School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools offering programs in the field in Colorado Springs are 4-year private institutions. According to school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered one of the best schools in the area for studying computer science:
- Winner: University of Colorado - Colorado Springs is the only 4-year public school in the area that has degrees in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Colorado - Colorado Springs|
|Rankings||Tied at #51 for Universities in the West (2015)*|
|Location||Colorado Springs, CO|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,024 (in-state), $18,437 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's and Master's) in 2013||33**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (26 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||46%**|
|Noteworthy||UCCS offers the Innovative Technologies club for students in the discipline***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UCCS website
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
- The bachelor's program is accredited by ABET
- The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers numerous scholarships
- The research faculty in the computer science department have broad interest areas, including graphics, software testing and programming
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS) had more than 11,000 students enrolled as of fall 2014, including nearly 1,800 students in graduate studies. The university offers more than 60 different degree programs. UCCS has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.
The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Science. The bachelor's program includes core courses covering computer architecture, programming and algorithms. The master's program requires a minimum of 30 credits and gives the option of either a thesis or non-thesis plan with a project. The PhD program calls for at least 30 credits worth of classes when beginning it without a master's, including a research course regardless of degree level held upon entrance.