Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota

12 Colleges
1,901 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,509 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in MinnesotaComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Minnesota. With 1,901 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.1% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota ranking looked at 12 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 Minnesota

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

Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Duluth as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public school with a large student population. UMN Duluth also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota list, coming in at #3.

The average student at UMN Duluth graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,044. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UMN Duluth is $98,537. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Morris as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Morris, UMN Morris is a public school with a small student population. UMN Morris also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota list, coming in at #7.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMN Morris is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $14,646. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMN Morris be around $62,099. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Our rankings recognize Saint Cloud State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. St. Cloud State University is a large public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud. St. Cloud State University also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota rankings.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at St. Cloud State University to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,909. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University be around $102,315. 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 Minnesota - Twin Cities. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMN Twin Cities also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota rankings.

It takes the average student at UMN Twin Cities about 4.2 years to graduate, and it costs about $33,989 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UMN Twin Cities is $143,094. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Saint Johns University

Collegeville, MN

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Johns University. Located in the rural area of Collegeville, SJU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SJU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota ranking.

It takes the average student at SJU about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $32,414. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SJU be around $133,546. 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 Winona State University. Winona State is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Winona.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Winona State to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,880. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Winona State is $98,022. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Bemidji State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Bemidji State University is a small public school located in the remote town of Bemidji.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Bemidji State University is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $15,793. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University be around $69,489. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Minnesota State University - Mankato. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average student at Minnesota State University - Mankato graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,786. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University - Mankato is about $99,998. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#9

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

Macalester College earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Macalester is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. Macalester also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Macalester is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,306. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Macalester is about $147,402. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize The College of Saint Scholastica as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Duluth, St. Scholastica is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at St. Scholastica is 4.1 years, and it costs about $32,063 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 St. Scholastica is $132,741. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,737
Kansas 658
South Dakota 254
Iowa 870
Nebraska 614
North Dakota 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 952
Computer Information Systems 335
Information Technology 233
Computer Systems Analysis 146
Information Science 115

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,564
Engineering 1,652
Physical Sciences 834
Mathematics & Statistics 786
Natural Resources & Conservation 483

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 12 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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