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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Ohio

13 Colleges
2,010 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,883 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in OhioComputer & Information Sciences is the #11 most popular major in Ohio with 2,010 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.2% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Ohio ranking analyzed 13 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 Ohio

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 University of Akron Main Campus as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Akron, University of Akron Main Campus is a public school with a fairly large student population. University of Akron Main Campus did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Ohio list.

It takes the average student at University of Akron Main Campus about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,666. 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 Akron Main Campus is $115,437. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Kent State University at Kent landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Kent State is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kent. In addition to being on our best value list, Kent State has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Ohio ranking.

At Kent State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,092. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Kent State is $115,848. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Ohio University - Main Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Ohio U is a very large public school located in the town of Athens. In addition to being on our best value list, Ohio U has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Ohio ranking.

It takes the average student at Ohio U about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,780. 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 Ohio U is $133,893. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cincinnati, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Ohio ranking.

It takes the average student at Cincinnati about 4.6 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,678. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Cincinnati is $144,135. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Case Western Reserve University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Case Western is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cleveland. Case Western did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Ohio list.

At Case Western, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $40,409. 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 Case Western is $172,142. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

University of Toledo comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Toledo, University of Toledo is a public college with a large student population.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at University of Toledo to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,458 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 University of Toledo is $121,178. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

Our rankings recognize Youngstown State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Youngstown, Youngstown State University is a public school with a large student population.

The average student at Youngstown State University graduates in less than 4.9 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $16,447. 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 Youngstown State University is $79,768. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Bowling Green State University - Main Campus as the #8 school in this year's rankings. BGSU is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Bowling Green.

It takes the average student at BGSU about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $23,327 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BGSU is $101,706. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Cleveland State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Cleveland.

The average student at Cleveland State University graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,655. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University is $108,103. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wright State University - Main Campus. Wright State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Dayton.

At Wright State University - Main Campus, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $25,327 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Wright State University - Main Campus is $117,264. 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 Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 2,732
Illinois 3,379
Indiana 2,635
Wisconsin 1,639

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 841
Computer Science 552
Information Science 167
Information Technology 136
Computer Systems Analysis 98

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 6,157
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,257
Physical Sciences 1,155
Mathematics & Statistics 900
Engineering Technologies 882

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 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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