School and Ranking Information
Of the few school options within a 25-mile radius of Lexington for a computer science education, only one is a public institution. Based on school type, program offerings and rankings, the following school is considered the top school in the area for studying computer science:
- Winner: Eastern Kentucky University is the sole public institution in the area with degrees in the discipline. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from its computer science department.
School Info Chart
|Category||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Rankings||Tied for #62 for Regional Universities in the South (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,536 (in-state), $16,608 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||28**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level in 2013||Tied at 14 each**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||39%**|
|Noteworthy||Eastern Kentucky University offers the Student Computer Association for students to join***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Eastern Kentucky University website
Eastern Kentucky University
- The program in computer science features numerous specializations, such as computer forensics and computer technology
- Eastern Kentucky University's program in computer science is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Board
- The computer science department has 12 faculty members
Eastern Kentucky University has an enrollment of more than 16,000 students. Being located in Richmond, the university is approximately 20 miles from Lexington. This institution has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1 and offers more than 200 different student groups.
The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Applied Computing. The bachelor's program presents students with 6 different tracks to choose from, including a general option, computer forensics and technology as some possibilities. All students pursuing the bachelor's degree take courses covering data structure, ethics and mobile apps. The master's program is at least 30 credits long and features a total of 5 emphasis areas, including industrial and business computing. Some of the master's core coursework includes software engineering and computer security.