297 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

#4 – University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, Illinois

The University of Illinois at Springfield is a public research university in the Land of Lincoln.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 4,956
Tuition: $20,938
The University of Illinois Springfield offers an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program including coursework in comparative religion and the historian’s craft. The school has a commendable student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, and their very reasonable online BA in history is open to anyone living more than 50 miles from UIS or individuals within that radius with a documented disability. The University of Illinois Springfield offers an online undergraduate tuition rate of $304.50 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#5 – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

UMass Dartmouth’s school mascot is the Corsair.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 8,406
Tuition: $28,285
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in the Reformation and empires of central Asia. The school has a great student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, and their bargain online BA in history allows students to transfer in up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited institution. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $332 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

#6 – Troy University

Troy, Alabama

Troy University’s school mascot is, of course, the Trojan.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 17,855
Tuition: $15,484
Troy University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program including coursework in Western civilization and world regional geography. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school’s affordable online BA in history requires a minimum 2.0 GPA. Troy University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $338 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#7 – Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire

Granite State College was established in 1972.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 2,141
Tuition: $8,265
Granite State College has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in American culture and international cultural inquiry. The school has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, and their online BA in history program is open to holders of a high school diploma or equivalent. Granite State College offers an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $355 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

#8 – University of Maine Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s school mascot is Hootie the Owl.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 1,414
Tuition: $11,995
The University of Maine Presque Isle has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes studies in political science and pre-modern history. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school’s online BA in history does not require a minor. The University of Maine Presque Isle offers an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $373 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

#9 – University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

The University of Central Florida logo features a Knight (their mascot) riding a Pegasus.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 64,088
Tuition: $22,467
The University of Central Florida has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in Latin American and Middle Eastern history. With a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1, the school’s online BA in history website states that students must earn a “C” or better in each history class. The University of Central Florida charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $383.86 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#10 – University of Louisiana-Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has an Eagle for a school mascot.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 9,038
Tuition: $20,384
The University of Louisiana-Monroe has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in political science and geography. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school offers a prior-learning assessment that can give you course credit for life and professional experience. The University of Louisiana-Monroe charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $400 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#11 – Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University’s school mascot is the Bearkat.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 20,477
Tuition: $17,554
Sam Houston State University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in foreign language and social science. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school’s online BA in history requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to those who would transfer 18 or more hours. Sam Houston State University offers an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $413.50 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#12 – University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

The school mascot of the University of Memphis is the Tiger.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 21,301
Tuition: $20,837
The University of Memphis has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in world civilization and US history. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, this affordable 100% online BA in History offers the option of an honors thesis to qualified students. The University of Memphis charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $420 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#13 – Judson College

Marion, Alabama

Judson College was established in 1838.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 327
Tuition: $17,376
Judson College has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 128 credit hour program that includes coursework in historiography and the history of Greece. With a commendable student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1, the school’s affordable online BA in history requires a senior thesis. Judson College offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $495 per credit hour regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#14 – Ottawa University

Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa University’s school motto is, “the Truth will set you free.”

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 193
Tuition: $11,976
Ottawa University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 124 credit hour program that includes coursework in global issues in historical perspectives and the American experience. With a stellar student to faculty ratio of 3 to 1, the school’s online BA in history requires a minimum of 30 hours in residence at Ottawa. Ottawa University offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $499 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#15 – Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii

The Chaminade University of Honolulu was established in 1955.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 2,277
Tuition: $23,210
The Chaminade University of Honolulu has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in comparative government and American government. With a low student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, this affordable online BA in history requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all work at this school. The Chaminade University of Honolulu charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $500 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.

#16 – Valley City State University

Valley City, North Dakota

Valley City State University’s athletes perform feats of prowess under the name of the Vikings.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 1,522
Tuition: $16,579
Valley City State University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in North Dakota history and topics in non-Western history. The school has a nice student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, and the bargain BA in history program will provide laptop computers to qualified distance learners upon request. Valley City State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $540.24 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#17 – University of North Alabama

Florence, Alabama

The University of North Alabama’s school mascot is the Lion.

BS in History Online

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Enrollment: 7,204
Tuition: $15,128
The University of North Alabama has an online bachelor of science in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in world civilization and historical research. The school boasts a student to faculty ratio of just 18 to 1, and their bargain online BS in history requires the PRAXIS II as an exit exam. The University of North Alabama charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $554 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#18 – Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Washington State University’s school mascot is the Cougar.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 30,142
Tuition: $25,673
Washington State University offers an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in diversity and economics. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, and their very reasonable online BA in history requires a grade of “C” or better in all coursework for the major. Washington State University charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $565 per credit hour for the first ten credit hours. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

#19 – Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University’s school mascot is the Sun Devil.

BA in History Online

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Enrollment: 51,869
Tuition: $26,470
Arizona State University has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program that includes coursework in comparative history and Asian history. Boasting a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, the school’s affordable online BA in history requires 45 credit hours of upper-division coursework. Arizona State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $595 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#20 – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee began life as a Normal School for the training of teachers.

Online BA in History

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Enrollment: 24,988
Tuition: $20,844
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee has an online bachelor of arts in history that is a 120 credit hour program including studies in pre-1500’s history and global history. The school has a nice student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, and the online BA in history requires a foreign language component that cannot be completed online. The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $1,466.74 for the first credit hour and $807.10 per credit hour after the first, for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

By BVS Staff
October 2018