For its affordability, Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, leads the group with an estimated out-of-state tuition rate of $10,500 for two years of full-time enrollment. Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, comes in second with a tuition rate of $12,240 for their two-year program, and the University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, Illinois, comes in third at $13,041.
All of the schools in this ranking are nonprofit, accredited, and offer online programs with lower than average tuition rates. Their affordability was determined on the basis of current out-of-state tuition rates.
Other universities making the list include (alphabetically ordered):
- Arizona State University - Phoenix, Arizona
- Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado
- Dakota State University - Madison, South Dakota
- Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, Florida
- Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland
- Missouri University of Science and Technology - Rolla, Missouri
- New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, New Jersey
- North Carolina State University - Raleigh, North Carolina
- Old Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia
- Pennsylvania State University World Campus - State College, Pennsylvania
- Regis University - Denver, Colorado
- Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, New York
- Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas
- University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, Connecticut
- University of Denver - Denver, Colorado
- University of Louisville - Louisville, Kentucky
- University of Southern California - Los Angeles, California
Because all manner of modern businesses rely on the skills that computer science professionals bring to the workplace, new graduates will have a broad variety of opportunities awaiting them in nearly every industry imaginable. The most popular positions for computer science graduates include: software applications developer; computer systems engineer; computer systems analyst; database administrator; systems administrator; network administrator; web developer; computer programmer; and software systems developer. Some students who begin these programs withdraw and redirect their academic paths, but those who pursue a computer science degree to completion will reap the benefits of this versatile career choice.