2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Computer Science Degrees

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Students looking for affordable online bachelor’s in computer sciences degrees will find 25 low-cost schools below. Sixteen of the 25 schools have annual tuition rates under $15,000, and the top-ranked school, Rasmussen College Online, offers a bachelor’s in computer science for only per year. Southern New Hampshire University Online, ranked #2, also offers a bachelor’s program for less than $10,000 per year. Students at SNHU can take classes in Systems architectures, Data mining, Operating Environments, and Software Testing.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 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 Rasmussen College Annual Tuition $9,405
#2 #2 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#3 #3 Saint Leo University Annual Tuition $10,800
#4 #4 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $11,070
#5 #5 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250
#6 #6 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850
#7 #7 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#8 #8 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $12,105
#9 #9 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#10 #10 Concordia University - Saint Paul Annual Tuition $12,600
#11 #11 Limestone College Annual Tuition $13,671
#12 #12 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $13,818
#13 #13 Lakeland University Annual Tuition $14,550
#14 #14 Concordia University - Texas Annual Tuition $14,720
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) Thomas Edison State University Annual Tuition $14,970
#15 (tie) #15 (tie) University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#17 #17 Franklin University Annual Tuition $15,779
#18 #18 California State University Monterey Bay Annual Tuition $15,828
#19 #19 Southern University and A & M College Annual Tuition $16,016
#20 #20 Salem University Annual Tuition $16,150
#21 #21 University of Advancing Technology Annual Tuition $16,200
#22 #22 National University Annual Tuition $16,290
#23 #23 Mercy College Annual Tuition $18,084
#24 #24 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $19,110
#25 #25 Lewis University Annual Tuition $19,200
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,405
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Cloud Computing Technologies; Advanced Mobile Web Application Development; Database Implementation Strategies for Programmers; Emerging Trends in Technology; Fundamentals of Cloud Computing; Web Analytics
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • 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: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Database Concepts and Programming; Network Theory and Design; Programming in C/C++; Programming in JAVA; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Data Structures; Computational Geometry, Methods and Applications; Computational Methods & Software; Computer Architecture; Computers in Society; Human Behavior; Human Creativity
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • 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: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Fundamentals; Ethics for Computer Science; Linear Algebra; Mobile and Smart Computing; Network and Telecommunication Concepts; Software Engineering
  • 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; Programming Fundamentals
  • Annual Tuition: $12,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistics; Business Calculus; Computer Cryptography and Digital Steganography; Computer Graphics; Computer Organization; Data Structures & Algorithms; Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Management; Information Systems in Organizations; Introduction to Programming Logic and Design; Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; Object Oriented Programming; Quantitative Methods
  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Database Design; Development/Operations; Distributed System Architecture; Language Design and Implement; Programming & Problem Solving; Server-Side Development
  • 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; Internet Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $13,818
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $14,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Mobile Application Development; Networking and Telecommunications; Operating Systems; Predictive Analytics
  • Annual Tuition: $14,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis; Discrete Structures; Production and Ops Management; Programming Language Concepts; Technology of the Digital Age

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • 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
  • 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: $15,779
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Communication Strategies For The Technical Professional; Enterprise Software Architecture; Human Computer Interaction; Independent Studies In Graduate Computer Science; Information Systems Architecture & Technology; Issues In Database Management; Mobile Programming

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,828
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Graphics Programming; Internet Programming; Multimedia Design and Programming; Software Design; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,016
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Disaster Recovery; Enterprise Security Protocols; Foundations Of Cryptography; Internet Security Protocols; Introduction To Neural Networks; Networks And Graph Theory
  • 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; Information Systems Security; Intermediate Programming; Methods of Software Development
  • Annual Tuition: $16,200
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms, Frameworks, and Design Patterns; Application Testing and Metrics; Big Data Analytics; Building Dynamic Websites I; C# Programming II; C++ Programming I; Entrepreneurship to Market
  • Annual Tuition: $16,290
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithm Design; Computer Communication Networks; Computer Ethics; Database Installation & Configuration; Database Management & Security; Digital Logic Design Lab; Discrete Structures and Logic
  • Annual Tuition: $18,084
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Cryptography/Computer Security; Linux Administration; Network Security; Probability: Theory/Application
  • Annual Tuition: $19,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Cloud Computing and Virtualization; Encryption and Authentication; Large-Scale Data Storage Systems; Object-Oriented Design; Statistical Programming; Theory of Computation

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