2019 Most Affordable Online Associate Degrees in Computer Science

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An online associate degree in computer science can be earned at any of these 25 affordable colleges. All schools offer annual tuition rates under $10,000 and five schools offer tuition rates under $5,000. The least expensive degree program can be found at #1-ranked Western Nebraska Community College, for only $3,344 a year. Georgia State University-Perimeter College, ranked #2, offers an Associate Science in Computer Science for $3,630.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in computer science degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Western Nebraska Community College Annual Tuition $3,344
#2 #2 Georgia State University-Perimeter College Annual Tuition $3,630
#3 #3 Lone Star College System Annual Tuition $4,040
#4 #4 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Annual Tuition $4,947
#5 #5 Metropolitan Community College Annual Tuition $4,992
#6 #6 Minnesota State College Southeast Annual Tuition $5,018
#7 #7 North Hennepin Community College Annual Tuition $5,338
#8 #8 Lake Superior College Annual Tuition $5,521
#9 #9 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Annual Tuition $5,696
#10 #10 Northwest Iowa Community College Annual Tuition $6,072
#11 #11 North Dakota State College of Science Annual Tuition $6,138
#12 #12 John Wood Community College Annual Tuition $6,176
#13 #13 South Texas College Annual Tuition $6,200
#14 #14 Iowa Western Community College Annual Tuition $6,264
#15 #15 Gogebic Community College Annual Tuition $6,766
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Mesa Community College Annual Tuition $6,880
#16 (tie) #16 (tie) Rio Salado College Annual Tuition $6,880
#18 #18 Georgia Military College Annual Tuition $7,020
#19 #19 John C Calhoun State Community College Annual Tuition $7,998
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) Weber State University Annual Tuition $8,100
#22 #22 Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Annual Tuition $8,772
#23 #23 Greenfield Community College Annual Tuition $8,928
#24 #24 Ulster County Community College Annual Tuition $8,960
#25 #25 Stark State College Annual Tuition $9,256
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,344
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Microcomputer Applications; Introduction to Robotics; IT Technical Support; Linux; SQL Database Design and Management; Visual C#
  • Annual Tuition: $3,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures; Ethical and Social Issues in Computing; Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $4,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced C# Programming; Advanced Visual Basic Programming; Intermediate Web Programming; Java Programming; Systems Analysis and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $4,947
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Database Systems; Discrete Logic for Computers; Hardware/Software Support; Network Communications; Software Development using Python; Website Development
  • Annual Tuition: $4,992
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C++ Programming II; Data Structures Using C and C++; Intel Assembly Language II; Java Programming II
  • Annual Tuition: $5,018
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Java/C++/C# Programming II; JavaScript and Web App Frameworks; Microsoft Server Management for Web Developers; UML Modeling and Iterative Process; Web Design, HTML, CSS; Web Graphics and Animation

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,338
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Discrete Mathematical Structures; Machine Architecture and Organization; Objective-C for Mobile Programming; Programming in C# for .NET; Programming in Python; Responsive Web Design
  • Annual Tuition: $5,521
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Web Site Design; Microcomputer Database; Network Administration: SQL Server; Network Administration: UNIX; Web Programming II; Web Server Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $5,696
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C# Programming I; Interactive and Social Apps Integration; IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management; Mobile Application Development; Open Source Web Application Programming I; Web Animation II

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,072
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Desktop Operating Systems; LAN & WAN Network Fundamentals; Penetration Testing Methodologies; Security Analysis & Network Threat Testing; Wireless & Mobile Implementation
  • Annual Tuition: $6,138
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Database Concepts (SQL); Fundamentals of Cyberlaw; HTML and CSS; Security Awareness and Policy; Social Media; Web Database I
  • Annual Tuition: $6,176
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Computers; Spreadsheets – Core Level (Excel); Word Processing – Core Level (MS Word)

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C Programming; Computer Organization; Programming Fundamentals II

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,264
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Client Side Scripting; Database and SQL; E-Business; Fundamentals of Web Programming; Server Side Web Programming; Windows Directory Services
  • Annual Tuition: $6,766
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    HTML Programming; Javascript Programming; Microsoft Essentials; PHP Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $6,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Internet Web Development: Dreamweaver; Java Programming: Level II; Microsoft Windows Professional; Web Scripting with Java Server Pages (JSP); Web Scripting with PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP); XML Application Development
  • Annual Tuition: $6,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Adobe Photoshop Level II; Advanced Microsoft Access: Database Management; Advanced Microsoft Word: Word Processing; Digital Design Portfolio; Essentials of Network and Information Security; Project Management Software: Level II
  • Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Database Applications; Cyber Information Security; Data Structures; Data Systems Analysis & Design; Web Page Development
  • Annual Tuition: $7,998
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced C++ Programming; Cisco CCNA IV; Enterprise Virtualization; Security Analysis (PEN Testing); System Analysis and Design; Trends in Office Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Productivity Applications; Application Software Integration; Relational Databases with MS Access: Advanced; Web Development Fundamentals
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Client Side Web Development; Computational Structures; Computer Architecture/Organization; Network Fundamentals and Design; Object-Oriented Programming; Software Engineering I
  • Annual Tuition: $8,772
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Database Management Systems; Graphics for World Wide Web; Microcomputer Operating Systems; Network Communications; Server Administration; Special Topics-Troubleshooting
  • Annual Tuition: $8,928
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures; Introduction to Discrete Computation; Programming Principles and Concepts
  • Annual Tuition: $8,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture and Organization; Computer Science III / Data Structures; Computer Science of Computer Information Systems; Theory and Practice of Object Oriented Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $9,256
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    2D Game Design and Development; 3D Game Design and Development; Advanced Gaming and Simulation Topics; Assets for Games; Digital Audio Recording and Editing; Game Design
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