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2024 Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

68 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
11,525 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$76,040 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #12 in popularity, computer science is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual looked at 68 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 11,525 degrees in computer science during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Computer Science School

Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region Your choice of computer science school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for computer science schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

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The compsci school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Computer Science in the Middle Atlantic Region

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the compsci degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

10 Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools in CompSci

1
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
744 CompSci Degrees Awarded
6.7% Growth in Graduates

Cornell University is a wonderful decision for students interested in a degree in computer science. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #22 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were roughly 744 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Science degree recipients from Cornell University receive an earnings boost of around $61,463 over the typical earnings of computer science graduates.

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2
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
340 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$161,723 Median Starting Salary

Carnegie Mellon University is a wonderful decision for students interested in a degree in computer science. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Pittsburgh. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were about 340 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer science major at Carnegie Mellon University get $85,683 above the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
199 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$127,623 Median Starting Salary

University of Pennsylvania is a great decision for students interested in a degree in computer science. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 199 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Those computer science students who get their degree from University of Pennsylvania earn $51,583 more than the average compsci grad.

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4
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
898 CompSci Degrees Awarded
7.7% Growth in Graduates

It is difficult to beat Columbia University in the City of New York if you wish to pursue a degree in computer science. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 898 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer science students who get their degree from Columbia University in the City of New York make $45,337 more than the standard compsci graduate.

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5
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MD
929 CompSci Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #42 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UMCP is a great university overall.

There were roughly 929 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent data year.

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Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
85 CompSci Degrees Awarded
15.3% Growth in Graduates

Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #15 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 85 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer science program at Georgetown University earn $17,453 more than the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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7
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
384 CompSci Degrees Awarded
15.1% Growth in Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #64 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Stevens is a great school overall.

There were roughly 384 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Stevens in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer science degree program at Stevens Institute of Technology earn $15,562 more than the typical graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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8
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
243 CompSci Degrees Awarded
2.1% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #49 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were about 243 computer science students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the compsci program state that they receive average early career income of $75,984.

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Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
118 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$80,252 Median Starting Salary

Lehigh is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Bethlehem. A Best Colleges rank of #71 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Lehigh is a great university overall.

There were approximately 118 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Lehigh in the most recent data year. Those computer science students who get their degree from Lehigh University make $4,212 more than the standard compsci grad.

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10
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
258 CompSci Degrees Awarded
11.2% Growth in Graduates

Pitt is a very large public university located in the large city of Pittsburgh. A Best Colleges rank of #79 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Pitt is a great university overall.

There were about 258 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Pitt in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the compsci program state that they receive average early career income of $67,837.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Science students in the Middle Atlantic Region that almost earned our Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
11 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
12 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
13 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
14 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
15 Villanova University Villanova, PA
16 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
17 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY

Best Computer Science Colleges by State

Explore the best computer science schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 334 1,938
New York 333 6,484
Maryland 279 1,639
New Jersey 273 841
District of Columbia 188 494
Delaware 175 74

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One of 10 majors within the Computer & Information Sciences area of study, Computer Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

CompSci Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 11,525

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 15,322
Information Science 8,721
Information Technology 7,823
Computer Software & Applications 2,202
Computer Systems Networking 1,001
Computer Programming 777
Other Computer & Information Sciences 256
Data Processing 198
Computer Systems Analysis 133
Data Entry 16

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