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2022 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

852 Colleges in the United States
101,570 Bachelor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #9 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual reviewed 852 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of computer and information sciences. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 101,570 bachelor's degrees in computer and information sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Computer & Information Sciences School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools Your choice of computer and information sciences for getting your bachelor's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality computer and information sciences program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 2% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 3%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 31 to 4 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on computer and information sciences students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of computer and information sciences students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for computer and information sciences to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized computer and information sciences related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Computer & Information Sciences in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. 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 for a Bachelor's in Computer & Information Sciences

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
307 Annual Graduates

Stanford University is a wonderful decision for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #3 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 307 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MA
424 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Massachusetts Institute of Technology if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #2 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were roughly 424 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA
41st Most Popular In CA
47 Annual Graduates

Harvey Mudd College is a wonderful decision for individuals interested in a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences. Harvey Mudd College is a fairly small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Claremont. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #1 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Harvey Mudd College is a great college overall.

Harvey Mudd College is one of the most popular colleges to study computer and information sciences in the United States with approximately 47 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NC
344 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences has to check out Duke University. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 344 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year.

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#5

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MA
190 Annual Graduates

Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Cambridge. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #8 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

Harvard University is a fairly popular university to study computer and information sciences in the United States with roughly 190 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#6

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
250 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 9 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were approximately 250 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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#7

Pomona College

Claremont, CA
44th Most Popular In CA
34 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Claremont, Pomona is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #11 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Pomona is a great college overall.

Pomona College is a fairly popular college to study computer and information sciences in the United States with about 34 graduates in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
34th Most Popular In CA
73 Annual Graduates

Caltech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #13 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Caltech is a great school overall.

California Institute of Technology is a fairly popular school to study computer and information sciences in the United States with approximately 73 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CT
110 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #5 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were approximately 110 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year.

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#10

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
575 Annual Graduates

Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #15 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 575 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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#11

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In TX
125 Annual Graduates

Rice is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Houston. This university ranks 1st out of 84 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Texas.

A popular choice for computer and information sciences students, there were roughly 125 learners who graduated from this program at Rice in the most recent data year.

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#12

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In PA
260 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #9 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 260 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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#13

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MD
128 Annual Graduates

Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Baltimore. This university ranks 1st out of 22 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Maryland.

With 128 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Johns Hopkins University is one of the most popular universities to study computer and information sciences in the United States.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI
1,215 Annual Graduates

U-M is a fairly large public university located in the city of Ann Arbor. This university ranks 1st out of 40 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 1215 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent data year.

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#15

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
20th Most Popular In PA
65 Annual Graduates

Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Swarthmore. This college ranks 3rd out of 100 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

With 65 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Swarthmore College is one of the most popular colleges to study computer and information sciences in the United States.

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#16

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NH
99 Annual Graduates

Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit college located in the town of Hanover. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #6 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were about 99 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year.

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#17

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
5th Most Popular In IN
135 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 135 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available.

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#18

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In PA
300 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 100 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 300 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
1,237 Annual Graduates

UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. This university ranks 7th out of 113 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 1237 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MO
180 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 40 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Missouri.

There were roughly 180 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#21

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
15th Most Popular In MA
76 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Wellesley, Wellesley is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 10th out of 56 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

A preferred choice for computer and information sciences students, there were about 76 students who completed this degree at Wellesley in the most recent data year.

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#22

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
147 Annual Graduates

Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. This university ranks 1st out of 35 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were about 147 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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#23

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In VA
187 Annual Graduates

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. This university ranks 2nd out of 48 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Virginia.

With 187 students who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of Virginia - Main Campus is one of the most popular universities to study computer and information sciences in the United States.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In NY
351 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the most popular universities to study computer and information sciences in the United States with roughly 351 graduations in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA
713 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 1st out of 52 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 713 computer and information sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

#26

Barnard College

New York, NY
#27

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#28

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
#29

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#31

Amherst College

Amherst, MA

#33

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#34

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
#35

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#37

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#40

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

#41

New York University

New York, NY

#44

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#45

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#46

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#47

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 852 different United States computer and information sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
51 Carleton College Northfield, MN
52 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
53 Boston University Boston, MA
54 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
55 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
56 Villanova University Villanova, PA
57 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
58 Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
59 Bentley University Waltham, MA
60 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
61 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
62 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
63 University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH
64 Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
65 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
66 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
67 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
68 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
69 Emory University Atlanta, GA
70 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
71 Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME
72 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
73 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
74 University of Delaware Newark, DE
75 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
76 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
77 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
78 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
79 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
80 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
81 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
82 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
83 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
84 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
85 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
86 Clemson University Clemson, SC
87 University of Georgia Athens, GA
88 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
89 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
90 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
91 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
92 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
93 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
94 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
95 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
96 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
97 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
98 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
99 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
100 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
101 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
102 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
103 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
104 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
105 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
106 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
107 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
108 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
109 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
110 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
111 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
112 Iowa State University Ames, IA
113 Connecticut College New London, CT
114 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
115 Seattle University Seattle, WA
116 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
117 Smith College Northampton, MA
118 Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN
119 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
120 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
121 DePauw University Greencastle, IN
122 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
123 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
124 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
125 Siena College Loudonville, NY
126 George Washington University Washington, DC
127 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
128 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
129 St Mary’s College of Maryland St. Mary’s City, MD
130 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
131 University of Houston Houston, TX
132 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
133 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
134 School of Visual Arts New York, NY
135 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
136 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
137 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
138 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
139 Providence College Providence, RI
140 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
141 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
142 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
143 Drake University Des Moines, IA
144 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
145 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
146 Stonehill College Easton, MA
147 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
148 Creighton University Omaha, NE
149 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
150 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
151 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
152 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
153 Auburn University Auburn, AL
154 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
155 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
156 Baruch College New York, NY
157 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
158 Furman University Greenville, SC
159 University of Portland Portland, OR
160 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
161 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
162 Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
163 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
164 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
165 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
166 Kettering University Flint, MI
167 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
168 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
169 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
170 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY

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Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 39,202
Computer Science 35,954
Information Science 9,617
Information Technology 8,575
Computer Software & Applications 3,776
Computer Programming 1,897
Computer Systems Analysis 1,104
Computer Systems Networking 1,104
Other Computer & Information Sciences 173
Data Processing 168

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 132,166
Engineering 130,534
Physical Sciences 32,457
Mathematics & Statistics 32,075
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 21,995
Natural Resources & Conservation 21,733
Engineering Technologies 19,688
Architecture & Related Services 9,187
Communications Technologies & Support 4,657
Science Technologies / Technicians 618

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Almonroth. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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