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The 13 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Computer Science

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An online bachelor’s in computer science can spark a rewarding career but can cost a small fortune—as much as $83,240! Clearly, it pays to do your research before choosing an online computer science degree.

GetEducated compared 32 bachelor’s in computer science from 26 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 13 Best Buys for an affordable online bachelor’s in computer science. All degrees cost less than the national average of about $50,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $49,606.86
Least Expensive: University of Florida ~$15,501.60
Most Expensive: Davenport University ~$83,240

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 bachelor’s in computer science. The online computer science degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Computer Science

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
University of Florida
(FL)
$15,501.60
$66,314.40
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Fort Hays State University
(KS)
$24,918.80
All Students
3
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$25,723.00
$37,731.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
4
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$35,930.00
$61,730.00
$31,850.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
5
Lamar University
(TX)
$38,864.00
$85,736.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$38,870.00
$27,375.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
7
Dakota State University
(SD)
$40,002.00
All Students
8
Troy University
(AL)
$40,560.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
9
Old Dominion University
(VA)
$41,472.00
$45,072.00
In-State
Out-of-State
10
Trident University International
(CA)
$45,150.00
$30,150.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
11
University of Illinois at Springfield
(IL)
$46,628.00
All Students
12
Park University
(MO)
$46,995.00
$30,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13
Baker College
(MI)
$48,750.00
$32,175.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Regent University
(VA)
$49,612.00
$32,212.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Advancing Technology
(AZ)
$50,600.00
All Students
Limestone College
(SC)
$51,785.00
$28,415.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Concordia University-Saint Paul
(MN)
$53,760.00
$32,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Lakeland University
(WI)
$55,800.00
All Students
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$56,400.00
$30,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Regis University
(CO)
$58,800.00
All Students
Franklin University
(OH)
$63,429.00
$31,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
National University
(CA)
$65,260.00
All Students
Concordia University Texas
(TX)
$67,360.00
All Students
Salem University
(WV)
$70,800.00
All Students
Mercy College
(NY)
$73,568.00
All Students
Davenport University
(MI)
$83,240.00
$56,360.00
In-State
Out-of-State

Rankings Note: These online degree rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2017 review of regionally accredited computer science colleges. Total degree 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 bachelor’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 bachelor’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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