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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region

35 Colleges
8,301 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,023 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region In 2018-2019, 92,596 computer and information sciences students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #9 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 8,301 went to undergraduates in the Southwest region of the United States.

For this year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 35 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 the Southwest Region

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.

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

University of Phoenix - Arizona has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

94,472 students at UOPX - Arizona are exclusively online. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Southern Methodist University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SMU, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at SMU is lower than is typical, just 2.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 603 students at SMU that take at least one class online. 2,754 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Arlington comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UT Arlington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Arlington.

About 5.8% of UT Arlington students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 18,425 students at UT Arlington are exclusively online. About 24,029 of the students at UT Arlington are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region list.

The student loan default rate at ASU - Tempe is lower than is typical, just 6.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 23,569 students take at least one class online at ASU - Tempe. About 5,405 of the students at ASU - Tempe are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Northern Arizona University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. Approximately 7,024 students take at least one class online at NAU. 7,213 of NAU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lubbock. Texas Tech not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.0%. There are approximately 15,508 students at Texas Tech that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,714 part time students in attendance at Texas Tech. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The University of Texas at Dallas earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public college with a very large student population. UT Dallas also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.7%. Approximately 5,087 students take at least one class online at UT Dallas. About 6,047 of the students at UT Dallas are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Austin earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UT Austin has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.6%. Approximately 12,546 students take at least one class online at UT Austin. About 3,290 of the students at UT Austin are attending part time. UT Austin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Houston, UH is a public school with a very large student population. UH also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southwest Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 16,613 students at UH that take at least one class online. There are roughly 12,716 part time students in attendance at UH. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.0%. There are approximately 12,701 students at University of Arizona that take at least one class online. 7,884 students are part time. University of Arizona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students computer and information sciences schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 2,349
Texas 5,087
Oklahoma 665
New Mexico 198

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 8,815
Computer Science 2,935
Information Science 1,842
Information Technology 1,439
Computer Systems Networking 671

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 24,046
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 16,865
Engineering Technologies 6,209
Physical Sciences 6,035
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 4,514

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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