2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Information Technology

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

The 23 schools in this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in information technology. In first place, Middle Georgia State University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $3,825. Courses for MGA's program include Digital Evidence & Cybercrime, Digital Forensics, Distributed Enterprise Software, Ethical Hacking, Network and Cyber Security, and Public Health Informatics. Ranked #2, Northeastern State University offers a M.S. in Library Media & Information Technology at a tuition rate of $4,267 annually.

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

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Middle Georgia State University $3,825
# 2 #2 Northeastern State University $4,267
# 3 #3 Kennesaw State University $5,745
# 4 #4 Trevecca Nazarene University $5,925
# 5 #5 University of North Alabama $5,950
# 6 (tie) #6 (tie) American Public University System $6,300
# 6 (tie) #6 (tie) Grantham University $6,300
# 8 #8 The University of West Florida $6,375
# 9 #9 University of the Potomac $6,412
# 10 #10 Southern Arkansas University $6,600
# 11 #11 Strayer University $6,640
# 12 #12 Western Governors University $7,380
# 13 #13 University of the Cumberlands $7,750
# 14 #14 University of Alabama at Birmingham $8,010
# 15 #15 University of North Carolina at Greensboro $8,336
# 16 #16 Arizona State University $8,512
# 17 #17 Wilmington University $8,784
# 18 #18 Colorado State University Global $9,000
# 19 #19 Towson University $9,367
# 20 #20 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide $10,335
# 21 #21 Montclair State University $10,492
# 22 #22 Indiana University - Bloomington $10,500
# 23 #23 Bellevue University $10,530
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • 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: Digital Evidence & Cybercrime, Digital Forensics, Distributed Enterprise Software, Ethical Hacking, Network and Cyber Security, Public Health Informatics

#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,267
Annual Tuition: $4,267
Annual Tuition: $4,267
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 918 -1123
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,182
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 351
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (918) 456-5511

Example Classes: Acquisition and Organization of Library Materials, Information Resources and Services, Leadership and Public Relations

#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $5,745
Annual Tuition: $5,745
Annual Tuition: $5,745
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • 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: Data Visualization, Database Security & Auditing, Health Information Security, Information Technology Policy and Law, Infrastructure Defense, Wireless Security

#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $5,925
Annual Tuition: $5,925
Annual Tuition: $5,925
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 561
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 827
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 248-1200

Example Classes: Computer Based Instruction & Design for Learning, Copyright Laws for Online Learning and Development, Ethics and Culture Models for Learning Design, Instructional Design, Interactive and Digital Tools for Learning

#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
Annual Tuition: $5,950
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 594
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,023
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 765-4100

Example Classes: Applied Research for Professionals, Organizations, Institutions, and Change, Professional Ethics in a Multicultural World

#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • 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: Advanced Digital Forensics, Cyber Ethics: Privacy and Intellectual Property, Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling, IT Project Management: Cost and Communications, IT Project Management: Quality and Risk, Object Oriented Applications: Integration, Quality Assurance, and Deployment

#6
#6

Grantham University

Kansas City (KS)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • 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: Data Communications, Emerging Technologies, Information Systems Strategic Planning, Information Technology Project Management, Project Management Integration Framework, Telecommunications

#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $6,375
Annual Tuition: $6,375
Annual Tuition: $6,375
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,928
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,504
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (850) 474-2000

Example Classes: Data Visualization, Database Systems, Digital Media Analytics, Programming for Information Technology, Trends in Information Technology

#9
#9

University of the Potomac

Multiple Locations
Annual Tuition: $6,412
Annual Tuition: $6,412
Annual Tuition: $6,412
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 74%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 21
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Cloud Computing from the Ground Up, Data Analysis, Executive Leadership, Network Defense and Countermeasures, Strategic Management

#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 261
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 608
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (870) 235-4000

Example Classes: Applied Cryptography, Data Structures and Algorithms, Decision Science, Machine Learning, Privacy Compliant Systems Design, Traceable Systems and Computer Forensics

#11
#11

Strayer University

Nationwide
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • 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: Advanced Computer Architecture, Communication Technology, IT Project Leadership Strategies, IT Project Management, Strategic Planning For Database Systems

#12
#12

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $7,380
Annual Tuition: $7,380
Annual Tuition: $7,380
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • 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: Cyberlaw, Regulations, and Compliance, Disaster Recovery Planning, Prevention and Response, Information Technology Management, Power, Influence and Leadership, Technical Writing, Technological Globalization

#13
#13

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $7,750
Annual Tuition: $7,750
Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • 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: Analyzing and Visualizing Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Operational Excellence, Organization Leadership and Decision Making

#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $8,010
Annual Tuition: $8,010
Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,442
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,161
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 934-4011

Example Classes: Databases and Data Modeling, Informatics and Information Technology Review to Advance Care, Informatics Project Evaluation/Human Factors, Nursing Informatics Systems Analysis and Design

#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $8,336
Annual Tuition: $8,336
Annual Tuition: $8,336
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 87%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,931
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,058
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (336) 334-5000

Example Classes: Data Management, Information Security and Privacy, Telecommunications and Distributed Networks, Web Programming

#16
#16

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • 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: Analyzing Big Data, Application Web Frameworks, Developing Security Policy, Information Analysis, Modeling, Representation & Communication (, Managing Intelligent Devices in an Enterprise Environment, Middleware Programming and Database Security

#17
#17

Wilmington University

New Castle (DE)
Annual Tuition: $8,784
Annual Tuition: $8,784
Annual Tuition: $8,784
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,665
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,085
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (877) 967-5464

Example Classes: Analysis, Modeling, and Design, Data Communications and Networking, Data Management, IT Policy and Strategy, Project and Change Management

#18
#18

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,054
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,422
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 920-6723

Example Classes: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Ethical Considerations in Managing Information Technology, Information Systems and Security, Information Technology Auditing and Assurance, Management Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Systems, Managing Virtualized and Cloud Systems

#19
#19

Towson University

Towson (MD)
Annual Tuition: $9,367
Annual Tuition: $9,367
Annual Tuition: $9,367
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 169
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 315
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (410) 704-2000

Example Classes: Business Data Communications, Ethics, Law, and Policy in Cyberspace, Mobile Device Forensics, Software Requirements Engineering, Software Testing and Maintenance, Systems Development Process

#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $10,335
Annual Tuition: $10,335
Annual Tuition: $10,335
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 60%
  • Graduation Rate: 20%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,803
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,398
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (800) 522-6787

Example Classes: Change Management and Configuration Control, Global Information and Technology Management, Information Risk Management, Information Systems Strategic Planning, Systems Analysis and Design

#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $10,492
Annual Tuition: $10,492
Annual Tuition: $10,492
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 81%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 168
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 722
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (973) 655-4000

Example Classes: Computer Networks, Computer Security, Database Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Web Development

#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 78%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1150 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 99
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,689
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (812) 855-4848

Example Classes: Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure, Digital Technology and Innovation, Enterprise Data Management, IT risk and security management, Mobile platforms and technologies

#23
#23

Bellevue University

Bellevue (NE)
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,052
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,638
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 291-8100

Example Classes: Computing Platforms and Network Technologies, Ethical Hacking and Response, Mobile Application Development, Planning, Designing and Implementing Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Solutions, Security Architecture and Design, Software Testing and Quality