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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in West Virginia

2 Colleges
829 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,644 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in West VirginiaComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in West Virginia. With 829 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 8th out of all the majors we track 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 West Virginia ranking, we looked at 2 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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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 West Virginia

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

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in West Virginia

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Morgantown, WVU is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, WVU has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in West Virginia ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at WVU is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,485. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from WVU is about $122,583. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherd University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Shepherd University is a small public school located in the town of Shepherdstown. Shepherd University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in West Virginia list.

It takes the average student at Shepherd University about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $23,802 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $105,681 to get a bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University. 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 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
Alabama 942
Tennessee 843
North Carolina 2,606
South Carolina 844
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Information Technology 439
Computer Information Systems 290
Computer Science 76
Information Science 21
Computer Systems Analysis 3

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 928
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 629
Natural Resources & Conservation 483
Physical Sciences 224
Engineering Technologies 165

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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