Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arizona

3 Colleges
2,349 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,687 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in ArizonaComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Arizona. With 2,349 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 10th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 2.5% 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 Arizona ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Arizona

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

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Arizona

Northern Arizona University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Flagstaff. In addition to being on our best value list, NAU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arizona ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at NAU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,230. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from NAU is about $101,050. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Arizona State University - Tempe earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, ASU - Tempe has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arizona ranking.

The average student at ASU - Tempe graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,198. 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 ASU - Tempe is $138,451. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#3

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Arizona is a very large public school located in the city of Tucson. Arizona also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arizona rankings.

The average student at Arizona graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $36,634 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $158,625 to get a bachelor’s degree from Arizona. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,234
Computer Science 630
Information Technology 195
Computer Software & Applications 101
Computer Programming 94

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 3,055
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,721
Natural Resources & Conservation 534
Physical Sciences 495
Architecture & Related Services 438

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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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