Computer & Information Sciences

2022 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region

311 Colleges in the Southeast Region
41,470 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded
$44,101 Avg Early-Career Salary
Computer & Information Sciences is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #8 most popular degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual reviewed 311 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of computer and information sciences. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 41,470 degrees in computer and information sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Computer & Information Sciences School

Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region 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. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for computer and information sciences schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each 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

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Computer & Information Sciences in the Southeast Region

The schools below may not offer all types of computer and information sciences degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do 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 Southeast Region Schools in Computer & Information Sciences

#1

Duke University

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

Every student pursuing a degree in computer and information sciences needs to look into Duke University. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 402 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences degree program at Duke University make $55,499 more than the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#2

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
185 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in computer and information sciences. Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Nashville. A Best Schools rank of #37 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were approximately 185 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,598 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a good choice for students interested in a degree in computer and information sciences. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #35 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Georgia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 2598 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus make $50,166 more than the typical computer and information sciences grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In VA
382 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

University of Virginia - Main Campus is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in computer and information sciences. University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the suburb of Charlottesville. A Best Schools rank of #38 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

There were about 382 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In VA
532 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 532 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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

UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Chapel Hill. A Best Schools rank of #63 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were about 558 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill make $18,649 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
647 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were roughly 647 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from University of Florida earn $25,849 more than the standard computer and information sciences graduate.

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#8

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In VA
295 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

JMU is a very large public university located in the small city of Harrisonburg. A Best Schools rank of #109 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means JMU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 295 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at JMU in the most recent year we have data available.

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

NC State is a very large public university located in the large city of Raleigh. This university ranks 6th out of 113 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were about 716 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences program at North Carolina State University get $40,999 more than the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#10

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
24th Most Popular In VA
49 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

URichmond is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of University of Richmond. A Best Schools rank of #113 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means URichmond is a great university overall.

There were approximately 49 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at URichmond in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
54 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Wake Forest University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Winston-Salem. A Best Schools rank of #56 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Wake Forest University is a great university overall.

There were roughly 54 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Wake Forest University in the most recent year we have data available. Computer & Information Sciences degree recipients from Wake Forest University earn a boost of approximately $25,799 above the average income of computer and information sciences graduates.

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#12

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
124 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #66 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Emory is a great university overall.

There were approximately 124 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent year we have data available. Computer & Information Sciences degree recipients from Emory University earn a boost of about $34,899 over the typical earnings of computer and information sciences majors.

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#13

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
204 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 6th out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 204 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at GTC in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the computer and information sciences program earn about $44,733 in their early career salary.

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#14

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In VA
100 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #87 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means William & Mary is a great school overall.

There were about 100 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at William & Mary in the most recent year we have data available.

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#15

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
257 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 50 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 257 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Clemson in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences program at Clemson University make $19,299 above the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#16

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
1,059 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

GMU is a very large public university located in the suburb of Fairfax. This university ranks 9th out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 1059 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at GMU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#17

University of Georgia

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

Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 359 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer and information sciences students who get their degree from University of Georgia make $23,099 more than the average computer and information sciences graduate.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
24th Most Popular In SC

Florence-Darlington Technical College is a small public college located in the suburb of Florence. This college ranks 26th out of 50 schools for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were approximately 12 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Florence-Darlington Technical College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NC
201 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Raleigh, Wake Technical Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 13th out of 113 schools for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were about 201 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Wake Technical Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA
925 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 7th out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 925 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Northern Virginia Community College in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
568 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

USF Tampa is a fairly large public university located in the city of Tampa. This university ranks 15th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were roughly 568 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at USF Tampa in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences major at University of South Florida - Main Campus earn $23,749 above the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In GA
92 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Augusta Technical College is a small public college located in the medium-sized city of Augusta. This college ranks 31st out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were approximately 92 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Augusta Technical College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SC
216 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

UofSC is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Columbia. This university ranks 3rd out of 50 schools for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 216 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UofSC in the most recent data year.

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

UCF is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Orlando. This university ranks 11th out of 87 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 653 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCF in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences program at University of Central Florida make $11,499 more than the standard college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#25

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
585 Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 585 computer and information sciences students who graduated with this degree at Florida State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer and information sciences degree program at Florida State University earn $6,699 above the standard college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools in the Southeast Region

#25

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#26

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#26

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
#30

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
#31

Furman University

Greenville, SC

#32

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#33

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, SC
#34

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
#35

Berea College

Berea, KY
#37

York Technical College

Rock Hill, SC
#38

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA
#39

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, SC

#41

Harding University

Searcy, AR

#44

Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC
#45

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
#46

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA

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 Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
47 Randolph - Macon College Ashland, VA
48 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
49 Florida International University Miami, FL
50 Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, SC
51 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
52 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
53 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
54 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
55 Rhodes College Memphis, TN
56 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
57 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
58 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
59 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
60 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
61 DeVry University - Georgia Decatur, GA
62 West Virginia University Institute of Technology Beckley, WV

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best computer and information sciences colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
North Carolina 38 4,914
West Virginia 38 1,377
South Carolina 38 1,387
Florida 38 7,904
Virginia 38 6,171
Arkansas 38 964
Mississippi 38 629
Alabama 37 1,417
Kentucky 37 3,207
Georgia 37 6,302
Tennessee 37 1,479
Louisiana 36 1,048

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Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 18,965
Information Technology 8,761
Computer Science 7,238
Information Science 2,185
Computer Software & Applications 1,385
Computer Programming 881
Computer Systems Networking 693
Data Processing 677
Computer Systems Analysis 438
Other Computer & Information Sciences 243

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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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