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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in Texas

17 Colleges
$64,067 Avg Salary
$20,789 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Science School for You

In 2018-2019, 1,633 degrees and certificates were awarded to computer science students who went to a Texas college or university. This makes it the #49 most popular major in the state.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

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 Texas ranking. This report analyzed 17 schools in Texas to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Science Schools in Texas

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Top 10 Best Computer Science Schools

Our analysis found Southern Methodist University to be the best school for computer science students who want to pursue a degree in Texas. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Texas A&M University - College Station is a great place for computer science students. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the city of College Station.

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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. Located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#4

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Dallas. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Computer Science Schools in Texas list. Located in the medium-sized city of Irving, Udallas is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#5

Baylor University

Waco, TX

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Baylor University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Computer Science Schools in Texas list. Baylor is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waco.

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#6

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

With a ranking of #6, Texas State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer science students. Texas State is a very large public school located in the city of San Marcos.

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With a ranking of #7, The University of Texas at Arlington did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer science students. Located in the large city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer Science Schools in Texas list. Located in the city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#9

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer science programs. Located in the city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #10, West Texas A&M University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer science students. Located in the fringe town of Canyon, West Texas A&M University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Best Computer Science Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 962
Oklahoma 319
New Mexico 47

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 17 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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