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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States

525 Colleges
92,596 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,659 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Vets

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesComputer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 9th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 92,596 bachelor's degrees were awarded to students with this major.

This year's Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking looked at 525 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great computer and information sciences programs and a strong support system for veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the computer and information sciences program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Veterans ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying computer and information sciences.

Top 25 Most Veteran Friendly Computer & Information Sciences Schools

Our rankings recognize Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the #1 school in this year's rankings. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge. MIT also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States rankings.

Our most recent data shows that 119 of the 11,574 students enrolled at MIT were GI Bill® students, of which 87 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $20,495. During this same period, 43 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. MIT does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rochester Institute of Technology. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. RIT did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list.

Of the 16,463 students enrolled at RIT, 277 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 229 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,837. On top of their other funding sources, 101 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

DeVry University - New Jersey

North Brunswick, NJ

DeVry University - New Jersey landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the suburb of North Brunswick, DeVry University - New Jersey is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, DeVry University - New Jersey also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 387 students enrolled at DeVry University - New Jersey, 44 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 42 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,090. In addition to receiving other benefits, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Neumont College of Computer Science landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Neumont is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Neumont has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 25 of the 430 students enrolled at Neumont were GI Bill® students, of which 8 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,272. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#5

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 107 of the 14,029 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon were GI Bill® students, of which 80 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,066. To help with additional expenses, 40 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Maryland - University College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, University of Maryland - University College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, University of Maryland - University College supports 60,603 students, and 13,366 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 12,647 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,330. On top of their other funding sources, 3361 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. University of Maryland - University College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Brown University

Providence, RI

Our rankings recognize Brown University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Brown, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States ranking.

Among the 10,257 students enrolled at Brown, 96 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 62 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,273. During this same period, 58 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Southern California landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USC also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States ranking.

Among the 47,310 students enrolled at USC, 1,323 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 908 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,271. In addition to receiving other benefits, 415 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. USC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maryland - College Park comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of College Park. UMCP excels when it comes to major quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list.

Of the 41,200 students enrolled at UMCP, 896 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 672 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,240. In addition to receiving other benefits, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#10

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Our rankings recognize Syracuse University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Syracuse also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 596 of the 22,803 students enrolled at Syracuse were GI Bill® students, of which 573 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $18,100. On top of their other funding sources, 179 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Pennsylvania State University - York earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Penn State York is a small public school located in the medium-sized suburb of York. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Penn State York is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list.

Of the 948 students enrolled at Penn State York, 52 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 40 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,821. Penn State York does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Worcester Polytechnic Institute as the #12 school in this year's rankings. WPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester. WPI also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States rankings.

Of the 6,874 students enrolled at WPI, 76 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 56 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,713. On top of their other funding sources, 9 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. NJIT is a large public school located in the city of Newark. NJIT also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, NJIT supports 11,423 students, and 142 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 99 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,685. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. WIT also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

Of the 4,516 students enrolled at WIT, 116 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 76 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,351. In addition to receiving other benefits, 17 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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DeVry College of New York

New York, NY

DeVry College of New York landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of New York, DeVry College of New York-Midtown Manhattan is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Our most recent data shows that 820 of the 1,471 students enrolled at DeVry College of New York-Midtown Manhattan were GI Bill® students, of which 777 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,012. During this same period, 78 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. DeVry College of New York-Midtown Manhattan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Colorado Boulder as the #16 school in this year's rankings. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boulder. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, CU - Boulder also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, CU - Boulder supports 36,681 students, and 1,325 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,066 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,873. On top of their other funding sources, 55 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

Our rankings recognize DePaul University as the #17 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, DePaul also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

According to our most recent data, DePaul supports 22,437 students, and 553 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 423 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,543. To help with additional expenses, 165 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Stanford. Stanford also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States rankings.

Among the 17,381 students enrolled at Stanford, 168 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 110 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $19,267. To help with additional expenses, 66 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, U of Michigan is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list.

Among the 46,716 students enrolled at U of Michigan, 509 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $26,841. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Our rankings recognize Dakota State University as the #20 school in this year's rankings. Dakota State is a small public school located in the distant town of Madison. In addition to being on our bet for vets list, Dakota State is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 195 of the 3,382 students enrolled at Dakota State were GI Bill® students, of which 122 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,898. Dakota State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UC Berkeley also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, UC Berkeley supports 42,501 students, and 557 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 401 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,465. In addition to receiving other benefits, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

The #22 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oregon State University. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Oregon State also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 30,986 students enrolled at Oregon State, 1,493 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 930 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,431. To help with additional expenses, 22 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. UPenn also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States rankings.

Of the 25,860 students enrolled at UPenn, 272 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 153 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $22,428. During this same period, 106 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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DeVry University - Arizona comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Phoenix, DeVry University - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Our most recent data shows that 131 of the 478 students enrolled at DeVry University - Arizona were GI Bill® students. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,360. During this same period, 13 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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North Carolina State University landed the #25 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer and information sciences schools. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, NC State also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 35,479 students enrolled at NC State, 1,068 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 719 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,891. During this same period, 33 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States

#27

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY
#31

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#33

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
#37

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
#42

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#43

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA
#44

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
#47

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
#48

Portland State University

Portland, OR
#49

Regis University

Denver, CO

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 525 different United States computer and information sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
52 Washington State University Pullman, WA
53 Champlain College Burlington, VT
54 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
55 DeVry University - Texas Irving, TX
56 Illinois State University Normal, IL
57 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
58 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
59 DeVry University - California Pomona, CA
60 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
61 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
62 University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
63 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
64 Rice University Houston, TX
65 University of Georgia Athens, GA
66 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
67 DeVry University - Illinois Chicago, IL
68 Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Media, PA
69 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
70 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
71 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
72 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
73 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
74 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
75 DeVry University - Ohio Columbus, OH
76 New York University New York, NY
77 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
78 George Mason University Fairfax, VA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for United States vets studying Computer & Information Sciences that almost earned our Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
79 DeVry University - Georgia Decatur, GA
80 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
81 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
82 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
83 Towson University Towson, MD
84 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
85 Northeastern University Boston, MA
86 North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro, NC
87 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
88 Duke University Durham, NC
89 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
90 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
91 Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton Dunmore, PA
92 Pennsylvania State University - Abington Abington, PA
93 Trident University International Cypress, CA
94 Montana State University Bozeman, MT
95 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
96 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
97 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
98 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
99 University of Houston Houston, TX
100 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
101 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
102 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
103 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
104 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
105 University of Idaho Moscow, ID

Computer & Information Sciences by Region

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Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software & Applications 3,499

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 126,493
Physical Sciences 32,633
Mathematics & Statistics 30,991
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 21,156

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Almonroth.

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