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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

45 Colleges
$74,665 Avg Salary
$24,154 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.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

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 Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 45 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for compsci majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Computer Science Schools

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Our 2021 rankings named Carnegie Mellon University the best school in the Middle Atlantic Region for computer science students. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

The average amount in student loans that compsci majors at Carnegie Mellon take out is $20,510. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $213.

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#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The excellent programs at Cornell University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer science schools in the Middle Atlantic Region . Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

On average, compsci graduates from Cornell take out $21,580 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $243, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Out of the 45 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Pennsylvania landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a great place for computer science students. RPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy.

While working on their degree, compsci majors at RPI accumulate an average of around $26,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Maryland - College Park. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

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Columbia University in the City of New York came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

While working on their degree, compsci majors at Columbia accumulate an average of around $29,750 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $338.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park.

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#8

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

CompSci majors at Georgetown take out an average of $17,250 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $179, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the small city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

CompSci majors at Lehigh take out an average of $22,575 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

University of Rochester did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer science students. It came in at #10 on the list. University of Rochester is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Rochester.

CompSci majors at University of Rochester take out an average of $21,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $218.

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Best Computer Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 4,220
Pennsylvania 1,542
Maryland 1,330
New Jersey 722
District of Columbia 343
Delaware 9

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

Majors Similar to CompSci

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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