I've been considering the option of doing an additional Bachelors degree and looking at the associated costs. I will need to study around my working life, so it will need to be online. I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison of what the cost would be in the US against what it would cost in the UK. For the purpose of the comparison (although this isn't exactly what I'm planning to study), I assumed no existing credits and selected degrees in broadly similar fields at arguably the 2 best known distance learning institutions from each country. BSc in Management from the University of Phoenix BA in Business Studies from the Open University There are slight differences between the two, but we all know that 10 years from now all the qualification does is provide the hygiene factor of a couple of letters after your name, right? The cost for the Open University (using and exchange rate of £1 = $1.50) is well under $10,000. The cost at the University of Phoenix is $72, 201. WHAT A FUCKING RIP OFF.