2019 Most Affordable Online Computer Science Degrees

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Affordable online bachelor's degrees in computer science can be obtained at these 25 colleges. Students will find the least expensive option at #1-ranked Western Governors University, which has an affordable annual tuition rate of $6,380. Ranking in second place with an annual tuition of $6,560 per year is Fort Hays State University. FHSU offers an online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with two concentrations. Park University ranks 14th on this list and offers six online degree options in this field.

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

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Western Governors University Annual Tuition $6,380
#2 #2 Fort Hays State University Annual Tuition $6,560
#3 #3 Lamar University Annual Tuition $7,440
#4 #4 Central Methodist University Annual Tuition $7,500
#5 #5 Weber State University Annual Tuition $8,100
#6 #6 Florida International University Annual Tuition $8,993
#7 #7 Rasmussen College Online Annual Tuition $9,405
#8 #8 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,920
#9 #9 Thomas Edison State University Annual Tuition $9,967
#10 #10 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $10,633
#11 #11 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,550
#12 #12 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,670
#13 #13 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Annual Tuition $11,760
#14 #14 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#15 #15 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $12,000
#16 #16 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,105
#17 #17 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $12,245
#18 #18 Concordia University - Saint Paul Annual Tuition $12,600
#19 #19 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $13,818
#20 #20 Avila University Annual Tuition $14,430
#21 #21 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#22 #22 Lakeland University Annual Tuition $15,150
#23 #23 Johnson & Wales University-Online Annual Tuition $15,180
#24 #24 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $15,680
#25 #25 California State University Monterey Bay Annual Tuition $15,750
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business of IT - Project Management; Data Management - Applications; Operating Systems for Programmers; Scripting and Programming - Applications; Software Quality Assurance; Structured Query Language

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures; Object-Oriented Programming; Operating Systems; Programming Languages; Survey of Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Law & Ethics; Computer Org & Assembly; Data Base Design; Design & Analysis of Algorithm; Thinking, Speaking, Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes:
    .NET 1; Concepts of MIS; Database Systems and SQL; Networking; Scientific Computer Programming; Web Page Design
  • 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; Web Development
  • Annual Tuition: $8,993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Design; Discrete Mathematics; Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures; Integrated Circuits and Systems; Programming Embedded Systems; Telecommunication Networks

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,405
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Cloud Computing Technologies; Advanced Mobile Web Development; Business Project Management; Emerging Trends in Technology; Operations Management; Web Analytics
  • Annual Tuition: $9,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Collaboration and Team Projects; Emerging Systems Architectures & Technologies; Fundamentals of Data Mining; Object Oriented Analysis and Design; Operating Environments; Software Testing, Automation, and Quality Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $9,967
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Simulation; Computer Statistical Techniques; Operations Research; Problem Analysis and Solution; Programming Languages; Switching Theory and Automata

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,633
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Database Systems; Social/Professional Issues in IT/IS; Unix Programming Environment
  • Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming Topics; Assembly Language; Business Ethics and Social Issues in Computing; Database Systems I; Foundations of Computing and Program Design; Networking and Data Communications
  • Annual Tuition: $11,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Data Structures; Computational Geometry, Methods and Applications; Computational Methods & Software; Computer Architecture; Computers in Society; Human Behavior; Human Creativity; Operating Systems; Professional Workforce Development
  • Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Information Retrieval Systems; Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use; Organization of Knowledge; Web Application Development
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Data Management Concepts; Data Structures; Linear Algebra; Managing Information Systems; Programming Concepts; Programming Fundamentals
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Net-centric Computing; Object Oriented Programming With C++; Programming for Mobile Devices; Trends in Computer Science; Unit Testing and Interfaces
  • Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistics; Business Calculus; Computer Cryptography and Digital Steganography; Computer Graphics; Computer Organization; Data Structures & Algorithms; Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces; Discrete Structures; NoSQL Databases; Programming Languages
  • Annual Tuition: $12,245
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Organization and Design; Concepts of Database Systems; Data Structures; Object-Oriented Programming; Programming Language Survey and Concepts; Programming Principles; Software Engineering; Web Programming

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Design; Development/Operations; Distributed System Architecture; Language Design and Implement; Programming & Problem Solving; Server-Side Development
  • Annual Tuition: $13,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Optimization; Assembly Language; Database Management Systems; Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms; Language Processing; Machine Learning Fundamentals; Operating Systems & Parallel Programming; Parallel Computing; Structure and Design Programming Language; Structured Systems Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $14,430
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures; Navigating the Digital Society; Networking; Object Oriented Programming in C#; Object Oriented Programming in Java; Program Language Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Building Secure Web Applications; Compiler Theory and Design; Current Trends and Projects in Computer Science; Data Structures and Analysis; Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms; Object-Oriented and Concurrent Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $15,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Mobile Application Development; Networking and Telecommunications; Operating Systems; Predictive Analytics

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    HCI/Usable Security; Network Protocols I; Problem Solving and Programming Concepts; Survey of Programming Languages; Systems Modeling and Simulation

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,680
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Cryptography; Applied Networking; Computer Architecture; Data Mining; Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace; Human-Computer Interaction; Network Penetrating, Testing and Ethical Hacking; Object-Oriented Programming; Open Source Software Engineering; Survey of Scripting Languages
  • Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Graphics Programming; Internet Programming; Multimedia Design and Programming; Software Design; Software Engineering
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