Education Reference Desk Announces 2021's Most Affordable Master's in Computer Science Online, a nationally recognized provider of college planning resources, announces their picks for the Most Affordable Master’s In Computer Science Online in 2021.


Draper, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2021 -- According to a recent study, 53% of surveyed high school grads considering college indicated that their family's financial situation has been affected because of COVID-19 while 49% of surveyed current college students indicated the same.

In light of these financially challenging times, Education Reference Desk has recently published its list of the Most Affordable Master's In Computer Science Online.

Schools considered for this ranking were collected from official accrediting agency websites, are regionally or nationally accredited, and offer at least one fully online computer science master's degree.

Pulling data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), colleges were evaluated based on their affordability.

As part of the rankings, also published detailed profiles outlining each school on its list. Students can use these profiles to evaluate each school's net prices, acceptance rates, accreditation, and other helpful information.

"Online programs can offer a flexible learning environment for students who have to balance classes with working a full-time job, caring for their family or other responsibilities during COVID-19 restrictions," said Education Reference Desk's spokesperson, "The Most Affordable Master's In Computer Science Online ranking allows students to compare accredited schools and find those that best fit their financial situation, education interests and career goals."

The 2021 ranking for the Most Affordable Master's In Computer Science Online ranks The University of West Florida #1 with the University of Illinois at Springfield and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette rounding out the top three.

The complete rankings are as follows:

1. The University of West Florida
2. University of Illinois at Springfield
3. University of Louisiana-Lafayette
4. Arizona State University
5. Columbus State University
6. Southeast Missouri State University
7. Georgia Southwestern State University
8. Southern Arkansas University
9. University of Idaho
10. Frostburg State University
11. Georgia Institute of Technology
12. Old Dominion University
13. University of North Dakota
14. University of Louisville
15. Mississippi State University
16. Dakota State University
17. University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign
18. Campbellsville University
19. University of South Carolina-Columbia
20. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
21. Capitol Technology University
22. University of Bridgeport
23. City University of Seattle
24. Nova Southeastern University

University response to rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.

The rankings and data were produced for, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, the U.S. Dept. of Higher Education, school websites, and other reputable sources.

The rankings have been published at

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