Most Affordable Online Colleges List Released

February 7, 2018
by Staff Reports

Press Release:

Higher education resource has published its definitive ranking of the most affordable online colleges in the U.S. for 2018. Of the four-year institutions ranked, the top five schools include The University of Alabama, University of Virginia-Main Campus, Jackson State University, Northern Arizona University and Mississippi State University. The highest ranked among two-year institutions were East Mississippi Community College, Western Texas College, Western Wyoming Community College, Arizona Western College and Allen County Community College.

“We believe the best colleges offer affordability without sacrificing quality,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “A few of the factors we considered when rankings these schools include the scope of each college’s online offerings and the opportunities provided for student success like direct financial aid and career counseling.”

In order to meet the basic requirements for the Most Affordable Online Colleges list, schools must be accredited, public or private, not-for-profit institutions. Colleges and universities with four-year degree programs must offer a minimum of three online bachelor’s or master’s degree programs, while two-year institutions are required to offer at least three online associates-level degree or certificate programs. Factors that are weighed include annual in-state tuition, student-teacher ratio, and the availability of job placement services.

For a detailed look at the Most Affordable Online Colleges ranking, follow the link below:

The Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2018 (four-year), alphabetically listed:

Amridge University
Arizona State University-Tempe
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Auburn University
Ball State University
Bethel University
Central Michigan University
Columbia College
East Carolina University
Eastern Michigan University
Fort Hays State University
Iowa State University
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Murray State University
New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Oregon State University
Park University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Texas A&M University-College Station
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Troy University
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Maine
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
University of South Florida-Main Campus
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Toledo
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Utah State University
Washburn University
Wayland Baptist University
Western Kentucky University
Western New Mexico University

The Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2018 (two-year), alphabetically listed:

Allen County Community College
Arizona Western College
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Barton County Community College
Carl Albert State College
Casper College
Central Texas College
Central Wyoming College
Cerro Coso Community College
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Clark State Community College
Cochise County Community College District
College of the Ouachitas
Collin County Community College District
Cowley County Community College
Crowder College
East Mississippi Community College
Haywood Community College
Highland Community College
Holmes Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Kansas City Community College
Laramie County Community College
Lenoir Community College
Meridian Community College
Mesa Community College
Metropolitan Community College Area
Mid-Plains Community College
Mississippi Delta Community College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Mitchell Community College
Montgomery Community College
Northeast Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Pamlico Community College
Pitt Community College
Pulaski Technical College
Rose State College
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
South Arkansas Community College
Stanly Community College
Taft College
Trinity Valley Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tulsa Community College
Tyler Junior College
Wayne Community College
Western Texas College
Western Wyoming Community College
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