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The 30 Most Affordable Online Master’s in IT Programs

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An online master’s in IT has the highest median pay compared with all other master degree areas (besides engineering). However, your education can cost a pretty penny—as much as $68,000!

GetEducated compared 81 master’s in IT from 57 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—30 online master’s IT programs for under $26,000.

Average Cost (In-state): $25,964.56
Least Expensive: North Carolina A & T State University ~$7,047.50
Most Expensive: Carnegie Mellon University ~$68,400

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

Most Affordable Online Master’s IT Degrees

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
North Carolina A & T State University
(NC)
$7,047.50
$25,287.50
In-State
Out-of-State
2
East Carolina University
(NC)
$7,341.30
$26,298.60
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Middle Georgia State University
(GA)
$8,834.00
All Students
4
Southeast Missouri State University
(MO)
$10,725.00
All Students
5
The University of West Florida
(FL)
$11,538.00
$12,480.30
In-State
Out-of-State
6
University of Central Missouri
(MO)
$11,657.25
All Students
7
Western Governors University
(UT)
$12,140.00
All Students
8
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
(NC)
$12,768.28
$31,244.28
In-State
Out-of-State
9
American Public University System
(WV)
$13,300.00
$12,400.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
10
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(NC)
$14,282.20
$21,807.10
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Indiana State University
(IN)
$14,856.00
$18,564.00
In-State
Out-of-State
12
University of South Florida-Main Campus
(FL)
$15,422.22
$30,131.64
In-State
Out-of-State
13
Wilmington University
(DE)
$16,580.00
$11,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
14
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$17,028.00
$24,264.00
In-State/Military
Out-of-State
15
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
(NY)
$17,072.55
$32,318.55
In-State
Out-of-State
16
University of Wisconsin-Stout
(WI)
$17,160.00
All Students
17
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
(MA)
$17,570.00
All Students
18
Colorado State University-Global Campus
(CO)
$18,000.00
$16,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
19
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$18,031.00
$15,005.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
20
Trident University International
(CA)
$18,510.00
$11,850.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
21
Liberty University
(VA)
$20,440.00
$10,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
23
California State University-Fullerton
(CA)
$21,000.00
All Students
24
George Mason University
(VA)
$21,195.00
$41,542.50
In-State
Out-of-State
25
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
26
Thomas Edison State University
(NJ)
$24,371.00
All Students
27
Davenport University
(MI)
$25,237.00
All Students
28
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(IL)
$25,440.00
$42,120.00
In-State
Out-of-State
29
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$25,470.00
$20,100.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
30
Florida Institute of Technology
(FL)
$25,641.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Walden University
(MN)
$26,100.00
All Students
Regis University
(CO)
$26,280.00
All Students
Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor
(WI)
$26,598.00
All Students
Mercer University
(GA)
$27,060.00
All Students
University of the Potomac
(DC)
$27,406.00
All Students
Northcentral University
Master of Science in Technology & Innovation Management / Computer Science
(CA)
$27,510.00
All Students
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$28,340.00
All Students
Robert Morris University
(PA)
$28,350.00
All Students
Lawrence Technological University
(MI)
$28,500.00
All Students
American Intercontinental University – Online
(IL)
$28,586.00
$23,018.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Webster University
(MO)
$28,935.00
$17,465.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
University of Cincinnati-Online
(OH)
$28,936.00
$52,420.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Rochester Institute of Technology
(NY)
$29,790.00
All Students
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(VA)
$30,008.00
All Students
University of Denver
(CO)
$30,636.00
All Students
La Salle University
(PA)
$32,340.00
All Students
Brandeis University
(MA)
$33,350.00
All Students
Capella University
(MN)
$33,786.00
All Students
University of Advancing Technology
(AZ)
$34,200.00
All Students
New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJ)
$36,380.00
All Students
Missouri University of Science and Technology
(MO)
$36,910.50
All Students
University of Dallas
(TX)
$37,810.00
All Students
Golden Gate University
(CA)
$38,465.00
All Students
University of Oregon
Master of Science in Applied Information Management
(OR)
$38,999.00
All Students
DePaul University
(IL)
$42,380.00
All Students
Syracuse University
(NY)
$61,206.00
All Students
Carnegie Mellon University
(PA)
$68,400.00
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 master’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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