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2024 Best Computer Science Schools in Minnesota

18 Colleges in Minnesota
1,411 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$59,555 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 18 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Computer Science Schools in Minnesota ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,411 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 Minnesota The compsci program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Computer Science rankings. 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.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Computer Science Rankings by Degree Level

Associate Degrees in CompSci
Bachelor's Degrees in CompSci
Master's Degrees in CompSci
Doctor's Degrees in CompSci

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 Minnesota ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Computer Science in Minnesota

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.

10 Top Minnesota Schools in CompSci

1
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
645 CompSci Degrees Awarded
14.4% Growth in Graduates

Every student who is interested in computer science has to look into University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #51 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were roughly 645 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent data year. Those computer science students who get their degree from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities make $9,684 more than the typical compsci student.

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Carleton College
Northfield, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
54 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$76,876 Median Starting Salary

Carleton College is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in computer science. Carleton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the distant town of Northfield. A Best Colleges rank of #93 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Carleton is a great college overall.

There were roughly 54 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Carleton in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer science students who get their degree from Carleton College receive $17,321 more than the standard compsci graduate.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
55 CompSci Degrees Awarded
38.2% Growth in Graduates

University of St Thomas Minnesota is a good decision for students pursuing a degree in computer science. Located in the city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #143 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UST MN is a great university overall.

There were about 55 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UST MN in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Science degree recipients from University of St Thomas Minnesota get an earnings boost of about $6,516 over the average earnings of computer science graduates.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
50 CompSci Degrees Awarded
24.0% Growth in Graduates

Normandale Community College is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in computer science. Normandale Community College is a moderately-sized public college located in the small city of Bloomington. A Best Colleges rank of #343 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Normandale Community College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 50 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Normandale Community College in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the compsci program make around $36,969 in their early career salary.

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St Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$73,475 Median Starting Salary
$23,250 Median Student Debt

St. Olaf is a small private not-for-profit college located in the town of Northfield. A Best Colleges rank of #190 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means St. Olaf is a great college overall.

There were roughly 25 computer science students who graduated with this degree at St. Olaf in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Science degree recipients from St Olaf College get an earnings boost of about $13,920 above the average income of computer science graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
92 CompSci Degrees Awarded
9.8% Growth in Graduates

UMN Duluth is a medium-sized public university located in the small city of Duluth. A Best Colleges rank of #328 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means UMN Duluth is a great university overall.

There were roughly 92 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UMN Duluth in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Science degree recipients from University of Minnesota - Duluth receive an earnings boost of about $3,822 above the typical income of computer science graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
83 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$64,701 Median Starting Salary

Located in the large city of Saint Paul, Metro State is a public university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #556 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Metro State is a great university overall.

There were about 83 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Metro State in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Science degree recipients from Metropolitan State University earn a boost of around $5,146 above the typical income of computer science majors.

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8
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
$34,249 Median Starting Salary
$23,000 Median Student Debt

North Hennepin Community College is a small public college located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park. This college ranks 36th out of 52 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were roughly 25 computer science students who graduated with this degree at North Hennepin Community College in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the compsci program make about $34,249 in their early career salary.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
64 CompSci Degrees Awarded
9.4% Growth in Graduates

St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public university located in the city of Saint Cloud. This university ranks 24th out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were approximately 64 computer science students who graduated with this degree at St. Cloud State University in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Science degree recipients from Saint Cloud State University earn a boost of approximately $13,179 over the typical income of computer science majors.

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Saint Johns University
Collegeville, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 CompSci Degrees Awarded
42.4% Growth in Graduates

Located in the rural area of Collegeville, SJU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 26th out of 52 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were roughly 33 computer science students who graduated with this degree at SJU in the most recent data year. Those computer science students who get their degree from Saint Johns University receive $7,907 more than the average compsci graduate.

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Best Computer Science Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 283 1,350
Kansas 266 229
Iowa 264 755
Nebraska 238 122
North Dakota 210 113
South Dakota 204 38

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Computer Science is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

CompSci Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 1,411

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Information Technology 1,032
Computer Information Systems 779
Computer Programming 369
Computer Software & Applications 320
Computer Systems Networking 306
Information Science 147
Computer Systems Analysis 145
Data Processing 18
Data Entry 2

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