Best Affordable Online Master's Computer Science

Want an online master’s in computer science that is regionally accredited and affordable? Get Educated’s “Best Buy” rankings reveal the 45 most affordable online computer science and IT master’s degrees for cost-conscious students.

This ranking of affordable online degrees was calculated by reviewing and analyzing tuition and distance learning fees at 77 regionally accredited graduate schools in the U.S. that offer a total of 115 online master’s in computer science.

The survey includes a wide range of online computer science degree specialties like computer forensics, web design, information security, database management and programming.
 
Real survey data — not ad dollars — determines who makes this exclusive ranking of online master’s in computer science.
 
Online universities NEVER pay to be included in these rankings. To appear on any Get Educated Best Online Universities list, the online degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average of all degrees reviewed in the comprehensive national survey.
 
Average Cost of an Online Master’s in Computer Science: $25,670
Most Affordable Online Master’s in Computer Science: East Carolina University ~ $6,360
Most Expensive Online Master’s in Computer Science: Carnegie Mellon University ~ $63,976
 

Search all Online Masters Computer Science >>


Degree costs were valid at time of collection (Spring 2013). 
 
Click on any online master’s degree in computer science listing to view detailed information on cost calculations, admission requirements and degree reviews. Get Educated® BEFORE you enroll!
 
Affordable Online Master's Computer Science Rankings
 
Rankings Note: These online university rankings are based on a Get Educated Spring 2013 review of regionally accredited online master’s in computer science and information technology. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection and are specific to the online learning program. Profiles for each online master’s degree program in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire degree and typically reflects the most affordable online degree option. Actual costs vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost
 
Editorial Note: Online universities do NOT pay to be included in any Get Educated online degree rankings survey. These online university rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate university that offers a master’s degree available at least 80 percent through online learning and is open to enrollment by the public.

If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each online degree ranking list is calculated every two years. The next Best Affordable Online Master’s in Computer Science rankings will be undertaken in Spring 2015.
 
These affordable online degree rankings may NOT be re-posted online or reprinted in any format without a license from Get Educated ®. Consumer finance bloggers and editors, contact our editors for a free custom article on the best online computer science degrees for use on your website. Our mission: Help consumers Get Educated ® about the best online colleges for cost and credibility.
RANKSCHOOL / DEGREESTATEPRICENOTE
1

A

East Carolina University - College of Technology and Computer Science - Graduate(NC)
$6,360
$23,760
Resident
Others
2

A

Fort Hays State University - Graduate College of Business & Entrepreneurship(KS)
$7,241
3

A

Fort Hays State University - Graduate College of Arts & Sciences(KS)
$7,482
4

A

Minot State University - Graduate College of Business(ND)
$9,623
5

A

Mississippi State University - College of Business - Graduate
(MS)
$11,190
6

A

The University of West Florida - College of Arts & Sciences - Graduate(FL)
$11,522
$12,527
Resident
Others
7

A

North Carolina State University at Raleigh - College of Engineering-Graduate(NC)
$11,687
$23,281
Resident
Others
8

A

American Public University - School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics-Graduate(WV)
$11,700
9

A-

Dakota State University - College of Business & Information Systems - Graduate
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
(SD)
$12,002
10

A-

Western Governors University - College of Information Technology - Graduate Logo Western Governors University - College of Information Technology - Graduate
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
(UT)
$12,140
11

A-

Indiana State University - College of Technology - Graduate(IN)
$12,262
$15,206
Resident
Others
12

A-

Columbus State University - College of Science - Graduate(GA)
$12,264
13

A-

Georgia Southern University - Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology - Gra(GA)
$12,650
14

A-

University of Illinois at Springfield - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Graduate(IL)
$12,739
15

A-

Texas Tech University - College of Arts & Science - Graduate(TX)
$13,062
$25,698
Resident
Others
16

B+

Jacksonville State University - School of Arts & Sciences - Graduate(AL)
$13,170
17

B+

Tarleton State University - School of Computer Information Systems-Graduate(TX)
$13,679
$25,235
Resident
Others
18

B+

Missouri State University - College of Business Administration - Graduate(MO)
$14,760
19

B+

Trident University International - College of Information Systems-Graduate(CA)
$15,300
20

B+

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - College of Sciences-Graduate(MA)
$16,230
21

B+

University of Maryland-University College - Graduate School of Management and Technology(MD)
$17,028
$24,264
$17,208
Resident
Others
Military
22

B+

Capitol College - Graduate School of Computer Science & Information Technology (MD)
$17,070
23

B

The College of Saint Scholastica - School of Business and Technology - Graduate(MN)
$17,945
24

B

Central Connecticut State University - School of Arts & Sciences - Graduate(CT)
$18,051
25

B

Iowa State University - College of Engineering-Graduate(IA)
$19,094
26

B

Harvard University - Harvard Extension School-Graduate Information Technology(MA)
$19,500
27

B

Knowledge Systems Institute - School of Computer Information Sciences - Graduate(IL)
$19,500
28

B

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$20,088
29

B

Davenport University - School of Technology - Graduate(MI)
$20,391
30

B

Capitol College - Graduate School of Computer Science & Information Technology (MD)
$20,484
31

B-

Hodges University - School of Information Systems Management - Graduate(FL)
$21,700
32

B-

Baker College Online - Graduate School of Information Systems(MI)
$22,275
33

B-

Nova Southeastern University - College of Engineering and Computing Logo Nova Southeastern University - College of Engineering and Computing(FL)
$22,500
34

B-

Walsh College(MI)
$22,674
35

B-

()
$22,715
36

B-

()
$23,436
37

C+

Florida Institute of Technology - School of Information Technology - Graduate(FL)
$24,420
38

C+

Franklin Pierce University - School of Information Technology Management - Graduate(NH)
$24,662
39

C+

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$24,840
40

C+

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - College of Engineering - Graduate(VA)
$25,049
$43,595
Resident
Others
41

C+

University of Bridgeport - College of Engineering - Graduate(CT)
$25,295
42

C+

Franklin University - College of Arts, Sciences & Technology-Graduate(OH)
$25,400
43

C+

James Madison University - College of Computer Science - Graduate(VA)
$25,575
44

C

University of Dallas(TX)
45

C

Nova Southeastern University - College of Engineering and Computing
    (FL)
    46

    C

    University of Phoenix-Online Campus - College of Information Systems and Technology - Graduate
      (AZ)
      47

      C

      Sullivan University - College of Business Administration - Graduate / Integrishield
        (KY)
        48

        C

        University of Denver - University College - College of Professional & Continuing Studies-Graduate Business
          (CO)
          49

          C

          University of Maryland-Baltimore County - College of Engineering and Information Technology - Graduate
            (MD)
            50

            C-

            Champlain College - Graduate School of Business
              (VT)
              51

              C-

              Golden Gate University-San Francisco - Edward S. Ageno School of Business - Graduate
                (CA)
                52

                C-

                American Intercontinental University - Graduate School of Information Technology
                  (IL)
                  53

                  C-

                  Strayer University - Online - School of Information Systems - Graduate
                    (DC)
                    54

                    C-

                    Walden University - School of Management - Graduate
                      (MN)
                      55

                      C-

                      Marist College - School of Computer Science and Mathematics - Graduate
                        (NY)
                        56

                        D+

                        Capella University - School of Technology - Graduate
                          (MN)
                          57

                          D+

                          Mercy College-Main Campus - School of Business - Graduate
                            (NY)
                            58

                            D+

                            Brandeis University - Graduate School of Professional Studies-Technology
                              (MA)
                              59

                              D+

                              Hofstra University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Graduate
                                (NY)
                                60

                                D+

                                Norwich University - School of Information Assurance - Graduate
                                  (VT)
                                  61

                                  D+

                                  Boston University - Graduate College of Arts & Sciences
                                    (MA)
                                    62

                                    D

                                    DeVry University - College of Engineering & Information Sciences-Graduate
                                      (IL)
                                      63

                                      D

                                      Creighton University - Graduate School - Information Technology
                                        (NE)
                                        64

                                        D

                                        New Jersey Institute of Technology - College of Computing Science - Graduate
                                          (NJ)
                                          65

                                          D

                                          University of Oregon - Graduate School-Applied Information Management
                                            (OR)
                                            66

                                            D

                                            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Office of Continuing Engineering Education - Graduate
                                              (IL)
                                              67

                                              D

                                              Illinois Institute of Technology - Online - College of Science and Letters - Graduate
                                                (IL)
                                                68

                                                D-

                                                DePaul University - College of Computing & Digital Media-Graduate
                                                  (IL)
                                                  69

                                                  D-

                                                  Southern Methodist University - Graduate School of Engineering
                                                    (TX)
                                                    70

                                                    D-

                                                    Stevens Institute of Technology - Charles V Schaefer Jr School of Engineering & Science-Graduate
                                                      (NJ)
                                                      71

                                                      D-

                                                      Northwestern University - School of Continuing Studies-Graduate Medical Informatics
                                                        (IL)
                                                        72

                                                        D-

                                                        University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering - Graduate
                                                          (CA)
                                                          73

                                                          D-

                                                          Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Computing & Information Sciences - Graduate
                                                            (NY)
                                                            74

                                                            F

                                                              ()
                                                              75

                                                              F

                                                                ()
                                                                76

                                                                F

                                                                Stevens Institute of Technology - Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management - Graduate
                                                                  (NJ)
                                                                  77

                                                                  F

                                                                  Columbia University - School of Engineering & Applied Science-Graduate
                                                                    (NY)
                                                                    78

                                                                    F

                                                                      ()
                                                                      79

                                                                      F

                                                                      Carnegie Mellon University - School of Information Systems & Management - Graduate
                                                                        (PA)
                                                                        80

                                                                        B+

                                                                        Sam Houston State University - Department of Computer Science - Graduate(TX)
                                                                        $15,972
                                                                        81

                                                                        B-

                                                                        University of Arkansas - Sam M Walton College of Business - Graduate
                                                                        (AR)
                                                                        $23,250
                                                                        82

                                                                        C

                                                                        Pennsylvania State University - World Campus - College of Information Sciences & Technology-Graduate
                                                                          (PA)
                                                                          83

                                                                          B+

                                                                          Bellevue University - Graduate College of Information Technology(NE)
                                                                          $17,460

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                                                                          Best Affordable Online Master's Computer Science

                                                                          Want an online master’s in computer science that is regionally accredited and affordable? Get Educated’s “Best Buy” rankings reveal the 45 most affordable online computer science and IT master’s degrees for cost-conscious students.

                                                                          This ranking of affordable online degrees was calculated by reviewing and analyzing tuition and distance learning fees at 77 regionally accredited graduate schools in the U.S. that offer a total of 115 online master’s in computer science.

                                                                          The survey includes a wide range of online computer science degree specialties like computer forensics, web design, information security, database management and programming.
                                                                           
                                                                          Real survey data — not ad dollars — determines who makes this exclusive ranking of online master’s in computer science.
                                                                           
                                                                          Online universities NEVER pay to be included in these rankings. To appear on any Get Educated Best Online Universities list, the online degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average of all degrees reviewed in the comprehensive national survey.
                                                                           
                                                                          Average Cost of an Online Master’s in Computer Science: $25,670
                                                                          Most Affordable Online Master’s in Computer Science: East Carolina University ~ $6,360
                                                                          Most Expensive Online Master’s in Computer Science: Carnegie Mellon University ~ $63,976
                                                                           

                                                                          Search all Online Masters Computer Science >>


                                                                          Degree costs were valid at time of collection (Spring 2013). 
                                                                           
                                                                          Click on any online master’s degree in computer science listing to view detailed information on cost calculations, admission requirements and degree reviews. Get Educated® BEFORE you enroll!
                                                                           
                                                                          Affordable Online Master's Computer Science Rankings
                                                                           
                                                                          Rankings Note: These online university rankings are based on a Get Educated Spring 2013 review of regionally accredited online master’s in computer science and information technology. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection and are specific to the online learning program. Profiles for each online master’s degree program in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules.

                                                                          The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire degree and typically reflects the most affordable online degree option. Actual costs vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost
                                                                           
                                                                          Editorial Note: Online universities do NOT pay to be included in any Get Educated online degree rankings survey. These online university rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate university that offers a master’s degree available at least 80 percent through online learning and is open to enrollment by the public.

                                                                          If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each online degree ranking list is calculated every two years. The next Best Affordable Online Master’s in Computer Science rankings will be undertaken in Spring 2015.
                                                                           
                                                                          These affordable online degree rankings may NOT be re-posted online or reprinted in any format without a license from Get Educated ®. Consumer finance bloggers and editors, contact our editors for a free custom article on the best online computer science degrees for use on your website. Our mission: Help consumers Get Educated ® about the best online colleges for cost and credibility.