2020 Most Affordable Online GIS Degrees

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

This list highlights 10 schools, all of which offer affordable online bachelor's in geographic information systems degrees. Delta State University, the #1 option, charges only $7,501 per year. Western Illinois University, ranked #2, offers an annual tuition rate of $8,883 for its Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geographic Information Science. Classes for this program include Applied GIScience, Digital Earth, Environmental Applications of GIS, GIS Data Acquisition, GIS Data Integration, and Social Applications of GIS.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Delta State University $7,501
# 2 #2 Western Illinois University $8,883
# 3 #3 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 4 #4 Oregon State University $13,905
# 5 #5 Unity College $14,100
# 6 #6 University of Arizona $15,750
# 7 #7 Arizona State University $15,900
# 8 #8 North Park University-Chicago $16,500
# 9 #9 North Carolina A&T State University $17,280
# 10 #10 Florida Atlantic University $21,595
#1
#1

Delta State University

Cleveland (MS)
Annual Tuition: $7,501
Annual Tuition: $7,501
Annual Tuition: $7,501
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 148
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 466
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (662) 846-3000

Example Classes: Digital Image Processing, Fundamental Techniques in Surveying, Geospatial Mathematics, Algorithms, and Statistics, Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis, The Law and Surveying, Topographic Mapping

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences - Geospatial Technologies
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $8,883
Annual Tuition: $8,883
Annual Tuition: $8,883
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 542
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 417
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (309) 295-1414

Example Classes: Applied GIScience, Digital Earth, Environmental Applications of GIS, GIS Data Acquisition, GIS Data Integration, Social Applications of GIS

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science - Geoenvironment and Planning
  • Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science - Geospatial Science
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 76,929
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

Example Classes: Atmospheric Science, Geosciences Methodologies, Geospatial Programming, Leadership and Ethics in the Geosciences, Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis, Spatial Analysis

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS Geosciences
  • BS Geosciences - Geospatial Technology
  • BS Information Technologies - Geographic Information Systems
  • BA Anthropology - Geospatial Technologies
  • BS Geosciences - Natural Resources & Conservation
#4
#4

Oregon State University

Corvallis (OR)
Annual Tuition: $13,905
Annual Tuition: $13,905
Annual Tuition: $13,905
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,306
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,259
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (541) 737-0123

Example Classes: Climate Change, Water and Society, Climatology, Earth Systems Science, Geography of the Western World, Geovisualization: Cartography, Human Geography

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geospatial Science
#5
#5

Unity College

Unity (ME)
Annual Tuition: $14,100
Annual Tuition: $14,100
Annual Tuition: $14,100
  • Online Degrees: 11
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 17
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 79
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (207) 509-7100

Example Classes: Advanced Spatial Analysis and GIS Application, Conservation Cartography and Visualization, Environmental Impact using Remote Sensing, Maps and Graphics for a Changing World

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Behavior - Environmental GIS
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geospatial Technologies
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geospatial Technologies - Emergency Disaster Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geospatial Technologies - Renewable Energy
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geospatial Technologies - Sustainable Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geospatial Technologies - Wildlife Ecology
#6
#6

University of Arizona

Tucson (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $15,750
Annual Tuition: $15,750
Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,903
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,339
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (520) 621-2211

Example Classes: Advanced GIS, Cartographic Design and Production, Geographical Applications of Remote Sensing, Integrated Geospatial Technologies, Statistical Techniquest in Geography, Regional Development, & Planning, Web-Mobile GIS

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology
#7
#7

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $15,900
Annual Tuition: $15,900
Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1298
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,353
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,021
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Advanced Statistics for Geography and Planning, Air Photo Interpretation, Cartography and Georepresentation, Programming Principles in GIS I, Spatial Databases, Statistics for Geography and Planning

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Geographic Information Science
  • BA in Geography
  • BS in Geography
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
Annual Tuition: $16,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1167
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 41
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 247
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (773) 244-6200

Example Classes: Databases and Spatial Data Management, Development of Web Apps, Fundamentals of Smart Maps and Location Intelligence, Learning to Apply GIS Software, Spatial Programming: Python, The Art and Science of Map Design: Geo-Visualization

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Location Intelligence
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $17,280
Annual Tuition: $17,280
Annual Tuition: $17,280
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 701
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 367
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (336) 334-7500

Example Classes: Analytical Photogrammetry, Geodesy, Hydraulics and Piping Systems, Hydrology, Land Survey Systems, Subdivision Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Geomatics
#10
#10

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton (FL)
Annual Tuition: $21,595
Annual Tuition: $21,595
Annual Tuition: $21,595
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,793
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,377
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (561) 297-3000

Example Classes: Human-Environmental Interactions in South Florida, Quantitative Methods, Remote Sensing of the Environment, Spatial Data Analysis, Weather and Climate, World Geography

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Geoscience