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Pennsylvania Computer Science Colleges

160 Colleges
9,187 Yearly Graduations
$96,784 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,640 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly computer science graduations, Pennsylvania is ranked #8 in the country with 9,187 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $24,196 per year to get their degree at a college in Pennsylvania, while out of state students will pay an average of $27,011 per year.

An estimated 69% of college students in Pennsylvania take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,910 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,349 Yearly Degrees
$57,119 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Carnegie Mellon University is 14,180, of which 6,618 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,425 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Carnegie Mellon is 96%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

This a very selective school with only 22% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at Carnegie Mellon take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,401 a year. Carnegie Mellon has a 0.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Carnegie Mellon with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $69,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
1,268 Yearly Degrees
$18,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 76,099 undergraduates at Penn State University Park, of which 66,409 are full-time, and there are 91,427 students altogether. Penn State University Park has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,942 a year. Penn State University Park has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Penn State University Park is $40,100.

Public Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$19,718 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,385 undergraduates at Pitt, of which 18,392 are full-time, and there are 32,686 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Pitt is 4.2 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,386 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Pitt with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
564 Yearly Degrees
$57,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Pennsylvania is 26,675, of which 11,872 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,448 are full-time. UPenn has a freshman retention rate of 98%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The acceptance rate at UPenn is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 13% of students at UPenn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,842 a year. UPenn has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UPenn is $71,600.

#5

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
519 Yearly Degrees
$13,988 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

For undergraduates at Penn State World Campus, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,197 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Penn State World Campus is $40,100.

#6

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
397 Yearly Degrees
$16,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Temple University is 38,794, of which 28,726 students are undergraduates and of those, 26,247 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Temple. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Temple take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,798 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,100 during the early-career years.

#7

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
322 Yearly Degrees
$54,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,205 students at Drexel in total, 15,414 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,878 are full-time. For undergraduates at Drexel, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

61% of Drexel students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,480 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Drexel is $53,400.

#8

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
185 Yearly Degrees
$10,421 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,669 students at WCUPA in total, 14,615 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,044 are full-time. It takes the average WCUPA undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,307 a year. WCUPA has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCUPA is $37,900.

#9

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
169 Yearly Degrees
$8,125 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,031 students at CCAC in total, 5,145 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

29% of CCAC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,107 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCAC is $26,300.

#10

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
160 Yearly Degrees
$55,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lehigh University is 6,953, of which 5,178 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,107 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Lehigh. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 25%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,852 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $66,200 during the early-career years.

#11

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$9,264 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,996 students at Community College of Philadelphia in total, 4,760 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

39% of Community College of Philadelphia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,215 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#12

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$15,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

Penn State Harrisburg has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,668 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Penn State Harrisburg is $40,100.

#13

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$31,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,608 students at RMU in total, 3,770 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,500 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at RMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,618 a year. RMU has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RMU is $38,400.

#14

Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$9,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,800 students at Northampton Community College in total, 4,302 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 35% of students at Northampton Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,068 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northampton Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$8,085 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,886 full-time undergraduates at HACC, and 17,422 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

57% of HACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,938 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from HACC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$39,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Duquesne University is 9,197, of which 5,839 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,732 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Duquesne take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,425 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,700 during the early-career years.

#17

Pittsburgh Technical College

Oakdale, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees
$16,632 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,744 students at Pittsburgh Technical College in total, 1,598 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,844 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$17,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,972 students at Penn College in total, 4,101 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

76% of Penn College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,366 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Penn College is $35,300.

#19

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees
$55,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,848 students at Villanova in total, 6,865 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,528 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 46% of students at Villanova take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,578 a year. Villanova has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Villanova with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $62,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$10,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,195 students at Kutztown University in total, 7,200 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,458 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,532 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

#21

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
72 Yearly Degrees
$10,507 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 8,778, of which 7,440 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,968 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SRU is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

80% of SRU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,913 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SRU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Pennsylvania State University - Abington

Abington, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
70 Yearly Degrees
$14,532 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Penn State Abington is 4.7 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,445 a year. Penn State Abington has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Penn State Abington is $40,100.

#23

Delaware County Community College

Media, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
69 Yearly Degrees
$9,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Delaware County Community College is 10,703, which includes 2,850 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,854 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Delaware County Community College is $28,700.

#24

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
66 Yearly Degrees
$11,108 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,856 undergraduates at Cal U, of which 3,979 are full-time, and there are 6,842 students altogether. For undergraduates at Cal U, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Cal U take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,223 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
59 Yearly Degrees
$13,354 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,559 students at IUP in total, 8,491 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,695 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at IUP is 4.4 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at IUP take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,465 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,600 during the early-career years.

Other Pennsylvania Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 Bucks County Community College 57
27 Lehigh Carbon Community College 57
29 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 56
30 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown 55
31 Montgomery County Community College 53
32 La Roche College 52
32 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 52
32 Pennsylvania State University - Berks 52
35 Swarthmore College 49
36 Strayer University - Pennsylvania 48
37 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College 41
37 La Salle University 41
39 YTI Career Institute-York 36
39 Millersville University of Pennsylvania 36
39 Clarion University of Pennsylvania 36
42 Luzerne County Community College 35
42 Westmoreland County Community College 35
44 Berks Technical Institute 33
44 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona 33
46 Butler County Community College 32
46 South Hills School of Business & Technology 32
48 DeSales University 29
48 Arcadia University 29
50 Saint Joseph’s University 28
51 Geneva College 26
52 Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine 25
52 Gannon University 25
54 Peirce College 24
54 Grove City College 24
54 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 24
57 Haverford College 23
58 Erie Institute of Technology Inc 22
58 Gettysburg College 22
58 Reading Area Community College 22
58 Widener University 22
62 University of Pittsburgh - Bradford 21
62 Lafayette College 21
62 York College of Pennsylvania 21
65 Albright College 20
66 Messiah University 19
66 Johnson College 19
66 Lock Haven University 19
66 Saint Vincent College 19
66 University of Scranton 19
66 Allegheny College 19
66 Central Penn College 19
73 Bucknell University 18
73 DeVry University - Pennsylvania 18
73 Community College of Beaver County 18
73 Dickinson College 18
73 Pennsylvania State University - York 18
78 Juniata College 17
79 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 16
79 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 16
79 Moravian College 16
79 Hussian College 16
79 Elizabethtown College 16
84 Point Park University 15
84 Keystone College 15
84 Ursinus College 15
87 Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton 14
87 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 14
89 King’s College 13
89 Mount Aloysius College 13
89 University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg 13
89 Franklin and Marshall College 13
89 Bryn Mawr College 13
89 Lincoln Technical Institute - Allentown 13
95 Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington 12
95 Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto 12
95 Thomas Jefferson University 12
95 Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley 12
95 McCann School of Business & Technology 12
100 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 11
100 Susquehanna University 11
102 Washington & Jefferson College 10
102 Wilkes University 10
102 Saint Francis University 10
102 Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny 10
102 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School 10
102 Seton Hill University 10
102 Lincoln University 10
102 Mercyhurst University North East Campus 10
110 Mercyhurst University 9
110 Cabrini University 9
110 Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes - Barre 9
110 Westminster College Pennsylvania 9
110 Muhlenberg College 9
115 Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill 8
115 YTI Career Institute-Altoona 8
115 Pennsylvania State University - Beaver 8
115 Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton 8
119 Neumann University 7
119 Laurel Business Institute 7
119 Lebanon Valley College 7
119 Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley 7
119 Misericordia University 7
119 DCI Career Institute 7
125 Pennsylvania State University - Dubois 6
125 McCann School of Business & Technology 6
125 Lansdale School of Business 6
128 Thiel College 5
128 Marywood University 5
128 Waynesburg University 5
131 Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center 4
131 Fortis Institute - Erie 4
131 Immaculata University 4
134 The Workforce Institute’s City College 3
134 Chestnut Hill College 3
134 Manor College 3
134 Gwynedd Mercy University 3
138 Laurel Technical Institute 2
138 Pennsylvania Institute of Technology 2
138 Institute of Medical Careers 2
138 Indiana County Technology Center 2
138 Laurel Technical Institute 2
138 Holy Family University 2
144 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 1
145 Lancaster County Career and Technology Center 0
145 Cairn University 0
145 Delaware Valley University 0
145 Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School 0
145 Lackawanna College 0
145 Forbes Road Career and Technology Center 0
145 Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics 0
145 Eastern University 0
145 PITC Institute 0
145 University of Phoenix - Pennsylvania 0
145 Somerset County Technology Center 0
145 Lycoming College 0
145 Pennsylvania State University - Shenango 0
145 Berks Career & Technology Center 0
145 Cedar Crest College 0
145 Pennsylvania State University - Fayette - Eberly Campus 0

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