Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region

19 Colleges
6,083 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,165 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region In 2018-2019, 92,596 computer and information sciences students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #9 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 6,083 went to undergraduates in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 19 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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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 the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Brigham Young University - Provo. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. In addition to being on our best value list, BYU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at BYU is 5.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $12,239. This means that the average student pays around $64,132 to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Neumont College of Computer Science landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City, Neumont is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Neumont has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Neumont is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,432. This means that the average student pays around $109,428 to get a bachelor’s degree from Neumont. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of Wyoming is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,323. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of Wyoming be around $94,299. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. BYU - I is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Rexburg.

At BYU - I, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.0 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $6,396. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU - I is about $31,724. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Idaho. Idaho is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Moscow. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Idaho, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Idaho to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,080. This means that the average student pays around $131,151 to get a bachelor’s degree from Idaho. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Utah State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. USU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Logan.

At USU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,962. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from USU be around $115,976. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population. U of U also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of U is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,168. This means that the average student pays around $146,801 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of U. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. Colorado State also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #6.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Colorado State to complete their degree, and it costs about $32,008 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $141,155 to get a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Colorado Boulder. Located in the medium-sized city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public school with a fairly large student population. CU - Boulder did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

It takes the average student at CU - Boulder about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,951. 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 CU - Boulder is $175,385. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. UCCS is a large public school located in the city of Colorado Springs.

At UCCS, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,044. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCCS is about $141,871. 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 by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 1,967
Idaho 464
Utah 3,453
Montana 153
Wyoming 41

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,857
Computer Science 1,719
Information Technology 1,421
Computer Programming 413
Information Science 301

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 6,370
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5,887
Physical Sciences 1,478
Mathematics & Statistics 1,157
Natural Resources & Conservation 1,130

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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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