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2021 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Schools

1,467 Schools Ranked
$12,499 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$24,033 Avg Student Debt

A computer science student has lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools and bootcamps with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Computer Science Degree Search has created the Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 1,467 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular bachelor's degree programs for computer science students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from each school on the list.

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2,244 Total Awards
$7,560 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,391 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found University of Maryland Global Campus to be the most popular school for computer science students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. UMGC is located in Adelphi, Maryland and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,244 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

Full-time students from Maryland pay an average of $7,560 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend UMGC. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $12,336. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $23,391 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 24% were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at UMGC. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 90% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
2,016 Total Awards
$6,670 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,715 Avg Student Debt

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Western Governors University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer science schools in the United States. WGU is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Salt Lake City, Utah. It awarded 2,016 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at WGU is $6,670. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from WGU accumulate an average of $19,715 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 8% were women.

WGU is one of the schools on our list that is primarily online. Each undergraduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#3

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
1,086 Total Awards
$10,779 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,342 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 1,467 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Maryland - College Park landed the # 3 spot on the list. UMCP is a large public school situated in College Park, Maryland. It awarded 1,086 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $10,779 in tuition and fees if they attend UMCP full time. Out-of-state students pay an average of $36,891. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $19,342 in student loans. Around 24% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since UMCP does offer online classes for certain majors. In 2017-2018 about 11% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#4

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
1,044 Total Awards
$18,450 Average Tuition & Fees
$25,059 Avg Student Debt

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Pennsylvania State University - University Park helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer science schools in the United States. Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, the large public school handed out 1,044 bachelor’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $18,450 in tuition and fees if they attend Penn State University Park full time. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $35,514. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from Penn State University Park accumulate an average of $25,059 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 30% were women.

Online courses are available at Penn State University Park, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2017-2018 year, about 32% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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983 Total Awards
$9,552 Average Tuition & Fees
$38,796 Avg Student Debt

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Phoenix - Arizona helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer science schools in the United States. UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit institution located in Tempe, Arizona. The school has a large population, and it awarded 983 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at UOPX - Arizona is $9,552. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from UOPX - Arizona accumulate an average of $38,796 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 17% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at UOPX - Arizona. In 2017-2018 about 99% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#6

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
934 Total Awards
$16,540 Average Tuition & Fees
$16,304 Avg Student Debt

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is a large public school located in Ann Arbor, Michigan that handed out 934 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from Michigan who attend U-M full time pay an average of $16,540 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $52,997. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from U-M accumulate an average of $16,304 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 29% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since U-M does offer online classes for certain majors. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 0% took at least some of their classes online.

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886 Total Awards
$11,465 Average Tuition & Fees
$16,409 Avg Student Debt

University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree computer science programs. Seattle, Washington is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 886 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at UW Seattle is $11,465. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $38,166. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $16,409 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 38% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at UW Seattle. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 10% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#8

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
833 Total Awards
$15,407 Average Tuition & Fees
$22,277 Avg Student Debt

Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree computer science programs. New Brunswick, New Jersey is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 833 students in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $15,407 in tuition and fees if they attend Rutgers New Brunswick full time. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $32,189. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $22,277 in student loans. Around 21% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Rutgers New Brunswick. During the 2017-2018 year, about 26% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#9

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
771 Total Awards
$9,992 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,855 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #9, Purdue University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer science students working on their bachelor’s degree. Purdue is located in West Lafayette, Indiana and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 771 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Purdue is $9,992. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $28,794. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $19,855 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 19% were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at Purdue. During the 2017-2018 year, about 20% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#10

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
753 Total Awards
$13,727 Average Tuition & Fees
$17,582 Avg Student Debt

University of California - Irvine landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree computer science programs. Located in Irvine, California, the large public school handed out 753 bachelor’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $13,727 in tuition and fees if they attend UC Irvine full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $43,481. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from UC Irvine accumulate an average of $17,582 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 24% were women.

UC Irvine does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In 2017-2018 about 16% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#11

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
750 Total Awards
$14,253 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,911 Avg Student Debt

University of California - Berkeley did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. UC Berkeley is a large public school situated in Berkeley, California. It awarded 750 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at UC Berkeley is $14,253. Out-of-state students pay an average of $44,007. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,911 in student loans. Around 28% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that UC Berkeley does offer online classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 2% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#12

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
681 Total Awards
$11,715 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,237 Avg Student Debt

Oregon State University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. This large public school is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and it awarded 681 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from Oregon who attend Oregon State full time pay an average of $11,715 in tuition and fees. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $31,314. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $23,237 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 17% were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Oregon State. In 2017-2018 about 46% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#13

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
665 Total Awards
$13,991 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,826 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #13, University of California - Santa Cruz did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer science students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Santa Cruz, California, the fairly large public school awarded 665 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $13,991 in tuition and fees if they attend UC Santa Cruz full time. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $43,745. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $19,826 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 19% were women.

Online courses are available at UC Santa Cruz, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 5% took at least some of their classes online.

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#14

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
640 Total Awards
$31,136 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,113 Avg Student Debt

Southern New Hampshire University ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Southern New Hampshire University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Manchester, New Hampshire that handed out 640 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at SNHU is $31,136. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $21,113 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 19% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at SNHU. In fact, around 94% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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621 Total Awards
$12,682 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,038 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #15, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer science students working on their bachelor’s degree. Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a large public school located in Atlanta, Georgia that handed out 621 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Georgia pay an average of $12,682 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend Georgia Tech. Out-of-state students pay an average of $33,794. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from Georgia Tech accumulate an average of $23,038 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 22% were women.

Online courses are available at Georgia Tech, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 5% took at least some of their classes online.

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#16

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
620 Total Awards
$10,947 Average Tuition & Fees
$20,258 Avg Student Debt

Indiana University - Bloomington ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. This large public school is located in Bloomington, Indiana, and it awarded 620 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Indiana pay an average of $10,947 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend IU Bloomington. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $36,512. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $20,258 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 22% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at IU Bloomington. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 14% took at least some of their classes online.

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#17

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
606 Total Awards
$7,324 Average Tuition & Fees
$27,371 Avg Student Debt

American Public University System did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. American Military University is located in Charles Town, West Virginia and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 606 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

The average tuition and fees at American Military University is $7,324. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $27,371 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 16% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, American Military University is an excellent choice, since the school is online.

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603 Total Awards
$11,338 Average Tuition & Fees
$22,020 Avg Student Debt

Arizona State University - Tempe did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. This large public school is located in Tempe, Arizona, and it awarded 603 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Arizona pay an average of $11,338 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend ASU - Tempe. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $29,428. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from ASU - Tempe accumulate an average of $22,020 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 20% of those degree recipients were women.

ASU - Tempe does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In 2017-2018 about 54% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#19

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
601 Total Awards
$13,442 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,424 Avg Student Debt

The University of Texas at Dallas ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. This large public school is located in Richardson, Texas, and it awarded 601 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at UT Dallas is $13,442. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $38,168. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $19,424 in student loans. Around 22% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at UT Dallas. During the 2017-2018 year, about 17% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#20

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
587 Total Awards
$15,027 Average Tuition & Fees
$20,036 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #20, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer science students working on their bachelor’s degree. UMN Twin Cities is a large public school situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It awarded 587 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at UMN Twin Cities is $15,027. Out-of-state students pay an average of $33,325. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $20,036 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 21% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at UMN Twin Cities. In fact, around 35% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#21

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
586 Total Awards
$12,564 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,629 Avg Student Debt

George Mason University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, the large public school awarded 586 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Virginia pay an average of $12,564 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend GMU. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $36,024. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from GMU accumulate an average of $21,629 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 23% were women.

One thing to take note of is that GMU does offer online classes in some areas. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 38% took at least some of their classes online.

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560 Total Awards
$12,028 Average Tuition & Fees
$22,296 Avg Student Debt

University of Maryland - Baltimore County came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UMBC is located in Baltimore, Maryland and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 560 bachelor’s degrees to qualified students.

Full-time students from Maryland pay an average of $12,028 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend UMBC. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $27,662. On average, bachelor’s degree students take out $22,296 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 22% were women.

One thing to take note of is that UMBC does offer online classes in some areas. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 6% took at least some of their classes online.

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#23

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
556 Total Awards
$6,905 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,862 Avg Student Debt

University of North Carolina at Charlotte landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree computer science programs. UNC Charlotte is a public institution located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school has a large population, and it awarded 556 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $6,905 in tuition and fees if they attend UNC Charlotte full time. Out-of-state students pay an average of $20,339. By the time they get their bachelor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $23,862 in student loans. Around 18% of those degree recipients were women.

Online courses are available at UNC Charlotte, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2017-2018 year, about 27% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#24

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
555 Total Awards
$6,456 Average Tuition & Fees
$25,946 Avg Student Debt

Kennesaw State University ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. This large public school is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, and it awarded 555 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $6,456 in tuition and fees if they attend KSU Georgia full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $17,710. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from KSU Georgia accumulate an average of $25,946 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 18% of those degree recipients were women.

Online courses are available at KSU Georgia, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In fact, around 40% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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532 Total Awards
$12,529 Average Tuition & Fees
$35,579 Avg Student Debt

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the large private for-profit school awarded 532 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $12,529 to cover tuition and fees at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. The school does not offer an in-state discount. Bachelor’s Degree recipients from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs accumulate an average of $35,579 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 17% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs does offer online classes for certain majors. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 99% took at least some of their classes online.

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Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
#27

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
#28

New York University

New York, New York
#29

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
#30

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
#31

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
#32

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
#33

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
#34

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
#35

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
#36

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
#37

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#38

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
#40

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
#44

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
#46

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
#47

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
#48

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
#49

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
#50

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

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Rank School Location
51 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
52 Stanford University Stanford, CA
53 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
54 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
55 DePaul University Chicago, IL
56 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
57 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
57 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
59 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
60 Iowa State University Ames, IA
60 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
62 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
63 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
63 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
65 University at Albany Albany, NY
66 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
67 School of Visual Arts New York, NY
68 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
69 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
70 Duke University Durham, NC
71 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
72 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
73 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
74 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
75 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
76 Northeastern University Boston, MA
77 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
78 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
79 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
80 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
81 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
82 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
83 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
83 Baruch College New York, NY
85 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
86 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
87 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
88 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
89 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
90 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
91 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
92 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
93 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
93 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
95 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
96 Queens College Queens, NY
97 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
98 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
98 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
100 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
101 University of Georgia Athens, GA
102 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
102 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
104 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
104 Brown University Providence, RI
104 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
107 Boston University Boston, MA
107 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
109 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
110 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
111 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
111 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
113 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
113 University of North Texas Denton, TX
115 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
115 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
117 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
118 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
118 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
120 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
121 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
122 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
123 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
124 Tufts University Medford, MA
125 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
126 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
127 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
128 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
129 Utah State University Logan, UT
130 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
130 Atlantic University College Guaynabo, PR
130 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
133 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
134 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
135 Weber State University Ogden, UT
136 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
137 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
137 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
139 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL
140 Washington State University Pullman, WA
140 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
142 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
143 Park University Parkville, MO
143 Dakota State University Madison, SD
143 Champlain College Burlington, VT
146 Clemson University Clemson, SC
147 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
148 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
149 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
149 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
149 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
149 Lehman College Bronx, NY
153 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
154 Baker College Flint, MI
154 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
154 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
157 University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA
157 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
157 Illinois State University Normal, IL
160 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
161 Trident University International Cypress, CA
161 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
163 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
163 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
163 The New School New York, NY
163 Portland State University Portland, OR
167 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
168 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
169 Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA
170 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
171 George Washington University Washington, DC
171 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
171 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
174 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
175 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
175 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
177 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
177 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
179 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
180 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
181 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
181 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY
181 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
181 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
181 Boise State University Boise, ID
186 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
186 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
188 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
189 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
189 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
191 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
192 Fordham University Bronx, NY
192 Middle Georgia State University Macon, GA
194 DeVry University - California Pomona, CA
195 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
195 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
195 Rice University Houston, TX
198 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
199 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
199 Troy University Troy, AL
199 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
202 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
202 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
204 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
204 Monroe College Bronx, NY
206 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
206 Green River College Auburn, WA
206 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
209 Florida Polytechnic University Lakeland, FL
209 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
209 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
212 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
212 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
212 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica, NY
212 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
216 University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL
216 Yale University New Haven, CT
216 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
216 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
220 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
221 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
221 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
221 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
221 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our most popular computer science schools ranking:

Rank School Location
225 American InterContinental University - Online Schaumburg, IL
226 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
226 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
226 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
229 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
229 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
229 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
232 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
232 New Mexico State University - Main Campus Las Cruces, NM
232 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
235 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
235 Pace University - New York New York, NY
237 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
237 Franklin University Columbus, OH
237 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
237 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
241 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
241 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
243 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
243 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
243 Hunter College New York, NY
246 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
246 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
246 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
249 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
250 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
250 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
252 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
253 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
254 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
255 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
255 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
257 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
257 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
257 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
257 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
261 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
261 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
261 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
264 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
264 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
266 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
266 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
266 University of Delaware Newark, DE
266 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
266 Auburn University Auburn, AL
271 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
271 National University La Jolla, CA
271 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN
271 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
275 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
275 Neumont College of Computer Science Salt Lake City, UT
275 Stockton University Galloway, NJ
278 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
279 DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA
279 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
279 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
279 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
279 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
279 Radford University Radford, VA
285 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
285 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
287 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
287 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
287 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
290 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
290 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
290 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
290 The City College of New York New York, NY
294 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
294 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
294 Strayer University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
294 Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN
294 Kean University Union, NJ

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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