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

18 Colleges
4,244 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,030 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in FloridaOut of the majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 10th in Florida. In fact, 4,244 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.6% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Florida ranking looked at 18 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 Florida

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

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

#1

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. UNF is a large public school located in the city of Jacksonville. UNF also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. There are approximately 7,429 students at UNF that take at least one class online. About 5,380 of the students at UNF are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UF is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. UF did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list.

The student loan default rate at UF is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 21,513 students take at least one class online at UF. 8,083 of UF students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Florida Institute of Technology comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Florida Tech is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Melbourne. Florida Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list.

The student loan default rate at Florida Tech is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. 438 students at Florida Tech are exclusively online. About 1,752 of the students at Florida Tech are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Central Florida as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UCF has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida ranking.

The student loan default rate at UCF is lower than is typical, just 2.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 29,001 students at UCF that take at least one class online. 21,900 students are 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 Florida International University. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a fairly large student population. FIU also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.7%. There are approximately 25,978 students at FIU that take at least one class online. 23,256 of FIU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Florida State also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list, coming in at #5.

About 2.4% of Florida State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 14,515 students take at least one class online at Florida State. About 6,270 of the students at Florida State are attending part time. Florida State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. FSCJ is a very large public school located in the city of Jacksonville.

About 2.8% of FSCJ students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 9,902 students at FSCJ that take at least one class online. There are roughly 16,062 part time students in attendance at FSCJ. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Seminole State College of Florida earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Seminole State is a large public school located in the city of Sanford.

The student loan default rate at Seminole State is lower than is typical, just 5.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,392 students take at least one class online at Seminole State. 12,331 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#9

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Clearwater, SPC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. 10,068 students at SPC are exclusively online. About 20,425 of the students at SPC 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 South Florida - Main Campus landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa. USF Tampa did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Florida list.

The student loan default rate at USF Tampa is lower than is typical, just 1.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 18,317 students at USF Tampa that take at least one class online. 12,300 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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
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 4,221
Information Technology 1,238
Computer Software & Applications 554
Information Science 460
Computer Science 431

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 8,483
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,324
Physical Sciences 1,556
Engineering Technologies 1,335
Natural Resources & Conservation 1,272

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Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 18 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).
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