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

12 Colleges
1,901 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,825 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MinnesotaComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular subjects to study in Minnesota. With 1,901 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.1% 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 Minnesota ranking analyzed 12 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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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 Minnesota

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

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a very large student population. UMN Twin Cities also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at UMN Twin Cities is lower than is typical, just 2.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 13,571 students at UMN Twin Cities that take at least one class online. 10,971 of UMN Twin Cities students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Capella University. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.8%. All 37,171 students take classes exclusively online at Capella University. 33,962 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Metropolitan State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Metro State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Saint Paul. Metro State also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota list, coming in at #9.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.0%. Approximately 2,235 students take at least one class online at Metro State. 4,679 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMN Duluth not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota list.

About 3.0% of UMN Duluth students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,853 students at UMN Duluth that take at least one class online. 1,571 of UMN Duluth students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud. St. Cloud State University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.6%. There are approximately 3,478 students at St. Cloud State University that take at least one class online. About 5,416 of the students at St. Cloud State University are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Winona State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Winona State is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Winona.

About 3.5% of Winona State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,703 students at Winona State that take at least one class online. 1,335 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

About 6.9% of Walden University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. All 50,360 students take classes exclusively online at Walden University. There are roughly 29,283 part time students in attendance at Walden University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Minnesota State University - Mankato as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Minnesota State Mankato is a large public school located in the city of Mankato.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.5%. There are approximately 4,986 students at Minnesota State Mankato that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,207 part time students in attendance at Minnesota State Mankato. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The College of Saint Scholastica earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Duluth, St. Scholastica is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.8%. 1,150 of St. Scholastica students are exclusively distance learners. About 917 of the students at St. Scholastica 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 St Thomas Minnesota landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. UST MN also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Minnesota rankings.

The student loan default rate at UST MN is lower than is typical, just 1.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 781 students at UST MN that take at least one class online. About 2,663 of the students at UST MN are attending part time. UST MN 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
Kansas 658
South Dakota 254
Iowa 870
Nebraska 614
North Dakota 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 1,221
Information Technology 690
Computer Information Systems 636
Computer Systems Networking 265
Information Science 149

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,984
Engineering 2,398
Physical Sciences 1,012
Mathematics & Statistics 976
Engineering Technologies 966

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 12 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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