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

10 Colleges
2,470 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,233 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New JerseyOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 7th in New Jersey. In fact, 2,470 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.7% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey ranking looked at 10 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.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

New Jersey 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 city of Newark, NJIT is a public school with a fairly large student population. NJIT did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.8%. Approximately 2,782 students take at least one class online at NJIT. 2,851 of NJIT students are attending part time. NJIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rutgers New Brunswick, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. There are approximately 10,368 students at Rutgers New Brunswick that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,501 part time students in attendance at Rutgers New Brunswick. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Stockton State, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 2,167 students take at least one class online at Stockton State. 1,090 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rowan, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. Approximately 4,688 students take at least one class online at Rowan. There are roughly 3,804 part time students in attendance at Rowan. Rowan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Kean University

Union, NJ

Kean University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Kean is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Union.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.9%. There are approximately 826 students at Kean that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,382 part time students in attendance at Kean. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The College of New Jersey comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing. TCNJ not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in New Jersey list.

About 2.4% of TCNJ students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 306 students take at least one class online at TCNJ. There are roughly 693 part time students in attendance at TCNJ. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Montclair State University. Montclair State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Montclair.

The student loan default rate at Montclair State is lower than is typical, just 4.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,951 students at Montclair State that take at least one class online. 4,568 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey. Located in the suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public college with a large student population.

The student loan default rate at William Paterson University is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,328 students at William Paterson University that take at least one class online. About 2,600 of the students at William Paterson University are attending part time. William Paterson University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.3%. Approximately 813 students take at least one class online at Rider. About 986 of the students at Rider are attending part time. Rider does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

Our rankings recognize New Jersey City University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. NJCU is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Jersey City.

There are approximately 1,951 students at NJCU that take at least one class online. About 2,543 of the students at NJCU are attending 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 2,688
Information Science 748
Computer Science 720
Computer Systems Networking 149
Computer Programming 138

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,745
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,921
Mathematics & Statistics 1,162
Physical Sciences 1,047
Engineering Technologies 830

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 10 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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