2020 Most Affordable Online Associate Degrees in Computer Science

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online associate degree in computer science. In first place, Broward College is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $2,460. Western Nebraska Community College, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $3,360 for its Associate of Science in Computer Science. Courses include Advanced Microcomputer Applications, Introduction to Robotics, and SQL Database Design and Management.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Broward College $2,460
# 2 #2 Western Nebraska Community College $3,360
# 3 #3 Metropolitan Community College $4,704
# 4 #4 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana $5,101
# 5 #5 South Texas College $6,000
# 6 #6 Flint Hills Technical College $6,077
# 7 #7 Lake Superior College $6,784
# 8 #8 Wallace State Community College-Hanceville $6,812
# 9 #9 Lone Star College System $6,870
# 10 #10 Gogebic Community College $6,936
# 11 #11 Georgia Military College $7,110
# 12 #12 Vincennes University $8,029
# 13 #13 Grantham University $8,850
# 14 #14 Weber State University $8,896
# 15 #15 Cowley County Community College $9,300
# 16 #16 Ulster County Community College $9,360
# 17 #17 Stark State College $9,715
# 18 #18 Thomas Edison State University $9,856
# 19 #19 Onondaga Community College $9,980
# 20 #20 Jamestown Community College $10,080
# 21 #21 The Community College of Baltimore County $10,710
# 22 #22 SUNY Empire State College $11,296
#1
#1

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale (FL)
Annual Tuition: $2,460
Annual Tuition: $2,460
Annual Tuition: $2,460
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 73%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,532
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (954) 201-7350

Example Classes: A+ Essentials, Advanced Cloud Infrastructure and Services, Cloud Essentials and Storage+, Enterprise Systems Integration, Virtualization Concepts and Implementation, Web Systems and Technologies

Online Associate Degrees

  • AA in Computer Science
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $3,360
Annual Tuition: $3,360
Annual Tuition: $3,360
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 207
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (308) 635-3606

Example Classes: Advanced Microcomputer Applications, Introduction to Robotics, IT Technical Support, Linux, SQL Database Design and Management, Visual C#

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $4,704
Annual Tuition: $4,704
Annual Tuition: $4,704
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 63%
  • Graduation Rate: 16%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,709
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (531) 622-2400

Example Classes: C++ Programming II, Data Structures Using C and C++, Intel Assembly Language II, Java Programming II

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Science in Computer Technology Transfer - Computer Science
  • Associate in Science in Computer Technology Transfer – Management Information Systems
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $5,101
Annual Tuition: $5,101
Annual Tuition: $5,101
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 16%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 16,963
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Database Systems, Discrete Logic for Computers, Hardware/Software Support, Network Communications, Software Development using Python, Website Development

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Computer Science - TSAP
#5
#5

South Texas College

McAllen (TX) (and 2 others)
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 23%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,694
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: C Programming, Computer Organization, Programming Fundamentals II

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $6,077
Annual Tuition: $6,077
Annual Tuition: $6,077
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 65
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 343-4600 x1300

Example Classes: Access Database Concepts, Design & Application with Visual Basic, C# Programming, Digital Electronics, Game Design & Development Research, Program Logic & Design, SQL Database Concepts, Design & Application

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Program Design and Development
#7
#7

Lake Superior College

Duluth (MN)
Annual Tuition: $6,784
Annual Tuition: $6,784
Annual Tuition: $6,784
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 959
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 432-2884

Example Classes: Advanced Web Site Design, Microcomputer Database, Network Administration: SQL Server, Network Administration: UNIX, Web Programming II, Web Server Administration

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Web Programming
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $6,812
Annual Tuition: $6,812
Annual Tuition: $6,812
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 711
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 352-8000

Example Classes: Database Management Systems, Graphics for World Wide Web, Microcomputer Operating Systems, Network Communications, Server Administration, Special Topics-Troubleshooting

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science - Cyber Security/Computer Forensic Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science - Internet/Networking Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science - Programming
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science - Software Support
#9
#9

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands (TX) (and 6 others)
Annual Tuition: $6,870
Annual Tuition: $6,870
Annual Tuition: $6,870
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 56%
  • Graduation Rate: 12%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 11,308
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Advanced C# Programming, Advanced Visual Basic Programming, Intermediate Web Programming, Java Programming, Systems Analysis and Design

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming Specialist
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $6,936
Annual Tuition: $6,936
Annual Tuition: $6,936
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 87%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (906) 932-4231

Example Classes: HTML Programming, Javascript Programming, Microsoft Essentials, PHP Programming

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming
#11
#11

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville (GA)
Annual Tuition: $7,110
Annual Tuition: $7,110
Annual Tuition: $7,110
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,456
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (478) 387-4900

Example Classes: Advanced Database Applications, Cyber Information Security, Data Structures, Data Systems Analysis & Design, Web Page Development

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems and Analytics
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
#12
#12

Vincennes University

Vincennes (IN)
Annual Tuition: $8,029
Annual Tuition: $8,029
Annual Tuition: $8,029
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 846
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (812) 888-8888

Example Classes: Database Management/SQL, Information and Data Security I, Systems Development

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science Career/Tech in Software Development
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
#13
#13

Grantham University

Kansas City (KS)
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 22%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,896
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,183
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (800) 955-2527

Example Classes: Data Structures, Programming in HTML, Programming Languages, Security Operations, Security Trends and Legal Issues, Server Side Web Development

Online Associate Degrees

  • AS in Computer Science
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $8,896
Annual Tuition: $8,896
Annual Tuition: $8,896
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,009
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 130
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 626-6000

Example Classes: Computational Structures, Computer Architecture/Organization, Network Fundamentals and Design, Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering I, Web Development

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science
#15
#15

Cowley County Community College

Arkansas City (KS)
Annual Tuition: $9,300
Annual Tuition: $9,300
Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 746
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 442-0430

Example Classes: ASP.NET Programming, Control Systems Security, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Security Management, Perl Programming, Secure Coding

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Computer Information Science
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $9,360
Annual Tuition: $9,360
Annual Tuition: $9,360
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 197
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (845) 687-5000

Example Classes: Computer Architecture and Organization, Computer Science III / Data Structures, Computer Science of Computer Information Systems, Theory and Practice of Object Oriented Programming

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Science in Computer Science
#17
#17

Stark State College

North Canton (OH)
Annual Tuition: $9,715
Annual Tuition: $9,715
Annual Tuition: $9,715
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 15%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,945
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (330) 494-6170

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

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Business in Computer Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science and Engineering - Video Game Design and Development
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 9,475
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 655
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (609) 984-1100 x2025

Example Classes: Assembly Language, Compiler Construction, Computer Statistical Techniques, Data Mining and Data Analytics, Problem Analysis and Solution, Switching Theory and Automata

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Science in Computer and Information Technology
  • Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $9,980
Annual Tuition: $9,980
Annual Tuition: $9,980
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 22%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 502
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (315) 498-2622

Example Classes: C++ Programming, Computer System Organization, Database Design and Development, Game Programming, Server Administration

Online Associate Degrees

  • AS in Computer Science
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $10,080
Annual Tuition: $10,080
Annual Tuition: $10,080
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 279
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (716) 338-1000

Example Classes: Computer Organization, Computer Programming, Data Structures, Microcomputer Hardware & Systems Software, Programming Concepts/Applications

Online Associate Degrees

  • AS in Computer Science
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $10,710
Annual Tuition: $10,710
Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 78%
  • Graduation Rate: 12%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,625
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Android Application Development, Applied Systems Analysis & Design, iOS Application Development, Logic and OO Design, Mobile Application Security

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Computer Science
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science - Information Systems Management
#22
#22

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs (NY)
Annual Tuition: $11,296
Annual Tuition: $11,296
Annual Tuition: $11,296
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,754
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,145
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (518) 587-2100

Example Classes: Data Structures and Algorithms, Database Programming, Discrete Mathematics, Programming and Logic II, Unix Programming Environment

Online Associate Degrees

  • AA Science, Mathematics and Technology
  • AS Science, Mathematics, and Technology