Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland

8 Colleges
5,026 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,806 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in MarylandIn 2018-2019, computer and information sciences students earned 5,026 bachelor's degrees from a Maryland school, making the subject the 2nd in the state. This means that 5.4% 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 Maryland ranking looked at 8 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 Maryland

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

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Maryland

Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - Baltimore County as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UMBC is a large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore. UMBC also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland rankings.

It takes the average student at UMBC about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,735. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMBC is about $136,463. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Salisbury did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland list.

The average student at Salisbury graduates in less than 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. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Towson University. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Towson. Towson not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland list.

The average student at Towson graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,897. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Towson is about $127,147. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. UMCP not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland list.

The average student at UMCP graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,990. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMCP be around $164,148. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore. Johns Hopkins also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Johns Hopkins is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,760. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins is $145,901. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Stevenson, Stevenson is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Stevenson not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Stevenson to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,281. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Stevenson is $149,591. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

Our rankings recognize St Mary's College of Maryland as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of St. Mary's City, SMCM is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SMCM, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Maryland ranking.

The average student at SMCM graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,977. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SMCM is about $139,985. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Our rankings recognize Morgan State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Morgan State is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Baltimore.

It takes the average student at Morgan State about 4.9 years to graduate, and it costs about $23,018 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State is about $112,788. 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Information Science 2,238
Computer Science 1,136
Computer Information Systems 1,049
Information Technology 503
Other Computer & Information Sciences 48

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,302
Engineering 2,298
Mathematics & Statistics 696
Physical Sciences 575
Natural Resources & Conservation 418

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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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