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

13 Colleges
3,198 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,431 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in VirginiaIn 2018-2019, computer and information sciences students earned 3,198 bachelor's degrees from a Virginia school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.5% 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 Virginia ranking, we looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent computer and information sciences programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the computer and information sciences program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying computer and information sciences.

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

#1

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Virginia that are best for non-traditional computer and information sciences students. JMU is a very large public school located in the small city of Harrisonburg. JMU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Virginia list.

The student loan default rate at JMU is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,087 students take at least one class online at JMU. 1,837 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Mason University. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a very large student population. GMU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Virginia list.

About 2.1% of GMU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 10,589 students take at least one class online at GMU. About 11,606 of the students at GMU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

ECPI University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, ECPI University has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Virginia ranking.

There are approximately 4,181 students at ECPI University that take at least one class online. 137 of ECPI University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. Virginia Tech did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Virginia list.

The student loan default rate at Virginia Tech is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 8,844 students at Virginia Tech that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,711 part time students in attendance at Virginia Tech.

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Our rankings recognize Virginia Commonwealth University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public school with a fairly large student population. VCU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Virginia list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. There are approximately 8,072 students at VCU that take at least one class online. About 5,396 of the students at VCU 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 Virginia - Main Campus landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Virginia has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Virginia ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,445 students at University of Virginia that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,130 part time students in attendance at University of Virginia.

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#7

Radford University

Radford, VA

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Radford University. Located in the suburb of Radford, Radford is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. There are approximately 2,440 students at Radford that take at least one class online. 1,245 of Radford students are attending part time. Radford does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a very large student population.

The student loan default rate at Old Dominion is lower than is typical, just 6.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,385 students at Old Dominion that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,571 part time students in attendance at Old Dominion. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#9

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Marymount University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Arlington, Marymount is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

About 4.0% of Marymount students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 440 students at Marymount that take at least one class online. 732 of Marymount students are attending part time. Marymount does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of William and Mary. Located in the suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. William & Mary not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Virginia list.

About 1.4% of William & Mary students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 376 students at William & Mary are exclusively online. 831 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 Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 275
Florida 4,244
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 3,261
Information Technology 1,178
Computer Science 633
Information Science 570
Computer Software & Applications 232

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 5,231
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,291
Physical Sciences 1,524
Mathematics & Statistics 1,107
Engineering Technologies 1,066

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 13 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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