Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region

33 Colleges
8,301 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,549 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region In 2018-2019, 92,596 computer and information sciences students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #9 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 8,301 went to undergraduates in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 33 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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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Southwest Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lubbock. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas Tech, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

The average student at Texas Tech graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,296. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is $105,298. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. U of H is a very large public school located in the city of Houston. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of H, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes the average student at U of H about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,217. This means that the average student pays around $116,503 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of H. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Northern Arizona University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a very large student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at NAU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,230. 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 NAU is $101,050. 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 Arizona State University - Tempe. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tempe. In addition to being on our best value list, ASU - Tempe has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes the average student at ASU - Tempe about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,198. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from ASU - Tempe is about $138,451. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at San Antonio as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UTSA is a very large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

The average student at UTSA graduates in less than 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,313. This means that the average student pays around $95,471 to get a bachelor’s degree from UTSA. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Texas as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a very large student population.

The average student at UNT graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,179. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UNT is $109,773. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas State is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,274. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas State be around $111,418. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. UT Rio Grande Valley is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Edinburg.

It takes the average student at UT Rio Grande Valley about 4.7 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,010. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Rio Grande Valley is about $94,247. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#9

Rice University

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize Rice University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Houston. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rice, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

At Rice, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $31,696 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Rice is $130,271. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Oklahoma State is a very large public school located in the distant town of Stillwater.

It takes the average student at Oklahoma State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,971. 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 Oklahoma State is $119,212. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best computer and information sciences schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 2,349
Texas 5,087
Oklahoma 665
New Mexico 198

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 4,678
Computer Science 1,834
Information Technology 573
Information Science 436
Computer Software & Applications 353

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,674
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 13,102
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,370
Physical Sciences 2,984
Mathematics & Statistics 2,598

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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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