Education Reference Desk Announces 2020’s Most Affordable Online Accounting Degrees

According to a recent study, 53% of surveyed high school grads considering college indicated that their family’s financial situation has been affected because of COVID-19 while 49% of surveyed current college students indicated the same.

In light of these financially challenging times, Education Reference Desk has recently published its list of the Most Affordable Online Accounting Degrees.

Schools considered for this ranking were collected from official accrediting agency websites, are regionally or nationally accredited, and offer at least one fully online accounting degree.

Pulling data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), colleges were evaluated based on their affordability.

As part of the rankings, also published detailed profiles outlining each school on its list. Students can use these profiles to evaluate each school’s net prices, acceptance rates, accreditation and other helpful information.

“Online programs can offer a flexible learning environment for students who have to balance classes with working a full-time job, caring for their family or other responsibilities during COVID-19 restrictions,” said Education Reference Desk’s spokesperson, “The Most Affordable Online Accounting Degrees rankings allow students to compare accredited schools and find those that best fit their financial situation, education interests and career goals.”

The 2020 ranking of the Most Affordable Online Accounting Degrees ranks Fayetteville State University #1 as the most affordable online accounting degree with Western Governors University and Grantham University rounding out the top three.

The complete rankings are as follows:

1. Fayetteville State University
2. Western Governors University
3. Grantham University
4. West Virginia State University
5. Missouri Southern State University
6. Clayton State University
7. University of Maine at Augusta
8. Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
9. Dickinson State University
10. Georgia Southwestern State University
11. American Public University System
12. Fort Hays State University
13. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
14. Peru State College
15. Chadron State College
16. SUNY College at Plattsburgh
17. Southern Utah University
18. Bemidji State University
19. Fitchburg State University
20. Western Illinois University
21. University of the Cumberlands
22. Clarion University
23. Central Methodist University
24. University of the Potomac

University response to rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.

The rankings and data were produced for, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, the U.S. Dept. of Higher Education, school websites, and other reputable sources.

The rankings have been published at

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