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Complete Guide to an Online Computer Science Degree

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Computer science programs introduce students to the theory behind computing and provide them with practical skills for working with information systems. The 88 computer science programs listed here can be earned at every degree level. The colleges offering these programs have tuition ranging from $4,020 to $44,463 a year. An average recommendation rate of 66 percent was given to these schools, according to our student reviewers, with individual school ratings ranging from 39 percent to 100 percent.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $14,236 Associate $15,395 Bachelor's $15,459 Master's $15,975 Doctorate $13,489
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $83,659 Master's $95,688 Doctorate $113,006

Associate in computer science graduates can become computer support specialists, computer programmers, and Web developers. These students take courses in many IT areas, as well as liberal arts and science. Bachelor's programs will open up a wider range of careers, based on the student's interest; graduates can become security specialists, network administrators, systems administrators, and more. Master's degrees in computer science take about two years to complete and often have a focus in management topics. Doctorate programs in computer science are usually pursued by individuals who want to work as computer science researchers in academia, the federal government, computer systems design, and scientific research organizations.

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93 Degrees from 26 Schools

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