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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Southwest Region

26 Colleges
$59,854 Avg Salary
$21,004 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. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

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 Southwest Region ranking. This report analyzed 26 schools in the Southwest Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Southwest 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

Our 2021 rankings named Southern Methodist University the best school in the Southwest Region for computer science students. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas.

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The excellent programs at Texas A&M University - College Station helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer science schools in the Southwest Region . Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public college with a very large student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Collin County Community College District is a great place for computer science students. Collin County Community College District is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of McKinney.

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#4

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

The excellent programs at University of Dallas helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer science schools in the Southwest Region . Udallas is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Irving.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arizona State University - Tempe. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Computer Science Schools in the Southwest Region list. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe.

On average, compsci graduates from ASU - Tempe take out $19,500 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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#6

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer science students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Science Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in the large city of Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, compsci graduates from Arizona take out $21,000 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $218, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

With a ranking of #8, Texas State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer science students. Located in the small city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #9, The University of Texas at Arlington did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer science students. UT Arlington is a very large public school located in the city of Arlington.

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#10

University of Arizona-South

Sierra Vista, AZ

University of Arizona-South landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. Located in the city of Sierra Vista, UA South is a public school with a fairly small student population.

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Best Computer Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Texas 1,633
Arizona 962
Oklahoma 319
New Mexico 47

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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