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

8 Colleges
844 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,147 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in TennesseeIn 2018-2019, 844 bachelor's degrees were awarded to computer and information sciences students who went to a Tennessee college or university. This makes it the #14 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.9% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Tennessee ranking analyzed 8 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 Tennessee

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

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Vanderbilt not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

About 1.5% of Vanderbilt students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 574 students take at least one class online at Vanderbilt. About 960 of the students at Vanderbilt are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize Tennessee Technological University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Tennessee Tech University is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Cookeville. Tennessee Tech University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

About 5.0% of Tennessee Tech University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,322 students at Tennessee Tech University that take at least one class online. 1,896 of Tennessee Tech University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Chattanooga, UT Chattanooga is a public college with a large student population. UT Chattanooga also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee rankings.

About 7.1% of UT Chattanooga students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,564 students take at least one class online at UT Chattanooga. 1,836 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

University of Memphis landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. UofM is a very large public school located in the city of Memphis. UofM did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

There are approximately 5,191 students at UofM that take at least one class online. About 7,478 of the students at UofM are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public college with a fairly large student population. UT Knoxville also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee rankings.

About 4.7% of UT Knoxville students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,112 students take at least one class online at UT Knoxville. 3,637 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Austin Peay State University. Austin Peay State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Clarksville. Austin Peay State University also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee rankings.

Approximately 4,081 students take at least one class online at Austin Peay State University. 3,629 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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East Tennessee State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. ETSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Johnson City. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, ETSU has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee ranking.

There are approximately 5,895 students at ETSU that take at least one class online. 2,802 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Middle Tennessee State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public college with a very large student population. Middle Tennessee State University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Tennessee list.

Approximately 5,857 students take at least one class online at Middle Tennessee State University. 5,400 students are part time. Middle Tennessee State University 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 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
North Carolina 2,606
South Carolina 844
Alabama 942
Louisiana 595
Kentucky 654
Arkansas 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 691
Computer Information Systems 657
Computer Software & Applications 50
Other Computer & Information Sciences 22
Computer Systems Analysis 20

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,327
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,274
Engineering Technologies 1,022
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 795
Physical Sciences 723

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 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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