2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Cyber Security Degrees

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Our 21 most affordable online cyber security degrees all offer annual tuitions under $15,000. University of Maine at Fort Kent, our top-ranked school, offers a Bachelor's of Science in Cybersecurity for only $6,600 a year; while multiple other schools on this list, including California University of Pennsylvania and American Public University System, have affordable cyber security degrees available at the graduate level. All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online cyber security degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Cyber Security Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 University of Maine at Fort Kent Annual Tuition $6,600 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#2 #2 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,395 Cyber Security Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 Champlain College Annual Tuition $7,710 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#4 #4 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#5 #5 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,401 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 King University Annual Tuition $9,300 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#8 #8 Strayer University Annual Tuition $9,708 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#10 #10 Charter Oak State College Annual Tuition $11,310 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#11 #11 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $11,315 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#12 #12 Norwich University Annual Tuition $11,595 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#13 #13 National University Annual Tuition $12,064 Cyber Security Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $12,350 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#16 #16 ECPI University Online Annual Tuition $12,600 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#17 #17 The Sage Colleges Annual Tuition $12,750 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#18 #18 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,120 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#19 #19 Stratford University Annual Tuition $13,365 Cyber Security Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Annual Tuition $13,516 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#21 #21 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $14,100 Cyber Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Programming - Java; Cyber Defense; Cyber/Computer Ethics and Social Responsibilities; Network Security

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Cryptography; Biometrics; Cybersecurity Risk Management & Assessment; Wireless Networks and Security
  • Annual Tuition: $7,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Cloud Computing Security; Cybersecurity Policy Analysis and Implementation; Digital Forensic Investigation Techniques; Security Scripting with Python
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cyberlaw and Privacy in a Digital Age; Emergency Management Perspectives on Cybersecurity; Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling; IT Security: Cryptography; Operating Systems: Hardening and Security
  • Annual Tuition: $8,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery; Computer Security; Computers and Culture; Security Policy and Governance

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Forensics; Current Issues in Technology; Cybersecurity for Mobile Devices; Cybersecurity Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Platform Technologies; Cybersecurity and Information Assurance; Introduction to Unix/Linux Operating System; Investigation and Digital Forensics; Telecommunications and Networking
  • Annual Tuition: $9,708
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administering Desktop Clients; Information Technology Audit and Control; Network Penetration Testing; Perimeter Defense Techniques; Security Strategy and Policy
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Business Ethics and Social Issues in Computing; Cyber and Physical Security Vulnerabilities and Methodologies; Human Computer Interaction; Information Security and Technology in Society; Issues of Terrorism
  • Annual Tuition: $11,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing IT Infrastructure for Compliance; Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling; Legal Issues in Information Security; System Forensics, Investigations, and Response

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,315
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Networking; Ethical Hacking; Information Technology Hardware; Server Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $11,595
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in the Modern World; Malware Forensics; Offensive Information Warfare; Relational Database Management w/ SQL; Vulnerability Testing I
  • Annual Tuition: $12,064
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Disaster Rec./Bus. Continuity; Info Sys Vulnerab & Attacks; Net Defense & Cloud Security; Threat Modeling & Intel
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Example Classes:
    Information Digital Forensics Investigations; Information System Security Policies and Procedures; Legal Issues in Cybercrime Investigations
  • Annual Tuition: $12,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery; Domestic and International Terrorism; Homeland Security; Internet/Intranet Security

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ABHES, ACCET, and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Human and Ethical Aspects of Cybersecurity; Security Architecture & Design; Software Logic and Design; Virtualization Security; Windows Client and Server

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Incident Analysis & Response; IT Hardware & Software; National Cybersecurity Policy & Law; Principles of Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $13,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cyber Investigations and Forensics; Cyberwar and Cyberdeterrence; Ethical Hacking and Response; Securing Access Control; Web, Commerce and Application Security; White Collar Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $13,365
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Auditing and Incident Response; Culture of Security; Global Issues in Cybersecurity; Security Analytics; Strategies in Cyber Conflict
  • Annual Tuition: $13,516
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Intelligent Agents and Distributed Decision Making; Introduction to Multisensor Data Fusion; Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology; Risk Analysis in a Security Context; Threat of Terrorism and Crime; Topics in Visual Analytics for Security Intelligence
  • Annual Tuition: $14,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Networking and Protocols; Cybersecurity Compliance and Legal Issues; Ethical Hacking; Web Security Management

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