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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region

49 Colleges
$69,541 Avg Salary
$21,458 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Science School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, computer science was ranked #24 in the country. In fact 47,906 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. This report analyzed 49 schools in the Far Western US Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region

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Top 10 Best Computer Science Schools

Our analysis found California Institute of Technology to be the best school for computer science students who want to pursue a degree in the Far Western US Region . Caltech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Pasadena.

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#2

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Stanford University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region list. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Stanford.

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#3

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Harvey Mudd College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region list. Harvey Mudd College is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Claremont.

The average amount in student loans that compsci majors at Harvey Mudd College take out is $24,089. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $250.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of California - Berkeley. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region list. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that compsci majors at UC Berkeley take out is $13,389. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $139, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of California - San Diego. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region list. UCSD is a very large public school located in the city of La Jolla.

After completing their degree, compsci graduates from UCSD carry an average student debtload of $20,542. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $228.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region list. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle.

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University of Washington - Bothell Campus landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Bothell.

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With a ranking of #8, University of Southern California did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer science students. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

On average, compsci graduates from USC take out $28,029 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $314, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Trident University International landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. TUI is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Cypress.

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#10

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

With a ranking of #10, Oregon State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer science students. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, compsci graduates from Oregon State carry an average student debtload of $21,875. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $227.

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Best Computer Science Colleges by State

Explore the best computer science colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 10,857
Washington 1,283
Oregon 1,104
Nevada 119
Hawaii 121
Alaska 10

Computer Science is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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 Negative Space.

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