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 Baker College Online, with a low annual cost of $8,000. Central Methodist University has both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science available in computer science for $8,250 a year. Degrees offered by these 12 schools span the certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's levels. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online computer science degrees at the bachelor's level. We also have rankings of the most affordable computer science master's degrees.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Computer Science Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $8,000 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#2 #2 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $8,250 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 Grantham University Annual Tuition $8,480 Computer Science Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#4 #4 Rasmussen College Online Annual Tuition $8,955 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Troy University Annual Tuition $10,140 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#6 #6 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,250 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#7 #7 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 California State University Monterey Bay Annual Tuition $11,500 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Park University Annual Tuition $11,730 Computer Science Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#10 #10 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 University of Advancing Technology Annual Tuition $12,200 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#12 #12 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,839 Computer Science Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC 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: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • 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: $8,955
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: ---
  • 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: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming; Applied Discrete Mathematics; Applied Networking; Computer Science I; Computer Security; Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Computational Methods and Software; Computers in Society; Human Behavior; Human Creativity; Operating Systems; Professional Workforce Development

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  • 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: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Ethics in Communications and Technology; Internet Programming; Multimedia Design and Programming; Software Design; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • 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: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Fundamentals; Ethics for Computer Science; Linear Algebra; Mobile and Smart Computing; Network and Telecommunication Concepts; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $12,200
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • 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: $12,839
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistics; Business Calculus; Computer Organization; Discrete Structures; Foundations of Computer Science; Programming Languages

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