Computer & Information Sciences

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

24 Colleges
5,088 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,765 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in TexasComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Texas. With 5,088 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 10th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 5.5% 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 Texas ranking analyzed 24 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Texas

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

Southern Methodist University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Texas that are best for non-traditional computer and information sciences students. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas. SMU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list.

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. About 2,754 of the students at SMU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Arlington. UT Arlington is a very large public school located in the city of Arlington. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UT Arlington has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.8%. 18,425 students at UT Arlington are exclusively online. 24,029 of UT Arlington students are attending part time. UT Arlington does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. 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 #7 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list.

About 6.0% of Texas Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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. Texas Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at Dallas. Located in the city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public college with a fairly large student population. UT Dallas also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list, coming in at #4.

The student loan default rate at UT Dallas is lower than is typical, just 4.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 5,087 students take at least one class online at UT Dallas. There are roughly 6,047 part time students in attendance at UT Dallas. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Austin, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas ranking.

About 2.6% of UT Austin students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,546 students take at least one class online at UT Austin. 3,290 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Houston, UH is a public school with a fairly large student population. UH did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list.

The student loan default rate at UH is lower than is typical, just 3.1% of students default in three years. 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. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a fairly large student population. Texas A&M College Station also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas list, coming in at #8.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. 9,459 of Texas A&M College Station students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Texas as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 7.4% of UNT students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 13,820 students at UNT that take at least one class online. 9,800 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public college with a very large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. There are approximately 9,406 students at Texas State that take at least one class online. 8,060 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the medium-sized city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Baylor, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Texas ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. Approximately 520 students take at least one class online at Baylor. There are roughly 766 part time students in attendance at Baylor. Baylor does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 5,055
Information Science 1,771
Computer Science 1,632
Information Technology 945
Computer Systems Networking 426

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,769
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 11,548
Engineering Technologies 4,644
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,239
Physical Sciences 3,203

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 24 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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