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

10 Colleges
942 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,013 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in AlabamaComputer & Information Sciences is the #11 most popular major in Alabama with 942 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 1.0% 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 Alabama ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Alabama

Check out the computer and information sciences programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

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

University of South Alabama has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. USA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Mobile. As a testament to the quality of education offered at USA, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama ranking.

The student loan default rate at USA is lower than is typical, just 8.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,671 students take at least one class online at USA. 2,511 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UA did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama list.

The student loan default rate at UA is lower than is typical, just 5.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 11,148 students at UA that take at least one class online. About 5,352 of the students at UA are attending part time. UA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Alabama in Huntsville. Located in the city of Huntsville, UAH is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. UAH did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. Approximately 2,044 students take at least one class online at UAH. 2,611 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. UAB is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham. UAB also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.7%. Approximately 6,935 students take at least one class online at UAB. About 7,703 of the students at UAB are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Jacksonville State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the small suburb of Jacksonville. Jacksonville State University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama list.

There are approximately 3,981 students at Jacksonville State University that take at least one class online. 2,772 of Jacksonville State University 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 Athens State University. Athens State University is a small public school located in the fringe town of Athens.

The student loan default rate at Athens State University is lower than is typical, just 7.5% of students default in three years. 2,049 students at Athens State University are exclusively online. 1,815 of Athens State University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Our rankings recognize Auburn University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Auburn. Auburn not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama list.

About 3.6% of Auburn students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,589 students take at least one class online at Auburn. 4,634 of Auburn students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. TROY is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Troy. TROY also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama list, coming in at #7.

6,548 of TROY students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 6,676 part time students in attendance at TROY. TROY does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

Our rankings recognize Alabama State University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Alabama State is a small public school located in the midsize city of Montgomery. Alabama State also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Alabama rankings.

437 students at Alabama State are exclusively online. About 479 of the students at Alabama State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Alabama A & M University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Normal, AAMU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Approximately 1,089 students take at least one class online at AAMU. About 614 of the students at AAMU 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 Southeast Region

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

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,159
Information Technology 120
Information Science 68
Computer Science 50
Computer Systems Networking 19

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 3,625
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,361
Engineering Technologies 2,226
Physical Sciences 628
Mathematics & Statistics 517

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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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