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The 49 Most Affordable Online IT Associate’s Degree Programs

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An online IT associate’s degree can open numerous doors into information technology careers. There are a number of reasons why an associate’s degree is a great option—the primarily one being tuition cost. Generally, associate’s are much more affordable than a bachelor’s, but not always…

We did the research for you! GetEducated compared 84 IT associate’s from 64 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—49 IT associate’s degree programs for under $16,100.

Average Cost (In-state): $16,235.48
Least Expensive: Clovis Community College ~$2,496
Most Expensive: Berkeley College – New York ~$49,860

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 IT associate’s programs. The online degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Online IT Associate’s Degree Programs

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Clovis Community College
(NM)
$2,496.00
$4,752.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Pitt Community College
(NC)
$4,864.00
$17,152.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Guilford Technical Community College
(NC)
$5,004.00
$17,484.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Bladen Community College
(NC)
$5,092.00
$17,956.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
Nash Community College
(NC)
$5,396.00
$19,028.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6
Forsyth Technical Community College
(NC)
$5,424.00
$18,288.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
Tulsa Community College
(OK)
$5,818.20
$17,818.20
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Florida State College at Jacksonville
(FL)
$6,292.80
$12,993.00
In-State
Out-of-State
9
Sheridan College
(WY)
$6,312.00
$14,856.00
In-State
Out-of-State
10
Metropolitan Community College Area
(NE)
$6,333.50
$9,254.00
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Metropolitan Community College Area
(NE)
$6,400.00
$9,350.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12
Metropolitan Community College Area
(NE)
$6,656.00
$9,724.00
In-State
Out-of-State
13
Dallas County Community College District
(TX)
$6,660.00
$13,740.00
In-State
Out-of-State
14
St. Petersburg College
(FL)
$6,705.00
$23,214.00
In-State
Out-of-State
15
St. Petersburg College
(FL)
$7,040.25
$24,374.70
In-State
Out-of-State
16
Broward College
(FL)
$7,374.00
$14,604.00
In-State
Out-of-State
17
Daytona State College
(FL)
$7,394.94
$26,059.95
In-State
Out-of-State
18
Allen County Community College
(KS)
$7,680.00
All Students
19
Seminole State College of Florida
(FL)
$7,725.60
$26,010.00
In-State
Out-of-State
20
McHenry County College
(IL)
$8,476.00
All Students
21
Ivy Tech Community College
(IN)
$9,549.00
$10,950.00
$8,109.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
22
Milwaukee Area Technical College
(WI)
$9,556.00
All Students
23
Barton County Community College
(KS)
$9,600.00
All Students
24
Erie Community College
(NY)
$9,960.00
$19,600.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
25
College of Southern Nevada
(NV)
$10,088.00
$36,668.00
In-State
Out-of-State
26
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
(KY)
$10,168.00
$34,348.00
In-State
Out-of-State
27
Atlantic Cape Community College
(NJ)
$10,252.50
All Students
28
Gateway Technical College - SYSTEM ALERT
Associate of Applied Science in IT-Network Specialist
$10,630.90
All Students
29
Northern Virginia Community College
(VA)
$10,989.50
$23,343.00
In-State
Out-of-State
30
St. Philip’s College
(TX)
$11,488.00
$22,388.00
In-State
Out-of-State
31
Peninsula College
(WA)
$11,601.90
$12,810.60
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
32
Macomb Community College
(MI)
$11,710.00
$14,810.00
In-State
Out-of-State
33
Northern Virginia Community College
(VA)
$11,875.75
$25,225.50
In-State
Out-of-State
34
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
(MN)
$12,024.60
All Students
35
Kent State University
(OH)
$12,084.00
$13,470.00
In-State
Out-of-State
36
Vincennes University
(IN)
$12,208.80
$15,148.80
In-State
Out-of-State
37
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
(MN)
$12,621.00
All Students
38
Rio Salado College
(AZ)
$13,175.00
All Students
39
Trident Technical College
(SC)
$13,217.89
$22,505.29
In-State
Out-of-State
40
Georgia Military College
(GA)
$13,950.00
All Students
41
Palo Alto College
(TX)
$13,980.00
$27,180.00
In-State
Out-of-State
42
University of Alaska Fairbanks
(AK)
$14,160.00
All Students
43
Palo Alto College
(TX)
$14,213.00
$27,633.00
In-State
Out-of-State
44
University of Maine at Fort Kent
(ME)
$14,430.00
$21,690.00
In-State
Out-of-State
45
Palo Alto College
(TX)
$14,446.00
$28,086.00
In-State
Out-of-State
46
Lake Superior College
(MN)
$14,495.76
All Students
47
Community College of Aurora
(CO)
$14,517.00
$22,134.00
In-State
Out-of-State
48
Community College of Allegheny County
(PA)
$15,807.00
$22,379.75
$9,234.25
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
49
Bismarck State College
(ND)
$16,047.68
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Indiana Wesleyan University
(IN)
$16,980.00
All Students
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$19,350.00
$13,650.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Dakota State University
(SD)
$20,001.00
All Students
Montgomery County Community College
(PA)
$20,460.00
$29,700.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Iowa Central Community College
(IA)
$22,572.00
$18,282.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
(MA)
$22,620.00
All Students
University of Toledo
(OH)
$23,036.20
All Students
Park University
(MO)
$23,535.00
$15,075.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Baker College
(MI)
$25,250.00
$16,665.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Campbell University
(NC)
$25,520.00
All Students
Pennsylvania State University
(PA)
$27,316.00
All Students
Strayer University – Online
(DC)
$29,240.00
All Students
Florida National University
(FL)
$32,140.00
All Students
University of the Potomac
(DC)
$32,460.00
$15,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Franklin University
(OH)
$32,769.00
$16,065.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
National American University
(SD)
$35,000.00
All Students
Bryant & Stratton College – Online
(NY)
$35,360.00
All Students
Salem University
(WV)
$35,400.00
All Students
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$35,455.00
$16,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Berkeley College
(NJ)
$49,860.00
All Students

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

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