2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Software Engineering Degrees

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With annual tuition rates less than $20,000, these 9 colleges offer the most affordable online bachelor's degrees in software engineering. Strayer University is the least expensive school, with tuition at $9,808 per year. Ranking fifth, Upper Iowa University offers a BS in Software Engineering with classes such as Applications of Visualization, Big Data Processing & Testing, and Validation & Verification. Tuition for Upper Iowa University's software engineering program is an affordable $13,230 per year.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online master's in software engineering programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Strayer University Annual Tuition $9,808
#2 #2 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#3 #3 The College of Saint Scholastica Annual Tuition $12,640
#4 #4 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,120
#5 #5 Upper Iowa University Annual Tuition $13,230
#6 #6 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $15,300
#7 #7 Salem International University Annual Tuition $16,150
#8 #8 Hodges University Annual Tuition $16,800
#9 #9 Herzing University Annual Tuition $17,700
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,808
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Agile Project Management; Enterprise Architecture; Information Systems for Decision Making; Information Technology Audit and Control; IT Project Leadership Strategies; Project Leadership Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Systems Analysis and Design; Data Structures; Information Security; Programming Concepts; User Interface Design; Web Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $12,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Database Modeling; Programming I with Java; Systems Analysis and Design; Systems Development Internship
  • Annual Tuition: $13,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computing Platforms and Network Technologies; Information Security; Information Technology Project Management; Intermediate Database and Database Connectivity; Intermediate Java Programming; IT Infrastructure; Management and Design of Data Base Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $13,230
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Applications of Visualization; Big Data Processing; Game Development and Programming; Human-Computer Interaction; Informatics and Knowledge Engineering; Testing, Validation and Verification
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Calculus for Engineers; Discrete Mathematical Structures; Information Assurance and Security; Microcomputer Architecture and Programming; Operating Systems and Networks; Principles of Database Management; Software Engineering Principles and Concepts

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,150
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Compilers & Languages; Data Structures & Algorithms; Database Architectures; Fundamentals of Computer Graphics; Introduction to Programming; Operating Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $16,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Applications; Enterprise Applications; Fundamentals of System & Network Security; Mobile Application Development; Networks & Telecommunications; Systems Analysis & Solutions Architectures

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,700
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    C# Programming; C++ Programming; Database Concepts and Applications; Discrete Structures for Computer Science; Internet Foundation; Object-Oriented Programming
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