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

15 Colleges
2,732 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,656 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MichiganOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 8th in Michigan. In fact, 2,732 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 3.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan ranking analyzed 15 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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

Top 10 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor tops the 2021 list of our schools in Michigan that are best for non-traditional computer and information sciences students. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a fairly large student population. U-M did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Michigan list.

About 1.1% of U-M students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 487 students at U-M that take at least one class online. 2,376 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our rankings recognize Michigan State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing. Michigan State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Michigan list.

About 3.4% of Michigan State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,273 students take at least one class online at Michigan State. About 6,488 of the students at Michigan State are attending part time.

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Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

Davenport University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Davenport University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Grand Rapids. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Davenport University has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Michigan ranking.

The student loan default rate at Davenport University is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. 2,908 students at Davenport University are exclusively online. There are roughly 4,015 part time students in attendance at Davenport University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Michigan Technological University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Michigan Tech is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Houghton. Michigan Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Michigan list.

About 2.8% of Michigan Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 331 students at Michigan Tech that take at least one class online. About 734 of the students at Michigan Tech are attending part time. Michigan Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Grand Valley State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at GVSU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Michigan ranking.

About 3.8% of GVSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,115 students at GVSU that take at least one class online. 4,024 of GVSU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Michigan University. Located in the small city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population. WMU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Michigan list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.0%. There are approximately 4,416 students at WMU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,532 part time students in attendance at WMU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Ferris is a large public school located in the distant town of Big Rapids.

The student loan default rate at Ferris is lower than is typical, just 7.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,430 students take at least one class online at Ferris. There are roughly 4,334 part time students in attendance at Ferris. Ferris does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Our rankings recognize Oakland University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 4.4% of Oakland students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,058 students take at least one class online at Oakland. 4,704 of Oakland students are attending part time. Oakland does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Our rankings recognize Wayne State University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Wayne State is a very large public school located in the city of Detroit. Wayne State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Michigan list.

About 7.2% of Wayne State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,953 students take at least one class online at Wayne State. There are roughly 8,279 part time students in attendance at Wayne State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Baker College

Flint, MI

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Baker College. Located in the town of Flint, Baker College is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

2,958 of Baker College students are exclusively distance learners. 5,480 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 2,007
Illinois 3,379
Indiana 2,635
Wisconsin 1,639

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 2,071
Information Technology 593
Information Science 450
Computer Science 445
Computer Programming 336

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 8,384
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5,041
Engineering Technologies 2,680
Physical Sciences 1,386
Mathematics & Statistics 1,179

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 15 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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