Master list of B&M colleges offering online IT degrees

ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
I have been compiling a list of online MBAs and I noticed a few schools that were offering non-CS IT degrees. So I decided to start looking at any school that offered an online MBA and checked their website to see what else they offered online. As I've said before, I'm a big proponent in finding a known school in your region and seeing what they offer for online degrees vs going to online-only schools with no name recognition. To each his own though.

And now, without further stalling for time...

Undergrad

Penn State (PA) (Tier I, #47 overall)
BS-Information Sciences & Technology (130 ch)
$480/ch
$62,400

Northeastern (MA) (Tier I, #80 overall)
BS-Information Technology (160 qh)
$316/qh ($421.33/ch)
$50,560

Drexel (PA) (Tier I, #88 overall)
BS-Computing & Security Technology (185 qh)
$600/qh ($800/ch)
$111,000
IT certifications count up to 15 credits.

Dakota State (SD) (Tier I, #35 Midwest Baccalaureate Colleges)
BS-Computer Information Systems (3 specializations) (128 ch)
$253.95/ch
$32,505

UMass @ Lowell (MA) (Tier III)
BS-Information Technology (120 ch)
$340/ch
$40,800

Austin Peay (TN) (Tier III, Universities-Master's (South))
BS-Computer Science & Information Systems (120 ch?)
$275 in-state
$772 out-of-state
$33,000 in-state
$92,640 out-of-state

Armstrong Atlantic, Georgia Southern, Southern Polytechnic, Clayton State, Columbus State (GA) (Tier III/IV)
BS-Information Technology (120 ch)
$310/ch
$37,200
Those five GA universities participate in the WebBSIT program.

East Carolina (NC) (Tier IV)
BS-Information Technology (127 ch)
$106/ch in-state
$472/ch out-of-state
$13,462 in-state
$59,944 out-of-state

Mercy College (NY) (Tier IV)
BS-Computer Information Systems (120 ch)
BS-Information Assurance & Security (120 ch)
$8,245/term
$65,960

New York sure is expensive...

West Florida (FL) (Tier IV)
BS-Interdiciplinary Information Technology (Networking & Telecom Specialization) (120 ch)
$153.54
$173.99
$18,424 in-state
$20,878 out-of-state

The low out-of-state prices only come if you fill out an out-of-state tuition waiver, which it looks like everyone qualifies for.

Nova Southeastern (FL) (Tier IV)
BS-Computer Information Systems (120 ch?)
$540/ch
$64,800

University of Maryland University College (MD) (unranked)
BS-Computer and Information Science (120 ch)
BS-Computer Information Technology (120 ch)
BS-Information Systems Management (120 ch)
BS-Cybersecurity (120 ch)
$237/ch in-state
$499/ch out-of-state
$28,440 in-state
$59,880 out-of-state

Brandman University (CA) (unranked)
BBA-Information Systems Management (124 ch)
$450/ch
$55,800

Bellevue (NE) (unranked)
BS-Computer Information Systems
BS-Computer Information Systems in Business
BS-Information Technology
BS-Management Information Systems (127 ch)
$350/ch
$44,450

Baker College (MI) (unranked)
BS-Computer Information Systems (2 concentrations) (189/197 qh)
$195/qh ($260 ch)
$36,855/$38,415
HT:dratnol

Graduate

Brandeis (MA) (Tier 1, #31 overall)
MS-Information Assurance (30 ch)
MS-Information Technology Management (30 ch)
MS-Project Management (30 ch)
$735/ch
$22,050

This looks to be the most prestigious B&M university offering an online degree program so far.

Georgia Tech (GA) (Tier 1, #35 overall)
MS-Information Security (32 ch)
$1,010/ch
$32,320

I felt like Chris Rock in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka when I saw the tuition.

Syracuse University (NY) (Tier I, #58 overall)
MS-Information Management (36 ch)
MS-Telecommunications & Network Management (36 ch)
$1,117/ch
$40,212

Your first year of study requires a one-week on-campus residence in July. Shouldn't be too hard of a requirement to meet with vacation time.

Virginia Tech (VA) (Tier I, #71 overall)
MS-Information Technology (30 ch?)
$488 in-state
$957.75 out-of-state
$14,640 in-state
$28,732.50 out-of-state

NC State (NC) (Tier I, #88 overall)
MS-Computer Networks (4 concentrations) (31 ch)
$240/ch in-state
$700/ch out-of-state
$7,471 in-state
$21,700

This looks like a rigorous program. If you don't have a CompSci, CompEng or EE undergrad degree, they require you to take up to Calc III in undergrad courses. Cheap if you live in NC though.

Auburn (AL) (Tier I, #88 overall)
Dual MS-Information Systems/MBA (54 ch)
$668/ch
$36,072

Florida State (FL) (Tier I, #102 overall)
MS-Management Info Systems
$486.54/ch in-state
$1,117.94/ch out-of-state
MBA-Management Info Systems
$486.54/ch in-state
$553.37/ch out-of-state

Kind of confused on the tuition. One one page, it says the OOS tuition is $1,110/ch. On another page, it says the IS and OOS tuition are the same for the online MIS program. Might want to double check.

Colorado State (CO) (Tier I, #128 overall)
MSBA-Computer Info Systems (30 ch)
$620/ch
$18,600

James Madison University (VA) (Tier I, #4 Universities-Master's (South))
MS-Information Security (33 ch)
$718/ch
$23,694
HT: peacepa

Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) (Tier I, #9 Universities-Master's (North))
MS-Networking & Systems Administration (48 qh)
$11,078/quarter
$33,234

They have a flat rate for full-time students taking up to 18 credits per quarter. Since this degree could theoretically be completed in three quarters, I used that as the price for the degree.

University of Dallas (TX) (Tier I, #13 Universities-Master's (West))
MS/MBA-Information Assurance (39 ch)
MS/MBA-Information Technology
MBA-Project Management
$624/ch
$24,336
HT:colemic

Very annoying website to navigate. I'm going to assume all the Master's degree programs are 39 ch. They also offer dual MBA/MS degrees so you could mix and match as well.

Marist (NY) (Tier I, #15 Universities-Master's (North))
MS-Information Systems (30 ch)
$695/ch
$20,850

Michigan @ Dearborn (MI) (Tier I, #27 Universities-Master's (Midwest))
MS-Computer Information Systems (30 ch)
MS-Information Systems & Technology (30ch)

I couldn't figure out their tuition. Could be presented a lot more clearly.

Illinois @ Springfield (IL) (Tier I, #27 Universities-Master's (Midwest))
MS-Management Information Systems (36 ch)
$294.75/ch
$10,611
HT:brianeaglesfan

Dakota State (SD) (Tier I, #35 Baccalaureate Colleges (Midwest))
MS-Information Systems (30 ch)
MS-Information Assurance & Computer Security (36 ch)
$337.05/ch
$10,111.50
$12,133.80

Norwich University (VT) (Tier I, #62 Universities-Master's (North))
MS-Information Assurance (36 ch)
$779
$28,044
HT:cablegod

I couldn't actually find a page specifically mentioning that this program was offered online, but Norwich does have online programs and it was mentioned by a poster in-thread.

Mississippi St (MS) (Tier III)
MBA-Project Management (33 ch)
$502.50/ch
$16,582.50

Oklahoma St (OK) (Tier III)
MS-Management Information Systems (33 ch)
$327/ch in-state
$797/ch out-of-state
$10,791 in-state
$26,301 out-of-state

Central Florida (FL) (Tier III)
MS-Digital Forensics (30 ch)
$324.31 in-state
$1,117.01 out-of-state
$9,729 in-state
33,510 out-of-state
HT:dratnol

Holy out-of-state tuition costs, Batman. I don't think anyone from outside Florida will be using this one.

DePaul University (IL) (Tier III)
MS-Computer, Information & Network Security (52 ch)
MS-E-Commerce Technology (52 ch)
MS-Information Technology (52 ch)
MS-IT Project Management (52 ch)
MS-Network Engineering & Management (52 ch)
$680/ch
$35,360
HT:zerglings

52 credit hours for a degree???1111111111?121211111111uno

East Carolina (NC) (Tier IV)
MS-Technology Systems (7 concentrations) (30 ch)
$172 in-state
$677 out-of-state
$5,160
$20,310

That has got to be one of the cheapest master's degrees you can get.

Mercy College (NY) (Tier IV)
MS-Information Assurance & Security (30 ch)
$765/ch
$22,950

The degree guide states that this program will prepare you for CISSP certification.

Tarleton State (TX) (Tier IV)
MS-Information Systems (36 ch)
$244.33/ch in-state
$501.33 out-of-state
$8,795.88
$18,047.88

West Florida (FL) (Tier IV)
MSA-Database Administration (36 ch)
$272.74
$304.16
$9,818.64 in-state
$10,949.76 out-of-state

Requires out-of-state tuition waiver.

Nova Southeastern (FL) (Tier IV)
MS-Computer Information Systems (36 ch)
MS-Information Security (36 ch)
MS-Information Technology (36 ch)
MS-Management Information Systems (36 ch)
$550/ch
$19,800

Michigan @ Flint (MI) (Tier III, Universities-Master's (Midwest))
MBA-Computer Information Systems Concentration (33 ch)
$570
$18,810
MS-Information Systems (30 ch)
$479.25 in-state
$697.40 out-of-state
$14,377.50 in-state
$20,022 out-of-state
HT:dratnol

The MS-InfoSystems actually requires an on-campus residency every six weeks for two of the classes. BUT, you can take those required classes at another university and transfer them in if you can find them online. Not a bad option for someone who doesn't mind driving there every six weeks though.

Mountain State University (WV) (Tier IV, Universities-Master's (South))
BS-Information Technology (130 ch)
$340/ch
$44,200
HT:tomahawkeer

Bellevue (NE) (unranked)
MS-Computer Information Systems (36 ch)
MS-Management Information Systems (36 ch)
$450/ch
$16,200

Capitol College (MD) (Unranked)
MS-Information Assurance (36 ch)
MS-Information & Telecom Systems Mgmt (38 ch)
$554/ch
$19,944/$21,052
HT:colemic

Brandman University (CA) (unlisted)
MBA-Information Security Management
$550/ch (36 – 48 ch)
$19,800 - $26,400

It was unlisted, but it's part of Chapman University, which is ranked #9 in Universities-Master's (West).


If anyone else knows of any other programs, feel free to link the relevant info in here and I will update.
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  • brianeaglesfanbrianeaglesfan Posts: 130Member
    I'm currently enrolled in the on-line MS - Management Information Systems program at the University of Illinois - Springfield. Current graduate e-tuition rate (in an on-line program and only taking on-line courses) is $294.75 a credit hour, so for 36 credit hours, total = $10,611. Information can be found here:

    Department of Management Information Systems
    Complete: MSMIS, MBA, EPIC certified
    In progress: CPHIMS, CAPM
  • steve13adsteve13ad Posts: 398Member
    I was taking classes at ECU, in the Digital Communications and Information Security programs.

    The classes are a little easier than you'd expect. But other than that it's a good program, at a reasonable price.

    The instructors are very knowledgeable and are willing to help.
  • SrSysAdminSrSysAdmin Posts: 259Member
    Just curious, where did you find the tiers?

    Are Auburn and Virginia Tech really consider tier I? I thought VT was tier II and Auburn tier III.
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    JrSysAdmin wrote: »
    Just curious, where did you find the tiers?

    Are Auburn and Virginia Tech really consider tier I? I thought VT was tier II and Auburn tier III.

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  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member
    Anyone see a sticky in this posts future?
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  • SephStormSephStorm Posts: 1,732Member
    Updated link for the UMUC cyber degree: Cybersecurity - School of Undergraduate Studies - UMUC

    steve13ad, What is the actual name of the degree at ECU? I dont see any BS Information Security programs.
  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    Updated: Dakota State
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  • dratnoldratnol Posts: 65Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I am presently enrolled in the Digital Forensics (graduate) program at the University of Central Florida. They also offer a certificate in computer forensics that is online as well.

    The University of Michigan Flint campus offers a MS in CIS and a CIS focused MBA. The business department has really good staff, the advisor/"leadership" on the CIS side sucks. That is the nicest thing I can say about them without making large donations to the swear jar.

    Baker College also offers online MBA programs, one of which is technology focused.

    All of these programs can be completed online in their entirety and are graduate level programs.

    University of Central Florida
    UM-Flint Office of Graduate Programs
    Welcome to Baker College
  • NuwinNuwin Posts: 75Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'll throw out Bellevue University in Belleuve, NE.

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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Posts: 5,727Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Nuwin wrote: »
    I'll throw out Bellevue University in Belleuve, NE.

    Bellevue University | Degrees & Programs

    I've seen mixed reviews for Bellevue, what are your thoughts?
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  • NuwinNuwin Posts: 75Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    My experience was fine. Nothing to rant and rave about, but also nothing to really complain about. Both my wife and I graduated from there. She went the traditional route where I did the accelerated online program. I got my degree in Management Information Systems.

    I've heard that financial aid can be brutal to deal with at times. They can be lazy and apparently uninterested in helping you. I didn't have these problems, but my tuition was pretty straight forward and I was able to handle it myself with minimal input from them.

    As for the accelerated online program, there were no tests. You had to respond to a few questions in a discussion forum that related to the weeks readings and create dialog with other student's posts.

    My degree was definately one where you get out of it what you put in. I found it pretty easy to half @$$ my way to a 3.9 GPA. I wouldn't read every required reading, and would just skim others. If you can carry a reasonable conversation, you can probably pass with very little effort. I will say though that it took me 9 years to finally finish my degree after high school. I had been in the working world for a while and some of the things being taught, I already had experience with. By this point, the degree was nothing more than checking off a requirement on the resume to make sure I can remain competative in the job market. I didn't necessairly seek it for its educational value.
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    dratnol wrote: »
    I am presently enrolled in the Digital Forensics (graduate) program at the University of Central Florida. They also offer a certificate in computer forensics that is online as well.

    The University of Michigan Flint campus offers a MS in CIS and a CIS focused MBA. The business department has really good staff, the advisor/"leadership" on the CIS side sucks. That is the nicest thing I can say about them without making large donations to the swear jar.

    Baker College also offers online MBA programs, one of which is technology focused.

    All of these programs can be completed online in their entirety and are graduate level programs.

    University of Central Florida
    UM-Flint Office of Graduate Programs
    Welcome to Baker College
    Updated except for Baker. Not sure about them. They don't seem like a traditional university offering online degrees. What is the general perception of them in MI?
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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Posts: 5,727Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Updated except for Baker. Not sure about them. They don't seem like a traditional university offering online degrees. What is the general perception of them in OH?

    I don't know about OH, but in Michigan they have a excellent reputation. I have worked with Baker students, and for the most part they know their stuff.
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    I don't know about OH, but in Michigan they have a excellent reputation. I have worked with Baker students, and for the most part they know their stuff.

    Yeah, Michigan too.

    The reason I am hesitant is, every time you see advertising for the online only universities like UoP or Capella, Baker is listed with them. So I associate them with that crowd.
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    Updated with several new universities and sorted them by tier/ranking.
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  • dratnoldratnol Posts: 65Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Updated except for Baker. Not sure about them. They don't seem like a traditional university offering online degrees. What is the general perception of them in MI?

    Baker is a normal brick and mortar college and they offer online degrees too. Everyone I know that has been to Baker has been really happy with the experience and I would say know their subject. It is a private college that started out with business programs just about a hundred years ago. They are not the braindump of the university/college world.

    Just one little update to you post on U of M Flint, only the two required business classes require a residency. The other classes can be completed in their entirety online.

    The graduate certificate at UCF charges in state rates even if you are out of state. The masters program is expensive if you are out of state, no doubt about that.
  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    dratnol wrote: »
    Baker is a normal brick and mortar college and they offer online degrees too. Everyone I know that has been to Baker has been really happy with the experience and I would say know their subject. It is a private college that started out with business programs just about a hundred years ago. They are not the braindump of the university/college world.

    Just one little update to you post on U of M Flint, only the two required business classes require a residency. The other classes can be completed in their entirety online.

    The graduate certificate at UCF charges in state rates even if you are out of state. The masters program is expensive if you are out of state, no doubt about that.
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  • moonlight08moonlight08 Posts: 20Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Wow Zartanasaurus, that's a tremendous amount of research and effort you've put in to making a summarized posting. Very useful; this definitely gets my vote for a sticky.

    I'll add my contribution to this thread. If you go to the Higher Learning Commissions's website, The Higher Learning Commission - Home , you can search through all universities and colleges that are accredited through this institution. You can view details about each school and it will clearly state what distance learning programs that school offers. For example, Capella is accredited through them and it lists all of their distance learning programs offered.

    Now take another more traditional B&M school, Purdue University for instance, and you'll see they only offer 7 programs through distance learning.
  • cablegodcablegod Posts: 294Member
    You might want to add Norwich University.

    Grad Programs: Norwich University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies online degree programs (MS:ISA & another MS: Business Continuity)

    Undergrad Programs: Undergraduate programs: Norwich University (CS, CSIA, and a few others).

    A friend just graduated from the MS:ISA program. It was pretty rigorous from my understanding.
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  • tomahawkeertomahawkeer Posts: 179Member
    Ill throw this one on there.

    Mountain State University

    $340 per credit hour

    Not listing in state vs out of state costs, they appear to be the same.
  • colemiccolemic Posts: 1,559Member
    University of Dallas - MS in Information Assurance

    University of Dallas, Master's in Information Assuurance. $584/credit hour, doesn't say about out-of-state.

    Capitol College - Accelerated The master of science in information assurance
    'The NSA and DHS have designated Capitol College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in all six CNSS domains'

    Tuition:
    State Residents: $ 513.00 per semester credit
    Out of State: $ 513.00 per semester credit


    Total Cost of Degree: $18,468.00

    http://www.capitol-college.edu/academics/graduate-academics/information-assurance

    info from a search at http://www.geteducated.com
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    Glad to see someone gave me neg rep for this b/c I somehow "insulted online schools".
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  • cablegodcablegod Posts: 294Member
    Glad to see someone gave me neg rep for this b/c I somehow "insulted online schools".

    Bwahaha, people these days and their sensitive ego. I just gave you a positive to counteract the, um, nevermind, "person" whom neged you. Seems it took you up a level too. Funny thing, I'm an online student, and I did not take offense to this post at all. I thought it was helpful.
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  • cablegodcablegod Posts: 294Member
    You guys are going to be the death of me I tell ya.
    Why did I have to click this link? I am such a junkie.
    Email sent to the dept chair for more info.

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  • zerglingszerglings Posts: 294Member
    You should add DePaul University. They offer a lot of IT degrees online. They are in Tier 3 group.
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  • zeptobotzeptobot Posts: 3Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you very much for putting this list together. It's an invaluable resource.
  • colemiccolemic Posts: 1,559Member
    Indeed they do, both Master of Arts AND Masters of Science in IT. This one looks really good for what I am looking for:

    MS - Computer Information and Network Security - DePaul

    Unfortunately, this is not what I am looking for:
    Total Cost of Degree: $31,096.00 (geteducated.com)
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  • zerglingszerglings Posts: 294Member
    Yes, they are expensive. For that price, you can go to RIT which is in the Tier 1 category. Probably a little bit more but I think the name pay for itself.
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    Updated and +rep for all contributors. Thank you.
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    Also wanted to mention the Academic Common Market.

    Cliffs Notes version: If you live in any of these states (pretty much ACC/Big-12 South/SEC country) and a particular program you want to study for isn't offered in your state, you can get a waiver to go to another university and only pay the in-state tuition rate.

    Search for programs you qualify for by picking your home state here. You can specify online programs as a search criteria.
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