Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Far Western US Region

53 Colleges
13,045 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,147 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Far Western US Region In 2018-2019, 92,596 computer and information sciences students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #9 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 13,045 went to undergraduates in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Far Western US Region ranking analyzed 53 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those computer and information sciences schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Far Western US Region

Check out the computer and information sciences programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

California State University - Long Beach landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Cal State Long Beach is a fairly large public school located in the city of Long Beach.

It takes about 5.0 years for the average student at Cal State Long Beach to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,708. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Long Beach is about $122,552. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Washington State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a fairly large student population. Wazzu also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Far Western US Region list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

At Wazzu, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,249. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Wazzu is $130,451. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Chico. Chico State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Chico.

It takes the average student at Chico State about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,192. This means that the average student pays around $118,654 to get a bachelor’s degree from Chico State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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California State University - Fullerton earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Fullerton, Cal State Fullerton is a public school with a fairly large student population.

At Cal State Fullerton, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.9 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,794. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton is about $135,079. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. CSU Pomona is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pomona.

It takes the average student at CSU Pomona about 4.9 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,111. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from CSU Pomona is $137,744. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Portland

Portland, OR

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Portland. University of Portland is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Portland. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, University of Portland also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Far Western US Region ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at University of Portland to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,928. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Portland is $163,306. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population. Oregon State also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #4.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Oregon State to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $35,361. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State is $160,539. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Northridge as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Northridge, California State University - Northridge is a public school with a very large student population.

It takes the average student at California State University - Northridge about 5.0 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,577. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the California State University - Northridge is $111,982. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#9

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. SFSU is a very large public school located in the city of San Francisco.

At SFSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,093. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SFSU is about $123,942. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of San Jose, San Jose State is a public school with a very large student population.

It takes the average student at San Jose State about 5.0 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,311. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State is $147,141. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best computer and information sciences colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 8,739
Washington 2,714
Hawaii 184
Oregon 1,124
Alaska 44
Nevada 226

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 9,016
Computer Information Systems 2,732
Computer Software & Applications 482
Information Technology 388
Computer Programming 145

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,143
Engineering 19,477
Mathematics & Statistics 5,805
Physical Sciences 5,574
Natural Resources & Conservation 4,729

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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 the rest 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Almonroth.

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