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

39 Colleges
7,593 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,930 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New YorkComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in New York. With 7,593 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 8.2% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New York ranking, we looked at 39 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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The computer and information sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in New York

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

Top 10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

SUNY Polytechnic Institute landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. SUNY Poly is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Utica.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Poly is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,848. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Poly is $101,592. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Binghamton University. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public college with a large student population. Binghamton University also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New York list, coming in at #6.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Binghamton University is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,957. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University is $131,982. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. SUNY Stony Brook is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Stony Brook. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SUNY Stony Brook, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New York ranking.

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. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook be around $132,321. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The College at Brockport. Located in the town of Brockport, SUNY Brockport is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

At SUNY Brockport, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,959. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Brockport is $107,074. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Canisius College. Canisius is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Buffalo.

It takes the average student at Canisius about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,574. 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 Canisius is $75,968. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Alfred State College. Located in the town of Alfred, Alfred State is a public college with a small student population.

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. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from 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 comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Oswego, SUNY Oswego is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at SUNY Oswego about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $24,261 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY Oswego is $102,867. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#8

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

Our rankings recognize SUNY Fredonia as the #8 school in this year's rankings. SUNY Fredonia is a small public school located in the town of Fredonia.

At SUNY Fredonia, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,025. This means that the average student pays around $98,547 to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University at Albany

Albany, NY

University at Albany comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. UAlbany is a fairly large public school located in the city of Albany.

It takes the average student at UAlbany about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $30,041 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UAlbany is $124,971. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

SUNY Potsdam landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. SUNY Potsdam is a small public school located in the town of Potsdam.

It takes the average student at SUNY Potsdam about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $22,914 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam be around $99,676. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 4,840
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 2,700
Computer Science 2,384
Information Science 1,157
Computer Software & Applications 631
Information Technology 445

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,509
Engineering 7,376
Mathematics & Statistics 2,713
Physical Sciences 2,538
Engineering Technologies 1,861

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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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