By increasing your earning power and boosting your marketability in the workforce, completing your bachelor’s degree will prove to be a wise investment. At JBU, it’s an affordable investment, too. Tuition rates for JBU Online are competitive with most non-profit colleges and universities, and considerably less than for-profit institutions. US News and World Report ranked JBU Arkansas' top regional University – and a top value – for 2017. While some universities may list lower tuition rates, the actual cost of attendance includes additional fees for services that online students may not need, like athletic fees, parking fees, and student activity fees. At JBU, everything is included in your tuition price, so there are no surprises when you receive your bill. 

JBU Online Tuition

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

$420 per credit hour

Rate applies to both major courses and electives. All fees are included. 

You have several options for paying tuition. Most of our online students receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, or employer reimbursement.

Your total tuition cost depends on how many credit hours you need to finish your degree. You will need a minimum of 45 credit hours to start & at least 120 credit hours to graduate. Your admissions representative can review your past transcripts to determine how many credits you'll need to earn your desired degree. See the examples below:

Calculating Tuition Costs



Average cost per semester: $420 x 12 hours (avg.) = $5,040 

 $420 x 39 hours = $16,380 total

NOTE: You will need 45 hours to start & at least 120 hours to graduate.

 $420 x 51 hours = $21,420 total