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A yearly average tuition of $11,388 is charged by schools that have online computer science programs around the country. In recent years, the average tuition has increased. This change in tuition was around 17.9%. The average tuition per annum was $9,660 at these online schools in 2007.

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

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 141
Low cost 101
Average cost 187
Most expensive 171

At the high end, schools offering online computer science programs charge students more than $15,660 in tuition yearly. But, tuition at the cheapest schools is in the range of $576 to $4,047 per annum. The accredited online computer science schools that are the least expensive are located in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Texas.

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems - Web Development and Administration
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems - Database Management and Business Intelligence
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems - Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems - Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems - IT Project Management
  • Bachelor in Computer Information Systems - Web Development and Administration
  • Associate of Business in Accounting/Computer Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems - Security
  • Master of Science in CIS
  • Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems - Web Development and Administration

Approximately 18% of computer science graduates from online schools around the US graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 4,021,008 graduates in the nation, 726,166 are from the most inexpensive colleges and universities. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of computer science graduates from the least expensive online colleges has increased by 48,755 graduates yearly, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges has decreased.

Tuition ranging from $4,070 to $7,568 annually is charged by other somewhat more expensive online computer science schools. Tuition in this range is charged by 101 of the 600 online colleges that have computer science programs in the country.

In 2011, 1,091,364 students received their credentials from these reasonably priced online programs. This represents 27% of the country's computer science graduates. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, the number of students graduating from these colleges and universities was only 1,011,128. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has increased by 8%.

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School Location In-State Out-of-State
Middlesex Community College Bedford, Massachusetts $576 $5,520
North Shore Community College Danvers, Massachusetts $600 $6,168
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, California $708 $6,474
Saddleback College Mission Viejo, California $728 $4,660
Trinity Valley Community College Athens, Texas $800 $2,400
Clovis Community College Clovis, New Mexico $880 $1,768
Labette Community College Parsons, Kansas $1,320 $1,320
Randolph Community College Asheboro, North Carolina $1,356 $5,964
Davidson County Community College Thomasville, North Carolina $1,356 $5,964
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston Salem, North Carolina $1,462 $7,798
Cochise College Douglas, Arizona $1,490 $8,004
Western Texas College Snyder, Texas $1,584 $2,184
Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, North Carolina $1,600 $7,722
Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, Wyoming $1,632 $4,986
Barton County Community College Great Bend, Kansas $1,636 $2,408
Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, Louisiana $1,654 $4,226
Broward College Fort Lauderdale, Florida $1,676 $1,676
Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, Nebraska $1,680 $2,016
Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, Kansas $1,767 $3,224
South Piedmont Community College Polkton, North Carolina $1,808 $7,952

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