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The 17 Most Affordable Online MS in Computer Information Systems

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An online MS in computer information systems can set you up for a long career in technology. CIS is a popular major and with popularity comes many options! Here at GetEducated we rank on one factor—affordability—so that you can factually compare the best computer information systems schools.

Our editors compared 31 master’s in computer information systems from 31 regionally accredited online schools to create this ranking. Below is our editorially independent list of the 17 Best Buys for an affordable MS in computer information systems. All degrees cost less than the national average of $26,500.

Average Cost (In-state): $26,334.24
Least Expensive: Southern Arkansas University ~$9,470.00
Most Expensive: Drexel University ~$53,640.00

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

Most Affordable Online MS in Computer Information Systems

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Southern Arkansas University
(AR)
$9,470.00
$13,520.00
In-State
Out-of-State
2
University of Houston-Victoria
(TX)
$11,796.16
$26,484.16
In-State
Out-of-State
3
University of Maine
(ME)
$12,540.00
$40,830.00
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Dakota State University
(SD)
$13,261.50
All Students
5
Mississippi State University
(MS)
$13,537.50
All Students
6
Murray State University
(KY)
$15,090.00
$19,200.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
University of Colorado Denver
(CO)
$18,130.00
$21,250.00
In-State
Out-of-State
8
Coastal Carolina University
(SC)
$18,480.00
$33,363.00
In-State
Out-of-State
9
Knowledge Systems Institute
(IL)
$19,340.00
All Students
10
Bellevue University
(NE)
$20,420.00
All Students
11
Liberty University
(VA)
$20,440.00
$10,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
12
City University of Seattle
(WA)
$22,035.00
$11,934.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13
ECPI University
(VA)
$22,560.00
All Students
14
Elmhurst College
(IL)
$23,750.00
All Students
15
University of Detroit Mercy
(MI)
$24,120.00
All Students
16
Baker College
(MI)
$24,750.00
$13,420.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
17
Auburn University
(AL)
$25,500.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
Colorado State University
(CO)
$26,269.00
All Students
La Salle University
(PA)
$27,090.00
All Students
Marist College
(NY)
$28,080.00
All Students
Nova Southeastern University
(FL)
$28,340.00
All Students
University of Arkansas
(AR)
$29,250.00
All Students
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
(MD)
$29,440.00
All Students
Strayer University – Online
(DC)
$29,810.00
All Students
Boston University
(MA)
$32,440.00
All Students
Tarleton State University
(TX)
$34,468.20
$78,532.20
In-State
Out-of-State
New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJ)
$36,380.00
All Students
DePaul University
(IL)
$42,380.00
All Students
Northwestern University
(IL)
$50,754.00
All Students
The George Washington University
(DC)
$52,800.00
All Students
Drexel University
(PA)
$53,640.00
$40,230.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2017 review of regionally accredited online master’s in computer information systems. 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.

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 master’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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