Computer & Information Sciences

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

14 Colleges
2,606 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,725 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North CarolinaComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in North Carolina. With 2,606 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.8% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Carolina ranking, we looked at 14 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 North Carolina

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

North Carolina State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a fairly large student population. NC State also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #2.

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. About 7,111 of the students at NC State are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a very large student population. UNC Chapel Hill also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina rankings.

About 1.7% of UNC Chapel Hill students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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. UNC Chapel Hill 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 North Carolina at Greensboro. UNC Greensboro is a very large public school located in the city of Greensboro. UNC Greensboro also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #6.

About 6.4% of UNC Greensboro students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,278 students take at least one class online at UNC Greensboro. 4,267 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Wilmington. UNCW is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Wilmington. UNCW did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list.

The student loan default rate at UNCW is lower than is typical, just 4.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,793 students take at least one class online at UNCW. There are roughly 3,672 part time students in attendance at UNCW. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Appalachian State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Appalachian State is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Boone. Appalachian State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. There are approximately 2,750 students at Appalachian State that take at least one class online. 1,817 students are part time. Appalachian State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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North Carolina A & T State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Greensboro, NC A&T is a public school with a large student population. NC A&T also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #9.

There are approximately 2,921 students at NC A&T that take at least one class online. 1,684 of NC A&T students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte is a public school with a very large student population. UNC Charlotte also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in North Carolina list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.1%. Approximately 6,694 students take at least one class online at UNC Charlotte. About 6,121 of the students at UNC Charlotte are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. ECU is a very large public school located in the city of Greenville.

About 5.6% of ECU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 6,812 students at ECU are exclusively online. 6,631 of ECU students are attending part time. ECU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

Campbell University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Buies Creek, Campbell is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 4.6% of Campbell students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 647 students at Campbell that take at least one class online. 991 students are part time. Campbell does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Carolina at Asheville as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Asheville, UNCA is a public school with a small student population.

The student loan default rate at UNCA is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 238 students at UNCA that take at least one class online. There are roughly 529 part time students in attendance at UNCA. UNCA does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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
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 Science 2,416
Computer Information Systems 1,546
Computer Systems Networking 300
Information Science 233
Information Technology 208

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,994
Engineering 4,823
Engineering Technologies 2,096
Physical Sciences 1,594
Mathematics & Statistics 1,470

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 14 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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