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2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

There are about 62,267 students enrolled in Computer Programming in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

10,517

Vs. National Avg.

-33%

popularity Rank

#89

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$13K

Vs. National Avg.

-48%

cost Rank

#387

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$34K

Vs. National Avg.

-16%

salary Rank

#383

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-9%

professors Rank

#361

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

students Rank

#303

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Computer Programming is a valuable choice and typically a requisite first step for scholars planning to begin a career as an os developer, a software engineer, or a data science engineer. In fact, computer programming is an uncommon major coming in at the 173rd most popular area of study. In the last year, there were 1,560 computer programming diplomas received. In-state tuition for computer programming at private institutions is, on average, 3.2 times more spendy than their public peers.

With just 103 colleges offering computer programming there might be limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other computer programming majors, consider looking at schools in Utah which have the most undergraduates admitted to computer programming annually. More generally, the best region to pursue computer programming is in the Rocky Mountains region with Western Colorado University, Western Governors University, and Neumont College of Computer Science best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in computer programming is the Skyline Conference with Farmingdale State College representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best school for computer programming is Yale University. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There are many more perspectives to think about when selecting college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might change your feelings on which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we've evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which computer programming school boasts the top college campus, the answer is Yale University. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbsphere and our choice of the university with the best student life for computer programming is Yale University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If price is a major influence in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Yale University. Yale University&nbspis the most expensive college for computer programming, at least regarding out of state attendance. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the expense of Yale University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may want to know that computer programming is the 384th most expensive degree in America, with an average bill of $17,000. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for computer programming in the country is Connecticut with costs at the primary university, Yale University, of $55,500. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for computer programming is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Yale University with a cost of $55,500, Becker College with a cost of $36,300, and Champlain College with a cost of $41,728.

Our cheapest region for computer programming is the Southwest region which is represented by Grand Canyon University with a cost of $16,419, University of Advancing Technology with a cost of $15,823, and University of Phoenix-Arizona with a cost of $9,552. More optimistically, the most affordable university for computer programming is North Seattle College. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $9,000 for a degree in computer programming. That cost increases substantially to an average of $16,800 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the school with the best value for computer programming: Yale University. Here you will find our comprehensive list on the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. Do know, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for computer programming majors differ a lot, but within two years leaving college students will typically earn around $68,800. While there can be a lot of variation in earnings; highest paid earners can bring in up to $103,600. Even right out of school, the lowest end positions within the computer programming field make $45,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for computer programming graduated from Yale University&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of computer programming is below average, arriving in the 42nd percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for computer programming is Yale University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Computer Programming is only within the 13th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 48th percentile. White students compose the largest share, 63%, of those studying computer programming. Additionally, 83% of students pursuing a computer programming major are men.

The median rating for computer programming professors is 4 stars, which is actually the average for all majors; which is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular computer programming professor in the nation, take a look at John Pozzi from California State University-Chico. This might surprise you, but the best ranked instructors for computer programming according to students are at Fashion Institute of Technology. If we consider information other than just rankings it becomes clear that the college with the overall best professors for computer programming is Yale University. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the top professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for computer programming is Yale University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that considering higher education with a perspective only built on superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on different universities and peruse some of our background pages on useful things to look out for as your college search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA | www.caltech.edu/

7%

Acceptance

2,319

Students

#9

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Atlanta, GA | www.gatech.edu/

21%

Acceptance

43,217

Students

#42

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA | https://www.hmc.edu/

18%

Acceptance

1,132

Students

#20

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Tufts University

Medford, MA | https://www.tufts.edu/

16%

Acceptance

13,458

Students

#37

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Programming

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

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