2019 Most Affordable Online Software Engineering Degrees

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These 17 schools all offer online bachelor's degrees in software engineering for less than $24,000 per year. The first four colleges on the list charge less than $10,000 a year, making them exceptional choices for students seeking a high quality education at a low cost. Middle Georgia State University is the #1 school. They offer a BS in Information Technology with a concentration in software engineering for only $5,970 annually. The #2 choice, University of Maine at Augusta, offers a BS in Computer Information Systems with a focus on software development. The annual tuition for online bachelor's degrees at the University of Maine at Augusta is $8,730, making them another high value option.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online master's in software engineering programs. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Middle Georgia State University Annual Tuition $5,970
#2 #2 University of Maine at Augusta Annual Tuition $8,730
#3 #3 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $9,000
#4 #4 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,920
#5 #5 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $11,160
#6 #6 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $12,000
#7 #7 The College of Saint Scholastica Annual Tuition $12,640
#8 #8 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $12,704
#9 #9 Rogers State University Annual Tuition $13,144
#10 #10 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,280
#11 #11 Herzing University Annual Tuition $14,110
#12 #12 Ashford University Annual Tuition $14,250
#13 #13 Strayer University Annual Tuition $14,500
#14 #14 Eastern Florida State College Annual Tuition $15,267
#15 #15 Northeastern University Global Network Annual Tuition $15,900
#16 #16 Hodges University Annual Tuition $20,520
#17 #17 Herzing University-Brookfield Annual Tuition $23,600
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Programming and Data Structures; C++ Programming; Computer Architecture; Distributed Enterprise Software; Mobile Computing Systems and Applications; Object Oriented Analysis and Design; Robot Programming; Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Java Programming; Principles of Human Computer Interaction and User Design; Programming in C# and .NET; Software Quality Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Parallel and Distributed Database Systems; Program Analysis; Secure Software Development and Assurance

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Computational Graphics and Visualization; Emerging Systems Architectures & Technologies; Mobile Architecture and Programming; Secure Coding; Software Development Lifecycle; Software Reverse Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,160
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Java Programming II; Microsoft .NET Il; Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design; User Centered Design

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    C++ Programming; Linear Algebra; Net-centric Computing; Programming for Mobile Devices; Technical Communications for Engineering Sciences; Trends in Computer Science
  • Annual Tuition: $12,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Architecture; Database Modeling; Programming I with Java; Systems Analysis and Design; Systems Development Internship
  • Annual Tuition: $12,704
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Calculus for Engineers; Discrete Mathematical Structures; Information Assurance and Security; Microcomputer Architecture and Programming; Operating Systems and Networks; Principles of Database Management; Software Engineering Principles and Concepts; Software Enterprise: Design and Process; Software Project, Process and Quality Management; Software Verification and Validation, and Testing

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,144
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Web System Development; Computer Graphics Programming; Introduction to 3D Modeling
  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computing Platforms and Network Technologies; Information Security; Information Technology Project Management; Intermediate Database and Database Connectivity; Intermediate Java Programming; IT Infrastructure; Management and Design of Data Base Systems; Management and Design of Database Systems; Server-Side Scripting with Ruby on Rails; Software Testing and Quality
  • Annual Tuition: $14,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    C# Programming; C++ Programming; Database Concepts and Applications; Discrete Structures for Computer Science; Internet Foundation; Object-Oriented Programming
  • Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Data Structures, Algorithms & Designs; Software Requirements & Analysis; System Administration & Security
  • Annual Tuition: $14,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Architecture; Agile Project Management; Enterprise Architecture; Information Systems for Decision Making; Information Technology Audit and Control; IT Project Leadership Strategies; Project Leadership Strategies; Project Requirements and Design; Software Architecture Techniques; Strategic Planning for Database Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $15,267
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Application Development for Mobile Devices; Emerging Information Technologies; Internet Programming; Web Applications Programming; Web Page Authoring
  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Applications Development; E-Commerce Systems; Structured Query Language (SQL); Web Design and Multimedia
  • Annual Tuition: $20,520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Computer Applications; Enterprise Applications; Fundamentals of System & Network Security; Mobile Application Development; Networks & Telecommunications; Systems Analysis & Solutions Architectures

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  • Annual Tuition: $23,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Client-Side Website Development; Data Warehousing; Legacy Systems Introduction; Python Programming; System Administration Scripting
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