2016 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Science & Math Degrees

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The 25 online schools on this list offer the most affordable science and math degrees available, with annual tuitions under $8,000. Students will find a wide range of economical options, from associate degrees as low as $3,190 at the top ranked Allen County Community College to master's degrees as low as $4,150 at Aspen University, ranked #2.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online science and math degrees at the associate level or higher. You can find more detailed information on these most affordable science and math schools below or read our full methodology. Those interested can also browse 10 other science and math subject rankings.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Science & Math Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Allen County Community College Annual Tuition $3,190 Science & Math Degrees: Associate
#2 #2 Aspen University Annual Tuition $4,150 Science & Math Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#3 #3 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $4,245 Science & Math Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#4 #4 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Annual Tuition $4,680 Science & Math Degrees: Associate
#5 #5 Middle Georgia State University Annual Tuition $5,060 Science & Math Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 University of Central Missouri Annual Tuition $5,184 Science & Math Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Albany State University Annual Tuition $5,239 Science & Math Degrees: Bachelor's
#8 #8 Clemson University Annual Tuition $5,670 Science & Math Degrees: Master's
#9 #9 Valdosta State University Annual Tuition $5,860 Science & Math Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Montana State University Annual Tuition $6,072 Science & Math Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#11 #11 Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Annual Tuition $6,080 Science & Math Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 Broward College Annual Tuition $6,240 Science & Math Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#13 #13 Auburn University Annual Tuition $6,525 Science & Math Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#14 #14 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,528 Science & Math Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 University of Arkansas Annual Tuition $6,599 Science & Math Degrees: Master's
#16 #16 University of Maine at Fort Kent Annual Tuition $6,600 Science & Math Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#17 #17 University of Alabama Annual Tuition $6,606 Science & Math Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Great Basin College Annual Tuition $6,727 Science & Math Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Sul Ross State University Annual Tuition $6,870 Science & Math Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 Minot State University Annual Tuition $6,923 Science & Math Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#21 #21 University of Maryland - College Park Annual Tuition $6,975 Science & Math Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#22 #22 Iowa State University Annual Tuition $6,990 Science & Math Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#23 #23 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $7,095 Science & Math Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#24 #24 Utah State University Annual Tuition $7,191 Science & Math Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#25 #25 Florida State College at Jacksonville Annual Tuition $7,203 Science & Math Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
  • Annual Tuition: $3,190
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C++ Programming; Calculus with Analytic Geometry; Cisco Network Basics; Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials; College Chemistry; Computer Repair-Core Hardware; Computer Repair-Operating Systems; Engineering Physics
  • 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: $4,245
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Assessing Environmental Science; Fire Behavior and Combustion; Information Technology Evaluation and Implementation; Interactions of Hazardous Materials; Pollution Prevention
  • Annual Tuition: $5,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • 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)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Aircraft Accident Investigation; Airport Planning & Design; Aviation Safety Program Management; Aviation Systems Safety & Risk Management; Current Literature & Research in Safety
  • Annual Tuition: $5,239
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 20%
  • Example Classes:
    Fire Services Special Project; Natural Science, Math & Technology; Quality Management Systems; Small Business Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    Understanding Ecology and Ecosystems; Understanding Genetics and Evolutionary Biology; Understanding Scientific Communication; Understanding Scientific Research; Understanding the Human Body; Understanding Vertebrate Biology

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Management of Libraries and Information Centers; Cataloging and Classification; Electronic Resources in the Library; Information Sources and Services

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,072
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Biophysics; Insect Ecology; Integrated Pest Management; Landscape and Ecosystem Ecology; Microbes in the Environment; The Ecology of Plants and Plant Communities
  • Annual Tuition: $6,080
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    History of Mathematics; Introduction to Complex Variables; Modern Algebra; Numerical Analysis; Proof in Mathematics; Writing Mathematical Documents

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,240
  • 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: $6,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Turfgrass Management; Developing, Implementing, and Auditing Food Safety Programs; Forage Production and Utilization; Nutrient Management; Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement
  • Annual Tuition: $6,528
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Programming; Datacenter Management; IT Issues and Management; Mobile Web Infrastructure; Network Architecture; Network Security Fundamentals

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,599
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Basic Prob & Stat; Data Mining; Data Structures; Linear Algebra ; Multivariate II ; Theory of Statistics; Time Series Analysis

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • 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 & Social Responsibilities; Network Security

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,606
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Information Technologies; Public Libraries; Research Methods; School Media Centers; User Center Information Services

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,727
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    TCP/IP: Managing Network Resources; Advanced Multimedia Design: Video and Audio; Digital Communications; GIS in Business and Community; Management Information Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,870
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Example Classes:
    Environmental Law and Policy; Natural Resource Conservation; Silviculture; Sustainability

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,923
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Projects in Management of Information Systems; Systems Analysis; Web-Based Application Development
  • Annual Tuition: $6,975
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Example Classes:
    Biodiversity & Conservation Biology; Biology of Cancer; Ecology and Global Change; Evolutionary Biology; Food Safety and Genetically Modified Foods; Modern Molecular Genetics
  • Annual Tuition: $7,095
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Intensive Statistics; Consulting Practicum; Drinking Water and Human Health; Energy Efficiency and Conservation; Environmental Lifecycle Assessment; Environmental Philosophy; Experimental Design; History of Energy; Regression; Sample Survey Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $7,191
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Ecology of Animal Population; Forestry & Watershed Management; Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management; Introduction to Environmental Federal Laws and Policy; Wetland Ecology and Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,203
  • 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

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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