Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

8 Colleges
2,714 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,833 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WashingtonOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 4th in Washington. In fact, 2,714 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.9% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington ranking, we looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent computer and information sciences programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the computer and information sciences program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying computer and information sciences.

Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Washington State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Wazzu has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington ranking.

The student loan default rate at Wazzu is lower than is typical, just 4.1% of students default in three years. 3,345 students at Wazzu are exclusively online. There are roughly 4,795 part time students in attendance at Wazzu. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the city of Seattle. UW Seattle also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington list, coming in at #1.

About 2.8% of UW Seattle students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,490 students take at least one class online at UW Seattle. 5,528 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Washington University. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a large student population. WWU also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington rankings.

The student loan default rate at WWU is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 692 students take at least one class online at WWU. There are roughly 1,502 part time students in attendance at WWU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Seattle University

Seattle, WA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Seattle University. Seattle U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Seattle U, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.9%. There are approximately 186 students at Seattle U that take at least one class online. 1,387 of Seattle U students are attending part time.

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Central Washington University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. CWU is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Ellensburg.

The student loan default rate at CWU is lower than is typical, just 5.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 7,872 students at CWU that take at least one class online. 1,774 of CWU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Gonzaga is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Spokane. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Gonzaga, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. There are roughly 1,719 part time students in attendance at Gonzaga. Gonzaga does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern Washington University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. EWU is a large public school located in the fringe town of Cheney.

About 5.1% of EWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,907 students at EWU that take at least one class online. 1,748 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pacific Lutheran University. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Tacoma. PLU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Washington list, coming in at #9.

The student loan default rate at PLU is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. 215 of PLU students are attending part time. PLU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 8,739
Hawaii 184
Oregon 1,124
Alaska 44
Nevada 226

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,653
Computer Science 1,144
Information Technology 703
Computer Programming 366
Computer Systems Networking 331

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 3,411
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,264
Physical Sciences 2,123
Engineering Technologies 990
Natural Resources & Conservation 964

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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