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2021 Best Value Computer Science Associate's Degree Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

27 Colleges
$10,634 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$27,933 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Science Associate's Degree School for You

With 47,906 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, computer science is the #2 most popular major in the United States.

There are so many computer science programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Value Computer Science Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Computer Science Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 27 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value associate's degree programs for compsci students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the compsci associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 10 Best Computer Science Associate's Degree Schools

#1

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, MN

Our 2021 rankings named Century College - White Bear Lake the best value school in the United States for computer science students working on their associate’s degree. Century College - White Bear Lake is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

Century College - White Bear Lake undergraduate students pay an average of $5,578 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Century College - White Bear Lake also is in the top 5% of our Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools ranking.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Collin County Community College District. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Collin County Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of McKinney.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Collin County Community College District are $5,014 per year.

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Out of the 27 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Anoka-Ramsey Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Coon Rapids, Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus are $5,207 a year.

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#4

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lone Star College System. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Harris Montgomery is a very large public school located in the city of The Woodlands.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Harris Montgomery are $5,564 per year.

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#5

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Saint Paul College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Saint Paul College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Saint Paul.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Saint Paul College are $5,736 a year.

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#6

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, ME

Southern Maine Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of South Portland, SMCC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at SMCC are $6,604 per year. After completing their Associate's Degree, compsci graduates from SMCC carry an average student debtload of $15,714.

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Weber State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer science students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the small city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at WSU are $15,969 a year. On average, compsci graduates from WSU take out $20,444 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $173.

WSU also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Ivy Tech Community College are $8,661 a year.

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#9

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX

Tyler Junior College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer science students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Tyler, Tyler Junior College is a public college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Tyler Junior College are $4,392 a year.

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#10

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

Nassau Community College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree computer science programs. Located in the suburb of Garden City, Nassau Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Nassau Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $11,730 in tuition and fees each year.

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New England
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Computer Science is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.

CompSci Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 47,906

Majors Similar to CompSci

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Negative Space.

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