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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky

6 Colleges
654 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,378 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in KentuckyWith 654 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #14 most popular major in Kentucky. This means that 0.7% 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 Kentucky ranking looked at 6 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 Kentucky

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

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Kentucky

#1

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northern Kentucky University. NKU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Highland Heights. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NKU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at NKU to complete their degree, and it costs about $23,733 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from NKU be around $110,121. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Murray State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Murray State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Murray. In addition to being on our best value list, Murray State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Murray State is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,627. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Murray State is about $125,150. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Morehead State University. Morehead State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Morehead. Morehead State University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky list.

The average student at Morehead State University graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $19,775. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University is about $88,394. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Kentucky as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UK is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lexington. In addition to being on our best value list, UK has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

The average student at UK graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,436. This means that the average student pays around $155,210 to get a bachelor’s degree from UK. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Eastern Kentucky University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the town of Richmond, Eastern is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Eastern, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

At Eastern, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,304. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Eastern is $109,125. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#6

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Kentucky University. WKU is a large public school located in the small city of Bowling Green. WKU also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WKU is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,395. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WKU is about $123,278. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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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
West Virginia 829
Tennessee 843
North Carolina 2,606
South Carolina 844
Alabama 942
Louisiana 595
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 490
Information Science 116
Computer Science 41
Information Technology 4
Computer Software & Applications 3

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,219
Engineering 1,081
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 598
Engineering Technologies 531
Physical Sciences 420

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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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