School and Ranking Information
Students seeking a degree in computer science in or within 50 miles of Virginia Beach will find few options. Based on ranking and student-to-faculty ratio, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for computer science:
- Winner: Hampton University, which is about 20 miles northwest of Virginia Beach in Hampton, VA, provides bachelor's and master's programs in computer science. It is the only private university in the area awarding degrees in this field of study.
School Info Chart
|Ranking||#18 (tie) Best Regional Universities (South) (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $20,724**|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||10**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (10 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||68%**|
|Noteworthy||Ranks #4 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2015)*; computer science program accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
- 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Summer internships available
- Strong collegiate and corporate partnerships
- Almost 90% of professors possess a terminal degree in their field
Hampton University, a private university in southeastern Virginia that enrolls more than 4,500 students, offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, along with undergraduate and graduate certificates. The school's 128-credit Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program covers computer languages and designing algorithms. Other courses within the program include computer programming, data structures, computer organization and software design. Students must also complete a senior seminar.
The Master of Science in Computer Science program prepares students for careers in computer marketing or software development and design. Most students enter this program with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, but it's not a mandatory requirement. Applicants without a strong computer science background may be accepted if they possess strong mathematical skills and take 12 credits of computer science courses. Courses in the program cover software engineering, operating systems, computation and programming languages.