2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Computer Science Degrees

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Our most affordable online colleges for computer science degrees all offer tuitions under $13,000. Our #1 ranked college is Georgia Institute of Technology, with a low annual cost of $2,550. Georgia Tech offers multiple specializations for their Master of Science in Computer Science, including Computational Perception & Robotics, Computing Systems, Interactive Intelligence, Machine Learning, and more. Degrees offered by these 25 schools span all levels: certificate, associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online computer science degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable computer science schools below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Computer Science Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $2,550 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,000 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Southern Arkansas University Annual Tuition $6,435 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $6,915 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#5 #5 University of West Georgia Annual Tuition $7,416 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $7,807 Computer Science Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#7 #7 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $8,000 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Annual Tuition $8,055 Computer Science Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#9 #9 Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Annual Tuition $8,250 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Grantham University Annual Tuition $8,480 Computer Science Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#11 #11 Knowledge Systems Institute Annual Tuition $8,640 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Capitol Technology University Annual Tuition $8,775 Computer Science Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#13 #13 Rasmussen College Online Annual Tuition $8,955 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#14 #14 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $10,710 Computer Science Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#16 #16 The University of Texas at Brownsville Annual Tuition $10,808 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,250 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#17 #17 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 California State University Monterey Bay Annual Tuition $11,500 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Park University Annual Tuition $11,730 Computer Science Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#21 #21 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#22 #22 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $12,150 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#23 #23 University of Advancing Technology Annual Tuition $12,200 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#24 #24 University of Michigan-Flint Annual Tuition $12,435 Computer Science Degrees: Master's
#25 #25 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,839 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence-Theory and Application; Data Mining; Data Warehousing; Database Systems-Theory and Application; Distributed Database Systems; Distributed Web Systems Designs-Theory and Application

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,435
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming Concepts; Applied Cryptography; Database Management Systems; Network Security; User Interface Implementation; Web Programming

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,915
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Security; Business Intelligence and Data Mining; Computational Intelligence; Human-Computer Interaction; Research Methods and System Evaluation; Wireless Networking and Security
  • Annual Tuition: $7,416
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Systems I; Program Construction I; Software Development I; System & Network Administration; Web Technologies I

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,807
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Graphics; Database Management; Network Management; Programming Languages
  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Net-centric Computing; Object Oriented Programming With C++; Programming for Mobile Devices; Trends in Computer Science; Unit Testing and Interfaces
  • Annual Tuition: $8,055
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Complexity; Database Design; Mobile Robotics; Neural Computing; Paradigmatic Software Development; Software System Design

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    .NET 1; Concepts of MIS; Database Systems and SQL; Networking; Scientific Computer Programming; Web Page Design
  • Annual Tuition: $8,480
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    .NET Concepts and Principles; Database Applications; Programming in C++; Programming in Java; Software Engineering; System Analysis and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $8,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Operating Systems; Knowledge Engineering; Programming Languages; Software Test Automation; Theory of Computation; UNIX Operating Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $8,775
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures; Database Management; Discrete Management; Numerical Methods; Object Oriented Programming; Software Testing
  • Annual Tuition: $8,955
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Cloud Computing Technologies; Advanced Mobile Web Development; Business Project Management; Emerging Trends in Technology; Operations Management; Web Analytics
  • Annual Tuition: $10,140
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming; Applied Discrete Mathematics; Applied Networking; Computer Science I; Computer Security; Data Structures and Algorithms

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Automata Theory; Data Image Processing; Distributed Systems; Modeling and Analysis; Performance Evaluation; Simulations

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,808
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Algorithm Analysis; Computability Theory; Computer and Cyber Security; Computer Vision; E-Commerce; Signals and Systems

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Computational Methods and Software; Computers in Society; Human Behavior; Human Creativity; Operating Systems; Professional Workforce Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming Topics; Assembly Language; Business Ethics and Social Issues in Computing; Database Systems I; Foundations of Computing and Program Design; Networking and Data Communications
  • Annual Tuition: $11,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Ethics in Communications and Technology; Internet Programming; Multimedia Design and Programming; Software Design; Software Engineering

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Management Concepts; Data Structures; Linear Algebra; Managing Information Systems; Programming Fundamentals; Web Programming II
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Fundamentals; Ethics for Computer Science; Linear Algebra; Mobile and Smart Computing; Network and Telecommunication Concepts; Software Engineering

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Computer Networks and the Internet; Distributed Systems; Machine Learning; Parallel Programming

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,200
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Big Data Analytics; Building Dynamic Websites I; C# Programming II; C++ Programming I; Mobile Platform Software Development; Software Quality Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $12,435
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Networking; Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications; Algorithm and Complexity Analysis; Computer System Architecture; Database Design; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $12,839
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistics; Business Calculus; Computer Organization; Discrete Structures; Foundations of Computer Science; Programming Languages

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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