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Top 50 Most Affordable MBAs


There are multiple reasons why someone will choose to go back to school and get their Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Someone might want to get their MBA in order to advance in their career, to earn a higher salary, to prep for a doctoral program, to gain business knowledge before launching a company, or to prepare for a career change.

With all the many reasons that one might start an MBA, it is important to think through the ROI, Return on Investment. Thinking through the ROI allows you to assess what you expect to give and get through this MBA venture. Depending on your motives you might want to think through your gain and loss in time, money, and effort.

There are hundreds of MBA programs available. Some programs that cost a few thousand dollars a year and some that will rack up over $100,000 by the end of the program. Here is a list of the top 50 affordable MBA programs available to help you on your search for your MBA and assess your projected ROI.

#50 Delta State University – Cleveland, Mississippi

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,562
Delta State is a 4-year, public university offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees to over 4,000 students each year. Delta State had its first graduating class in 1928 while it was a Teacher’s College. Now it offers over 60 degree programs to a diverse student population in the Mississippi Delta. DSU’s College of Business started in 1928 and is passionate about offering a strong education with a collaborative style. The DSU MBA is a 30-hour program that offers 3 different emphases, in Human Resources, Health Care Administration, and Information Systems Management.

#49 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide – Daytona Beach, Florida

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year:$6,540
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide is a 4-year, private, non-profit university in scenic Daytona Beach. Embry-Riddle was founded in 1925, just 22 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight and is now noted as the best aviation and aerospace university in the world. If you are looking for management education in the aviation industry, Embry-Riddle should be in your future, for Embry-Riddle graduates are highly regarded among the major airlines. Embry-Riddle offers unique MBAs focused on Aviation Management with programs available in Daytona Beach as well as online. These MBA programs will offer specific concepts with the unique understanding of the aviation industry as well as general practices that stand true for all businesses.

#48 University of Houston-Downtown – Houston, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,479*
The University of Houston-Downtown is a 4-year, public university found just south of downtown Houston. Drawing students from the greater Houston area, U of H Downtown is one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest. U of H offers AACSB accredited MBAs with 5 different concentrations as well as 3 different plans based on the time frame for completing your MBA. The available concentrations include Finance, Investment Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Supply Chain Management. And depending on your time frame for graduation, U of H has a 1, 2, and 3 year schedule with night and online classes to help you graduation in your allotted timeframe.

#47 Columbia Southern University – Orange Beach, Alabama

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,455
Columbia Southern University is a large, online, 4-year, private, for-profit university right on the coast of Alabama. CSU was established in 1993 and was one of the first completely online universities available. CSU offers a wide range of degree programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels. CSU offers an online MBA in Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Public Administration, and Project Management. The MBA program at CSU has an approximate completion time of 3 years for the 37 credit semester hours it requires.

#46 California University of Management and Sciences – Anaheim, California

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,425
California University of Management and Sciences is located just 30 miles south of L.A., nearby multiple famous theme parks, 9 beautiful beaches, and over 38,000 acres of outside nature parks. CalUMS is a 4-year, private, non-profit, public benefit corporation chartered in the State of California. CalUMS provides a wide variety of associate, bachelor, and master degree programs. CalUMS’s MBA program offers its students a broad knowledge of business practices as well as puts an emphasis on the global business environment of today. CalUMS does allow transfer credits, but requires 6 of your MBA courses to be completed at the CalUMS University.

#45 Fairmont State University – Fairmont, West Virginia

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,404*
Fairmont State University is a 4-year, public university founded in 1865. FSU’s roots are in education degree programs and has expanded in the last 149 years to offer more that 80 bachelor degrees as well as graduate programs in education, criminal justice, and business. FSU’s MBA program is built to cater to business and non-business undergrad students, with a fast track that will allow graduation in 15 months. FSU has three MBA specializations available: Project Management, Human Resources Management, and Occupational Safety Administration.

#44 Millennia Atlantic University – Doral, Florida

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,302
Millennia Atlantic University is a small 4-year, private, for-profit university accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). MAU’s philosophy is built around the promise of putting the student first. One way they do that is by having low class sizes, of approximately 12 students on average. MAU offers a 36-hour online MBA, with the exception of 3 courses that must be completed at the main campus in Florida for accreditation standards. The MAU MBA courses include the traditional general courses including statistics, finance, and marketing, but also include some unique classes like operations management and business strategies and policy decision-making.

#43 University of Nebraska at Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,287
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a 4-year, public university in the heart of Nebraska. This campus in Kearney is one of the four campuses that U of N offers. The University of Nebraska at Kearney offers an AACSB accredited MBA degree that can be taken on campus or with a hybrid on-campus/online program. The U of N MBA has concentrations in Select Generalist, Accounting, Human Resources, Human Services-Nonprofit Management, and Marketing.

#42 Salem State University – Salem, Massachusetts

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,246*
Salem State University is a 4-year, public University set in historic Salem just north of Boston. Knowing that MBA students need flexibility of class schedules, SSU offers classes at night, on the weekend at the Salem campus as well as hybrid classes online. Students can complete an MBA at SSU between 36 and 57 credits, depending on previous coursework. The SSU MBA offers specializations in Hospitality Management, Decision Sciences, Marketing, Financial Planning, Global Business, and Accounting.

#41 Georgia Regents University – Augusta, Georgia

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: : $6,222*
Georgia Regents University is a 4-year, public university founded in 1828 and grown to over 9 schools and over 120 academic programs. The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and stands with only 5% of schools worldwide with the AACSB accreditation. The MBA consists of 14 courses to be completed in 2 to 3 years. These courses include foundation and required courses mixed with elective courses that include International Management, Labor and Management Relations, and Fundamentals of Tax Research.

#40 Aspen University – Denver, Colorado

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,150
Aspen University is a small 4-year, private, for-profit university growing in the capital city of Colorado. AU is providing distance learning through their schools of Professional Studies, Nursing, Education, Management, Information Technology, and Arts and Sciences. AU desires to motivate students by making higher education accessible and affordable. Aspen offers an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Management, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management, and Project Management.

#39 American Public University System – Charles Town, West Virginia

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,150
The American Public University System is a 4-year, private, for-profit university system founded in 1991 as the American Military University. APUS offers distance learning that provides over 180 undergraduate and graduate degrees. APUS strives to offer the best career-relevant programs including homeland security, intelligence, education, emergency management, and business. APUS offers a 39-hour MBA with concentrations including entrepreneurship, global business management, information technology management, accounting, finance, nonprofit management, and homeland security resource allocation.

#38 Brigham Young University – Provo – Provo, Utah

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,130
Brigham Young University in Provo is a 4-year, private, non-profit university in the heart of Provo. The university sits in picturesque Utah with Utah Lake to the west and the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest to the east. BYU was established in 1875 and built upon the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU offers a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees to over 34,000 students. The BYU Business School is held in high esteem and is ranked 27 by US News and World Report. BYU’s MBA programs focused on Organizational Behavior/Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Global Supply Chain, and Entrepreneurship.

#37 Alcorn State University – Lorman, Mississippi

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,108
Alcorn State University is a small 4-year, public university that was founded in 1871. ASU was originally dedicated to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. ASU has grown from 179 male students to a co-ed student population of over 4,000. Alcorn’s MBA program offers a general MBA without concentrations, wanting to give a broad perspective on the general demands in organizations. In addition to the general MBA, ASU offers an Executive Master of Business Administration in Gaming Management and Hospitality Management.

#36 Winston-Salem State University – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,045*
Since Winston-Salem State University’s inception in 1892, it has become noteworthy in many different ways. WSSU was the first African-American institution to grant elementary education teaching degrees, became the first institution to offer a BS in Motorsports management, consistently produces one of the largest nursing graduate populations in the state, and was named by the Smithsonian Institution by having one of the best African-American art galleries. The esteem of WSSU has grown in culture as well as education. Winston-Salem has built their MBA program over the years with the working student in mind. They offer their classes mainly at night and plan the degree with the part-time student schedule in mind. Out of the 12 classes in the MBA program, 4 of them are dedicated to elective concentrations including financial services, management information systems, and general management.

#35 Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville, Missouri

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,032*
Northwest Missouri State University is a 4-year, public school founded in 1905. Northwest has grown to offer over 130 undergraduate programs and over 30 master’s programs.
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offers an online MBA program in conjunction with Missouri Southern State University, and upon completion, graduates will be awarded their degree with both universities. Northwest offers a general MBA as well as an MBA with an emphasis in Agriculture Economics and another with an emphasis in Technology Management.

#34 North Greenville University – Tigerville, South Carolina

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $6,000
North Greenville University is a 4-year, private, non-profit, Christian university. NGU sits in the small town of Tigerville, just 20 miles north of Greenville, South Carolina. NGU has a graduate program that offers an MME, Med, MCM, DMIN, and MBA. The MBA program has been built to cater to the working student. Courses are offered at night, on weekends, and online with the program designed to be completed in 2 years.

#33 University of North Alabama – Florence, Alabama

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,938*
The University of North Alabama is a 4-year, public university that has spent the last few years focusing on non-traditional adult learners. They have built programs to help meet the educational and professional goals that these non-traditional students desire. North Alabama’s MBA program is ranked one of the best in the whole state of Alabama. In order to be flexible for the graduate students, the MBA classes are offered at convenient campus locations as well as online. MBA concentrations offered at North Alabama include: executive, professional, accounting, information systems, international business, project management, finance, and health care management.

#32 Washburn University – Topeka, Kansas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,936*
Washburn University is a 4-year, public university seated in the state capital. Washburn was founded in 1865 and has been annually ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best colleges in the Midwest. The MBA program is accredited by AACSB-International and all the classes are taught in the evening in order to be accessible to the working student. Washburn not only offers a traditional MBA but also a dual degree with the School of Business (MBA) and the School of Law (JD).

#31 West Texas A&M University – Canyon, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,796*
West Texas A&M University is a 4-year, public school that offers over 60 undergraduate programs, over 40 master’s programs, and one doctoral program. West Texas A&M is located in the small town of Canyon, Texas, but also offers classes in Amarillo as well as online. The AACSB accredited MBA classes at West Texas A&M can be taken at either location, online, or a combination of all three. The 31-49 hour program can be completed in 1-2 years and offers concentrations in management, marketing, health care administration, and computer information systems.

#30 Louisiana State University – Shreveport – Shreveport, Louisiana

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: : $5,612
Louisiana State University in Shreveport is a 4-year, public university that started in 1967 that now teaches over 4,500 students. LSU Shreveport offers over 25 undergraduate degrees and 12 master’s degree programs. They offer an AACSB accredited online MBA program. The specializations offered within the MBA program at LSU Shreveport includes general business, family enterprise, and contemporary issues in accounting.

#29 Purdue University – Calumet Campus – Hammond, Indiana

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,563*
The Calumet Campus of Purdue University is a 4-year university set just 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago. The Calumet Campus is a member of the greater Purdue University System and teaches over 9,000 students annually. Their College of Business has been reviewed as being one of the best places to earn an MBA. Not only does Purdue University at Calumet focus on preparing MBA graduates for management and leadership but also they thoughtfully offer their classes at night in order to not interfere with students who work full time.

#28 University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond, Oklahoma

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,541*
The University of Central Oklahoma is a large 4- year, public university found in Edmond, just north of Oklahoma City. Central offers over 17,000 students over 100 undergraduate degrees and over 50 graduate degrees. Over the past six years, the business school at Central has been awarded the U.S. Professor of the Year award. The 35-hour MBA program at Central is designed to give the MBA student a broad perspective of managerial and executive positions.

#27 Midwestern State University – Wichita Falls, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,495*

Midwestern State University is a 4-year, public school founded in 1922. Midwestern is located halfway between Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, in the town of Wichita Falls, Texas. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Midwestern as having one of the cheapest out-of-state tuition. The Dillard College of Business Administration at Midwestern has been prestigiously accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business, International (AACSB, International). The MBA offered at Midwestern takes a total of 33 graduate hours to complete, as well as requires 27 hours of undergraduate work if not already taken.

#26 University of Central Arkansas – Conway, Arkansas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,443*
University of Central Arkansas is a 4-year, public university that was established in 1907 in Conway, just 30 miles north of Little Rock. UCA offers 136 different degrees to its 11,000 strong student population. The MBA program at UCA is 30 credit hours long. Seven of those classes within the MBA are core classes, and 3 are electives. In order to fit the career needs of the MBA students, UCA currently offers 21 different electives to choose from. The electives offered include Partnership and S-Corporation Taxation, Entrepreneurship: The Act of Wealth Creation, Governance of the Sustainable Organization, and Business Intelligence.

#25 Arkansas State University – Main Campus – Jonesboro, Arkansas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,432*
Arkansas State University is a 4-year, public school that was founded as an agricultural school in 1909. In 1955, ASU added to its undergraduate programs, the master’s level programs. Today, ASU offers an AACSB accredited MBA that focuses on being flexible for the working student and preparing them for management positions in the global workforce. Arkansas State offers classes to be taken on campus in the evening as well as online. MBA students have the option of choosing concentrations in Finance, Healthcare Administration, Management Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, and International Business.

#24 Weber State University – Ogden, Utah

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,406*
Weber State University is a large, 4-year university seated in between the Great Salt Lake and the Rocky Mountains. WSU was founded in 1889 and offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. Weber has an AACSB International accredited MBA that is taught in hybrid format, a combination of online and on-campus instruction. Weber offers a Fast-Track MBA, general MBA for students with a non-business undergraduate, and an MBA-MHA dual degree program. The Fast-Track MBA is available for students with an AACSB accredited undergraduate business degree. It consists of 11 courses, and usually takes 1.5 to 2 years to complete. The MBA for students with a non-business undergraduate consists of 54 credit hours and takes approximately 2-3 years to complete. The Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration dual degree program basically adds an additional 24 hours on top of the student-chosen primary degree and awards the graduate with 2 separate degrees.

#23 Wichita State University – Wichita, Kansas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,349*
Wichita State University is a 4-year, public university seated in Kansas’ biggest city, Wichita. Wichita has been nationally noted as an All-American City, one of Money’s Top Ten Best Places to Live, and is ranked among the top 32 cities in the US for quality of life. WSU has 6 colleges offering over 90 degree plans. The Master of Business Administration at WSU consists of 36-48 course hours and offers concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, health care administration, and business analytics and information management.

#22 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus – Magnolia, Arkansas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,346
In 1909, Southern Arkansas University’s Main Campus was founded in Magnolia, Arkansas. Since then, SAU has grown to be a 4-year, public, liberal arts university offering over 60 degrees in 4 colleges. SAU is mindful of the changing complex college student and thus offers courses with the in-class experience as well as the convenience of online. The general MBA at SAU consists of 30 hours to complete. Along with the general MBA, SAU also offers and MBA with an Agri-Business Emphasis as well as a Supply Chain Management Emphasis.

#21 Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford, Oklahoma

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,304*
Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a 4-year, public university in West Oklahoma offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees to their 5,000 strong student body. The diverse education at SOSU is made up of the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, College of Professional & Graduate Studies, College of Associate & Applied Programs, and the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal College. Within the College of Professional & Graduate Studies, the Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology offers a 33-hour MBA program. This program offers courses on campus as well as online, which allows students to complete the class in as little as 12 months. The MBA program offers 39 different electives to choose from, including, computerized accounting, introduction to computer forensics, managerial jurisprudence, commercial bank management, crisis management, innovative management technologies, and sports marketing. Also offered at SOSU is a dual degree program in PharmD/MBA.

#20 University of North Carolina at Pembroke – Pembroke, North Carolina

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,243*
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke was founded in 1887 as a small school to educate Native American Teachers. Seated in Pembroke, this UNC campus is surrounded by the nationally known beaches and resorts, and sits midway between Boston and Miami. As a member of the University of North Carolina System, UNC Pembroke has grown to a 4-year public university offering 41 undergraduate programs and 18 graduate programs to the 6200 current students. The MBA at UNC Pembroke is intentionally made to be flexible for the working student by offering evening traditional classes as well as online classes. This AACSB accredited program consists of 36 credit hours and can be finished in less than 2 years.

#19 Tarleton State University – Stephenville, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,228*
Tarleton State University is a 4-year, public university and a member of the Texas A&M University System. Tarleton is made up of 5 colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton offers over 80 degrees at the bachelor, master’s, and doctorate level. The 30-hour MBA offered at Tarleton is designed to develop students’ leadership, decision-making, and critical thinking in order to prepare them for the current global business market. This MBA is offered on campus and online in order to be flexible for the MBA students’ schedules.

#18 Texas A&M International University – Laredo, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $5,093*
Texas A&M International University is a 4-year, public university that was founded in 1960. In 1989, TAMIU became a member of the Texas A&M University System. TAMIU now offers over 7,000 students degree plans at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate level. There are 4 colleges at TAMIU: College of Arts and Sciences, A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, College of Education, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The MBA at TAMIU consists of 30 course hours and offers concentrations in International Business, International Banking and Finance Management.

#17 Eastern New Mexico University – Main Campus – Portales, New Mexico

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,990*
Eastern New Mexico University is a 4-year, public university seated in Portales, right on the border of New Mexico and Texas. ENMU is ranked as one of the most affordable tuitions in the state and the country. ENMU offers more than 60 degree plans at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s level. The MBA at ENMU is designed to be flexible and affordable. MBA students are offered the choice of taking courses on-campus or by web-based instruction. The MBA consists of 30 course hours and allows students to graduate in as little as 2 years.

#16 The University of Texas – Pan American – Edinburg, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,969*
The University of Texas – Pan American is a large 4-year, public university nationally known for being one of the top colleges for Hispanics. Also, as a member of the larger University of Texas System, UT Pan American’s Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UT Pan American offers an MBA, an Online MBA, and an Accelerated Online MBA. The on campus MBA is designed with a total of 36 course hours to be completed in 1-2 years, and holds concentrations in Finance, Marketing, Management, and Accounting. The online MBA is taught in collaboration with the greater UT System and requires a total of 48 credit hours to be completed between 2-6 years. The Accelerated Online MBA is set up to complete 36 credit hours in 1 year.

#15 University of Wyoming – Laramie, Wyoming

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,944*
The University of Wyoming is a 4-year, public university seated in the southeastern corner of the state. UW enrolls over 13,000 students every year and teaches over 200 areas of study on the undergraduate and graduate level. The MBA at UW is a highly structured program developed to teach students the concepts of leadership and managerial skills in the business world. UW offers a 47 credit hour general MBA as well as dual programs in MS in Engineering/MBA, Pharm. D./MBA, and J.D./MBA.

#14 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin – Odessa, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,501
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a 4-year, public school that is a member of the greater University of Texas System. As a member of this system, its schools are AACSB accredited and ranked among the top tier universities. The UT Permian Basin online MBA requires 48 credits for completion, that can be completed in as little as 2 or as many as 6 years. The program offers a general MBA as well as an MBA with a finance emphasis.

#13 Georgia Southwestern State University – Americus, Georgia

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,468*
Georgia Southwestern State University is a 4-year, public university, originally founded in 1906 as an agricultural and mechanical school. Georgia Southwestern currently awards 10 different graduate and undergraduate degrees and teaches approximately 3,000 students annually. GSW offers an AACSB accredited MBA that requires 30 semester hours to complete. MBA students can choose electives including HR Management, History and Philosophy of Management, Business Ethics, and Labor and Management Relations, and feasibly complete the program in 2 years.

#12 The University of Texas at Brownsville – Brownsville, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,463*
The University of Texas at Brownsville is a 4-year, public university and a member of the greater University of Texas System since 1991. UT Brownsville offers an MBA online, MBA on campus, and a Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Program. The online MBA in offered in collaboration with the larger University of Texas System. The online 48 credit hour MBA is designed to give a general view of management perspectives. The on-campus MBA consists of 30-51 credit hours to complete and offers 19 electives to choose from within the course of the program. The MBA-MPH dual program consists of 66-72 credit hours and is taught in conjunction with the University of Texas School of Public Health.

#11 Sul Ross State University – Alpine, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,398*
Sul Ross State University is a 4-year, public university with approximately 2,000 students enrolled at their main campus in Alpine, Texas with over 600 more students enrolled online. Sul Ross has three colleges, in Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies. Sul Ross also has a strong extracurricular culture with the notable fact of being the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Sul Ross offers a 1-year full time MBA at the Alpine campus, a 2-year online MBA program, or a 2-year Executive MBA program that is offered in collaboration with LaUniversidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico.

#10 New Mexico Highlands University – Las Vegas, New Mexico

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,278*
New Mexico Highlands University is a 4-year, public university that is nationally known to be one of the most affordable public universities around. Highlands University was founded in 1893 and has since added 7 additional statewide centers. Highlands describes its MBA program as rigorous, affordable, and flexible by offering courses online or at one of its many campuses. The MBA program offers concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, and human resource management.

#9 Wayne State College – Wayne, Nebraska

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,181*
After its inception in 1910, Wayne State College has grown to be a 4-year, public college that educates over 3,500 students every year. With 136 full-time faculty members, Wayne is offers a bachelor, master’s, and post-master programs. Wayne’s MBA program consists of 30 required course hours focused around the development of an effective, ethical and accountable manager in our global business economy. The MBA program is offered exclusively online in order to cater to the working student.

#8 Chadron State College – Chadron, Nebraska

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,100*
Chadron State College is a 4-year, public college that offers over 70 bachelor’s programs and 60 master’s programs. The college as a whole, as well as the Business School has been ranked national and regionally many years in a row. Chadron offers a 36 hour MBA degree that is accredited by the Higher Learning commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Chadron’s MBA offers a broad perspective on business processes and offers course electives that include Marketing, Human Capital Management, Finance for Managers, Advanced Cost Management Accounting, and Government Not-for-Profit Accounting.

#7 Texas A&M University – Texarkana – Texarkana, Texas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,081*
Texas A&M University in Texarkana is a 4-year, public university with the small town feel, as well as the advantages of being a member of one of the largest and most distinguished university systems in the nation. A&M Texarkana offers over 17 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate programs to their 2,000 students. A&M Texarkana offers their 36 hour MBA program through courses on campus as well as online. They offer a general MBA as well as an MBA with an Energy Leadership Track that is in partnership with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

#6 Grantham University – Kansas City, Missouri

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $4,040
Grantham University is a 4-year, private, for-profit university established over 60 years ago and today has campuses in Dania Beach, FL, Washington, D.C., Falls Church, VA, Kansas City, MO, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood, CA, and Seattle, WA. Grantham University offers an MBA that takes 36 course hours to complete and it is offered all online to be completed at the pace of the student. This MBA is focused on the management and operational processes in business as well as the concepts for business decision-making, thus providing their student with a well rounded foundation for their future business endeavors. Grantham offers a general MBA as well as an option of two concentrations: Project Management and Information Systems.

#5 Southeastern Oklahoma State University – Durant, Oklahoma

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $3,940*
Southern University is a 4-year, public school located in the southeast Oklahoma, just 80 miles north of Dallas, Texas. SOSU offers undergraduate programs as well as master’s programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Education, Science, Technology, and Business Administration. The John Massey School of Business is an AACSB Accredited college that offers a 100% online MBA. SOSU’s MBA is scheduled in a way that allows the graduate student to complete the program in 18 months and allows them to choose from concentrations in management, entrepreneurship, or health care information systems.

#4 Western New Mexico University – Silver City, New Mexico

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $3,741*
Western New Mexico University was founded in 1893 and builds its programs on the promise of offering their students affordability, flexibility, and quality in their education. WNMU is a 4-year, public university that offers over 200 classes online each semester. Their whole MBA program is offered online. WNMU’s program is 36 hours long and awards a general MBA and an MBA with International Business concentration.

#3 Northeastern State University – Tahlequah, Oklahoma

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $3,675*
Northeastern State University is a 4-year, public school founded in 1851. It was founded as the original Cherokee National Female Seminary. Northeastern currently resides in Tahlequah, the historic capital of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and is now the leading regional university in the state of Oklahoma. Northeastern’s MBA program is 31-36 hours long and offers electives in Contemporary Business Issues, Project Management, and Business Law.

#2 Fort Hays State University – Hays, Kansas

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $3,612*
Fort Hays State University is a 4-year, public university noted for being the entrepreneurial university of the Midwest. FHSU offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s level programs to over 13,000 students annually. Fort Hays has a 30-year-old MBA program with the new advancements to allow students to take advantage of this instruction online. Their MBA program offers many concentrations tailored around personally and professional preferences, including Health Care Management, International Business, Leadership Studies, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

#1 Trident University – Cypress, California

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Average graduate student tuition and fees per year: $3,600
Founded in 1998, Trident University is a 4-year, private, for-profit, 100% online university offering bachelors, masters, and PhD programs. Trident tries to serve the underserved student who is limited because of time, distance, or occupation and allows them to choose many online sessions offered at multiple times per year. The Trident MBA is focused on equipping the business student for the global business environment. Trident’s MBA offers over 15 concentrations, including Business Research, Conflict and Negotiation Management, Logistics, and Strategic Leadership.

*Higher out of state tuition and fees may apply.

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