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Our extensive list of accredited online associate degrees includes over 191 online schools and 1,082 online programs. Use our popular programs section to find the right online associate degree for you, learn more information about each field of study, or get started choosing a quality degree from one of the 25 schools on our most affordable online colleges list.

This list comprises the 25 schools that offer the most affordable online associate degrees. Each college and university offers a tuition rate under $6,000 per year and two schools offer tuition rates under $3,000 annually. These online associate degrees are available in a variety of subjects including business administration, computer engineering technology, criminal justice, early childhood education, and paralegal studies.

2019 Most Affordable Online Associate Degrees - Ranking Details
Those seeking an affordable online associate degree can choose from the 25 schools below. Programs are offered in a variety of subjects, all at affordable rates. The #1-ranked school is Clovis Community College, offering 12 different online associate programs for only $2,664 per year. Barton County Community College, tied for #15, offers the most online associate degrees, with 49 options to choose from.

Clovis Community College
Annual Tuition: $2,664
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: HLC and WASC ACCJC

#1 Clovis Community College
Located in Clovis, New Mexico, Clovis Community College provides affordable options for students both in-state and out-of-state to pursue an online associate degree. They are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offer 11 online associate degrees across the fields of behavioral science, business administration, computer information systems, early childhood education, general studies, legal assistant studies, and liberal arts. These programs prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor s degree. Tuition per credit hour is $44 in-district, $54 out-of-district, and $111 out-of-state. Full-time students (earning 12 18 credits) pay a flat rate per semester of $528, $648, or $1,332 per their respective residency statuses.

Online Associate Degrees (12)

Associate of Applied Science in Academy-Based C...
Associate of Applied Science in Business Admini...
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science in Information Tec...
Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal (Lega...
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts - Education
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts - General Lib...
Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science in Behavioral Science
Associate of Science in Business Administration
Associate of Science in Computer Information Sy...

Kansas City Kansas Community College
Annual Tuition: $2,728
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: HLC

#2 Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College offers 24 affordable online associate degrees and is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Distance students taking online classes are expected to log in at least three times per week, and spend at least six hours per week on each course. Class content is accessible 24/7 but most courses are not self-paced and do have set deadlines. Online programs include associate degrees in accounting, science, general studies, and other subjects. Associate degrees are between 60 and 67 credits in length, and usually take two years of full-time enrollment to complete. Tuition is $88 per credit hour.

Online Associate Degrees (8)

Associate in Applied Science in Accounting
Associate in Applied Science in Administrative ...
Associate in Applied Science in Business Admini...
Associate in Applied Science in Computer Softwa...
Associate in Applied Science in Computer System...
Associate in Applied Science in Marketing
Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science

Western Nebraska Community College
Annual Tuition: $3,239
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: HLC

#3 Western Nebraska Community College
Western Nebraska Community College has been educating students for over 90 years. Its budding online program offers working adults alternatives to on-campus class attendance. They offer several affordable online associate degree options, including a comprehensive program in information technology. This program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology Technical Support, an Associate of Arts in Information Technology, an Associate of Arts in Cyber Security, and an Associate of Science in Computer Science. Online students have the option to watch classes in real-time or watch recordings at a later date. A dedicated eHelp center provides technical assistance to students having trouble logging into school web pages.

Online Associate Degrees (16)

Associate of Applied Science in Business Techno...
Associate of Applied Science in Business Techno...
Associate of Applied Science in Business Techno...
Associate of Applied Science in Business Techno...
Associate of Applied Science in Health Informat...
Associate of Applied Science in Information Tec...
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - ...
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - ...
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - ...
Associate of Arts in Information Technology - ...
Associate of Arts in Information Technology - C...
Associate of Science in Agricultural Science
Associate of Science in Business Administration...
Associate of Science in Business Administration...
Associate of Science in Business Administration...
Associate of Science in Computer Science

Albany State University
Annual Tuition: $3,540
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC

#4 Albany State University
Albany State University offers 22 affordable online degree programs at the associate level. Each program requires an average of 62-65 credits for completion. At a cost of $118 per credit hour, the total cost for completing these associate degrees is between $7,316 and $7,670. An online support specialist is available to help each prospective student apply their transfer units and map their courses and schedule. While most of the associate degrees are 100% online, some associate degrees only offer core courses online and require in-person attendance for the remainder of the units. Distance associate degree programs are offered in biological science, health information technology, medical laboratory technology, and additional subjects.

Online Associate Degrees (23)

Associate of Applied Science in Histological Te...
Associate of Applied Science in Legal Assistant...
Associate of Arts in English
Associate of Arts in Foreign Language
Associate of Arts in History
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Associate of Science in Biological Science
Associate of Science in Business Administration
Associate of Science in Computer Information Sy...
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Associate of Science in General Studies
Associate of Science in Health & Physical Educa...
Associate of Science in Health Information Tech...
Associate of Science in Health Sciences
Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Tech...
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) (Hybrid)
Associate of Science in Nursing - Healthcare Pr...
Associate of Science in Political Science
Associate of Science in Psychology
Associate of Science in Sociology
Associate of Science in Teacher Education - Ear...
Associate of Science in Teacher Education - Mid...
Associate of Science in Teacher Education - Spe...

Georgia State University
Annual Tuition: $3,630
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC

#5 Georgia State University
Georgia State University is an Atlanta-based institution offering affordable online associate degrees through Perimeter College Online. Students can choose between 17 different majors, including business administration, general studies, journalism, social work, and world languages. Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), an associate degree from GSU/PCO prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their studies. Tuition per credit hour is $121 regardless of whether students live in-state.

Online Associate Degrees (40)

Associate of Arts - Film and Media Studies Pat...
Associate of Arts - American Sign Language Pathway
Associate of Arts - Anthropology Pathway
Associate of Arts - History Pathway
Associate of Arts - Journalism Pathway
Associate of Arts - Philosophy Pathway
Associate of Arts - Political Science Pathway
Associate of Arts - Sociology Pathway
Associate of Arts - Speech Communication Pathway
Associate of Arts - World Languages Pathway (Sp...
Associate of Arts in English
Associate of Science - Biology Pathway
Associate of Science - Business Administration ...
Associate of Science - Computer Science Pathway
Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Pathway
Associate of Science - Engineering Pathway
Associate of Science - General Studies Pathway
Associate of Science - Geology Pathway
Associate of Science - Health Sciences - Health...
Associate of Science - Homeland Security and Em...
Associate of Science - Mathematics Pathway
Associate of Science - Psychology Pathway
Associate of Science - Radiologic Technology Pa...
Associate of Science - Secondary Education Pathway
Associate of Science - Social Work Pathway
Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene
Associate of Science in Education - Early Child...
Associate of Science in Education - Health and ...
Associate of Science in Health Sciences - Healt...
Associate of Science in Health Sciences - Healt...
Associate of Science in Health Sciences - Medic...
Associate of Science in Health Sciences - Radio...
Associate of Science in Kinesiology and Health ...
Associate of Science in Kinesiology and Health ...
Associate of Science in Kinesiology and Health ...
Associate of Science in Middle Grades Education
Associate of Science in Nursing
Associate of Science in Special Education
Associate of Science in Sport Management
Graduate Certificate in Online Learning Design ...

Southeast Community College
Annual Tuition: $3,667
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: HLC

#6 Southeast Community College
Southeast Community College is a low-cost, two-year school offering both technical and academic programs. Students can choose from online associate degree programs in computer information technology, business administration, respiratory care, and several other subjects. The business administration degree has been online for over 15 years and was one of the original online degrees for the university. The radiologic technology, respiratory care, and surgical care AAS programs each allow qualified students to attend clinical labs in their vicinity, though students may have to spend a few days on campus during their course studies.

Online Associate Degrees (17)

Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcemen...
Associate of Applied Science in Adult and Juven...
Associate of Applied Science in Business Admini...
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justic...
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justic...
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justic...
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justic...
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justic...
Associate of Applied Science in Office Professi...
Associate of Applied Science in Office Professi...
Associate of Applied Science in Office Professi...
Associate of Applied Science in Office Professi...
Associate of Applied Science in Office Professi...
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Associate of Arts in Business Communications
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Arkansas Northeastern College
Annual Tuition: $3,870
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: HLC

#7 Arkansas Northeastern College
Arkansas Northeastern College is a two-year institution in Blytheville offering students the opportunity to earn an associate degree online. The school is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and offers general studies degrees, as well as concentrations in criminal justice, business, criminology, and early childhood education. Earning an associate degree online through ANC prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor s degree in their chosen discipline, though students looking to pursue immediate entry-level employment can do so through the criminal justice program. Credit hours cost $70 in-county, $80 out-of-county, and $129 for out-of-state and international students.

Online Associate Degrees (13)

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Associate of Arts
Associate of General Studies
Associate of General Studies - Computer Technol...
Associate of General Studies - Fine Arts/Perfor...
Associate of General Studies - Humanities/Socia...
Associate of General Studies - Mathematics/Scie...
Associate of General Studies - Pre-Allied Health
Associate of Science in Business
Associate of Science in Criminology
Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
Associate of Science in Early Childhood Educati...
Associate of Science in Early Childhood Educati...

Northeast Community College
Annual Tuition: $4,035
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: HLC

#8 Northeast Community College
Affordability and quality are the hallmarks of education at Northeast Community College. Online students will find that they are supported by a plethora of web-based services, including academic support and advising, counseling, disability, and career services. A number of two-year associate degrees are available online, including an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business. Most associate degrees require about 60 credits for completion, with core courses accounting for roughly one-third of those credits. Financial aid advisors assist each student as necessary to help them fund their education.

Online Associate Degrees (18)

Associate of Applied Science in Administrative ...
Associate of Applied Science in Business
Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood...
Associate of Arts - Academic Transfer
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Arts in Administrative Professional
Associate of Arts in Agriculture - College Tran...
Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science
Associate of Arts in Business Administration
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice - Correct...
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice - Law Enf...
Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education ...
Associate of Arts in Education - Elementary
Associate of Arts in General Studies
Associate of Arts in Library and Information Se...
Associate of Arts in Social Science
Associate of Science - Academic Transfer
Associate of Science in Agriculture - College T...

Lone Star College System
Annual Tuition: $4,040
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC

#9 Lone Star College System
Lone Star College System is a public community college in northern Houston, Texas, offering affordable online associate degrees. Their open enrollment policy provides nearly all students with the chance to pursue higher education. The school has 15 different associate degrees in areas such as teaching, business, computer programming, web design, and more. Some courses prepare students for the workforce, whereas others are designed to be academic transfer degrees. LSCS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Students pay per credit hour at rates of $96 in-district, $191 out-of-district, and $252 out-of-state or international.

Online Associate Degrees (12)

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Business Admini...
Associate of Applied Science in Business Admini...
Associate of Applied Science in Computer Progra...
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts in Business
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
Associate of Arts in International Studies
Associate of Arts in Speech Communication
Associate of Arts in Teaching
Associate of Science
Associate of Science in Computer Science

Cochise College
Annual Tuition: $4,256
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: HLC

#10 Cochise College
Cochise College is a two-year public institution in Arizona offering 17 online associate degrees. The community college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, with available majors including economics, English, social and behavioral sciences, business management, and computer programming. Online classes take place on a typical semester schedule with weekly assignments. Cochise College partners with all three of Arizona's state universities and numerous other four-year institutions to provide a seamless transfer for those wishing to complete their baccalaureate studies. Tuition per credit hour for online courses is $118 in-state and $133 out-of-state.

Online Associate Degrees (16)

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Progra...
Associate of Applied Science in Intelligence Op...
Associate of Arts in Economics
Associate of Arts in General Requirements
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - English
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - Humanities
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies - Philosophy
Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Scie...
Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Scie...
Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Scie...
Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Scie...
Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Scie...
Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Scie...
Associate of Business in Business Administration
Associate of Business in Computer Information S...
Associate of General Studies

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