Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida

12 Colleges
4,244 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,976 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in FloridaOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 10th in Florida. In fact, 4,244 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida ranking, we looked at 12 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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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Florida

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

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. U of F did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list.

The average student at U of F graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,230. 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 U of F is $120,542. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. UNF is a fairly large public school located in the city of Jacksonville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UNF, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida ranking.

At UNF, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,266. This means that the average student pays around $105,395 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNF. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public college with a very large student population. Florida State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list.

At Florida State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,233. This means that the average student pays around $115,196 to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida State. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Florida - Main Campus. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the city of Tampa. In addition to being on our best value list, USF Tampa has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida ranking.

The average student at USF Tampa graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,095. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the USF Tampa is $99,309. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Central Florida earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a very large student population. UCF also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UCF is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,064. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UCF is $120,976. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Florida International University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a very large student population. FIU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list, coming in at #8.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at FIU is 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,777. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the FIU is $124,513. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Florida A&M University is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Tallahassee. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Florida A&M University, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida ranking.

The average student at Florida A&M University graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,498. This means that the average student pays around $113,260 to get a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Florida Institute of Technology comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Florida Tech is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Melbourne. Florida Tech also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list, coming in at #1.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Florida Tech is 4.2 years, and it costs about $36,834 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech be around $153,966. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The University of West Florida earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Pensacola, University of West Florida is a public college with a fairly large student population.

At University of West Florida, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $22,607 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 West Florida is $104,218. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida Atlantic University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. FAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boca Raton.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at FAU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,800. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from FAU be around $119,712. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 275
Virginia 3,198
Georgia 3,192
North Carolina 2,606
Alabama 942
Tennessee 843
West Virginia 829
South Carolina 844
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 2,972
Information Technology 457
Computer Science 322
Computer Software & Applications 169
Information Science 152

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6,957
Engineering 5,865
Physical Sciences 1,032
Natural Resources & Conservation 956
Mathematics & Statistics 727

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 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).
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