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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee

8 Colleges
844 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,147 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in TennesseeIn 2018-2019, 844 bachelor's degrees were awarded to computer and information sciences students who went to a Tennessee college or university. This makes it the #14 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.9% 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 Tennessee ranking, we looked at 8 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 Tennessee

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

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Tennessee

#1

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Memphis, U of Memphis is a public college with a very large student population. U of Memphis did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

The average student at U of Memphis graduates in less than 4.7 years, and it costs about $21,599 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Memphis is $101,083. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Tennessee Technological University. Tennessee Tech University is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Cookeville. Tennessee Tech University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Tennessee Tech University is 4.6 years, and it costs about $29,120 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Tennessee Tech University is $132,787. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Vanderbilt University. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. Vanderbilt did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Vanderbilt to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,704. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt is $128,401. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Chattanooga, UT Chattanooga is a public college with a fairly large student population. UT Chattanooga did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

The average student at UT Chattanooga graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $27,949 per year to attend the school. 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 UT Chattanooga is $126,329. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Austin Peay State University is a large public school located in the city of Clarksville. Austin Peay State University also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list, coming in at #8.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Austin Peay State University is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,346. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University be around $105,057. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Located in the city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UT Knoxville has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UT Knoxville is 4.4 years, and it costs about $35,508 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UT Knoxville is $155,525. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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East Tennessee State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. ETSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Johnson City. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ETSU, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at ETSU is 4.6 years, and it costs about $27,612 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ETSU be around $127,015. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Middle Tennessee State University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public school with a very large student population. Middle Tennessee State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Middle Tennessee State University to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,337. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Middle Tennessee State University is $130,917. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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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
Florida 4,244
Virginia 3,198
Georgia 3,192
West Virginia 829
North Carolina 2,606
South Carolina 844
Alabama 942
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 573
Computer Information Systems 231
Computer Systems Analysis 13
Computer Software & Applications 13
Other Computer & Information Sciences 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,764
Engineering 1,750
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 688
Physical Sciences 534
Mathematics & Statistics 396

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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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