Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina

16 Colleges
2,606 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,031 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North CarolinaComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in North Carolina. With 2,606 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.8% 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 North Carolina ranking, we looked at 16 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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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 North Carolina

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

Top 10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

University of North Carolina at Greensboro earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNC Greensboro is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greensboro. UNC Greensboro also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #6.

At UNC Greensboro, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,093. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro is about $98,756. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Appalachian State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Appalachian State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Boone. Appalachian State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list.

It takes the average student at Appalachian State about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,137. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Appalachian State is $95,410. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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North Carolina A & T State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Greensboro, NC A&T is a public school with a large student population. NC A&T also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina rankings.

It takes the average student at NC A&T about 4.6 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,630. 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 NC A&T is $95,723. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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North Carolina State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a very large student population. NC State also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina rankings.

At NC State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,493. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from NC State is $124,799. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. UNC Chapel Hill not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UNC Chapel Hill to complete their degree, and it costs about $26,820 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $109,694 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UNCW is a fairly large public school located in the city of Wilmington. UNCW also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #4.

At UNCW, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,031. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNCW be around $124,833. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Western Carolina University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

At WCU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $15,387. This means that the average student pays around $67,549 to get a bachelor’s degree from WCU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the large city of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte is a public college with a fairly large student population. UNC Charlotte did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNC Charlotte is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,314. 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 UNC Charlotte is $123,732. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to East Carolina University. ECU is a very large public school located in the city of Greenville.

At ECU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,107. This means that the average student pays around $115,915 to get a bachelor’s degree from ECU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Located in the distant town of Pembroke, UNCP is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNCP is 4.6 years, and it costs about $13,234 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UNCP is $60,479. 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
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 Science 1,829
Computer Information Systems 434
Computer Systems Networking 157
Information Science 126
Information Technology 44

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,042
Engineering 2,926
Physical Sciences 1,179
Mathematics & Statistics 1,032
Natural Resources & Conservation 857

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 16 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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