School and Ranking Information
There are no colleges or universities located directly in Maitland, FL, that offer computer science programs. However, several schools within 50 miles of the city do offer undergraduate and graduate programs in this area of study. Based on ranking, school type and student population, the following university is considered a top school in the Maitland area for programs in computer science:
- Winner: The University of Central Florida is the only public postsecondary institution and the largest in terms of enrollment in the Maitland area that offers computer science programs. Students can earn a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in this field of study.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Central Florida|
|Ranking||Tied for #173 among Best National Universities (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,317 (in-state); $22,416 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||163**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (106 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||67%**|
|Noteworthy||Graduate computer science programs ranked #90 in the country (2015)*; College of Engineering and Computer Science placed first in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (2014) and third in the nation and #21 in the world in the 'World Cup' of computer programming (2014)***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida
- Independent learning opportunities available at the graduate level
- College of Engineering and Computer Science features an idea lab, innovation lab and manufacturing lab
- Accelerated Bachelor of Science to Master of Science in Computer Science program available
Located approximately ten miles from Maitland in Orlando, FL, the University of Central Florida is one of the largest universities in the U.S., with an enrollment of close to 60,000 students. Led by nearly 150 faculty members, the university's College of Engineering and Computer Science currently provides 21 graduate programs and 13 undergraduate programs, including a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree in computer science.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science requires students to complete a general education curriculum in addition to advanced mathematical and computing core and elective courses. Topics addressed in the program include computing security, systems organization, programming, software systems and computer architecture.
Students of the Master of Science in Computer Science program may choose either a thesis or non-thesis option as they pursue a greater level of proficiency with constructing and interacting with computer systems. In addition to attending lectures and completing extensive independent research, they take courses such as operating systems analysis, advanced systems architecture and understanding artificial intelligence.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science program aims to help participants develop research and teaching expertise in computer science for academic, government or industry endeavors. Those interested must complete a dissertation and exam that pass the inspection of candidacy committees. In addition to this high level of independent study and research, students must complete courses in quantum computing theory, complex algorithms and advanced programming languages.