2020 Most Affordable Online IT Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
2020 Most Affordable Information Technology Bachelors Degrees Badge
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 24 colleges offer the most affordable online bachelor's in information technology degrees. Ranked #1, Tennessee State University charges $4,200 per year for their BAS in Information Technology. Available courses include Database Management Systems, Managing Information Technology, Managing Software Development, and Seminar in Data Communications. Ranked #2, Great Basin College offers a tuition rate of $4,785 annually.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online master's in information technology degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Tennessee State University $4,200
# 2 #2 Great Basin College $4,785
# 3 #3 Albany State University $5,487
# 4 #4 Kennesaw State University $5,562
# 5 (tie) #5 (tie) Georgia Southwestern State University $5,970
# 5 (tie) #5 (tie) University of the Cumberlands $5,970
# 7 #7 South Texas College $6,000
# 8 #8 Tarleton State University $6,044
# 9 #9 Minot State University $6,087
# 10 #10 Columbus State University $6,510
# 11 #11 Western Governors University $6,750
# 12 #12 Fort Hays State University $6,778
# 13 #13 Broward College $6,803
# 14 #14 Columbia Southern University $6,900
# 15 #15 University of the Potomac $7,785
# 16 #16 American Public University System $8,100
# 17 #17 Middle Georgia State University $8,670
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) Grantham University $8,850
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) Missouri State University $8,850
# 20 #20 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 21 #21 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale $9,637
# 22 #22 Thomas Edison State University $9,856
# 23 #23 Strayer University $9,867
# 24 #24 Utah State University $10,470
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $4,200
Annual Tuition: $4,200
Annual Tuition: $4,200

Through TSU @ a Distance, Tennessee State University offers two online degrees in information technology: a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Information Technology. Both degrees require 120 credit hours. The professional studies curriculum includes general education, professional core, concentration courses, electives, and a culminating project. Students who have completed some college coursework may consider... the interdisciplinary studies program. Assuming all general education requirements have been met, students can choose courses in any two cognates. A cognate in information technology is available; other options include psychology, communications, multicultural studies, English, and teaching. The program also requires electives and a culminating project.

Online coursework is delivered through the Brightspace learning management system. Out-of-state online students pay a reduced tuition rate, and students may be able to earn credit for prior learning. Financial aid is also available. Distance learners have access to services such as online tutoring, online library resources, and technical support.

Prospective students can submit an online application through TSU’s website or through the Common Black College Application portal. Applicants will be required to submit additional documentation, such as official transcripts.

  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 197
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 241
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 963-5000

Example Classes: Database Management Systems, Managing Information Technology, Managing Software Development, Seminar in Data Communications

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Information Technology
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,785
Annual Tuition: $4,785
Annual Tuition: $4,785

The online degree programs at Great Basin College are designed to build practical skills that enable students to succeed, both in the classroom and at work. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Information Technology online degree program, for example, provides students with relevant knowledge and abilities that prepare them for management roles in public- and private-sector technical work environments. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of online resources that develop effective... study habits, build test-taking skills, maximize learning styles, and provide specific tutoring assistance, if needed.

Those students who opt to specialize in Digital Information Technology will take a combination of IT and business management courses. The IT courses include digital information production, communications, digital storage, graphics and multimedia, information management, and networking, while the business management courses cover business decision making, strategic planning, accounting, HR management, and professional ethics.

However, before students can enroll in Great Basin’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Information Technology online degree program, they must have already earned a two-year associate degree from a regionally accredited college with a GPA greater than 2.0. This involves completing a diverse selection of liberal arts courses that fulfill general education requirements. Qualified applicants should contact the school’s admissions office directly before continuing with the application process for the degree program.

  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,194
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (775) 738-8493

Example Classes: Digital Communications, GIS in Business and Community, Management Information Systems, SQL Database Design and Implementation, TCP/IP: Managing Network Resources

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Information Technology
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,487
Annual Tuition: $5,487
Annual Tuition: $5,487

Albany State University offers a number of online degrees through its distance learning program, including a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Technology. The MIST program takes an interdisciplinary approach to information technology by combining it with business operations and management courses. It is designed to prepare students for work in database administration, telecommunications, data communications, IT project management, computer systems analysis, and other technologically... advanced business management roles.

In addition to completing a broad cross-section of general education courses, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Technology online degree program will take a total of 20 courses in both business and IT. These courses include Management Science, Economics and Business Statistics, Foundations of Financial Management, Principles of Marketing, and Organizational Behavior, as well as Database Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Programming in Business, and E-Commerce. A business internship that allows students to apply theories and concepts to real-world situations is another key requirement to completing this online bachelor’s degree program. Most students complete the 124-credit program in about four years.

Applying for Albany State’s Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Technology online degree program begins with submitting an online application through the school’s website. Applicants will also be required to submit several other types of documentation, including official transcripts from previously attended schools, SAT or ACT scores, and more.

  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Average SATs: 750 -900
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,084
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 205
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (229) 430-4600

Example Classes: Computer Programming in Business, Database Management, E-Commerce, Human-Computer Interactions, Systems Analysis & Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Technology
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $5,562
Annual Tuition: $5,562
Annual Tuition: $5,562
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,627
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (470) 578-6000

Example Classes: Database Systems, IT Policy and Law, Management of IT & HCI, Operating Systems Concepts & Administration, Software Acquisition & Project Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Upper Level Concentrations
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,970
Annual Tuition: $5,970
Annual Tuition: $5,970
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 624
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 124
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Assembly Language Programming, Computer Security, Discrete Structures, Human Computer Interaction, Internet Technologies, Microcomputer Interface and Configuration

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
#5
#5

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $5,970
Annual Tuition: $5,970
Annual Tuition: $5,970
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 995 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,072
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 549-2200

Example Classes: Business Intelligence, Hardware, Information Security and Assurance, Networking, Server Administration, Web Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Sciences
#7
#7

South Texas College

McAllen (TX) (and 2 others)
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 15%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,408
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Advanced Network Security, Data Communications - Convergent Technologies, Digital Image Processing and Presentation, Technology in Enterprise Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Technology in Computer and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology in Technology Management
#8
#8

Tarleton State University

Stephenville (TX)
Annual Tuition: $6,044
Annual Tuition: $6,044
Annual Tuition: $6,044
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 718
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 286
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (254) 968-9000

Example Classes: C# Programming, Computer Forensics, Data Communications, Database Theory and Practice, Management Information Systems, System Analysis and Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BAAS in Information Technology
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,087
Annual Tuition: $6,087
Annual Tuition: $6,087
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 843
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 143
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (701) 858-3000

Example Classes: Collaborative Computing, Information System Strategy, Management, & Acquisition, IT Infrastructure, Projects in Management of Information Systems, Systems Analysis, Web-Based Application Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology - IT Manager
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology - Systems Analyst
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems - Information Processing
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems - Office Services
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $6,510
Annual Tuition: $6,510
Annual Tuition: $6,510
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 870 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 737
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 781
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (706) 507-8800

Example Classes: Architecture and Operating Systems, Data Communications and Networks, Database Design, Development and Deployment, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Assurance and Security, Systems Acquisition,Integration and Implementation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
#11
#11

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 88,921
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 32,516
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 274-3280

Example Classes: Business of IT - Applications, Emerging Technologies, Ethical Situations in Business, Linux Foundations, Technical Communication, User Interface Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Information Technology
  • B.S. Business - Information Technology Management
  • B.S. Business Administration—IT Management
  • B.S. Cloud Computing
  • B.S. Computer Science
  • B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $6,778
Annual Tuition: $6,778
Annual Tuition: $6,778
  • Online Degrees: 9
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,608
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,404
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 628-4000

Example Classes: Introduction to Web Development, Network Architecture and Data Communications, Public Policy, Ethics and Law in Telecommunications, Research Methods in Informatics

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications - Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications - Health Informatics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications - Web and Mobile Application Development
  • Bachelor of General Studies - Informatics Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Networking and Telecommunications
#13
#13

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale (FL)
Annual Tuition: $6,803
Annual Tuition: $6,803
Annual Tuition: $6,803
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 74%
  • Graduation Rate: 30%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,162
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (954) 201-7350

Example Classes: Database Concepts, Human Computer Interaction, Infrastructure and Facilities Planning, Integrative Programming and Technologies, Social and Professional Issues in IT, Systems Integration and Architecture

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BAS in Information Technology​ 
#14
#14

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 15,245
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,859
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (251) 981-3771 x1278

Example Classes: Information Technology Evaluation and Implementation, Internet and Network Security, Personal Computer Fundamentals, Programming Concepts and Problem Solving, System Analysis and Design, Web Design and Development

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Business Administration-Information Technology
  • B.S. Information Technology
  • B.S. Information Systems and Cyber Security
  • B.S. Information Systems and Cyber Security-Homeland Security
#15
#15

University of the Potomac

Multiple Locations
Annual Tuition: $7,785
Annual Tuition: $7,785
Annual Tuition: $7,785
  • Online Degrees: 11
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 74%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 21
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Computer Networking and Telecommunications, Computer Systems Technology, Foundations of Cyber Security, Management Support Systems, Network Defense and Countermeasures, Wireless Networking

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Policy - Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Digital Forensics
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Geospatial Intelligence
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,746
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 8,342
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Information Security, Introduction to Web Analytics, Management Information Systems, Object Oriented Programming and UML, Web Development Using JavaScript

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Security Management - Information Security
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Information Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $8,670
Annual Tuition: $8,670
Annual Tuition: $8,670
  • Online Degrees: 9
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,417
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 181
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (478) 471-2700

Example Classes: Database Principles, Foundations of Information Assurance, Incident Response and Contingency Planning, Legal and Ethical Issues, Virtual Computing, White Collar and Cybercrime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Information Technology - Critical Infrastructure Management
  • BS in Information Technology - Cyber Forensics
  • BS in Information Technology - Cybersecurity
  • BS in Information Technology - Health Informatics
  • BS in Information Technology - Integrated Digital Media & Game Design
#18
#18

Grantham University

Kansas City (KS)
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 6,707
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,352
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (800) 955-2527

Example Classes: Business Statistics, Database Applications, Information Systems Analysis, Information Systems Design & Implementation, Information Systems Project Management, Management Information Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Computer Engineering Technology
  • BS in Computer Science
  • BS in Cyber Security
  • BS in Information Systems
  • BS in Information Systems - Cybersecurity
  • BS in Information Systems - Health Informatics
#18
#18

Missouri State University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1018 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 952
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,202
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 836-5000

Example Classes: Data Infrastructure for Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Foundations of Information Technology Service Management, Hacker Techniques and Incident Response, Information Systems Development, IT Services Project Management

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Application Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Infrastructure
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Online Degrees: 27
  • 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: Computer Platform Technologies, Cyberlaw and Ethics, Human Factors in Information Technology, Introduction to Scripting, Network and Telecommunication Management, Web Site Design

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA General Studies - Essentials of Information Technologies
  • BA Information Technologies
  • BS Information Technologies
  • BS Information Technologies - Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Computer Science - Data Analytics
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $9,637
Annual Tuition: $9,637
Annual Tuition: $9,637
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,589
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 506
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (618) 453-2121

Example Classes: Applications of Technical Communication, Ethical and Legal Issues in IT, Information Systems: Analysis, Design, and Implementation, Information Technology Project Management, Web-based Applications in Information Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Information Technology - Applied Data Analytics
  • BS in Information Technology - Cybersecurity
  • BS in Information Technology - Data Management
  • BS in Information Technology - Network & System Administration
  • BS in Information Technology - Web & Mobile App Development
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 696
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (609) 984-1100 x2025

Example Classes: C++ Programming, Data Structures, Database Management, Operating Systems, Software Engineering

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
#23
#23

Strayer University

Nationwide
Annual Tuition: $9,867
Annual Tuition: $9,867
Annual Tuition: $9,867
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 41%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,009
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,021
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Cloud Architecture and Design, Computer Architecture, Computer Programming Design, Data Warehouse Planning, Networking Security Fundamentals, Object Oriented Computer Programming I

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Analytics
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Data Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - IT Project Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Networking
#24
#24
Annual Tuition: $10,470
Annual Tuition: $10,470
Annual Tuition: $10,470
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,911
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 994
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (435) 797-1000

Example Classes: Cloud Computing, Communications Technology, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Hazard Recognition & Control, Security and Digital Forensics, Technology Enterprises

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Systems - Information and Computer Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Systems - Product Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Systems - Quality and Reliability
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Systems - Robotics, Automation, and Controls
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Systems - Technical Management