Computer & Information Sciences

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

105 Colleges
18,703 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,975 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast 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, 18,703 went to students in the Southeast region of the country.

This year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 105 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality computer and information sciences programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the computer and information sciences program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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

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

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Southeast Region that are best for non-traditional computer and information sciences students. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta. Georgia Tech not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list.

The student loan default rate at Georgia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.3% of students default in three years. 9,852 students at Georgia Tech are exclusively online. 11,859 students are part time.

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North Carolina State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NC State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

About 2.8% of NC State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 11,555 students at NC State that take at least one class online. 7,111 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our rankings recognize James Madison University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a very large student population. JMU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #7.

The student loan default rate at JMU is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,087 students take at least one class online at JMU. There are roughly 1,837 part time students in attendance at JMU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a fairly large student population. UNC Chapel Hill also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #5.

The student loan default rate at UNC Chapel Hill is lower than is typical, just 1.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,101 students take at least one class online at UNC Chapel Hill. 4,791 of UNC Chapel Hill students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Athens. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UGA has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UGA is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,957 students take at least one class online at UGA. 3,722 students are part time.

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#6

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Our rankings recognize George Mason University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. GMU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax. GMU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

The student loan default rate at GMU is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 10,589 students take at least one class online at GMU. 11,606 of GMU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

Our rankings recognize ECPI University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. ECPI University is a large private for-profit school located in the large city of Virginia Beach.

There are approximately 4,181 students at ECPI University that take at least one class online. 137 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 8,844 students at Virginia Tech that take at least one class online. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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Virginia Commonwealth University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Richmond. In addition to being on our bet for non-traditional students list, VCU is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list.

The student loan default rate at VCU is lower than is typical, just 4.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,072 students take at least one class online at VCU. About 5,396 of the students at VCU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#10

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

Our rankings recognize University of Virginia - Main Campus as the #10 school in this year's rankings. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Virginia, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

About 1.5% of University of Virginia students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,445 students at University of Virginia that take at least one class online. 2,130 students are part time.

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#11

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University comes in at #11 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Vanderbilt did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list.

The student loan default rate at Vanderbilt is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 574 students take at least one class online at Vanderbilt. About 960 of the students at Vanderbilt are attending part time.

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The #12 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Greensboro. UNC Greensboro is a very large public school located in the city of Greensboro. UNC Greensboro excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.4%. Approximately 6,278 students take at least one class online at UNC Greensboro. About 4,267 of the students at UNC Greensboro are attending part time. UNC Greensboro does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Jacksonville, UNF is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UNF also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

About 1.3% of UNF students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 7,429 students at UNF that take at least one class online. 5,380 of UNF students are attending part time. UNF does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Wilmington. UNCW is a fairly large public school located in the city of Wilmington. UNCW also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

About 4.0% of UNCW students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,793 students at UNCW that take at least one class online. About 3,672 of the students at UNCW are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UF also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region ranking.

About 1.5% of UF students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 21,513 students take at least one class online at UF. 8,083 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
16 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
17 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN
18 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
19 North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro, NC
20 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
21 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

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 Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 275
Florida 4,244
Virginia 3,198
Georgia 3,192
North Carolina 2,606
Alabama 942
Tennessee 843
West Virginia 829
South Carolina 844
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 17,273
Information Technology 6,494
Computer Science 6,460
Information Science 2,217
Computer Software & Applications 1,331

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 38,834
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 36,476
Engineering Technologies 13,097
Physical Sciences 9,964
Mathematics & Statistics 7,318

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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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