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2021 Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate's Degree Schools

342 Schools Ranked
$8,071 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$17,566 Avg Student Debt

A computer science student has lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Also, there are a number of trade schools and bootcamps with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Most Popular Online 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. Our analysis looked at 342 schools in the United States to see which online associate's degree programs were the most popular for computer science students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

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771 Total Awards
$9,552 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,716 Avg Student Debt

Our 2021 rankings named University of Phoenix - Arizona the most popular school in the United States for computer science students working on their associate’s degree. University of Phoenix - Arizona is a large private for-profit school located in Tempe, Arizona that handed out 771 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at UOPX - Arizona is $9,552. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from UOPX - Arizona accumulate an average of $19,716 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 26% were women.

To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 99% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#2

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
376 Total Awards
$16,639 Average Tuition & Fees
$20,611 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 342 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, ECPI University landed the # 2 spot on the list. East Coast Polytechnic Institute is a fairly large private for-profit school situated in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It awarded 376 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend East Coast Polytechnic Institute, expect to pay an average of $16,639 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from East Coast Polytechnic Institute accumulate an average of $20,611 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 20% of those degree recipients were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 55% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#3

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
860 Total Awards
$5,610 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,699 Avg Student Debt

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Northern Virginia Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer science schools in the United States. Annandale, Virginia is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 860 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Northern Virginia Community College is $5,610. Out-of-state students pay an average of $11,693. Associate’s Degree recipients from Northern Virginia Community College accumulate an average of $15,699 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 22% were women.

Around 24% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
378 Total Awards
$4,500 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,573 Avg Student Debt

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Ivy Tech Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer science schools in the United States. Indianapolis, Indiana is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 378 students in 2018-2019.

Students from Indiana who attend Ivy Tech Community College full time pay an average of $4,500 in tuition and fees. Out-of-state students pay an average of $8,661. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $13,573 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 20% were women.

Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 54% took at least some of their classes online.

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#5

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
237 Total Awards
$31,136 Average Tuition & Fees
$17,373 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Southern New Hampshire University is a great place for computer science students working on their associate’s degree. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 237 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

SNHU does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $31,136. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $17,373 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 26% were women.

In 2017-2018 about 94% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#6

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
186 Total Awards
$15,303 Average Tuition & Fees
$33,859 Avg Student Debt

DeVry University - Illinois came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. This fairly large private for-profit school is located in Chicago, Illinois, and it awarded 186 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

DeVry University - Illinois does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $15,303. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from DeVry University - Illinois accumulate an average of $33,859 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 39% of those degree recipients were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 97% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#7

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
178 Total Awards
$8,037 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,921 Avg Student Debt

Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the large public school handed out 178 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $8,037 in tuition and fees if they attend Kaplan University-Indianapolis full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $14,358. On average, associate’s degree students take out $23,921 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 26% were women.

Interested in an online degree? Then you definitely want to check out Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Every undergraduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#8

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
171 Total Awards
$21,008 Average Tuition & Fees
$22,273 Avg Student Debt

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer science programs. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 171 associate’s degrees to qualified students.

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $21,008. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale accumulate an average of $22,273 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 18% were women.

In 2017-2018 about 41% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#9

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
250 Total Awards
$10,254 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,082 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #9, Montgomery College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer science students working on their associate’s degree. Montgomery College is a public institution located in Rockville, Maryland. The school has a large population, and it awarded 250 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Montgomery College is $10,254. Out-of-state students pay an average of $14,034. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $15,082 in student loans. Around 23% of those degree recipients were women.

Around 28% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#10

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
152 Total Awards
$2,682 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,680 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #10, St Petersburg College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer science students working on their associate’s degree. Located in Clearwater, Florida, the large public school handed out 152 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Florida pay an average of $2,682 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend SPC. Out-of-state students pay an average of $9,286. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $23,680 in student loans. Around 27% of those degree recipients were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 58% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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145 Total Awards
$6,750 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,413 Avg Student Debt

Community College of Baltimore County ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Baltimore, Maryland is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 145 students in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $6,750 in tuition and fees if they attend CCBC full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $9,678. On average, associate’s degree students take out $15,413 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 15% of those degree recipients were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 32% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#12

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
134 Total Awards
$8,125 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,471 Avg Student Debt

Community College of Allegheny County came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. CCAC is a fairly large public school situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It awarded 134 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Pennsylvania pay an average of $8,125 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend CCAC. Out-of-state students pay an average of $11,605. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $13,471 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 26% were women.

In 2017-2018 about 36% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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130 Total Awards
$3,131 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,838 Avg Student Debt

Seminole State College of Florida ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Seminole State is located in Sanford, Florida and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 130 associate’s degrees to qualified students.

In-state students pay an average of $3,131 in tuition and fees if they attend Seminole State full time. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $11,456. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $15,838 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 23% were women.

In 2017-2018 about 48% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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134 Total Awards
$5,962 Average Tuition & Fees
$11,513 Avg Student Debt

Hudson Valley Community College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer science programs. Hudson Valley Community College is a public institution located in Troy, New York. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 134 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from New York who attend Hudson Valley Community College full time pay an average of $5,962 in tuition and fees. Out-of-state students pay an average of $11,062. On average, associate’s degree students take out $11,513 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 22% were women.

To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 32% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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110 Total Awards
$3,105 Average Tuition & Fees
$10,286 Avg Student Debt

Metropolitan Community College Area did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Omaha, Nebraska is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 110 students in 2018-2019.

Students from Nebraska who attend Metropolitan Community College Area full time pay an average of $3,105 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $4,545. Associate’s Degree recipients from Metropolitan Community College Area accumulate an average of $10,286 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 25% of those degree recipients were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 30% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#16

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
104 Total Awards
$2,563 Average Tuition & Fees
$17,995 Avg Student Debt

Santa Fe College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer science programs. Located in Gainesville, Florida, the fairly large public school awarded 104 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Florida pay an average of $2,563 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend Santa Fe College. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $9,189. On average, associate’s degree students take out $17,995 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 22% were women.

Around 37% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#17

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
103 Total Awards
$4,440 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #17, South Texas College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer science students working on their associate’s degree. South Texas College is a large public school situated in McAllen, Texas. It awarded 103 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from Texas who attend South Texas College full time pay an average of $4,440 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $7,830. Of those students who received their degree, 15% were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 27% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#18

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
96 Total Awards
$5,143 Average Tuition & Fees
$20,751 Avg Student Debt

Trident Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Trident Technical College is a fairly large public school located in Charleston, South Carolina that handed out 96 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Trident Technical College is $5,143. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $8,690. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $20,751 in student loans. Around 19% of those degree recipients were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 46% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#19

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa, Oklahoma
95 Total Awards
$3,445 Average Tuition & Fees
$17,066 Avg Student Debt

Tulsa Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the fairly large public school awarded 95 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Students from Oklahoma who attend Tulsa Community College full time pay an average of $3,445 in tuition and fees. Out-of-state students pay an average of $8,845. Associate’s Degree recipients from Tulsa Community College accumulate an average of $17,066 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 14% were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 40% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#19

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
105 Total Awards
$1,650 Average Tuition & Fees
$10,133 Avg Student Debt

Central New Mexico Community College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer science programs. This large public school is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it awarded 105 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from New Mexico who attend CNM full time pay an average of $1,650 in tuition and fees. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $7,410. On average, associate’s degree students take out $10,133 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 28% of those degree recipients were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 42% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#21

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
90 Total Awards
$7,324 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,064 Avg Student Debt

American Public University System came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in Charles Town, West Virginia, the large private for-profit school awarded 90 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at American Military University is $7,324. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $19,064 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 23% of those degree recipients were women.

American Military University is one of the schools on our list that is primarily online. Each undergraduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#22

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
87 Total Awards
$15,860 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,614 Avg Student Debt

Monroe College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer science programs. Monroe College is a medium-sized private for-profit school situated in Bronx, New York. It awarded 87 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $15,860 to cover tuition and fees at Monroe College. The school does not offer an in-state discount. On average, associate’s degree students take out $15,614 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 22% were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 25% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#22

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
177 Total Awards
$3,240 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,220 Avg Student Debt

San Jacinto Community College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. This large public school is located in Pasadena, Texas, and it awarded 177 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from Texas who attend San Jacinto College full time pay an average of $3,240 in tuition and fees. Out-of-state students pay an average of $5,040. On average, associate’s degree students take out $14,220 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 13% were women.

To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 33% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#24

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
99 Total Awards
$4,004 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,955 Avg Student Debt

Sinclair Community College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Dayton, Ohio is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 99 students in 2018-2019.

Students from Ohio who attend Sinclair Community College full time pay an average of $4,004 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $7,271. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $13,955 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 15% were women.

Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 37% took at least some of their classes online.

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#25

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina
79 Total Awards
$2,319 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,894 Avg Student Debt

Guilford Technical Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in Jamestown, North Carolina, the fairly large public school awarded 79 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from North Carolina pay an average of $2,319 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend Guilford Technical Community College. Out-of-state students pay an average of $7,695. On average, associate’s degree students take out $21,894 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 33% were women.

During the 2017-2018 year, about 43% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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Not only did these schools make the top most popular online list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
#27

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
#27

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
#29

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
#30

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, North Carolina
#31

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
#32

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, Maryland
#33

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
#34

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
#34

Central Texas College

Killeen, Texas
#36

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#37

Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin, Tennessee
#38

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
#40

Hallmark University

San Antonio, Texas
#42

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
#44

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
#44

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
#44

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
#47

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Washington
#48

Florida Technical College

Orlando, Florida
#50

Laurus College

San Luis Obispo, California

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Rank School Location
51 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
51 Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our most popular online computer science schools ranking:

Rank School Location
53 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
53 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
55 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
55 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
55 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
58 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
58 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
60 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
60 DeVry University - Georgia Decatur, GA
60 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
60 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
60 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
60 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
66 Union County College Cranford, NJ
66 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
66 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
66 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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