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The 22 Most Affordable Online Computer Information Systems Associate Degrees

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An online computer information systems associate degree can set you up for a booming career in a sector expecting growth at 15%—much faster than the national average. Even with ample career opportunities ahead, it pays to do your research before enrolling to ensure that you are not overpaying for your degree.

GetEducated compared 39 CIS associate degrees from 34 regionally accredited online schools to create this Best Buy ranking. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—22 online computer information systems associate degrees for under $21,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $14,789.55
Least Expensive: Clovis Community College ~$2,496
Most Expensive: Davenport University ~$41,620

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 information systems. The online CIS degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Computer Information Systems Associate Degree Programs

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Clovis Community College
(NM)
$2,496.00
$4,752.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Cerro Coso Community College
(CA)
$2,760.00
$13,920.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Santa Barbara City College
(CA)
$2,840.00
$15,740.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Sheridan College
(WY)
$6,312.00
$14,856.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
Laramie County Community College
(WY)
$6,612.00
$15,156.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Western Wyoming Community College
(WY)
$7,128.00
$18,876.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
South Texas College
(TX)
$7,486.00
$14,440.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Cowley County Community College
(KS)
$7,728.00
$10,642.00
In-State
Out-of-State
9
McHenry County College
(IL)
$9,116.00
All Students
10
Niagara County Community College
(NY)
$9,554.00
$21,794.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Atlantic Cape Community College
(NJ)
$9,629.70
All Students
12
Southwest Virginia Community College
(VA)
$9,668.75
$22,447.75
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
13
Atlantic Cape Community College
(NJ)
$10,096.80
All Students
14
Portland Community College
(OR)
$10,285.80
$22,411.80
In-State
Out-of-State
15
Hudson Valley Community College
(NY)
$10,386.00
All Students
16
Bristol Community College
(MA)
$11,604.00
$24,788.00
In-State
Out-of-State
17
Eastern Oklahoma State College
(OK)
$11,750.70
$19,587.10
In-State
Out-of-State
18
Tompkins Cortland Community College
(NY)
$12,120.00
$22,300.00
In-State
Out-of-State
19
Alexandria Technical & Community College
(MN)
$12,441.00
All Students
20
Anne Arundel Community College
(MD)
$13,920.00
$23,460.00
In-State
Out-of-State
21
Georgia Military College
(GA)
$13,950.00
All Students
22
Lansing Community College
(MI)
$14,185.00
$20,620.00
In-State
Out-of-State
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
University of Maine at Augusta
(ME)
$15,738.00
$19,032.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Community College of Allegheny County
(PA)
$15,807.00
$22,379.75
$9,234.25
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
Murray State University
(KY)
$16,850.00
$45,410.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Harrisburg Area Community College
(PA)
$17,127.00
$20,295.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Columbia College – MO
(MO)
$17,475.00
$15,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Southeastern Technical College
(GA)
$20,724.00
$26,598.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Southeastern Technical College
(GA)
$21,038.00
$27,001.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Southeastern Technical College
(GA)
$21,980.00
$28,210.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
(IN)
$22,002.00
All Students
Liberty University
(VA)
$23,500.00
$16,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Regent University
(VA)
$26,416.00
$17,136.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Monroe College
(NY)
$28,920.00
$13,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Strayer University – Online
(DC)
$29,240.00
All Students
Florida Institute of Technology
(FL)
$31,110.00
$15,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Davenport University
(MI)
$41,620.00
$28,180.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2017 review of regionally accredited online associate’s in CIS 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 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.

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