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The 11 Most Affordable Online Associate’s in Computer Science

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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

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Metropolitan Community College Area
(NE)
$6,592.00
$9,630.50
In-State
Out-of-State
2
South Texas College
(TX)
$7,486.00
$14,440.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Cowley County Community College
(KS)
$7,728.00
$10,642.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Ivy Tech Community College
(IN)
$9,549.00
$10,950.00
$8,109.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
5
Ulster County Community College
(NY)
$9,714.00
$18,374.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Finger Lakes Community College
(NY)
$10,928.00
$19,664.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
North Hennepin Community College
(MN)
$11,491.80
All Students
8
Associate of Applied Science in Applied Computer Studies
$13,023.00
$19,027.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
9
Anne Arundel Community College
(MD)
$13,920.00
$23,460.00
In-State
Out-of-State
10
Georgia Military College
(GA)
$13,950.00
All Students
11
Ocean County College
(NJ)
$15,200.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Rogers State University
(OK)
$19,410.00
$36,570.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Bucks County Community College
(PA)
$19,645.00
$28,645.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Bucks County Community College
(PA)
$19,972.00
$29,122.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Montgomery County Community College
(PA)
$20,460.00
$29,700.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Faulkner University
(AL)
$21,600.00
All Students
Limestone College
(SC)
$26,165.00
$14,385.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Associate in Science in Computer Science
(CA)
$31,500.00
All Students
Franklin University
(OH)
$32,769.00
$16,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Salem University
(WV)
$35,400.00
All Students

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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