Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Massachusetts

19 Colleges
3,920 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,841 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in MassachusettsComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Massachusetts. With 3,920 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 8th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 4.2% 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 Massachusetts ranking analyzed 19 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. MIT also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Massachusetts rankings.

At MIT, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,340. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from MIT is $116,477. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize Wentworth Institute of Technology as the #2 school in this year's rankings. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. In addition to being on our best value list, WIT has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Massachusetts ranking.

It takes the average student at WIT about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $40,545 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WIT is about $171,911. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bridgewater State University. Bridgewater State is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Bridgewater.

At Bridgewater State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,167. 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 Bridgewater State is $117,228. 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 Massachusetts Amherst as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a very large student population. UMass Amherst did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Massachusetts list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UMass Amherst to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,714. This means that the average student pays around $151,996 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Worcester Polytechnic Institute as the #5 school in this year's rankings. WPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WPI, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Massachusetts ranking.

It takes the average student at WPI about 4.1 years to graduate, and it costs about $49,123 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $199,931 to get a bachelor’s degree from WPI. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Our rankings recognize Westfield State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

At Westfield, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,805. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Westfield is $103,933. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts - Lowell as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a large student population.

The average student at UMass Lowell graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,031. This means that the average student pays around $156,589 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMass Lowell. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Harvard did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Massachusetts list.

At Harvard, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,655. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Harvard is $110,085. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Tufts University

Medford, MA

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Tufts University. Tufts is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Medford. Tufts also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Massachusetts list, coming in at #3.

The average student at Tufts graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,654. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Tufts is $149,548. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Our rankings recognize Worcester State University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Worcester State is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Worcester.

The average student at Worcester State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,921. 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 Worcester State is $109,403. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 408
Maine 193
Rhode Island 474
New Hampshire 885
Connecticut 568

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 2,305
Computer Information Systems 721
Computer Software & Applications 417
Information Science 380
Information Technology 33

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,807
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,566
Mathematics & Statistics 1,779
Physical Sciences 1,177
Natural Resources & Conservation 806

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 19 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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