2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for an Associate in Computer Science

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Students seeking affordable online associate degrees in computer science will find 22 excellent options on this list. Fourteen schools have annual tuition rates under $10,000, and the average tuition of the schools on this list is $9,672. Ranked first is Georgia State University-Perimeter College’s Associate of Science in Computer Science, which is offered for only $4,050 per year. Classes in this program cover subjects such as data structures and theoretical foundations of computer science. Cowley County Community College and Metropolitan Community College, ranked second and third respectively, also offer associate degrees in computer science for under $5,000.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 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 Georgia State University-Perimeter College Annual Tuition $4,050
#2 #2 Cowley County Community College Annual Tuition $4,521
#3 #3 Metropolitan Community College Annual Tuition $4,758
#4 #4 Houston Community College Annual Tuition $5,006
#5 #5 North Hennepin Community College Annual Tuition $5,338
#6 #6 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Annual Tuition $5,450
#7 #7 Georgia Military College Annual Tuition $6,120
#8 #8 South Texas College Annual Tuition $6,665
#9 #9 Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Annual Tuition $8,092
#10 #10 Allegany College of Maryland Annual Tuition $8,250
#11 #11 Weber State University Annual Tuition $8,352
#12 #12 Ulster County Community College Annual Tuition $8,960
#13 #13 Jamestown Community College Annual Tuition $9,500
#14 #14 Faulkner University Annual Tuition $11,715
#15 #15 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#16 #16 Bucks County Community College Annual Tuition $13,485
#17 #17 Murray State College Annual Tuition $13,662
#18 #18 Limestone College Annual Tuition $13,671
#19 #19 Rogers State University Annual Tuition $13,761
#20 #20 Florida National University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $15,750
#21 #21 Salem University Annual Tuition $16,100
#22 #22 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Annual Tuition $17,610
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,050
  • 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: $4,521
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    ASP.NET Programming; Control Systems Security; Data Warehousing; Enterprise Security Management; Perl Programming; Secure Coding
  • Annual Tuition: $4,758
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $5,006
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Windows Programming; ASP.NEP Programming; Computer Organization and Machine Language; Programming Fundamentals III

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,338
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $5,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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: $6,120
  • 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: $6,665
  • 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: $8,092
  • 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: $8,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Web Page Development; Cyber Law; Database Design and Implementation; Mobile Application Development; PC Architecture; Technical Support Operations
  • Annual Tuition: $8,352
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computational Structures; Computer Architecture/Organization; Network Fundamentals and Design; Object-Oriented Programming; Software Engineering I; Web Development

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  • 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: $9,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Organization; Computer Programming; Data Structures; Microcomputer Hardware & Systems Software; Programming Concepts/Applications
  • Annual Tuition: $11,715
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Programming II; Introduction to Database Concepts; Introduction to Requirements Analysis and Software Design; Introduction to Visual Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Data Management Concepts; Data Structures; Linear Algebra; Managing Information Systems; Programming Concepts
  • Annual Tuition: $13,485
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Operating Systems; Computer Forensics II; Cooperative Education - Computer; Essentials of Networking; Network Devices; Network Security and Troubleshooting

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,662
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C++ Programming; Database Mgmt Systems; Logic & Problem Solving; Object Oriented Programming; Systems Analysis

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,671
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Microcomputer Applications; Basic Concepts of the Internet and the World Wide Web; Database Management; Information Systems Analysis and Design; Internet Database; Internet Graphics
  • Annual Tuition: $13,761
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Networking; Network Operating Systems I; Programming II

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C++ Programming - MTA; Client Operating Systems - MCSA; Database Management System - MOS***; Graphics Design I - Adobe; IT Help Desk Support - CompTia A+; Networking Essentials - Network+
  • Annual Tuition: $16,100
  • 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; Information Systems Security; Intermediate Programming
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