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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin

12 Colleges
1,639 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,403 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in WisconsinComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Wisconsin. With 1,639 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 10th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 1.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin ranking analyzed 12 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on computer and information sciences schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Wisconsin

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - La Crosse is a fairly large public school located in the small city of La Crosse. UW - La Crosse did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UW - La Crosse to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,185. 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 UW - La Crosse is $85,373. 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 University of Wisconsin - Stout as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Menomonie. In addition to being on our best value list, UW - Stout has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at UW - Stout to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,392. This means that the average student pays around $99,045 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stout. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point. UW - Stevens Point not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin list.

It takes the average student at UW - Stevens Point about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,927. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stevens Point is $90,070. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Eau Claire, UW - Eau Claire is a public school with a large student population. UW - Eau Claire also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin list, coming in at #6.

The average student at UW - Eau Claire graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,070. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Eau Claire is $99,536. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a public school with a very large student population. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is 4.8 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,448. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee be around $125,892. 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 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater as the #6 school in this year's rankings. UW - Whitewater is a large public school located in the distant town of Whitewater. In addition to being on our best value list, UW - Whitewater has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin ranking.

At UW - Whitewater, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $20,164 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 UW - Whitewater is $91,343. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Wisconsin - Platteville comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Platteville, UW - Platteville is a public school with a medium-sized student population. UW - Platteville also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW - Platteville is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,335. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Platteville is about $94,761. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Wisconsin - Green Bay earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Green Bay.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay to complete their degree, and it costs about $19,013 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is $84,608. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wisconsin, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Wisconsin to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,721. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin be around $167,662. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Milwaukee. Marquette not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Wisconsin list.

The average student at Marquette graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $41,164. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Marquette is $174,124. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 2,732
Ohio 2,007
Illinois 3,379
Indiana 2,635

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,061
Information Science 268
Computer Science 174
Computer Software & Applications 65
Information Technology 33

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,014
Engineering 2,645
Mathematics & Statistics 797
Natural Resources & Conservation 758
Physical Sciences 690

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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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