Online Information Science Degrees That Are Cheap

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Schools around the country that offer online information science programs charge an average tuition of $13,654 per year. In recent years, there has been a 13.6% increase in the average tuition. In 2007, the per annum average tuition was $12,015 at these online colleges and universities.

The tuition range for online information science colleges from highest to lowest cost is displayed in the following graph:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 8
Low cost 8
Average cost 9
Most expensive 9

Tuition of more than $17,500 each year is charged by the most expensive colleges and universities offering online information science programs. On the other hand, tuition charged by the cheapest colleges and universities ranges from $1,767 to $5,436 per year. Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, and North Carolina are home to the least expensive accredited online information science schools.

  • Bachelor in Computer Information Science
  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
  • Associate of Science in Information Sciences and Technology
  • Master of Geographic Information Systems in Geographic Information Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology
  • Computer Information Science (Associate’s)
  • Associate of Computer Information Science
  • Associate of Science in Computer Information Science
  • Associate in Computer Information Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Computer Information Science

Of all information science graduates from online colleges across the country, a reported 21% graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. This represents 123,823 of the 584,471 graduates in the nation. From 2006 to 2011, the number of information science graduates from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 97 graduates each year. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has decreased.

Other somewhat more expensive online information science colleges and universities charge students tuition ranging from $5,452 to $10,386 annually. Approximately 8 of the 34 online schools offering information science programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

In 2011, 32%, or 186,787 of the country’s information science graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. Only 166,636 students graduated from these colleges, only 5 years earlier, in 2006. This is a 12% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

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1. Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, Kansas $1,767 $3,224
2. North Carolina Central University Durham, North Carolina $2,812 $13,385
3. University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida $2,820 $13,453
4. Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, Missouri $3,778 $8,059
5. University of South Florida Tampa, Florida $5,124 $15,933
6. University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arkansas $5,235 $10,470
7. University of North Texas Denton, Texas $5,363 $12,803
8. University of Mississippi University, Mississippi $5,436 $13,890
9. University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi $5,452 $13,408
10. University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota $5,652 $15,091
11. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin $7,269 $16,998
12. University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri $7,368 $19,383
13. University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky $7,656 $16,724
14. Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan $7,904 $18,104
15. Kent State University Kent, Ohio $9,030 $16,990
16. University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois $10,386 $24,528
17. National American University Rapid City, South Dakota $11,583 $11,583
18. ECPI University Virginia Beach, Virginia $13,100 $13,100
19. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania $14,076 $23,732
20. Everest College Colorado Springs, Colorado $14,271 $14,271

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