2019 Most Affordable Master's in Computer Science Online

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All 25 of these online colleges offer affordable master's degrees in computer science for under $14,000 per year. The most affordable degree programs can be found at #1-ranked Georgia Institute of Technology, for just $1,700 per year. Georgia Southwestern State University's Master of Science in Computer Science follows close behind in spot #2 at $3,855 per year. Available classes include Advanced Computer Graphics, Decision Support Systems, and Internet Architect and Protocols.

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 Georgia Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $1,700
#2 #2 Georgia Southwestern State University Annual Tuition $3,855
#3 #3 Columbus State University Annual Tuition $4,935
#4 #4 Georgia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,370
#5 #5 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $6,448
#6 #6 Southern Arkansas University Annual Tuition $7,005
#7 #7 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $7,500
#8 #8 University of Idaho Annual Tuition $7,800
#9 #9 Dakota State University Annual Tuition $8,361
#10 #10 Charleston Southern University Annual Tuition $8,500
#11 #11 Frostburg State University Annual Tuition $8,610
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) Capitol Technology University Annual Tuition $9,045
#12 (tie) #12 (tie) University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Annual Tuition $9,045
#14 #14 Old Dominion University Annual Tuition $9,088
#15 #15 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Annual Tuition $9,600
#16 #16 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $10,710
#17 #17 Sofia University Annual Tuition $10,800
#18 #18 James Madison University Annual Tuition $10,850
#19 #19 Franklin University Annual Tuition $12,060
#20 #20 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Annual Tuition $12,528
#21 #21 Lewis University Annual Tuition $12,800
#22 #22 National University Annual Tuition $12,900
#23 #23 East Carolina University Annual Tuition $13,160
#24 #24 La Salle University Annual Tuition $13,500
#25 #25 University of Michigan-Flint Annual Tuition $13,560
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,855
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 396
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Graphics; Decision Support Systems; Distributed Operating Systems; Human-Computer Interaction and Interface Design; Internet Architect and Protocols
  • Annual Tuition: $4,935
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,618
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Computer Forensics; Computer Network and Management; Contemporary Issues in Database Management Systems; Simulation Project; Survey of Modeling and Simulation
  • Annual Tuition: $5,370
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,668
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence-Theory and Application; Data Mining; Data Warehousing; Database Systems-Theory and Application; Distributed Database Systems; Distributed Web Systems Designs-Theory and Application
  • Annual Tuition: $6,448
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,469
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Statistics; Business Calculus; Computer Cryptography and Digital Steganography; Computer Graphics; Computer Organization; Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Annual Tuition: $7,005
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,484
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming Concepts; Applied Cryptography; Computer Networking; Database Management Systems; Network Security; User Interface Implementation
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 18,407
  • Example Classes:
    Data Processing at Scale; Data Visualization; Distributed Software Development; Software Analysis and Design; Software Verification, Validation, and Testing; Statistical Machine Learning

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,194
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Operating Systems; Compiler Design; Computational Biology: Sequence Analysis; Fault-Tolerant Systems; Parallel Algorithms; Real-Time Operating Systems

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,361
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 346
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Optimization; Assembly Language; Database Management Systems; Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms; Language Processing; Machine Learning Fundamentals
  • Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 412
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Cryptography; Applied Networking; Computer Architecture; Data Mining; Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace; Human-Computer Interaction
  • Annual Tuition: $8,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 792
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Object-Oriented Data Structures and File Organization; Advanced Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence; Security in Computing; Theory of Computation; Web Development and Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $9,045
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 337
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures; Database Management; Discrete Management; Numerical Methods; Object Oriented Programming; Software Testing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,045
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,648
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Complexity; Database Design; Mobile Robotics; Neural Computing; Paradigmatic Software Development; Software System Design

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,088
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,529
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithms and Data Structures; Computational Geometry, Methods and Applications; Computational Methods & Software; Computer Architecture; Computers in Society; Human Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 13,019
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Bayesian Modelling; Applied Machine Learning; Cloud Computing Capstone; Parallel Computing; Programming Languages and Compilers; Theory & Practice of Data Cleaning
  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,752
  • Example Classes:
    Automata Theory; Data Image Processing; Distributed Systems; Modeling and Analysis; Performance Evaluation; Simulations

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 283
  • Example Classes:
    Data Analytic Tools and Platforms; Embedded Software; Entrepreneurship in Engineering; Green Computing / Programming Optimization; Mining Massive Data Sets; Parallel and Distributed Data Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,722
  • Example Classes:
    Cryptography: Algorithms and Applications; Ethics, Law and Policy in Cyberspace; Formal Methods of Information Security; Malware Analysis; Secure Operations; Secure Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $12,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,085
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,528
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,679
  • Example Classes:
    Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Computer Networks and the Internet; Distributed Systems; Machine Learning; Parallel Programming

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,991
  • Example Classes:
    Cloud Computing and Virtualization; Encryption and Authentication; Large-Scale Data Storage Systems; Object-Oriented Design; Statistical Programming; Theory of Computation
  • Annual Tuition: $12,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC and WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,873
  • Example Classes:
    Algorithm Design; Computer Communication Networks; Computer Ethics; Database Installation & Configuration; Database Management & Security; Digital Logic Design Lab
  • Annual Tuition: $13,160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,993
  • Example Classes:
    Computability and Complexity; Cryptographic Protocols; Distributed Computing; Mobile Communications and Wireless Security; Topics in Artificial Intelligence; Topics in Language Design
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,545
  • Example Classes:
    Client Interface Development; Database Services Development Using Microsoft Tools; Ethics, Issues and Government Regulations; LAN Administration; Network Theory; Software Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $13,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,459
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Networking; Advanced Database Concepts and Emerging Applications; Algorithm and Complexity Analysis; Computer System Architecture; Database Design; Software Engineering
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