2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for IT Degrees

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Information technology

All 25 online colleges below offer the most affordable information technology degrees, with annual tuitions under $12,000. Affordable IT degrees are available at the associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate degree levels. Our most affordable school, Allen County Community College, offers two online associate degrees for only $3,190 per year. Students looking for affordable online graduate degrees in information technology can find multiple options at second-ranked Aspen University for an annual tuition of only $4,150.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online information technology degrees at the associate level or higher. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Information Technology Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Allen County Community College Annual Tuition $3,190 Information Technology Degrees: Associate
#2 #2 Aspen University Annual Tuition $4,150 Information Technology Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#3 #3 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Annual Tuition $4,836 Information Technology Degrees: Associate
#4 #4 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,040 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Middle Georgia State University Annual Tuition $5,060 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,528 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Great Basin College Annual Tuition $6,727 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Florida State College at Jacksonville Annual Tuition $6,752 Information Technology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#9 #9 Minot State University Annual Tuition $6,923 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#10 #10 Broward College Annual Tuition $7,073 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#11 #11 Brigham Young University-Idaho Annual Tuition $7,660 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#12 #12 Taft University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Information Technology Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 Grantham University Annual Tuition $8,305 Information Technology Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#14 #14 Western International University Annual Tuition $8,333 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370 Information Technology Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#16 #16 Abraham Lincoln University Annual Tuition $8,400 Information Technology Degrees: Associate and Master's
#17 #17 Missouri State University Annual Tuition $9,120 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#18 #18 Granite State College Annual Tuition $10,050 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 California Intercontinental University Annual Tuition $10,350 Information Technology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#20 #20 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $10,500 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Annual Tuition $10,856 Information Technology Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#22 #22 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $10,950 Information Technology Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#23 #23 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250 Information Technology Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#24 #24 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $11,280 Information Technology Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#25 #25 Rasmussen College Online Annual Tuition $11,700 Information Technology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,190
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C++ Programming; Cisco Network Basics; Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials; Computer Repair-Core Hardware; Computer Repair-Operating Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $4,150
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Data Communications; Emerging Technologies; Information Systems Strategic Planning; Management of Information Systems; Project Management Organizational Framework; Systems Design
  • Annual Tuition: $4,836
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computational Thinking; Computer Hardware and Software; Data-Driven Web Pages; Database Design Fundamentals; Security Fundamentals
  • Annual Tuition: $5,040
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Information Technology Evaluation and Implementation; Internet and Network Security; Personal Computer Fundamentals; Programming Concepts and Problem Solving; System Analysis and Design; Web Design and Development
  • Annual Tuition: $5,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Principles; Foundations of Information Assurance; Incident Response and Contingency Planning; Legal and Ethical Issues; Virtual Computing; White Collar and Cybercrime

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,528
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Programming; Datacenter Management; IT Issues and Management; Mobile Web Infrastructure; Network Architecture; Network Security Fundamentals
  • Annual Tuition: $6,727
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Multimedia Design: Video and Audio; Digital Communications; GIS in Business and Community; Management Information Systems; TCP/IP: Managing Network Resources

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,752
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Database and Physical Design; Electronic Commerce Systems and Strategies; Hardware Configuration; Information Technology Planning; Network Management for Information Professionals; Software Configuration

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Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,923
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Collaborative Computing; Information System Strategy, Management, & Acquisition; IT Infrastructure; Projects in Management of Information Systems; Systems Analysis; Web-Based Application Development
  • Annual Tuition: $7,073
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Database Concepts; Human Computer Interaction; Infrastructure and Facilities Planning; Integrative Programming and Technologies; Social and Professional Issues in IT; Systems Integration and Architecture
  • Annual Tuition: $7,660
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Administration; Mobile Application Development; Object Oriented Programming; Operating Systems; Web Back End Development; Web Frontend Development
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Hardware Asset Management; Integrating Information Technology to Provide Competitive Advantage; IT Security Procedures and Concepts; Management Information Systems; Modern Systems Analysis & Design; Software Asset Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,305
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Data Communications; Emerging Technologies; Information Systems Strategic Planning; Information Technology Project Management; Project Management Integration Framework; Telecommunications
  • Annual Tuition: $8,333
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Networking Concepts; Business Planning for IT Systems; Issues and Trends in Information Technology; Mobile Technologies; Scripting in a Web Context; Security and Information Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cybersecurity; Database Driven Web Applications using PHP & MySQL; Information Security; IT Security: Auditing; Management Information Systems; Network Telecommunication Concepts

Online Associate Degrees (3)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Certificate Programs (29)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Data Communications; Emerging Technologies; Information Systems Strategic Planning; Intranet; Systems Design; Telecommunications

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking; Foundations of Information Technology Service Management; Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems; IT Services Project Management; Lean IT; Principles of Project Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Software Tools; Database Management Systems; Human Computer Interaction; Programming Fundamentals; Systems Analysis and Design; Visual Programming

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Security Fundamentals; Computer System Architecture; Fundamentals of Database Management; Information System Analysis Design & Implementation; Legal Issues in Information Technology; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Communications and Networking; Discrete Math for Information Technology; Information Technology Project Management; Programming and Problem Solving; Systems Acquisition, Integration and Implementation; The Enterprise and Information Technology

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,856
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Management; Information Security and Privacy; Telecommunications and Distributed Networks; Web Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $10,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    C++ Programming; Introduction to XML; JavaScript; LAN/WAN Technologies; Linux/UNIX Internals Overview; Survey of Perl/Python/PHP
  • Annual Tuition: $11,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and ABET
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Cisco Wireless Networking; Database Fundamentals; Designing for Security; Introduction to Linux/Unix; Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology; Scripting for Network Administrators
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Cisco Network Security - CCNA; Cloud Computing; Computer Forensics; Network Security and Cryptography; Scripting - Shell Scripting / Python / Perl; Wireless, Mobile and Cloud Security
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