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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas

6 Colleges
480 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,845 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in ArkansasIn 2018-2019, 480 bachelor's degrees were awarded to computer and information sciences students who went to a Arkansas college or university. This makes it the #13 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.5% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Arkansas

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

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Arkansas

#1

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Searcy, Harding is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Harding has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Harding to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,917. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Harding is about $90,989. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Russellville, ATU is a public school with a fairly large student population. ATU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas list, coming in at #5.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ATU is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $16,676. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ATU is about $74,542. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Jonesboro. In addition to being on our best value list, Arkansas State University - Main Campus has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas ranking.

It takes the average student at Arkansas State University - Main Campus about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,330. 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus is $89,655. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Central Arkansas comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Conway, University of Central Arkansas is a public school with a fairly large student population. University of Central Arkansas also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas list, coming in at #4.

At University of Central Arkansas, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $20,800 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Central Arkansas is about $94,848. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Fort Smith, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a public school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is 4.6 years, and it costs about $20,157 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is $91,714. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a very large student population. UARK did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas list.

It takes the average student at UARK about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,192. 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 UARK is $139,069. 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 Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 275
Florida 4,244
Virginia 3,198
Georgia 3,192
North Carolina 2,606
Alabama 942
Tennessee 843
West Virginia 829
South Carolina 844
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 280
Computer Science 129
Computer Software & Applications 32
Data Processing 18
Information Science 17

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 906
Engineering 816
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 474
Physical Sciences 365
Mathematics & Statistics 153

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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