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

7 Colleges
654 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,719 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in KentuckyWith 654 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #14 most popular major in Kentucky. This means that 0.7% 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 Kentucky ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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The computer and information sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky tops the 2021 list of our schools in Kentucky that are best for non-traditional computer and information sciences students. UK is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lexington. UK also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky rankings.

The student loan default rate at UK is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 5,416 students take at least one class online at UK. 3,024 students are part time. UK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northern Kentucky University. NKU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Highland Heights. NKU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky list.

About 6.5% of NKU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,827 students at NKU that take at least one class online. About 5,261 of the students at NKU are attending part time. NKU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Murray State University. Murray State is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Murray. Murray State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky list.

The student loan default rate at Murray State is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,557 students take at least one class online at Murray State. 2,684 of Murray State students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Our rankings recognize Western Kentucky University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. WKU is a large public school located in the city of Bowling Green. WKU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky list.

There are approximately 4,906 students at WKU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,228 part time students in attendance at WKU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

Sullivan University

Louisville, KY

Sullivan University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Louisville, Sullivan University is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

1,402 of Sullivan University students are exclusively distance learners. 1,208 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Eastern Kentucky University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Richmond, Eastern is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Eastern has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky ranking.

3,578 of Eastern students are exclusively distance learners. About 4,649 of the students at Eastern are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Morehead State University. Morehead State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Morehead. Morehead State University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Kentucky list.

Approximately 2,999 students take at least one class online at Morehead State University. 4,213 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
Florida 4,244
Virginia 3,198
Georgia 3,192
West Virginia 829
Tennessee 843
North Carolina 2,606
South Carolina 844
Alabama 942
Louisiana 595
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Information Technology 2,075
Computer Information Systems 911
Information Science 145
Computer Science 49
Computer Software & Applications 27

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,438
Engineering 1,421
Engineering Technologies 875
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 732
Physical Sciences 506

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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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