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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the New England Region

26 Colleges
$87,694 Avg Salary
$21,712 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Science School for You

Computer Science is the #24 most popular major in the country with 47,906 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Computer Science Schools in the New England Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 26 schools in the New England Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the New England Region

Check out the compsci programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Computer Science Schools

#1

Brown University

Providence, RI

Our analysis found Brown University to be the best school for computer science students who want to pursue a degree in the New England Region . Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, compsci majors at Brown accumulate an average of around $12,871 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $134.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a great place for computer science students. Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, compsci majors at MIT accumulate an average of around $12,292 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $128.

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#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Harvard University is a great place for computer science students. Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

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#4

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Dartmouth College is a great place for computer science students. Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Hanover.

On average, compsci graduates from Dartmouth take out $12,250 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $127, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Out of the 26 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Williams College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the fringe town of Williamstown, Williams is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that compsci majors at Williams take out is $15,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute ranked #6 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, compsci majors at WPI accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#7

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Science Schools in the New England Region ranking. Located in the suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

On average, compsci graduates from Tufts take out $16,000 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $166.

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#8

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

Norwich University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Science Schools in the New England Region ranking. Located in the town of Northfield, Norwich is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#9

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Science Schools in the New England Region ranking. Bowdoin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Brunswick.

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#10

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

The average amount in student loans that compsci majors at Boston U take out is $25,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Computer Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 3,395
Connecticut 283
New Hampshire 198
Maine 129
Rhode Island 339
Vermont 208

One of 10 majors within the area of study, computer science has other similar majors worth exploring.

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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