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

4 Colleges
870 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,860 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IowaWith 870 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #11 most popular major in Iowa. 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.

For this year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Iowa ranking, we looked at 4 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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The computer and information sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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

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

Iowa State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Iowa that are best for non-traditional computer and information sciences students. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Iowa State also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Iowa list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. Approximately 6,215 students take at least one class online at Iowa State. 3,779 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Iowa is a very large public school located in the small city of Iowa City. Iowa did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Iowa list.

About 2.5% of Iowa students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,073 students take at least one class online at Iowa. About 5,224 of the students at Iowa are attending part time. Iowa does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

Simpson College landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Simpson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Indianola. Simpson College did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Iowa list.

The student loan default rate at Simpson College is lower than is typical, just 4.5% of students default in three years. 68 students at Simpson College are exclusively online. About 184 of the students at Simpson College are attending part time. Simpson College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Cedar Falls, UNI is a public school with a fairly large student population. UNI did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Iowa list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. There are approximately 2,118 students at UNI that take at least one class online. 1,923 students are part time. UNI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,737
Minnesota 1,901
Kansas 658
South Dakota 254
Nebraska 614
North Dakota 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 739
Computer Information Systems 635
Information Technology 192
Computer Programming 95
Computer Systems Networking 66

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,678
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,655
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 1,384
Engineering Technologies 741
Mathematics & Statistics 583

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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