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

6 Colleges
480 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,845 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ArkansasIn 2018-2019, 480 bachelor's degrees were awarded to computer and information sciences students who went to a Arkansas college or university. This makes it the #13 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Arkansas ranking, we looked at 6 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 Arkansas

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.

Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the remote town of Russellville, ATU is a public school with a large student population. ATU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas list, coming in at #5.

2,845 of ATU students are exclusively distance learners. 5,518 of ATU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arkansas. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a fairly large student population. UARK also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas list, coming in at #2.

About 4.9% of UARK students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,366 students take at least one class online at UARK. 5,176 students are part time. UARK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Our rankings recognize Harding University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Searcy, Harding is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Harding not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.8%. There are approximately 263 students at Harding that take at least one class online. About 741 of the students at Harding are attending part time. Harding does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UAFS is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Fort Smith. UAFS also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas rankings.

Approximately 2,609 students take at least one class online at UAFS. 2,253 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public school with a large student population. A-State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas list.

The student loan default rate at A-State is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. 4,220 of A-State students are exclusively distance learners. About 6,253 of the students at A-State are attending part time. A-State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Central Arkansas landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. UCA is a large public school located in the small city of Conway. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCA, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Arkansas ranking.

About 7.5% of UCA students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,314 students at UCA that take at least one class online. 2,535 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 Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges 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
North Carolina 2,606
Alabama 942
Tennessee 843
West Virginia 829
South Carolina 844
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 680
Computer Science 148
Computer Software & Applications 81
Information Science 25
Computer Systems Networking 18

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 999
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 996
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 666
Engineering Technologies 586
Physical Sciences 441

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 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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