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Cheap Online Accounting Masters Degree Colleges

An average tuition of $13,501 annually is charged by colleges in the US that offer online masters degree in accounting programs. In recent years, there has been a 13.8% increase in the average tuition. The per annum average tuition was $11,860 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.

Online masters degree in accounting colleges and universities are sometimes called CPA and accountancy colleges and universities. The tuition range for colleges offering online accounting programs at the masters level is displayed in the following graph. Tuition is shown from the highest to lowest cost colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 14
Low cost 36
Average cost 43
Most expensive 15

At the high end, schools offering online masters degree in accounting programs charge students more than $19,870 in tuition yearly. But, the cheapest colleges and universities charge per annum tuition costs in the range of $1,714 to $7,904. Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, and Virginia are home to the least expensive accredited online accounting masters degree schools.

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Auditing
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Attestation
  • Master of Accounting and Financial Management - Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Master of Accounting and Financial Management - Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Master of Science in Accounting - Personal Financial Planning
  • Master of Accounting
  • M.S. in Accounting

These cheap programs graduated an estimated 28% of accounting graduates with masters degrees from online schools around the US in 2011. This represents 250,965 of the 914,205 graduates from across the country. From 2006 to 2011, the percentage of accounting graduates with masters degrees from the most inexpensive online schools has decreased. However, the number of graduates has increased by 28,608 graduates per year.

Other somewhat more costly online accounting masters degree schools charge a yearly tuition in the range of $8,064 to $11,160. Of the 108 online colleges and universities with masters degrees in accounting programs in the nation, 36 offer programs with tuition in this range.

A reported 24.4%, or 222,978 of the nation's accounting masters level graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. The number of graduates from these schools was only 150,207 students, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 48% increase in the number of students graduating from these cheap online schools.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts $1,714 $9,937
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida $2,296 $12,458
University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida $2,820 $13,453
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia $3,763 $14,155
Utah State University Logan, Utah $4,047 $13,031
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome Utica, New York $4,970 $13,380
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, Texas $5,077 $14,377
West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia $5,406 $17,002
Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi $5,461 $13,801
San Diego State University San Diego, California $5,472 $11,160
University of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland $5,484 $15,000
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota $5,652 $15,091
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska $5,948 $17,648
Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan $7,904 $18,104
University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut $8,064 $24,528
Washington State University Pullman, Washington $8,080 $19,122
University of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan $8,857 $20,068
University of Phoenix Albuquerque, New Mexico $9,400 $9,400
University of Phoenix Lone Tree, Colorado $9,400 $9,400
University of Phoenix Metairie, Louisiana $9,480 $9,480

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