The 4 cheapest online doctorates in accounting in the country (based on data from the U.S. Department of
Education's College Navigator website), these schools' tuition rates are all below the cost of a standard
college education. We have sorted them in descending order of cost, with the least expensive school at #1,
according to the hourly, online tuition rate. In cases where only the quarterly or semester rate was
available, we have divided that rate by 6 (standard full-time graduate enrollment) and placed them
accordingly on the list.
Unfortunately, only a limited number of doctorate in accounting degree programs are available online. Therefore it was not possible to compile a pool of options large enough to justify a multifactorial ranking system in which scoring of colleges and universities would be based on a list of specific considerations.
So instead, we ranked the programs solely according to their affordability. See below for the best cheap doctorates in accounting degrees online, ranked from least to most expensive, according to their per credit hour online rate, along with several useful facts about each program.
#1 - Liberty University
Online Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting
Liberty University has an online doctor of business administration in accounting degree that is a 60 credit hour program including coursework in quantitative research methods and quality management. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the program requires a master's degree accredited by either ACBSP or AACSB. Liberty University offers an online, graduate rate of $605 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
#2 - Capella University
Online Doctor of Business Administration, Accounting Specialization
Capella University has an online doctor of business administration, accounting specialization degree that is an 82 quarter credit hour program that includes coursework in forensic accounting and financial reporting. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the program allows the transfer in of up to 12 credits. Capella University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $4,800 per quarter. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
#3 - George Fox University
Doctor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting Online
George Fox University has an online doctor of business administration degree that is a 48 credit hour program including coursework in foundations of management and economics. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the program asks that applicants have five years of professional experience. George Fox University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $900 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
#4 - Northcentral University
San Diego, California
Doctor of Business Administration in Advanced Accounting Online
Northcentral University has an online doctor of business administration in advanced accounting degree that is a 54 credit hour program that includes coursework in managerial accounting and tax strategies. With a student to faculty ratio of 1 to 1, the program can be completed in as little as 39 months. Northcentral University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,074 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.
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