Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas

24 Colleges
5,088 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,929 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in TexasComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Texas. With 5,088 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 10th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 5.5% 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 Texas ranking analyzed 24 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those computer and information sciences schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Texas

Check out the computer and information sciences programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Tech University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Texas Tech is a very 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 #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas ranking.

At Texas Tech, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,296. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Texas Tech is $105,298. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. U of H is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Houston. U of H also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list, coming in at #6.

At U of H, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,217. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H be around $116,503. 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 at San Antonio landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. UTSA is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Antonio.

The average student at UTSA graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,313. 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 UTSA is $95,471. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Texas. Located in the midsize city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a very large student population.

At UNT, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,179. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNT be around $109,773. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the small city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a very 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 on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,274. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas State is about $111,418. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. UT Rio Grande Valley is a fairly large public school located in the city of Edinburg.

At UT Rio Grande Valley, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,010. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Rio Grande Valley be around $94,247. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Rice University

Houston, TX

Our rankings recognize Rice University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Houston. Rice did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list.

It takes the average student at Rice about 4.1 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,696. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Rice is $130,271. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to West Texas A&M University. West Texas A&M University is a moderately-sized public school located in the fringe town of Canyon.

It takes the average student at West Texas A&M University about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $16,505. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University be around $72,952. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The University of Texas at Dallas comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UT Dallas has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UT Dallas is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,403. 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 Dallas is $156,533. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #10 school in this year's rankings. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin. UT Austin did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at UT Austin to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,312. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UT Austin is $156,142. 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 Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 2,898
Computer Science 967
Information Science 393
Information Technology 349
Computer Software & Applications 240

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 10,120
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,716
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 2,500
Physical Sciences 2,029
Mathematics & Statistics 1,931

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 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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