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
 

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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(NC)
$7,341.30
$26,298.60
In-State
Out-of-State
2

A

Fort Hays State University - Graduate College of Business & Entrepreneurship(KS)
$7,240.50
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
3

A

Fort Hays State University - Graduate College of Arts & Sciences(KS)
$7,481.85
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
4

A

Minot State University(ND)
$10,301.10
All Students
5

A

Mississippi State University(MS)
$13,537.50
All Students
6

A

The University of West Florida(FL)
$11,538.00
$12,480.30
In-State
Out-of-State
7

A

North Carolina State University at Raleigh(NC)
$12,768.28
$31,244.28
In-State
Out-of-State
8

A

American Public University - School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics-Graduate(WV)
$13,300.00
$12,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
9

A-

Dakota State University - College of Business & Information Systems - Graduate
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
(SD)
$13,261.50
All Students
10

A-

Western Governors University Logo Western Governors University(UT)
$12,140.00
All Students
11

A-

Indiana State University(IN)
$13,222.00
$16,518.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12

A-

Columbus State University(GA)
$13,488.00
All Students
13

A-

Georgia Southern University - Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Information Technology - Graduate(GA)
$13,460.00
All Students
14

A-

University of Illinois at Springfield(IL)
$13,696.88
All Students
15

A-

Texas Tech University(TX)
$14,486.00
All Students
16

B+

Jacksonville State University(AL)
$12,660.00
All Students
17

B+

Tarleton State University(TX)
$34,468.20
$78,532.20
In-State
Out-of-State
18

B+

Missouri State University(MO)
$5,040.00
All Students
19

B+

Trident University International(CA)
$18,510.00
$11,850.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
20

B+

Sam Houston State University(TX)
$16,350.00
All Students
21

B+

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - College of Sciences-Graduate(MA)
$17,280.00
All Students
22

B+

University of Maryland-University College(MD)
$16,488.00
$23,724.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
23

B+

Capitol Technology University(MD)
$18,000.00
$10,950.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
24

B+

Bellevue University(NE)
$20,420.00
All Students
25

B

The College of Saint Scholastica(MN)
$17,945.00
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
26

B

Iowa State University(IA)
$17,790.00
All Students
27

B

Harvard University(MA)
$19,500.00
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
28

B

Knowledge Systems Institute(IL)
$19,340.00
All Students
29

B

National University(CA)
$22,564.00
All Students
30

B

Davenport University(MI)
$25,966.00
All Students
31

B

Capitol Technology University(MD)
$21,600.00
$13,140.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
32

B-

Baker College(MI)
$24,750.00
$13,420.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
33

B-

Nova Southeastern University(FL)
$26,100.00
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
34

B-

Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration(MI)
$21,924.00
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
35

B-

Colorado State University(CO)
$23,725.00
All Students
36

B-

National University(CA)
$28,180.00
All Students
37

C+

Florida Institute of Technology(FL)
$25,641.00
All Students
38

C+

Franklin Pierce University(NH)
$23,712.00
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
39

C+

Regis University
(CO)
$26,280.00
All Students
40

C+

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University(VA)
$30,008.00
All Students
41

C+

University of Bridgeport(CT)
$31,540.00
All Students
42

C+

Franklin University(OH)
$27,485.00
All Students
43

C+

James Madison University(VA)
$25,575.00
All Students
44

C

University of Dallas(TX)
$24,420.00
$0.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
45

C

Nova Southeastern University
    (FL)
    $70,000.00
    All Students
    46

    C

    University of Denver
      (CO)
      $26,784.00
      $0.00
      In-State/Out-Of-State
      Military
      47

      C

      University of Maryland-Baltimore County
        (MD)
        $29,440.00
        All Students
        48

        C

        Pennsylvania State University
          (PA)
          $29,190.00
          All Students
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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.