Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey

13 Colleges
2,470 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,635 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New JerseyOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 7th in New Jersey. In fact, 2,470 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.7% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey ranking, we looked at 13 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 New Jersey

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

#1

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Stockton State, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Stockton State to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,302. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Stockton State is $116,580. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Rutgers New Brunswick has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey ranking.

At Rutgers New Brunswick, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $33,258 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick be around $142,344. 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 New Jersey Institute of Technology as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Newark, NJIT is a public school with a fairly large student population. NJIT also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey rankings.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at NJIT to complete their degree, and it costs about $36,461 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NJIT be around $170,637. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Stevens Institute of Technology as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. Stevens also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey rankings.

It takes the average student at Stevens about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $48,120. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Stevens be around $217,021. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Rutgers University - Newark earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public school with a large student population. Rutgers Newark also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey list, coming in at #5.

At Rutgers Newark, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,097. 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 Rutgers Newark is $150,922. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#6

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Our rankings recognize Montclair State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Montclair State is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Montclair.

The average student at Montclair State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,695. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State is about $125,971. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The College of New Jersey. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Ewing. TCNJ not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at TCNJ to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,957. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the TCNJ is $144,372. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#8

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the large suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a large student population. Rowan not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey list.

At Rowan, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,946. This means that the average student pays around $153,063 to get a bachelor’s degree from Rowan. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rutgers University - Camden earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Camden, Rutgers Camden is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Rutgers Camden not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey list.

The average student at Rutgers Camden graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $33,715 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers Camden is $153,066. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#10

Kean University

Union, NJ

Kean University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Kean is a large public school located in the large suburb of Union.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Kean is 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,579. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Kean is about $133,464. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,493
Information Science 527
Computer Science 255
Computer Programming 72
Computer Systems Networking 68

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,021
Engineering 2,697
Mathematics & Statistics 701
Physical Sciences 575
Engineering Technologies 285

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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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