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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools

124 Colleges
$27,115 Avg Salary
$12,144 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate School for You

Computer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 5th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 220,337 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 124 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for computer and information sciences majors pursuing a undergraduate certificate.

Top 15% Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools

Our 2021 rankings named University of Nebraska at Omaha the best school in the United States for computer and information sciences students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public school with a large student population.

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#2

Asher College

Sacramento, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Asher College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the suburb of Sacramento, Asher College is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#3

PC AGE-Metropark

Iselin, NJ

Out of the 124 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, PC AGE-Metropark landed the # 3 spot on the list. PC AGE-Metropark is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Iselin.

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#4

P C Age-Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at P C Age-Jersey City helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer and information sciences schools in the United States. Located in the city of Jersey City, P C Age-Jersey City is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Out of the 124 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus landed the # 5 spot on the list. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#6

Unitek College

Fremont, CA

Unitek College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Fremont, Unitek College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #7, University of Maryland - University College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Adelphi, University of Maryland - University College is a public college with a very large student population.

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California Technical Academy ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large city of Riverside, California Technical Academy is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park ranked #9 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park.

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#10

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #12, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the small city of Altoona, Penn State Altoona is a public school with a fairly small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks ranked #13 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Penn State Berks is a small public school located in the large suburb of Reading.

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#14

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. GTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

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Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine ranked #15 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Penn State Brandywine is a small public school located in the suburb of Media.

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Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. Lincoln Tech is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Paramus.

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With a ranking of #17, Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg is a public school with a small student population.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. UMBC is a large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
19 Charter College Vancouver, WA
20 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
21 Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin Iselin, NJ
22 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
23 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
24 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI

Computer & Information Sciences by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793
Computer Programming 10,688
Computer Systems Analysis 2,472
Data Processing 2,138
Data Entry 1,382
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1,243

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556
Mathematics & Statistics 49,748

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 Almonroth.

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