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Our 2015 computer science rankings showcase the top online colleges offering the best undergraduate computer science programs this year. We based our calculations on the quantifiable factors that we believe contribute to the ideal online learning experience: program cost; full-time to part-time faculty ratio; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, default, and job placement rate; and history of accreditation. Learn more

Top Online Computer Science Colleges

Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Job Place. Rate  

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799
(605) 256-5111

3.41 to 1 55% 89% 60% 44% 53 2% 61%  
  Dakota State University's online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is taught by Ph.D. holders. The faculty strives to prepare students for a rewarding career in software design, system programming or applications programming.

1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
(252) 335-3400

3.27 to 1 38% 50% 79% 43% 67 13% 42%  
  The distance education department at Elizabeth City State University strives to provide instructors and students with an online environment that fosters collaboration. In addition, the school offers instruction equivalent to that found on campus, and prepares students for further education or professional employment.

2625 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, Arizona 85283
(602) 383-8228

1.07 to 1 48% 78% N/A 32% 22 0% 90%  
  With a choice between traditional online &mdash one five-week class at a time; three per semester &mdash or accelerated online &mdash two classes at once in either one or two five-week sessions per semester &mdash format, students of the University of Advancing Technology's online advancing computer science degree program have the flexibility to further their expertise at their convenience.

555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522
(800) 637-2969

0.27 to 1 83% 64% 69% 29% 46 6% N/A  
  Mercy College's online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program will give students the practical experience and theoretical background necessary to succeed in the computer science profession and related fields. Offering a flexible, affordable and accessible program, students can make their degree fit their busy schedules.

4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, Texas 77705
(409) 880-7011

1.67 to 1 15% 88% 56% 32% 59 9% N/A  
  Through a program designed to work around the busy lives of adult learners, Lamar University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science online degree program provides students with a broad understanding of the different aspects of the field. From theory of programming languages to software engineering, students will earn an education that will prepare them for a professional career in the field.

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

0.10 to 1 0% N/A 58% 24% 37 4% N/A  
  Students can prepare themselves for a career in the computer science industry or one of the many fields increasingly reliant on computer sciences with National University's online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree program. They'll learn through an academic foundation and realistic programming assignments.

201 S Grant Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5399
(614) 797-4700

0.08 to 1 0% N/A 30% 12% 38 3% N/A  
  Designed to meet the needs of busy adult learners, Franklin University's online Computer Science Degree program, taught by professionals with experience in the field, can be taken when it best fits the learner's schedule. With a solid base in software engineering, students will gain experience with, and knowledge of high-demand technology skills that will help them remain competitive in the computer science field.

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