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    Affordable Colleges Online Lists Best Colleges for Computer Science Majors

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Oct 9, 2013 2:37:46 PM

    Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) just released their list of the 2013 top colleges for Computer Science majors. According to ACO, “computer science programs at top schools offer tremendous breadth and depth – a wide range of course options with the ability to study at the professional level.” In addition, with tuition and fees rising, many students are considering what programs have the highest return on investment (ROI). For their methodology, ACO used:ACO

    • Total weighted cost (provided by IPEDS)
    • 30-year Net ROI (provided by
    • 4-year degree-granting institution
    • Fully accredited institution
    • Private, for-profit institutions excluded

    The University of California- Berkeley received the number one slot with a 30 year ROI of $2,432,000 and a weighted total cost of $125,100.

    Rounding out the rest of the top five are Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, and the University of California- Santa Cruz. The ranking considers degree cost, 30-year net salary return and accreditation.

    ACO seeks to provide accurate information in order to make future students and parents aware of their options for obtaining a degree and, most importantly, for paying for that degree. Review the entire list of rankings at

    With computer science education offering such promising career prospects, Jones & Bartlett Learning provides a wide selection of computer science texts that improve learning outcomes and provide career readiness. For more information or to view our Computer Science texts, visit

    Topics: Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Science, Affordable Colleges Online, Dartomuth College, Stanford University, Top Computer Science Schools, University of California- Berkeley, University of California- Santa Cruz, University of Pennsylvania

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