Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region

94 Colleges
20,565 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,668 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic RegionWith 92,596 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #9 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 20,565 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 94 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those computer and information sciences schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for computer and information sciences majors.

Top 15% Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

SUNY Polytechnic Institute comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Utica, SUNY Poly is a public college with a small student population.

At SUNY Poly, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,848. This means that the average student pays around $101,592 to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Poly. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Our rankings recognize Binghamton University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Binghamton University is a large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal. Binghamton University also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

The average student at Binghamton University graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,957. This means that the average student pays around $131,982 to get a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Slippery Rock, SRU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

At SRU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,713. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SRU is about $93,149. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UMBC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore. UMBC excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMBC is 4.4 years, and it costs about $30,735 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UMBC is $136,463. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, SUNY Stony Brook also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

At SUNY Stony Brook, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,701. 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 SUNY Stony Brook is $132,321. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#6

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY

The College at Brockport landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. SUNY Brockport is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Brockport.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at SUNY Brockport to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,959. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport is $107,074. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#7

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Our rankings recognize Salisbury University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

At Salisbury, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,791. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury be around $120,057. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#8

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Our rankings recognize Canisius College as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Buffalo, Canisius is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Canisius to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $18,574. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Canisius is about $75,968. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

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

The average student at Towson graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $28,897 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Towson be around $127,147. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#10

Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Alfred State College. Alfred State is a small public school located in the town of Alfred.

At Alfred State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $22,389 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Alfred State is $95,377. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

SUNY Oswego earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. SUNY Oswego is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Oswego.

At SUNY Oswego, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,261. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego is $102,867. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

SUNY Fredonia landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the distant town of Fredonia, SUNY Fredonia is a public college with a small student population.

At SUNY Fredonia, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,025. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia be around $98,547. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#13

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Our rankings recognize Stockton University as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Stockton State is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Galloway.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Stockton State is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,302. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Stockton State be around $116,580. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California University of Pennsylvania. Located in the small suburb of California, Cal U is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes the average student at Cal U about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,767. 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 Cal U is $101,485. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
15 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
16 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
17 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
18 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown Johnstown, PA

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best computer and information sciences colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 4,840
New York 7,593
New Jersey 2,470
Maryland 5,026
Delaware 246
District of Columbia 390

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 7,288
Information Science 5,141
Computer Science 5,020
Information Technology 1,759
Computer Software & Applications 767

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,578
Engineering 20,177
Mathematics & Statistics 6,007
Physical Sciences 5,945
Engineering Technologies 3,187

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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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