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Cheap Online Computer Science Certificate, Certification And Training Colleges

An annual median tuition of $4,874 is charged by colleges that offer online certificate, certification and training in computer science programs in the US. The median tuition has increased by 23% in recent years. The per annum median tuition was $3,962 at these online colleges and universities in 2007.

Below, the chart displays the tuition range for colleges offering online computer science programs at the certificate level from most to least costly:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 4
Low cost 4
Average cost 7
Most expensive 4

The most expensive colleges that have online certification and certificate /certification in computer science programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $8,493. However, annual tuition charged by the cheapest schools ranges from $600 to $1,462. The lowest cost accredited online computer science certificate and training schools are located in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Texas.

These cheap programs graduated an estimated 13% of computer science graduates with training and certificate from online schools around the US in 2011. Therefore, of the 132,055 graduates from across the country, 17,039 are from the least costly colleges. From 2006 to 2011, the number of computer science graduates with training from the least costly online colleges and universities has increased by 3,270 graduates each year. However, the percentage of graduates from these colleges and universities has decreased.

Tuition ranging from $1,894 to $3,874 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive online computer science certificate and training colleges. Of the 19 online colleges and universities that have training and certificate in computer science programs in the nation, 4 have tuition in this range.

In 2011, 12.8%, or 16,890 of the country's computer science certification and training/training level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. Only 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these colleges was only 10,736. This represents a 57% increase in the number of graduates from these low tuition online schools.

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