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2024 Best Computer Science Schools in District of Columbia

3 Colleges in District of Columbia
494 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$81,132 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you pursue a degree in computer science, you won't be alone. The field of study is the #12 most popular program in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

In 2024, College Factual analyzed 3 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Computer Science Schools in District of Columbia ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 494 degrees in computer science to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Computer Science School

Best Computer Science Schools in District of Columbia Your choice of computer science school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall Computer Science School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

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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Bachelor's Degrees in CompSci
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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Computer Science Schools in District of Columbia ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Computer Science in District of Columbia

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the compsci degree levels they offer.

Top District of Columbia Schools in CompSci

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

Georgetown University is a good option for students pursuing a degree in computer science. Georgetown is a very 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 roughly 85 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year. Those computer science students who get their degree from Georgetown University receive $12,361 more than the average compsci graduate.

More information about a degree in computer science from Georgetown University

2
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
243 CompSci Degrees Awarded
2.1% Growth in Graduates

George Washington University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in computer science. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 8 schools for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were about 243 computer science students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the compsci program make an average of $75,984 for their early career.

More information about a degree in computer science from George Washington University

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American University
Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 CompSci Degrees Awarded
36.4% Growth in Graduates

American University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in computer science. Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 8 schools for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

There were approximately 33 computer science students who graduated with this degree at The American University in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the compsci program earn an average of $73,918 in their early career salary.

More information about a degree in computer science from American University


 

Best Computer Science Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 334 1,938
New York 333 6,484
Maryland 279 1,639
New Jersey 273 841
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 494

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Information Technology 473
Information Science 180
Computer Information Systems 148
Computer Software & Applications 106
Data Processing 2
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1

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