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The 19 Most Affordable Online Master’s of Computer Science

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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

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Georgia Institute of Technology
(GA)
$6,304.00
All Students
2
East Carolina University
(NC)
$7,341.30
$26,298.60
In-State
Out-of-State
3
The University of West Florida
(FL)
$11,538.00
$12,480.30
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Frostburg State University
(MD)
$12,270.00
$15,630.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
(NC)
$12,768.28
$31,244.28
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Dakota State University
(SD)
$13,261.50
All Students
7
Georgia Southern University – Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology – Gra
(GA)
$13,460.00
All Students
8
Columbus State University
(GA)
$13,488.00
All Students
9
University of Illinois at Springfield
(IL)
$13,696.88
All Students
10
University of Michigan – Dearborn
(MI)
$14,520.00
$24,630.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Old Dominion University
(VA)
$15,474.00
$16,652.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12
University of Michigan-Flint
(MI)
$17,321.50
$25,594.00
In-State
Out-of-State
13
Capitol Technology University
(MD)
$18,000.00
$10,950.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
14
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
(MA)
$18,810.00
All Students
15
University of Louisville
(KY)
$21,420.00
$7,500.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
16
Davenport University
(MI)
$23,050.00
All Students
17
Colorado State University
(CO)
$23,725.00
All Students
18
Lewis University
(IL)
$25,810.00
All Students
19
Franklin University
(OH)
$27,485.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Auburn University
(AL)
$28,050.00
All Students
National University
(CA)
$28,180.00
All Students
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$28,340.00
All Students
University of Bridgeport
(CT)
$31,540.00
All Students
University of Idaho
(ID)
$34,120.00
$93,352.00
In-State
Out-of-State
University of Advancing Technology
(AZ)
$34,200.00
All Students
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Computer Science 14
(IL)
$34,688.00
All Students
New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJ)
$36,380.00
All Students
Missouri University of Science and Technology
(MO)
$38,140.85
All Students
Hofstra University
(NY)
$39,020.00
All Students
Southern Methodist University
(TX)
$40,500.00
All Students
Clarkson University
(NY)
$40,650.00
All Students
DePaul University
(IL)
$42,380.00
All Students
Syracuse University
(NY)
$43,890.00
All Students
Illinois Institute of Technology
(IL)
$44,059.00
All Students
Illinois Institute of Technology
(IL)
$46,859.00
All Students
University of Southern California
(CA)
$51,832.00
All Students
Drexel University
(PA)
$53,640.00
$40,230.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

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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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