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

14 Colleges
1,737 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,205 Avg Cost*

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

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MissouriIn 2018-2019, computer and information sciences students earned 1,737 bachelor's degrees from a Missouri school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% 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 Missouri ranking analyzed 14 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 Missouri

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 Missouri - Kansas City has taken the #1 spot in this year's computer and information sciences ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Kansas City, UMKC is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMKC, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.8%. There are approximately 4,095 students at UMKC that take at least one class online. 6,849 of UMKC students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Rolla. Missouri University of Science and Technology also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri rankings.

About 3.4% of Missouri University of Science and Technology students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,028 students take at least one class online at Missouri University of Science and Technology. 1,484 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Central Missouri earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Warrensburg, UCM is a public school with a fairly large student population. UCM also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. Approximately 3,195 students take at least one class online at UCM. There are roughly 3,478 part time students in attendance at UCM. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Lindenwood University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Charles. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Lindenwood University, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri ranking.

The student loan default rate at Lindenwood University is lower than is typical, just 1.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,736 students take at least one class online at Lindenwood University. About 2,095 of the students at Lindenwood University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Missouri State University - Springfield landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Missouri State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Springfield. Missouri State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri list.

About 5.6% of Missouri State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,703 students at Missouri State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,188 part time students in attendance at Missouri State. Missouri State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Missouri - Columbia landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best computer and information sciences schools for non-traditional students. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia. Mizzou also made our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri list, coming in at #4.

About 4.1% of Mizzou students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,407 students at Mizzou that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,578 part time students in attendance at Mizzou. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Our rankings recognize Webster University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Webster is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Saint Louis.

The student loan default rate at Webster is lower than is typical, just 4.8% of students default in three years. 3,147 students at Webster are exclusively online. There are roughly 7,332 part time students in attendance at Webster. Webster does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Northwest Missouri State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Northwest is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Maryville.

The student loan default rate at Northwest is lower than is typical, just 7.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,516 students at Northwest that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,477 part time students in attendance at Northwest. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Missouri - St Louis comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. UMSL is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Saint Louis. UMSL also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri rankings.

The student loan default rate at UMSL is lower than is typical, just 6.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,758 students take at least one class online at UMSL. About 10,040 of the students at UMSL are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Our rankings recognize Saint Louis University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Saint Louis, SLU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SLU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in Missouri ranking.

The student loan default rate at SLU is lower than is typical, just 2.5% of students default in three years. 1,113 students at SLU are exclusively online. There are roughly 3,918 part time students in attendance at SLU. SLU 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 Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 1,901
Kansas 658
South Dakota 254
Iowa 870
Nebraska 614
North Dakota 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 1,079
Computer Information Systems 1,068
Information Technology 292
Computer Programming 231
Computer Systems Networking 136

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 3,229
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,673
Engineering Technologies 1,159
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 978
Physical Sciences 875

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 14 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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