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The 29 Most Affordable Online Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming

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Looking for the best online associate’s degree in computer programming from an accredited school at a truly affordable cost? We compared 56 associate’s degrees in computer programming from 38 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—29 options for under $13,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $12,984.94
Least Expensive: Cerro Coso Community College ~$2,760
Most Expensive: Florida National University ~$32,140

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

Most Affordable Online Associate’s in Computer Programming

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Cerro Coso Community College
(CA)
$2,760.00
$13,920.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Yavapai College
(AZ)
$4,740.00
$7,440.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Wake Technical Community College
(NC)
$5,407.00
$18,463.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Wake Technical Community College
(NC)
$5,486.00
$18,734.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
Wake Technical Community College
(NC)
$5,565.00
$19,005.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Great Basin College
(NV)
$5,820.00
$8,565.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
Metropolitan Community College Area
(NE)
$6,400.00
$9,350.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
St. Petersburg College
(FL)
$6,705.00
$23,214.00
In-State
Out-of-State
9
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
(GA)
$6,716.00
$12,412.00
In-State
Out-of-State
10
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
(MS)
$6,920.00
All Students
11
St. Petersburg College
(FL)
$7,040.25
$24,374.70
In-State
Out-of-State
12
Cochise County Community College District
(AZ)
$7,616.00
All Students
13
Stark State College
(OH)
$9,369.60
$17,238.60
In-State
Out-of-State
14
Ivy Tech Community College
(IN)
$9,549.00
$10,950.00
$8,109.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
15
Stark State College
(OH)
$9,830.40
$18,086.40
In-State
Out-of-State
16
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
(OH)
$10,021.68
$19,237.36
In-State
Out-of-State
17
Atlantic Cape Community College
(NJ)
$10,096.80
All Students
18
Atlantic Cape Community College
(NJ)
$10,408.20
All Students
19
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
(WI)
$10,472.00
$14,892.00
In-State
Out-of-State
20
Gateway Technical College - SYSTEM ALERT
Associate of Applied Science in IT-Web Developer
$10,479.03
All Students
21
Gateway Technical College - SYSTEM ALERT
Associate of Applied Science in IT-Web Developer / SharePoint Developer
$10,630.90
All Students
22
Illinois Central College
(IL)
$10,695.00
All Students
23
St. Philip’s College
(TX)
$11,488.00
$22,388.00
In-State
Out-of-State
24
Minnesota State College Southeast
(MN)
$12,038.40
All Students
25
Rochester Community and Technical College
Associate of Science in Web Design
(MN)
$12,120.00
All Students
25
Tompkins Cortland Community College
(NY)
$12,120.00
$22,300.00
In-State
Out-of-State
26
Vincennes University
(IN)
$12,208.80
$15,148.80
In-State
Out-of-State
27
Lewis-Clark State College
(ID)
$12,240.00
$35,240.00
In-State
Out-of-State
28
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
(MN)
$12,621.00
All Students
29
Bismarck State College
(ND)
$12,982.08
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Mesa Community College
(AZ)
$13,115.00
All Students
Trident Technical College
(SC)
$13,217.89
$22,505.29
In-State
Out-of-State
Mesa Community College
(AZ)
$13,760.00
All Students
Rio Salado College
(AZ)
$13,820.00
All Students
Riverland Community College
(MN)
$14,101.20
All Students
Lake Superior College
(MN)
$14,495.76
All Students
Community College of Allegheny County
(PA)
$16,291.00
$23,079.25
$9,502.75
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
Harrisburg Area Community College
(PA)
$16,608.00
$19,680.00
In-State
Out-of-State
American Public University System
(WV)
$17,840.00
$16,600.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Southeast Technical Institute
(SD)
$19,040.00
All Students
University of Toledo
(OH)
$23,036.20
All Students
Baker College
(MI)
$24,250.00
$16,005.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Champlain College
(VT)
$30,940.00
All Students
Florida National University
(FL)
$32,140.00
All Students

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2017 review of regionally accredited online programming degrees. 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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