Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri

15 Colleges
1,737 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,102 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in MissouriIn 2018-2019, computer and information sciences students earned 1,737 bachelor's degrees from a Missouri school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri ranking looked at 15 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 Missouri

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

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

At Missouri University of Science and Technology, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,213. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology is $139,346. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Central Missouri earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Warrensburg, UCM is a public college with a fairly large student population. UCM not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri list.

The average student at UCM graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,956. This means that the average student pays around $89,802 to get a bachelor’s degree from UCM. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Missouri State University - Springfield landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Missouri State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Springfield. Missouri State also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri rankings.

The average student at Missouri State graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,142. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State is $100,303. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Lindenwood University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Saint Charles. Lindenwood University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Lindenwood University is 4.4 years, and it costs about $22,464 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Lindenwood University is about $98,842. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Northwest Missouri State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Northwest is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Maryville.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Northwest is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $17,341. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Northwest is about $78,035. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Missouri - Kansas City landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the large city of Kansas City, UMKC is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMKC, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri ranking.

The average student at UMKC graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,328. This means that the average student pays around $144,422 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMKC. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Southeast Missouri State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Southeast Missouri State University is a large public school located in the city of Cape Girardeau.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Southeast Missouri State University to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,054. This means that the average student pays around $95,375 to get a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the city of Columbia. Mizzou did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri list.

The average student at Mizzou graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $31,545 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Mizzou is $137,852. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Columbia College

Columbia, MO

Our rankings recognize Columbia College as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Columbia College Missouri is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

The average student at Columbia College Missouri graduates in less than 4.0 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $19,593. 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 Columbia College Missouri is $78,960. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Missouri Western State University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Saint Joseph, Western is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Western to complete their degree, and it costs about $16,748 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 Western is $78,213. 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
Minnesota 1,901
Kansas 658
South Dakota 254
Iowa 870
Nebraska 614
North Dakota 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 809
Computer Science 603
Information Technology 158
Computer Software & Applications 76
Information Science 53

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,200
Engineering 2,090
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 775
Physical Sciences 651
Mathematics & Statistics 500

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 15 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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