The 29 Most Affordable Online Programming Certificates
An online programming certificate can cost less than $500 or more than $11,500. Here at GetEducated we do the hard work for you. We rank on just one objective factor—affordability—so that you can factually compare all of your options.
Our editors compared 65 programming certificates from 33 regionally accredited online schools to create this ‘Best Buy’ list. Our rankings reveal the most affordable options in the United States—29 online programming certificates for under the national average cost.
Average Cost (In-state): $3,085.28
Least Expensive: Mt. San Antonio College ~$414
Most Expensive: Champlain College ~$11,688
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 programming certificates. The online programs listed above the gray dividing line are official 2017 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.
Most Affordable Online Programming Certificate Programs
Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2017 review of regionally accredited online programming certificates. 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 certificate 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 program 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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