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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington

12 Colleges
2,714 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,126 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in WashingtonOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 4th in Washington. In fact, 2,714 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.9% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington ranking looked at 12 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 Washington

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

Our rankings recognize Washington State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a very large student population. Wazzu also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington rankings.

It takes the average student at Wazzu about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,249. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Wazzu be around $130,451. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW Seattle, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington ranking.

At UW Seattle, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,058. This means that the average student pays around $152,886 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW Seattle. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Western Washington University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a large student population. WWU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at WWU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,912. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WWU is $130,104. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of Tacoma, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a public school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington ranking.

At University of Washington - Tacoma Campus, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,304. 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 Washington - Tacoma Campus is $141,209. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pacific Lutheran University. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Tacoma. PLU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington list, coming in at #9.

The average student at PLU graduates in less than 4.0 years, and it costs about $33,002 per year to attend the school. 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 PLU is $133,328. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#6

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Whitworth University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Whitworth is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Spokane. Whitworth also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington rankings.

The average student at Whitworth graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,718. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Whitworth is $144,427. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Bothell Campus as the #7 school in this year's rankings. University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bothell. University of Washington - Bothell Campus not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at University of Washington - Bothell Campus to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,648. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington - Bothell Campus is $147,378. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Washington University. CWU is a large public school located in the town of Ellensburg.

At CWU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,573. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the CWU is $124,630. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Seattle University

Seattle, WA

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Seattle University. Seattle U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Seattle. Seattle U also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Seattle U to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $40,363. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Seattle U be around $169,121. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Our rankings recognize Gonzaga University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Spokane. Gonzaga did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington list.

The average student at Gonzaga graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $41,090. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Gonzaga is $170,934. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,203
Computer Science 971
Information Technology 212
Computer Software & Applications 142
Computer Programming 130

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,671
Engineering 2,300
Physical Sciences 983
Natural Resources & Conservation 714
Mathematics & Statistics 648

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 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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