Top School in Las Vegas for Computer Programming Courses

Las Vegas has a few schools with programs in computer programming. Read about one of the top local school's degree programs, tuition and ranking info to discover the best program for you.

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Within a 15-mile radius of Las Vegas, NV, there are three schools offering studies in computer programming. One of these is a for-profit school, while the other two are 4-year public schools. Based on its rankings and program offerings, the following school is the top choice for studying computer programming in the Las Vegas area:

  • Winner: At the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV), students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, which include programming courses, or a Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science.

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School Info Chart

Category University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Rankings Tied for #228th in High School Counselor rankings for 2014*
Location Las Vegas, NV
School Type 4 year, Public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) $6,690 (in-state), $20,600 (out-of-state)*
Computer Science Degrees Offered Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate**
Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 56**
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (36 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 43%**
Noteworthy Home to two computer science research centers: the Center for Advanced Study of Algorithms and the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Research and Operations Center***

Sources: *US News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UNLV

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

  • 41% of students enrolled in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering are in the computer science department
  • Features several computer labs that students use in research or for class assignments, including the operating systems lab and the image-processing lab
  • Undergraduate program has accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

UNLV is home to more than 28,000 students. The university features 13 academic divisions, including the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, and two professional schools. The Department of Computer Science offers both undergraduate and graduate programs related to programming.

The Bachelor of Science program in computer science requires students to complete a total of 127 credits, including 34 credit hours of computer science courses. Other required courses are basic and advanced computer science, systems programming and computer organization.

The Bachelor of Arts program allows its students more freedom. Students must complete 124 credits in order to graduate, and 21 of those credits must consist of computer science courses. Required computer science courses include data structures, programming languages and operating systems.

In the 30-credit-hour M.S. in Computer Science program, students can choose to complete a thesis or a project. In the project option, students must complete additional coursework; for those who choose the thesis option, the thesis itself can count for six credit hours. A minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework must be in computer science.

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