Accounting Degree Review, an online resource in accounting education and other related topics, recently published their ranking of the Top 30 Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting.

The ranking weighs factors such as annual tuition rates (from the 2015-2016 academic year) and other fees in determining list placement. Western Governors University holds the lowest annual tuition rate on the list with $5,780. Chardron State College and Southern Oregon University followed at the #2 and #3 spots, sharing a tuition cost of $7,380 each.

"With rising tuition costs, Accounting Degree Review felt that ranking affordable online schools would be a useful resource for prospective students who want to attend college but do not want to incur a large amount of debt," wrote Kate Lau, editor at Accounting Degree Review, in a statement. "The fact that these programs are also online allows students with obligations outside of school--such as work or family--to receive an affordable education that is flexible."

All schools in the ranking charges an annual tuition cost under $13,000. The complete list of schools, in alphabetical order, is thusly:

  • American Military University (Charles Town, W.Va.)
  • American Public University (Charles Town, W. Va.)
  • Baker College (Flint, Mich.)
  • Belhaven University (Jackson, Miss.)
  • Bellevue University (Bellevue, Neb.)
  • Bemidji State University (Bemidji, Minn.)
  • Central Methodist University (Fayette, Mo.)
  • Chadron State College (Chadron, Neb.)
  • Clarion University (Clarion, Neb.)
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.)
  • Columbia College (Columbia, Mo.)
  • Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Ind.)
  • Indiana Tech (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.)
  • Limestone College (Gaffney, S.C.)
  • New England College (Henniker, N.H.)
  • Regent University (Virginia Beach, Va.)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Standish, Maine)
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Carbondale, Ill.)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, N.H.)
  • Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Ore.)
  • SUNY Empire State College (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
  • Thomas Edison State College (Trenton, N.J.)
  • University of Minnesota, Crookston (Crookston, Minn.)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (Lima, Ohio)
  • University of the Southwest (Hobbs, N.M.)
  • Upper Iowa University (Fayette, Iowa)
  • Washington State University (Pullman, Wash.)
  • Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Western International University (Tempe, Ariz.)

For the full list and more on Accounting Degree Review, head to their site here.