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An average tuition of $16,198 annually is charged by schools around the country that have online masters degree in computer science programs. Over the past few years, the average tuition has increased by 13.7%. At these online colleges and universities the average tuition yearly in 2007 was $14,241.
The range of tuition at colleges offering online computer science programs at the masters level from least to most affordable is shown in the following chart:
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A yearly tuition of over $29,998 is charged by the costliest schools that have online masters degree in computer science programs. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition at the cheapest colleges and universities is in the range of $2,820 to $3,984 per year. Florida, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, and Virginia are home to the least costly accredited online computer science masters degree schools.
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Bioinformatics
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Database Systems
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Network and Systems Administration
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Databases, Security, and Privacy
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Advanced Computing
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Databases and Service Oriented Architecture
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Database Engineering
- Master of Science in Computer Science – Biocomputation
- Master of Science in Security Studies – Science and Technology Security: Computer Science
Of all computer science graduates with masters degrees from online colleges across the country, a reported 22% graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. This represents 128,793 of the 583,936 graduates in the nation. From 2006 to 2011, the number of computer science graduates with masters degrees from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 145 graduates each year. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has decreased.
Other somewhat more costly online computer science masters degree colleges and universities charge a yearly tuition in the range of $4,853 to $9,794. Roughly 8 of the 33 online schools that have masters degrees in computer science programs in the US charge tuition in this range.
In 2011, 198,178 students received their certificates from these cheap online programs. This represents 34% of the country’s computer science masters level graduates. In 2006, which was just 5 years earlier, the number of graduates from these schools was only 190,139 students. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has increased by 4%.
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|1. University of West Florida||Pensacola, Florida||$2,820||$13,453|
|2. Florida State University||Tallahassee, Florida||$2,870||$16,627|
|3. East Carolina University||Greenville, North Carolina||$2,881||$14,955|
|4. Georgia Southwestern State University||Americus, Georgia||$3,432||$12,720|
|5. University of West Georgia||Carrollton, Georgia||$3,696||$13,272|
|6. Old Dominion University||Norfolk, Virginia||$3,763||$14,155|
|7. University of Idaho||Moscow, Idaho||$3,874||$11,592|
|8. Southern Polytechnic State University||Marietta, Georgia||$3,984||$14,496|
|9. North Carolina State University at Raleigh||Raleigh, North Carolina||$4,853||$17,388|
|10. Colorado State University||Fort Collins, Colorado||$5,256||$21,366|
|11. George Mason University||Fairfax, Virginia||$6,320||$23,084|
|12. University of Illinois||Springfield, Illinois||$6,486||$13,806|
|13. University of Hawaii||Honolulu, Hawaii||$7,584||$21,024|
|14. University of Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio||$8,493||$23,016|
|15. Park University||Parkville, Missouri||$8,848||$8,848|
|16. University of Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minnesota||$9,794||$14,094|
|17. University of Illinois||Champaign, Illinois||$10,386||$24,528|
|18. Colorado Technical University||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||$10,440||$10,440|
|19. National University||La Jolla, California||$11,088||$11,088|
|20. City University of Seattle||Bellevue, Washington||$14,574||$14,574|