GetEducated.com, http://www.geteducated.com, a consumer group that publishes rankings and reviews of the best colleges online based on higher education costs and credibility, has released their list of the Best Online Colleges for an online IT bachelor degree on the dimension of college affordability.
The Get Educated online college affordability rankings are based on a survey of higher education costs at 43 regionally accredited universities that offer 88 online computer degrees at the bachelor program level.
Fort Hays State University Online (KS), ranked #1 and #2 on the Get Educated online college affordability rankings for their online bachelor of science in various IT career areas and their online bachelors degree in technology leadership.
Online students will pay about $21,000 for an online computer science degree from Fort Hays. At Fort Hays, a state college, online students nationwide enjoy the same low cost tuition as Kansas residents.
The Thomas Edison State College Distance Learning program ranked #3 in cost savings for their online computer science bachelor degree. New Jersey residents will pay about $22,586 for an online degree. Non-residents will pay more (about $37,140).
By comparison, the average higher education costs for an online IT bachelor degree or a computer science degree online came in at $46,758.
Among the top most expensive online IT degrees for computer professionals: Rochester Institute of Technology University (NY) ($85,140) and Mercy College (NY) ($86,340). Both are private traditional universities which offer online degree programs.
Kaplan University Online, one of America’s largest for-profit online schools, earned a “D” for college affordability for their online IT bachelor degree at a cost of about $66,780 -- more than three times that of the #1 Best Buy, Fort Hays.
"Online university students can pay as little as $21,000 or as much as $86,000 for an online IT bachelor degree," says Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com, the only group in the nation to publish online college affordability rankings, "Clearly it pays for non-traditional students to Get Educated about higher education costs before they enroll," says Phillips.
Consumers can compare more than 300 computer science degrees online by cost, public reputation, and student reviews by searching the Get Educated directory of online colleges.
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