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Old 03-09-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Can any tell me of the cheapest online graduate schools they know. I have a very secure job but need to get a masters degree to move up. I am thinking of a masters in Information systems, accounting, or something along those lines. I found a school where it is $458 per credit, but I'd like something even cheaper if possible because I don't want a massive about of debt when I'm done.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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These tuition rates are a little out of date, but they give you an idea of who's the cheapest.

Online Computer Science Masters - Best Affordable Online Degrees | Best Online Colleges | Best Online Universities | GetEducated.com
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The first place I'd check is public universities in your state because they should give you a decent in-state tuition rate. I'd also look into Western Governor's:

WGU Online University | Online Degree Programs, Accredited Bachelor's and Master's
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Can any tell me of the cheapest online graduate schools they know. I have a very secure job but need to get a masters degree to move up. I am thinking of a masters in Information systems, accounting, or something along those lines. I found a school where it is $458 per credit, but I'd like something even cheaper if possible because I don't want a massive about of debt when I'm done.
Some good online graduate programs that I know of are:

Graduate Programs

Online Masters Degree Programs at SUNY Campuses

Online Master's Degrees and Graduate Programs - NECB

AMU Masters Programs

If you want a more reputable, but more expensive degree, I'd go with Northeastern University, located in Boston, MA:

Online Bachelor and Master Degree Programs | Northeastern University Online
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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Often a brick and mortar grad program can be a lot cheaper than an online program if one is offered near you.
For example, University of Missouri St Louis is only $348.50 per graduate credit hour/ $400.35 after fees. (And beware of fees... online programs can hit you with massive non-tuition fees.)

More importantly, online programs rarely, if ever, give you grant in aid. Brick and mortar frequently does; 50% tuition reductions are extremely common.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Often a brick and mortar grad program can be a lot cheaper than an online program if one is offered near you.
For example, University of Missouri St Louis is only $348.50 per graduate credit hour/ $400.35 after fees. (And beware of fees... online programs can hit you with massive non-tuition fees.)

More importantly, online programs rarely, if ever, give you grant in aid. Brick and mortar frequently does; 50% tuition reductions are extremely common.
This is a good point. A lot of people are offered great discounts on tuition from local colleges. I live in NY and I know that the Rochester Institute of Technology offers huge aid for their graduate degree programs if done on campus.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Do want cheap and quick or inexpensive?
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:22 PM
 
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If anyone looked at the link I posted, it doesn't get much cheaper than Columbus State University which charges in-state and out-of-state students $210 per credit hour for their MS in Applied Computer Science. There might be an in-state school that's cheaper like East Carolina University, which is also on the link I posted.

Columbus State University: Grad - Program Details

Minot State University charges $307.94 per credit hour regardless of your residency status and it has an information systems program.

MSU - College of Business

For accounting, University of South Dakota charges $368 per credit hour regardless of residency.

Online Master of Professional Accountancy - USD
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:58 AM
 
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Some good online graduate programs that I know of are:

Graduate Programs

Online Masters Degree Programs at SUNY Campuses

Online Master's Degrees and Graduate Programs - NECB

AMU Masters Programs

If you want a more reputable, but more expensive degree, I'd go with Northeastern University, located in Boston, MA:

Online Bachelor and Master Degree Programs | Northeastern University Online
NORTH EASTERN UNIVERSITY is
MORE REPUTABLE THAN BINGHAMTON or STONY BROOK?
I am not being chauvinistic at all, but ask any academic, check out one of the reputable college ranks - North Eastern is seen by many as a glorified vocational school. It's come up in ranking in recent years, but it is still a career oriented university that gets a major boost from it's highly desirable Boston local.

And the OP was looking for an inexpensive university. NEU is not cheap!
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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NORTH EASTERN UNIVERSITY is
MORE REPUTABLE THAN BINGHAMTON or STONY BROOK?
I am not being chauvinistic at all, but ask any academic, check out one of the reputable college ranks - North Eastern is seen by many as a glorified vocational school. It's come up in ranking in recent years, but it is still a career oriented university that gets a major boost from it's highly desirable Boston local.

And the OP was looking for an inexpensive university. NEU is not cheap!
...it's a pretty reputable school and well-known. I know it isn't cheap, and that's why I said:

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If you want a more reputable, but more expensive degree, I'd go with Northeastern University, located in Boston, MA
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