As the 2 cheapest online doctorates in English language learning in the entire country (based on data from the U.S. Department of Education's College Navigator website), these schools' tuition rates are below the cost of a standard college education. For your convenience, we've sorted them in descending order of cost, with the least expensive school at #1, according to the hourly, online tuition rate.
Unfortunately, only a limited number of doctorate in English language learning 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 English language learning 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 - Indiana University-Bloomington
Online Doctor of Education in Literacy, Culture, and Language
Indiana University-Bloomington has an online doctor of education in literacy culture and language degree that is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework in theoretical issues in the study of language and inquiry. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the program allows you to transfer in as many as 18 graduate hours. Indiana University-Bloomington charges an out of state, graduate tuition rate of $510.07 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.
#2 - Northcentral University
San Diego, California
Online Doctor of Philosophy in English as a Second Language
Northcentral University has an online doctor of philosophy in English as a Second Language degree that is a 60 credit hour program including coursework in scholarly literature review and statistics. With a student to faculty ratio of 1 to 1, the school allows up to seven years for the completion of the degree. Northcentral University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,163 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.
This concludes the list of the cheapest online doctorates in English language learning for 2019.