School and Ranking Information
Schools within the Chicago area offer computer science programs - which relate to computer programming. The majority of schools are private, not-for-profit, but there are a couple of public schools as well. Based on the computer programs and state-of-the-art labs, the following school is considered a top school for computer science.
- Winner: DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the country, is located in Chicago, Illinois. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#121 (tied) National Universities (2014)**|
|School Type||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$35,071*|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor and Master|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013-2014||126*|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Program Level in 2012-2013||Master (66 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||70%*|
|Noteworthy||Multiple specialty labs in artificial intelligence, multimedia networking and visual computing***|
Source: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News & World Report, ***DePaul University
- Computing labs offer the latest in digital video production equipment
- Master programs in computer science delve into medical imaging, scientific computing and algorithmic analysis
- Many projects in Computer Science are funded by the National Science Foundation
DePaul University, established in 1898, is the ninth-largest private, not-for-profit school in the country. Computer programming students can choose from a wide variety of majors within the School of Computing. The main campus is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. As of 2014, it has a student population of 23,799.
The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, which provides students with skills needed to use computer systems and develop new computer archetypes. Classes include algorithms, software development, technical writing and compiler design. A capstone course must be completed. A Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science is available. This joint-program focuses on math and how it relates to computer science. Courses include computer systems and programming, artificial intelligence and data analysis. Capstone courses can be completed in either software projects or computer graphics.
A Master of Science in Computer Science is also available. Fifty-two graduate credit hours must be completed, and classes offered include data structures, distributed systems and database technologies. Students can sign up for the Research Colloquium, complete a research project, participate in a Graduate Internship or write a Master Thesis.