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Top University in Columbus, OH, for Computer Engineering

Columbus, OH, has few schools with programs in computer engineering. Find the best program for you by reading about a top school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Students seeking a computer engineering education in Columbus, OH, have limited options when choosing a school. Based on ranking, student population and number of degrees awarded in the field of study, the following university is considered a top school in Columbus for computer engineering programs:

  • Winner: Ohio State University's main campus is located directly in Columbus. The university is the only school in Columbus and one of only two institutions within 50 miles of the city to offer computer engineering studies. Students can enroll in computer engineering programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels.

School Info Chart

Category Ohio State University
Ranking #54 among Best National Universities and #18 among Top Public Schools (2015)*
Location Columbus, Ohio
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $10,037 (in-state); $25,757 (out-of-state)**
Computer Engineering Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral
Computer Engineering Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 242**
Most Popular Computer Engineering Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (149 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 83%**
Noteworthy Computer science programs ranked #34 among national universities (2015)*; College of Engineering ranked #31 and computer engineering programs ranked #18 among national universities (2015)*

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

Ohio State University

  • Co-op and internship opportunities available
  • Studies combine classroom instruction and hands-on lab work
  • Students can join chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) as well as clubs such as the Electronics Club and the Mobile App Development Club

Ohio State University's main campus is home to more than 57,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 12,000 courses in over 400 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Engineering offers 14 baccalaureate programs and 15 graduate programs. The college is composed of 11 departments, including the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Students can earn a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering, or a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering.

Two specializations are available in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program. Students can opt for the electrical or computer engineering specialization, with each program sharing common coursework in mathematics, chemistry and physics. The computer engineering track includes coursework in operating systems, circuit analysis, logic design, digital circuit design, switching circuits and digital computer design. In the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering program, students take basic courses in math, science and engineering. Some of the topics covered in the core curriculum include software engineering, computer architecture and programming languages.

The Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering program offers a coursework or research track. In the former, students could take courses in algorithms, programming languages and computer architecture and complete a project, while in the latter, the same courses are taken but students complete a research thesis. In the Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering program, students will attend seminars and conduct extensive research in addition to courses in computer architecture and programming. Students in this program must select a major area and two minor areas of study.

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