You know you want to get your online master’s of computer science but which school is best? There are many factors that determine quality in education, but surprisingly, cost is not one of them. GetEducated has compiled this cost ranking of the most affordable online master’s in computer science so that you can base your decision on transparent and reliable information.
GetEducated compared 41 master’s of computer science from 37 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—19 online master’s of computer science for under $27,500.
Average Cost (In-state): $27,500.32
Least Expensive: Georgia Institute of Technology ~$6,304
Most Expensive: Drexel University ~$53,640
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 master’s of computer science. The online degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.
Most Affordable Online Master’s of Computer Science
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Georgia Institute of Technology
East Carolina University
The University of West Florida
Frostburg State University
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Dakota State University
Georgia Southern University – Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology – Gra
Columbus State University
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Michigan – Dearborn
Old Dominion University
University of Michigan-Flint
Capitol Technology University
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
University of Louisville
Colorado State University
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Nova Southeastern University
University of Bridgeport
University of Idaho
University of Advancing Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Computer Science 14
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Southern Methodist University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
University of Southern California
14 Program is no longer accepting new students.
Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2017 review of regionally accredited online master’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 master’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 a master’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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