Computer Science Schools: List of Schools and Colleges with Degree Programs in Computer Science

Published Aug 13, 2009

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An associate's program in Computer Science offers the hands-on courses needed for an entry-level position as a computer technician, while a bachelor's program adds management classes to the advanced technical coursework. Students in a master's program in Computer Science focus on research and theoretical concepts. Among the schools offering Computer Science programs are the University of California, Pennsylvania State University and North Carolina State University.

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science

An associate's degree program in Computer Science prepares students for such entry-level jobs as programmers, network administrators and technical support team members. A 2-year Computer Science program can also serve as a foundation for a bachelor's degree. A typical program covers topics related to hardware, software and data transmission.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

At the bachelor's level, Computer Science programs include advanced courses in math and science in addition to technical courses. Students may also be expected to take classes in technical writing and communication because of the likelihood that graduates will pursue management positions. A 4-year bachelor's degree in Computer Science qualifies graduates for careers in information technology, database management and software development, among others.

Master of Science in Computer Science

Students in a master's program in Computer Science are taught theoretical computer concepts and advanced technical subjects related to the development, maintenance and upgrading of computer systems. Graduates of a master's program in Computer Science are qualified to work as information technology professionals in large corporations, government agencies and other private and public institutions. Master's graduates also enter such fields as Computer Science research, consultating and teaching.

Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Computer Science Degree Programs

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Arizona State University4-year, Public51,481Tempe, AZ 85287(480) 965-9011
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities4-year, Public50,883100 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455(612) 625-5000
Texas A & M University4-year, Public46,542College Station, TX 77843(979) 845-3211
City College of San Francisco2-year, Public46,41150 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112(415) 239-3000
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus4-year, Public43,252201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802(814) 865-4700
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign4-year, Public42,326601 E John St, Champaign, IL 61820(217) 333-1000
Northern Virginia Community College2-year, Public41,2664001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, VA 22003(703) 323-3000
University of Washington-Seattle4-year, Public40,2181400 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98195(206) 543-2100
California State University-Fullerton4-year, Public37,130800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831(657) 278-2011
California State University-Long Beach4-year, Public36,8681250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840(562) 985-4111
San Diego State University4-year, Public35,6955500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182(619) 594-5200
California State University-Northridge4-year, Public35,44618111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330(818) 677-1200
University of California-Berkeley4-year, Public34,940Berkeley, CA 94720(510) 642-6000
Brigham Young University4-year, Private not-for-profit34,174Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602(801) 422-4636
University of Georgia4-year, Public33,831Athens, GA 30602(706) 542-3000
American River College2-year, Public33,8214700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA 95841(916) 484-8011
Santa Ana College2-year, Public33,5141530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706(714) 564-6000
University of Southern California4-year, Private not-for-profit33,408University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089(213) 740-2311
Wayne State University4-year, Public32,380656 W Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202(313) 577-2424
Boston University4-year, Private not-for-profit32,053One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215(617) 353-2000
San Jose State University4-year, Public31,9061 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192(408) 924-1000
North Carolina State University-Raleigh4-year, Public31,8022101 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27695(919) 515-2011
University of Colorado-Boulder4-year, Public31,796Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309(303) 492-1411
San Francisco State University4-year, Public30,1251600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132(415) 338-1111
University of Tennessee4-year, Public29,937Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996(865) 974-1000

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