Looking for an associate’s computer science degree that will set you up for a long and prosperous career without breaking the bank? GetEducated’s rankings reveal all of the programs that cost less than the national average so that you, the consumer, can make the most informed decision.
Our editors compared 26 associate’s in computer science from 19 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 11 Best Buys for an affordable online computer science associate degree—all for less than $17,500!
Average Cost (In-state): $17,325.14
Least Expensive: Metropolitan Community College Area ~$6,592.00
Most Expensive: Salem International University ~$35,400
Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online associate’s in computer science. The online computer science degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.
Most Affordable Online Associate’s Computer Science
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Metropolitan Community College Area
South Texas College
Cowley County Community College
Ivy Tech Community College
Ulster County Community College
Finger Lakes Community College
North Hennepin Community College
Associate of Applied Science in Applied Computer Studies
Anne Arundel Community College
Georgia Military College
Ocean County College
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Rogers State University
Bucks County Community College
Bucks County Community College
Montgomery County Community College
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2017 review of regionally accredited online associate’s computer science programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online associate’s degree programs 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 online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.
Editorial Note: Online schools do NOT pay to be included in any GetEducated online degree ranking. These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited or candidate college that offers an associate’s degree that is available at least 80 percent through online learning and that is open to enrollment by the public. If your online college is regionally accredited and not currently reviewed by GetEducated, please contact us for inclusion.
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