Cheapest Online Colleges in America

Online courses offer the advantage of time and location flexibility which can be extremely helpful for those working and attending college simultaneously. Online degrees are a great way for working mothers to further their education while balancing child care duties. In some cases, the cost of online courses is more affordable than attending traditional on-campus classes, especially if you factor in the cost of commuting to class if you don't live near a traditional campus.

Our list below of the lowest cost online colleges in America is not confined to online-only colleges, but includes all four year colleges in America which offer distance learning classes through the internet. Selecting a local college in America which offers both online degrees or online classes will give you the option of attending class either in a traditional classroom or online.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Read more about our rating methodology

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Please click into the schools below for more detailed cost information and links to each college's website where you can get more information about the specific cost of online degrees and classes offered.

America's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tutition
College In State Tutition Rating $Value
Dine College $660 n/a n/a
Bridgewater State University $910 42 65
Salem State University $910 36 58
Fitchburg State University $970 41 69
Framingham State University $970 53 68
Westfield State University $970 50 69
Worcester State University $970 48 72
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $1,030 38 64
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth $1,417 47 68
University of Massachusetts Lowell $1,454 61 74
Massachusetts Maritime Academy $1,554 58 77
University of Massachusetts Boston $1,714 n/a n/a
Turtle Mountain Community College $1,776 n/a n/a
Santa Fe College $1,873 n/a n/a
College of Central Florida $1,910 n/a n/a
Broward College $1,944 n/a n/a
Miami Dade College $1,983 n/a n/a
Valencia College $1,984 n/a n/a
Oglala Lakota College $2,016 n/a n/a
Gulf Coast State College $2,042 n/a n/a


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