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2023 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools

841 Colleges in the United States
254,454 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded
$52,893 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in computer and information sciences, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #6 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 841 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 254,454 degrees in computer and information sciences during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Computer & Information Sciences School

Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools The computer and information sciences program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Computer & Information Sciences rankings. For our Best Overall Computer & Information Sciences School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Computer & Information Sciences Degree Level

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 list to help you make the college decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

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Best Schools for Computer & Information Sciences in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the computer and information sciences degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Computer & Information Sciences

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
628 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat Stanford University if you want to pursue a degree in computer and information sciences. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Colleges rank of #2 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were about 628 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences major at Stanford University earn $95,034 above the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
717 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in computer and information sciences has to look into Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #1 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were about 717 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences degree program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology earn $65,298 above the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#3

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
406 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in computer and information sciences needs to take a look at Duke University. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #3 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 406 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Duke University earn $62,242 more than the average computer and information sciences grad.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
756 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

University of Pennsylvania is a great choice for students interested in a degree in computer and information sciences. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 756 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences major at University of Pennsylvania earn $62,760 above the average college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#5

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
359 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were about 359 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences degree program at Brown University get $77,208 more than the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#6

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,110 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1110 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences program at Cornell University earn $60,186 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#7

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,386 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #8 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1386 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent year we have data available. Computer & Information Sciences degree recipients from Carnegie Mellon University earn a boost of about $68,104 over the average income of computer and information sciences majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
90 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Caltech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena. This school ranks 5th out of 170 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 90 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Caltech in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from California Institute of Technology make $76,800 more than the typical computer and information sciences student.

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#9

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
659 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Baltimore. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were about 659 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Johns Hopkins University make $55,109 more than the typical computer and information sciences graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,592 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

U-M is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. This university ranks 1st out of 57 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 1592 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor receive $25,734 more than the average computer and information sciences grad.

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#11

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
157 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 28 schools for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were approximately 157 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Yale University receive $81,105 more than the average computer and information sciences student.

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#12

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
293 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Houston. This university ranks 1st out of 116 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 293 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences major at Rice University get $69,877 above the average graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3,133 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 1st out of 69 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were approximately 3133 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus receive $50,289 more than the average computer and information sciences graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,843 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. This university ranks 3rd out of 170 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 1843 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences degree program at University of California - Berkeley earn $74,028 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#15

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
447 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of #12 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 447 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Harvard University make $87,179 more than the standard computer and information sciences student.

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#16

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
229 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. This university ranks 1st out of 45 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were roughly 229 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Vanderbilt University make $48,821 more than the standard computer and information sciences student.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,515 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1515 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Columbia University in the City of New York make $58,766 more than the average computer and information sciences grad.

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#18

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
141 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit college located in the remote town of Hanover. This college ranks 1st out of 17 schools for overall quality in the state of New Hampshire.

There were roughly 141 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Dartmouth College receive $58,366 more than the standard computer and information sciences grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
379 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 48 colleges for overall quality in the state of Missouri.

There were approximately 379 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences major at Washington University in St Louis earn $41,207 above the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#20

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
556 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #7 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were approximately 556 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from University of Chicago receive $48,113 more than the standard computer and information sciences grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,027 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 46 schools for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were approximately 1027 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison earn $19,985 more than the typical computer and information sciences student.

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#22

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,708 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 143 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 1708 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from New York University make $33,571 more than the average computer and information sciences grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,359 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 1359 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign make $55,152 more than the average computer and information sciences student.

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#24

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
352 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston. A Best Colleges rank of #5 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were approximately 352 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year. Computer & Information Sciences degree recipients from Northwestern University earn a boost of approximately $42,368 above the average income of computer and information sciences majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,718 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

UMCP is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of College Park. This university ranks 2nd out of 34 colleges for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 1718 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent year we have data available. Computer & Information Sciences degree recipients from University of Maryland - College Park receive an earnings boost of about $29,034 over the average earnings of computer and information sciences majors.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools

#28

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#29

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#30

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

#32

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

#33

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
#34

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#36

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#37

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
#40

George Washington University

Washington, DC

#41

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

#42

Boston University

Boston, MA
#44

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA
#45

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#47

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#48

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
#49

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

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Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 841 different United States computer and information sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
51 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
52 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
53 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
54 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
55 Emory University Atlanta, GA
56 Amherst College Amherst, MA
57 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
58 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
59 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
60 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
61 Pomona College Claremont, CA
62 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
63 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
64 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
65 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
66 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
67 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
68 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
69 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
70 Villanova University Villanova, PA
71 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
72 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
73 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
74 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
75 Carleton College Northfield, MN
76 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
77 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
78 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
79 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
80 University of Georgia Athens, GA
81 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
82 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
83 University of Delaware Newark, DE
84 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
85 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
86 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
87 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
87 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
89 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
90 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
91 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
92 Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
93 Seattle University Seattle, WA
94 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
95 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
96 Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN
97 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
98 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
99 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
100 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
101 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
102 Clemson University Clemson, SC
103 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
104 DePaul University Chicago, IL
105 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
106 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
107 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
108 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
109 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
110 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
111 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
112 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
113 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
114 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
115 Iowa State University Ames, IA
116 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
117 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
118 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
119 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
120 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
121 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
122 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
123 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
124 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
125 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
126 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Computer & Information Sciences students that almost earned our Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
127 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
128 School of Visual Arts New York, NY
129 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
130 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
131 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
132 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
133 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
134 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
135 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
136 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
137 Towson University Towson, MD
138 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
139 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
140 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
141 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
142 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
143 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
144 Champlain College Burlington, VT
145 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
146 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
147 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
148 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
149 Smith College Northampton, MA
150 University of North Texas Denton, TX
151 DePauw University Greencastle, IN
152 Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA
153 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
154 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
155 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
156 Florida Polytechnic University Lakeland, FL
157 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
158 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
159 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
160 Bentley University Waltham, MA
161 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
162 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
163 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
164 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
165 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
166 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
167 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
168 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH

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Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 88,434
Computer Science 59,565
Information Technology 40,555
Information Science 18,325
Computer Systems Networking 14,700
Computer Software & Applications 14,336
Computer Programming 11,939
Computer Systems Analysis 2,338
Data Processing 1,955
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1,755

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
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