Computer & Information Sciences

2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

84 Colleges
20,565 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,051 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic RegionWith 92,596 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #9 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 20,565 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the country.

This year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking looked at 84 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great computer and information sciences programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the computer and information sciences program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 15% Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Rochester Institute of Technology has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. RIT also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

About 3.1% of RIT students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,247 students take at least one class online at RIT. 1,596 students are part time. RIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. NJIT is a fairly large public school located in the city of Newark. NJIT also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

About 4.8% of NJIT students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,782 students at NJIT that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,851 part time students in attendance at NJIT. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Maryland Global Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UMGC is a very large public school located in the suburb of Adelphi.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.1%. 48,432 of UMGC students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 50,899 part time students in attendance at UMGC. UMGC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Our rankings recognize Syracuse University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Syracuse did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. 2,279 students at Syracuse are exclusively online. About 3,619 of the students at Syracuse are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. UMCP also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

About 2.3% of UMCP students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,138 students take at least one class online at UMCP. About 4,597 of the students at UMCP are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, Drexel also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 1,528 students at Drexel that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,322 part time students in attendance at Drexel. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Binghamton University. Binghamton University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Vestal. On top of its placing in our non-traditional rankings, Binghamton University also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.1%. Approximately 769 students take at least one class online at Binghamton University. 2,020 students are part time. Binghamton University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - University Park as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Penn State University Park also is in the top 10% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. There are approximately 13,255 students at Penn State University Park that take at least one class online. 1,670 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Cornell excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at Cornell is lower than is typical, just 1.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. About 101 of the students at Cornell are attending part time.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMBC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, UMBC is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at UMBC is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 822 students take at least one class online at UMBC. There are roughly 2,939 part time students in attendance at UMBC.

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Our rankings recognize Rutgers University - New Brunswick as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Rutgers New Brunswick also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

About 3.8% of Rutgers New Brunswick students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 10,368 students take at least one class online at Rutgers New Brunswick. 7,501 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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New York University

New York, NY

Our rankings recognize New York University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, NYU is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 2.2% of NYU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,264 students at NYU that take at least one class online. About 8,707 of the students at NYU are attending part time.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Middle Atlantic Region non-traditional students studying Computer & Information Sciences that almost earned our Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
13 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
14 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
15 Towson University Towson, MD
16 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA

Best for Non-Traditional Students Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students computer and information sciences colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 4,840
New York 7,593
New Jersey 2,470
Maryland 5,026
Delaware 246
District of Columbia 390

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 14,489
Computer Science 8,141
Information Science 7,748
Information Technology 5,552
Computer Software & Applications 1,815

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 33,802
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 27,298
Mathematics & Statistics 9,833
Physical Sciences 9,607
Engineering Technologies 8,629

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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