# Best undergraduate computer science schools

Read more#### CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York

The **Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $15,356

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Graduation rates below the school’s *state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Stanford University

Stanford, California

The **Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $78,680

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Graduation rates below the school’s *state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

The **Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $76,205

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Graduation rates below the school’s *state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $77,907

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $72,136

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $98,639

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $18,198

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $116,039

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### CUNY City College

New York, New York

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $24,728

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, New York

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $28,296

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### California State University, Dominguez Hills

Carson, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $14,834

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $22,349

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $35,831

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Brigham Young University, Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $12,968

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Pomona College

Claremont, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $42,356

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $65,533

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Columbia University

New York, New York

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $48,571

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $72,304

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $57,829

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

**Economic Score** is the combination of payback and earnings*plus*, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

**Payback** measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $50,948

**Earnings Plus **compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

*state average* are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% *nationally* (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

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### How long does it take me to repay a bachelor's degree in computer science?

1.6 years

The cost of the average bachelor's degree in computer science is covered by the new earnings of graduates in 1.6 years.

### How much do graduates with bachelor's degree in computer science earn?

$84,654

The median bachelor's degree in computer science graduate earns $84,654 3 years after graduating.

### How much does a bachelor's degree in computer science cost?

$18,836

The average annual cost of a bachelor's degree in computer science is $18,836. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.