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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Southeast Region

57 Colleges
$60,029 Avg Salary
$22,542 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. 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Computer Science Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. This report analyzed 57 schools in the Southeast Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Southeast 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

Duke University

Durham, NC

Our 2021 rankings named Duke University the best school in the Southeast Region for computer science students. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, compsci majors at Duke accumulate an average of around $7,890 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $82.

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#2

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

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

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The excellent programs at University of South Florida - Main Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer science schools in the Southeast Region . Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend North Carolina State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, compsci graduates from NC State carry an average student debtload of $20,500. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $213.

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#5

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Wake Forest University is a great place for computer science students. Located in the city of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

CompSci majors at Wake Forest University take out an average of $18,115 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $188.

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#6

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Emory University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

On average, compsci graduates from Emory take out $20,962 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 $218.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer science students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a fairly large student population.

CompSci majors at UNC Chapel Hill take out an average of $14,691 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $152.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Atlanta.

After completing their degree, compsci graduates from Georgia Tech carry an average student debtload of $38,458. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $448.

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#9

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary ranked #9 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in the Southeast Region list. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Williamsburg.

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#10

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Athens.

The average amount in student loans that compsci majors at UGA take out is $20,723. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $215.

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Best Computer Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 1,259
Florida 431
Virginia 633
North Carolina 2,416
Tennessee 692
South Carolina 108
Kentucky 49
Louisiana 543
Alabama 50
Arkansas 148
Mississippi 59
West Virginia 101

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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