School and Ranking Information
Only three schools within 15 miles of Tulsa offer computer science degree programs; these include two 4-year private universities and one 2-year public school. Based on rankings, program variety and student services, the following school is considered the top school in the area for studying computer science:
- Winner: University of Tulsa offers the most program levels in the field out of the institutions in the area. This private, 4-year university has undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer science.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Tulsa|
|Rankings||Tied at #88 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$34,835**|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||41**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level in 2013||Master's (26 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||69%**|
|Noteworthy||The Institute for Information Security allows for students to make research contributions in the field***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Tulsa website
The University of Tulsa
- The undergraduate program in computer science is accredited by ABET
- The computer science faculty receive about $5M yearly in grants for conducting research across 6 major areas
- The Tandy School of Computer Science has computer labs featuring high-performance machines, in addition to the Academic Technology Center's modern computer labs
The University of Tulsa (TU) is found within just a few miles of downtown Tulsa, covering a total of 200 acres. TU has an enrollment of more than 4,500 students and employs over 300 full-time faculty members. The Tandy School of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science.
The BS calls for 36 credits of professional courses in the field, including database systems, discrete math, ethics and programming languages. Students pursuing the MS must complete a minimum of 30 credits, split equally between math and computer science. Some of the MS computer science courses cover machine learning, image processing, network security and robotics. The Ph.D.-level computer science courses include computer security, algorithms and computer graphics.