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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Rhode Island

3 Colleges
474 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,135 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Rhode IslandOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 10th in Rhode Island. In fact, 474 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.5% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Rhode Island ranking, we looked at 3 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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Rhode Island

Check out the computer and information sciences programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Rhode Island

#1

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Brown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Providence. Brown did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Rhode Island list.

At Brown, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $34,838 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Brown is $144,229. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Rhode Island comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public school with a fairly large student population. URI also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Rhode Island list, coming in at #2.

At URI, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $35,346 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from URI is about $152,695. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Johnson & Wales University - Providence comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Providence, JWU Providence is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. JWU Providence not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Rhode Island list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at JWU Providence is 4.2 years, and it costs about $35,221 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from JWU Providence is $146,519. 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 Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 408
Maine 193
Massachusetts 3,920
New Hampshire 885
Connecticut 568

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 241
Computer Information Systems 111
Computer Software & Applications 49
Information Technology 34
Computer Programming 25

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 693
Engineering 556
Mathematics & Statistics 307
Architecture & Related Services 149
Natural Resources & Conservation 148

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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