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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kansas

4 Colleges
662 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,384 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in KansasIn 2018-2019, computer and information sciences students earned 662 bachelor's degrees from a Kansas school, making the subject the 10th in the state. This means that 0.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kansas ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

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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 Kansas

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

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in Kansas

Emporia State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. ESU is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Emporia. ESU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kansas list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at ESU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,844. This means that the average student pays around $108,252 to get a bachelor’s degree from ESU. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pittsburg State University. Located in the town of Pittsburg, Pitt State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Pitt State also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kansas rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Pitt State is 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,464. This means that the average student pays around $94,339 to get a bachelor’s degree from Pitt State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Fort Hays State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. FHSU is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Hays. In addition to being on our best value list, FHSU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kansas ranking.

At FHSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,526. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from FHSU is about $99,235. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Lawrence, KU is a public school with a fairly large student population. KU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kansas list, coming in at #1.

The average student at KU graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $31,701 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 KU is $136,948. 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,737
Minnesota 1,901
South Dakota 254
Iowa 870
Nebraska 614
North Dakota 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 287
Information Science 153
Computer Science 102
Computer Programming 55
Information Technology 50

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 1,208
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,037
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 618
Engineering Technologies 397
Physical Sciences 284

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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