School and Ranking Information
There are two schools in the Fresno area that offer programs related to computer programming. Based on school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is the top school in the area for studying computer programming:
- Winner: California State University at Fresno is the only public institution in the area with programs in computer programming. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science with the opportunity to take several computer programming courses.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - Fresno|
|Rankings||Tied for #46 for Regional Universities in the West (2015); #11 for Top Public Schools in the West (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,287 (in-state), $17,447 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||14**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (9 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||49%**|
|Noteworthy||Computer science students can participate in service learning projects, such as teaching kids programming at summer camp, and compete in the 59DaysOfCode competition in Fresno.|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
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California State University - Fresno
- The Computational Science Center is a state-of-the-art facility boasting a smart classroom and multiple compute groupings and workstations
- Among specific faculty interests in research and applications include programming and top-level computing
- The computer science department has over 250 bachelor's students and more than 50 master's students, as of 2014
California State University - Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is a member of the California State University system. In 2013, it had over 23,000 students, the majority of which were full-time undergraduates. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1. Fresno State consists of its 388-acre main campus and 1,000 acre farm, located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains within a short drive of three national parks. Fresno State has more than 25 programs that have accreditation at the national level.
The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science. The B.S. is consists of about 60 credit hours of computer science study in classes such as C and C++ programming, an introduction to programming and problem solving, computer languages, systems programming, programming language structures, data structures and artificial intelligence programming.
The M.S. is a 30-credit hour program preparing graduates for advanced positions in the field or for doctoral work. Classes cover topics such as computer organization, algorithms, principles of programming languages, software engineering, web application development, software development environments and human-computer interaction. Students must conduct a research project in a chosen subject or write a thesis prior to graduation.