50 Best Online Colleges and Universities 2018

Attending college online can be a boon in several ways. Many schools offer discounts for online students, and you avoid on-campus fees like parking and transportation costs. Of course, the best way to cut costs on college is to be an in-state student, but some schools even waive those fees for online students. This piece is written with the assumption that readers of this article would be transfer students with previous college credit. Many online programs do not accept first-time college students due to the particular set of skills required for distance education.

As the 50 cheapest online colleges in the entire country (based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website), most of 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. In cases where only the quarterly or semester rate was available, we have divided that rate by 12 (standard full-time undergraduate enrollment) and placed them accordingly on the list.

The following programs are ranked solely according to their affordability. See below for the best colleges online, ranked from least to most expensive, according to their per credit hour online rate, along with several useful facts about each program. In the case of a tie on hourly tuition, schools were ranked in order of decreasing faculty to student ratio.

#1 – Brigham Young University-Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho

Brigham Young University Idaho is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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Enrollment: 44,821
Tuition: $3,920
Brigham Young University-Idaho has nine online, undergraduate degree options that include web development, interdisciplinary studies, and software engineering. With a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, the school starts students off in a program called Pathway Connect, that is a one-year low-cost program to prepare students to return to college. Brigham Young University-Idaho charges an online undergraduate tuition rate of $167 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

#2 – University of Texas-Arlington

Arlington, Texas

The University of Texas Arlington’s school mascot is the Maverick.

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Enrollment: 45,282
Tuition: $22,920
The University of Texas-Arlington offers bachelor’s degrees online in five areas: criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and social work. With a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1, the school is looking for applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.25 in previous college coursework. The University of Texas-Arlington charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate that varies from $168 per credit hour to $350 per credit hour depending on the course. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#3 – University of Florida Online

Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida was founded in 1853.

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Enrollment: 2,240
Tuition: $16,580
The University of Florida offers 19 online majors, including the following: anthropology; communication sciences and disorders; fire and emergency services; microbiology and cell science; sport management; and nursing. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 49 to 1, and admission requirements call for official transcripts, a minimum GPA score, and a record of good conduct. The University of Florida offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $212.71 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#4 – Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas

Fort Hays State University’s school mascot is Victor E. Tiger.

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Enrollment: 14,658
Tuition: $14,426
Fort Hays State University has more than thirty online bachelor’s degree options, including geography, medical diagnostic imaging, and technology leadership. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school asks for an ACT or SAT score from applicants who are under 21 years of age. Fort Hays State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $218.67 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 – Peru State College

Peru, Nebraska

Peru State College is part of the Nebraska State College System.

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Enrollment: 2,571
Tuition: $7,243
Peru State College offers eleven online bachelor’s options in the fields of business administration and criminal justice, including management information systems and criminal justice administration. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, the school offers unofficial transcript evaluation services to help you get as much credit as you actually deserve. Peru State College charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $289 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#6 – Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota

Minot State University was founded in 1913.

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Enrollment: 3,412
Tuition: $6,568
Minot State University has eight online bachelor’s degrees, including applied business information technology, international business, and human services. With a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, the admissions process for the school includes a $35 non-refundable application fee and an ACT score from students under 25 years of age. Minot State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $294.32 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#7 – Mayville State University

Mayville, North Dakota

Mayville State University does athletic performance as the Comets.

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Enrollment: 1,130
Tuition: $9,073
Mayville State University has ten online bachelor’s degrees on offer, including the popular RN to BSN, special education, and business management. With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, the admissions department has a motto, “Now is a good time, too,” in regards to when is best to apply. Mayville State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $295 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#8 – Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State University’s school mascot is the Beaver.

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Enrollment: 30,354
Tuition: $28,846
Oregon State University has 25 online, undergraduate degrees that include foreign languages (French, Spanish, German), economics, history, fisheries and wildlife science, agriscience, rangeland science, and horticulture. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school calls for a $30 application fee and official transcripts. Oregon State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $297 per credit hour and is ranked #6 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by US News & World Report. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

#9 – The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, Texas

The University of Texas Permian Basin’s school mascot is the Falcon.

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Enrollment: 6,673
Tuition: $6,958
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has more than fifteen online options for a bachelor’s degree, including the fields of industrial technology, political science, and marketing. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, the school recommends that all admissions paperwork be submitted at least 30 days before the start of classes, to ensure a smooth process. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $303.71 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#10 – Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Metropolitan State University was established in 1971.

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Enrollment: 8,357
Tuition: $14,960
Metropolitan State University has nine 100% online bachelor’s degrees on offer: law enforcement; industrial management; human resource management; finance; supply chain and operations management; marketing; individualized studies; undergraduate programs business administration (BS); and organizational administration. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Metropolitan State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $303.73 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#11 – Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont

Champlain College was founded in 1878.

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Enrollment: 4,778
Tuition: $39,818
Champlain College has eleven online bachelor’s degree options, including computer forensics, cybersecurity, and economic crime investigation. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school is willing to make exceptions but prefers to accept students with a 2.5 GPA or better. Champlain College charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $318 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.

#12 – University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s school mascot is Sparky D. Dragon.

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Enrollment: 29,120
Tuition: $26,560
The University of Illinois Chicago offers 17 online, undergraduate degree programs that include the following: mathematical sciences; psychology; information systems security; computer sciences; business administration; political science; and earth, society, and environmental science. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school requires a $60 application fee and official transcripts. The University of Illinois Chicago offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $318, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#13 – Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University was established in 1932.

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Enrollment: 73,177
Tuition: $31,136
Southern New Hampshire University has more than a hundred (!) online bachelor’s degree options, including environmental science, health information management, and geographic information systems. With a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1, the school asks that you fill out an online application and then an admissions counselor will guide you through the rest of the process. Southern New Hampshire University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $320 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.

#14 – Florida International University

Miami, Florida

Florida International University was established in 1965.

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Enrollment: 55,003
Tuition: $18,954
Florida International University has forty online bachelor’s degree options including Asian studies, the internet of things, and Spanish. With a student to faculty ratio of 27 to 1, the school requires submission of a $30 application fee and an SAT or ACT score for consideration for acceptance. Florida International University charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $329.77 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#15 – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts is also known as “UMass.”

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Enrollment: 30,037
Tuition: $32,204
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has 42 bachelor’s degrees that include the following: criminal justice; sociology and anthropology; public administration; global affairs; and economics with healthcare services administration concentration. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school requires an application fee of $80, official transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. The University of Massachusetts Amherst charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of from $332-525 per credit hour. The school tied for #16 in US News & World Report ranking of Best Online Bachelor Programs. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

#16 – Troy University

Troy, Alabama

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

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Enrollment: 17,855
Tuition: $15,484
Troy University has dozens of options in bachelor’s degrees, like public accounting, hospitality management, and an interpreter training program. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school asks that those with previous college credit have at least a 2.00 GPA on all non-developmental coursework. Troy University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $338 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#17 – Utah State University

Logan, Utah

Utah State University’s school mascot is the Aggie.

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Enrollment: 28,118
Tuition: $20,492
Utah State University offers seven online, undergraduate degrees that include agribusiness, communicative disorders and deaf education, family life, liberal arts, economics, and psychology. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school asks for a $75 application fee, official transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores and has an online admissions process. Utah State University charges an online, out-of-state undergraduate tuition rate of $338 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

#18 – Eastern New Mexico University

Portales, New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University’s school mascot is the Greyhound.

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Enrollment: 6,010
Tuition: $11,788
Eastern New Mexico University has more than twenty online bachelor’s degree programs, including electronics engineering technology, technical education, and management. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school does not charge an application fee as part of the admissions process. Eastern New Mexico University charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $338.66 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#19 – Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

Dakota State University was established in 1881.

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Enrollment: 3,190
Tuition: $11,843
Dakota State University has more than a dozen online bachelor’s degrees to choose from, including business technology, cyber operations, and general studies. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school does not have a firm application deadline, but the farther out from the start of classes you can apply, generally, the better. Dakota State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $340.05 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#20 – University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

The University of South Dakota was established in 1862.

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Enrollment: 10,038
Tuition: $12,019
The University of South Dakota offers seven fully online bachelor’s degrees, including addiction studies, general studies, and business administration. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, you have the choice of completing the application process online or by mail. The University of South Dakota charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $340.05 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#21 – Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota

The school mascot of Northern State University is the Wolf.

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Enrollment: 3,587
Tuition: $11,210
Northern State University has more than ten online bachelor’s degrees to choose from, including Spanish, accounting, and general studies. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, there is a $20 non-refundable application fee as part of the admissions process. Northern State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $340.05 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#22 – Colorado State University

Greenwood Village, Colorado

Colorado State University’s school mascot is the Ram.

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Enrollment: 11,605
Tuition: $8,400
Colorado State University offers 13 online, undergraduate degrees including the following: management information systems and business analytics; human services; criminal justice and law enforcement administration; marketing; and organizational leadership. With a student to faculty ratio of 32 to 1, the school asks for a GPA of 3.2 or above, a resume, statement of purpose, and ACT or SAT scores. CSU Global Campus offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $350 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#23 – Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska

Chadron State College is one part of the three school Nebraska State College System.

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Enrollment: 2,977
Tuition: $6,540
Chadron State College has online bachelor’s degree completion programs in ten academic areas including geoscience, counseling, education, and mathematics. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the bachelor’s degree completion program is open to those with an accredited associate’s degree or most of their lower level college coursework accomplished. Chadron State College charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $354 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#24 – Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

Saint Leo University’s school mascot is the Lion.

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Enrollment: 14,649
Tuition: $21,440
Saint Leo University has twenty online bachelor’s programs that you can choose from, including human resource management, computer information systems, and healthcare management. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school allows you to submit professional training documentation to see if you are eligible for possible academic credit. Saint Leo University offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $360 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#25 – University of Nebraska, Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

The University of Nebraska at Omaha was established in 1908.

Websitehttps://www.unomaha.edu/academics/online-learning.php
Enrollment: 15,627
Tuition: $19,124
The University of Nebraska, Omaha offers six online, undergraduate degree programs that include emergency management, library science, religious studies, and sociology. In addition, they offer 13 bachelor degrees in multidisciplinary studies and more than 90 majors. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school has an online admission process. The University of Nebraska, Omaha charges an online, undergraduate, out of state tuition rate from between $365-1,005, depending on the degree program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#26 – Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University is not a shortened version of anything.

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Enrollment: 36,551
Tuition: $18,220
Texas Tech University offers 15 online, undergraduate degree programs that include plant and soil science, early child care, architecture, wind energy, and digital media and professional communications. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school asks for a $75 application fee, official transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores. Texas Tech University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $366 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#27 – Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s school mascot is the Demon.

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Enrollment: 9,819
Tuition: $18,408
The Northwestern State University of Louisiana has nearly two dozen online bachelor’s degrees to choose from, including radiologic technology, unified public safety administration, and resource management. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, the school offers prior learning assessments to see if your life experience has qualified you for any college credit. The Northwestern State University of Louisiana charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $375 per credit hour for the first 12 hours and $100 per credit hour for hours after twelve. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#28 – University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

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

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Enrollment: 64,088
Tuition: $22,467
The University of Central Florida has twenty online, undergraduate degrees with an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $383.86 per credit hour. Degree options include Latin American studies, health services administration, political science, legal studies administration, creative writing, and international and global studies. The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1, and the admission process calls for a $30 application fee, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and official transcripts. The University of Central Florida was ranked #16 in the Best Online Undergraduate Programs by the US News & World Report. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#29 – Concordia University St Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Concordia University-Saint Paul is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

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Enrollment: 4,582
Tuition: $21,250
Concordia University-St Paul has more than fifteen fully online bachelor’s options, including family science, child development, and exercise science. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school requests an application essay on a significant life event as part of the application process. Concordia University St Paul charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $420 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#30 – Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Loyola University Chicago is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.

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Enrollment: 16,422
Tuition: $42,032
Loyola University Chicago offers ten academic fields with online undergraduate degrees, including arts and sciences, health sciences division, business, education, law, nursing, and social work. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the school has an online admission process. Loyola University Chicago offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $450 per credit hour and is tied at #21 in US News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#31 – Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa

Upper Iowa University’s school mascot is the Peacock.

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Enrollment: 4,758
Tuition: $28,890
Upper Iowa University has more than twenty online bachelor’s degrees on offer, including human services, financial management, public administration–fire science emphasis, software design, RN to BSN nursing, and graphic design. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school has transfer agreements with universities in seventeen states. Upper Iowa University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $454 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#32 – Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia

Liberty University was established in 1971.

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Enrollment: 75,756
Tuition: $21,292
Liberty University has more than thirty online bachelor’s options, including history, social work, and information technology. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the school employs an Online Admissions Team that will guide you through the process before handing you off to the New Enrollment Team to get you into the right classes. Liberty University offers a part-time online graduate rate of $455 per credit hour and a full-time rate of $390 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#33 – Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University’s school mascot is the Antelope.

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Enrollment: 75,834
Tuition: $17,050
Grand Canyon University has more than forty online bachelor’s degrees to choose from, including communications, behavioral health science, and Christian studies. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the school asks you to submit a form and transcripts and then an admissions counselor will contact you. Grand Canyon University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $470 per credit hour for most programs. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

#34 – Excelsior College

Albany, New York

Excelsior College has been a private entity since 2005.

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Enrollment: 41,658
Tuition: not reported
Excelsior College offers more than thirty online, undergraduate degrees and certificates that include logistics management, natural science, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, cybersecurity, professional studies in technology management, nuclear technology, electrical engineering technology, health sciences, and management of human resources. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, programs require official transcripts and an online application. Excelsior College offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $510 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#35 – Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern University was established in 1898.

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Enrollment: 20,381
Tuition: $49,497
Northeastern University offers nine online bachelor’s programs including management, liberal studies, and information technology. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the school does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission. You may submit a current resume or statement of purpose, but those are optional. Northeastern University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $519 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

#36 – Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

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

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Enrollment: 51,869
Tuition: $26,470
Arizona State University has 80 online majors that include nursing (RN and BSN), tourism and recreation management, political science, electrical engineering, and health entrepreneurship and innovation. With a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, the program asks for a $70 fee, transcripts, and thirty minutes to complete the online application. Arizona State University offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $520 to $728 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#37 – Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita State University’s school mascot is the Shocker.

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Enrollment: 14,166
Tuition: $16,634
Wichita State University offers ten fully online majors that include nursing (RN to BSN), criminal justice, homeland security, business administration, engineering technology, and aging studies with a concentration in administration or social sciences. The school has a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, and the admission process is fully online. Online tuition at Wichita State University is $529.65 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#38 – Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Western Kentucky University was established in 1906.

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Enrollment: 20,271
Tuition: $24,792
Western Kentucky University has 14 online, undergraduate degrees that include nursing (RN and BSN), criminology, dental hygiene, computer information technology, family and consumer sciences family studies, health sciences, and organizational leadership. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school requires a minimum 2.0 GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Western Kentucky University offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $530 per credit hour, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#39 – California Baptist University

Riverside, California

California Baptist University is affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention.

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Enrollment: 9,157
Tuition: $31,372
California Baptist University has 25 online, undergraduate degree programs that include early childhood education, graphic design and digital media, sport and recreation and fitness management, cybersecurity, nursing (RN-BSN), and Christian ministries. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school asks for a $45 application fee and has an online admission process. California Baptist University offers an online, undergraduate tuition rate of from $547-569, depending on the degree program and regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.

#40 – Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona State College was founded in 1957.

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Enrollment: 12,706
Tuition: $12,001
Daytona State College offers four online, undergraduate bachelor of applied science degrees in the following programs: supervision and management; engineering technology; engineering technology–electrical engineering concentration; and information technology. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, and the admission process is online. Daytona State College charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $550.43 per credit hour and tied for #23 in US News & World Report’s list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#41 – Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Penn State University’s school motto is “Making Life Better.”

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Enrollment: 47,789
Tuition: $32,382
Pennsylvania State University offers 35 online, undergraduate degrees that include law and public policy, geospatial, turfgrass science, nursing, engineering, journalism and media, health and family services, organizational and professional communication, security and risk analysis, and sustainability. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school calls for official transcripts, and the admission process is online. Pennsylvania State University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $555 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#42 – Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Temple University was established in 1884.

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Enrollment: 39,296
Tuition: $27,266
Temple University offers ten online degrees including accounting, criminal justice and legal, education and teaching, nursing, healthcare, science and engineering, liberal arts and humanities, psychology and counseling, and art and design. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school has an online admission process and was ranked #2 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Temple University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $595 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#43 – George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

George Washington University was established in 1821.

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Enrollment: 27,159
Tuition: $53,518
George Washington University offers 70 online, undergraduate majors that include the following: chemistry; photojournalism; Chinese language and literature; German language and literature; Middle East studies; security; bachelor of science in health sciences; and international affairs (with 14 concentrations). With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, the school has an online application process. George Washington University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $640 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#44 – University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina WIlmington was established in 1947.

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https://www.uncw.edu/dl/
Enrollment: 15,740
Tuition: $20,920
The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers six online, undergraduate degrees that include criminology, elementary education, international studies, and nursing (RN and BSN). With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school asks for an $80 application fee and official transcripts with an online admission process. The University of North Carolina Wilmington charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $642.98 per credit hour, and the school is tied for #7 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in US News & World Report’s rankings. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#45 – West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

West Texas A&M University’s school mascot is the Buffalo.

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Enrollment: 9,901
Tuition: $9,117
West Texas A&M University offers five degree programs: business administration (with four majors); criminal justice–with administration emphasis; general studies; health sciences; and communication studies–strategic communication emphasis. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the school recommends that you fill out an application and then have a conversation with an admissions counselor as your next step. West Texas A&M University charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $655.13 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#46 – Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Robert Morris University was established in 1921.

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Enrollment: 5,199
Tuition: $29,420
Robert Morris University has seven online undergraduate degree options, including cyber forensics, tourism management, sport management, actuarial science, early childhood education, and organizational leadership. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the school puts a dedicated student counselor, a dedicated career advisor and a financial aid counselor at your disposal. Robert Morris University charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $765 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

#47 – University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

The University of Arkansas was established in 1871.

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Enrollment: 27,194
Tuition: $23,168
The University of Arkansas has five online, undergraduate degree programs, which are the following: bachelors’ of arts in communication and interdisciplinary studies; and bachelors’ of science in business administration–general business, education, human resource and workforce development, and nursing (RN to BSN). With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school asks for a nonrefundable application fee, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and official transcripts. The University of Arkansas charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $780.81 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#48 – University of Alabama Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public research university located in the Heart of Dixie.

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Enrollment: 19,535
Tuition: $18,368
The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers eleven 100% online bachelor’s degree options, including finance, criminal justice, and psychology. With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, the school requires a $30 application fee and an ACT or SAT score as part of the admissions process. The University of Alabama at Birmingham charges an online, out of state, undergraduate tuition rate of $821 per credit hour for most programs. Science programs have a higher hourly rate. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

#49 – University of Oklahoma-Norman

Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma is 17 years older than the Sooner State.

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Enrollment: 27,918
Tuition: $25,203
The University of Oklahoma-Norman offers the following five online, undergraduate degrees: bachelors of arts in administration, liberal studies, and lifespan care administration; and bachelors of science in aviation and criminal justice. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the school has an online admission process. The University of Oklahoma-Norman charges an online, undergraduate tuition rate of $867.65 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

#50 – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is the flagship institution of higher learning in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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<Enrollment: 51,579
Tuition: $23,806
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has more than fifteen online bachelor’s degree options that include health management, agricultural business, and applied health. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the school advises that you contact the program you are interested in to obtain their specific admissions requirements. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities charges a flat, out of state, 13-hour tuition rate of $30,438 per semester, regardless of course load. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.