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September 30, 2010

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Computer Sciences

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Arizona State U.
Computer Science
22 63 19 79 22 73 26 59 30 57
Auburn U.
Computer Science & Software Engineering
57 104 51 115 8 89 1 4 67 106
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Computer Sciences
74 113 34 95 121 125 29 71 74 106
Boston U.
Computer Science
14 51 12 74 19 80 66 109 46 91
Brandeis U.
Computer Science
92 116 89 118 52 102 32 72 58 90
Brigham Young U.
Computer Science
108 121 97 122 92 115 117 124 108 124
Brown U.
Computer Science
24 59 14 54 23 81 45 90 17 34
California Institute of Technology
Computer Science
26 67 23 81 13 62 30 64 51 88
Carnegie Mellon U.
Computer Sciences
3 16 7 48 11 54 61 101 3 10
Case Western Reserve U.
Computing and Information Science
62 107 42 106 114 124 30 70 82 112
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Computer Science
109 121 98 121 105 118 8 26 59 98
Clemson U.
Computer Science
93 117 95 120 14 94 107 122 99 121
College of William and Mary
Computer Sciences
102 117 117 125 30 85 18 46 75 106
Columbia U.
Computer Science
6 30 4 25 42 97 28 62 13 31
Cornell U.
Computer Science
4 21 4 27 4 34 75 114 5 12
Dartmouth College
Computer Sciences
9 38 29 90 4 33 52 99 53 90
Duke U.
Computer Science
9 36 4 25 37 90 31 76 14 27
Florida Institute of Technology
Computer Science
112 124 103 119 61 120 126 126 45 88
Florida Inter-
national U.

Computer Science
56 101 28 94 94 110 1 4 62 100
Florida State U.
Computer Sciences
19 64 20 80 3 30 41 82 51 90
George Washing-
ton U.

Computer Science
101 120 84 119 97 117 6 22 84 109
Georgia Institute of Technology
Computer Science
14 57 16 75 27 84 36 72 7 28
Georgia State U.
Computer Science
18 57 43 101 1 4 3 10 43 78
Harvard U.
DEAS-Computer Sciences
3 19 2 10 15 77 109 123 6 22
Illinois Institute of Technology
Computer Science
74 109 60 108 38 85 40 79 65 99
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Computer Science
68 100 80 115 41 89 28 65 38 65
Iowa State U.
Computer Science
44 83 36 93 24 88 19 50 47 82
Johns Hopkins U.
Computer Science
57 94 38 88 27 81 69 107 54 88
Kansas State U.
Computer Science
65 106 44 102 24 89 24 65 102 120
Kent State U. Main Campus
Computer Science
84 108 82 113 72 101 62 105 59 92
Lehigh U.
Computer Science & Engineering
62 102 65 113 93 117 7 27 42 75
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Computer Science
13 49 14 66 23 82 6 22 19 39
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Computer Science
2 12 3 14 5 35 78 111 2 5
Michigan State U.
Computer Science
10 45 21 79 9 48 39 84 12 32
Mississippi State U.
Computer Science
58 95 66 114 26 84 3 11 91 116
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Computer Science
66 104 41 97 89 115 69 116 70 104
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Information Systems
96 119 78 119 32 93 1 7 111 126
New Mexico State U. at Las Cruces
Computer Sciences
68 106 45 102 112 121 53 92 90 114
New York U.
Computer Science
39 81 32 83 26 84 79 112 39 71
North Carolina State U.
Computer Sciences
63 100 42 95 84 110 40 83 43 75
North Dakota State U. Main Campus
Computer Science
93 115 90 120 35 84 103 121 85 111
North-
eastern U.

Computer Science
47 94 21 85 56 103 59 100 50 87
North-
western U.

Computer Science
26 69 18 82 15 76 44 86 42 73
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Computer and Information Science
26 64 10 52 83 105 33 82 23 46
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Computer Science
46 82 81 119 3 31 30 68 55 91
Old Dominion U.
Computer Science
83 114 56 107 86 112 29 72 97 119
Oregon Health and Science U.
Computer Science and Engineering
27 77 33 101 66 108 68 113 109 124
Oregon State U.
Computer Science
74 110 51 102 101 120 82 114 52 88
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Computer Science and Engineering
15 51 15 65 39 90 6 24 22 45
Princeton U.
Computer Science
1 3 1 3 7 46 70 107 2 4
Purdue U. Main Campus
Computer Sciences
16 56 14 67 14 68 37 73 18 42
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer Science
46 85 37 91 26 84 49 88 52 93
Rice U.
Computer Science
17 60 9 61 54 101 79 111 37 60
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Computer Science
61 97 42 96 46 96 19 51 52 85
Southern Methodist U.
Computer Science
117 125 105 122 94 119 68 107 115 125
Stanford U.
Computer Science
1 2 1 2 41 92 119 124 1 2
State U. of New York at Albany
Computer Science
119 125 126 126 26 85 56 103 105 120
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Computer Science
7 39 8 59 8 50 10 32 17 35
Stevens Institute of Technology
Computer Science
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Computer Sciences
86 113 93 121 82 111 35 74 90 114
Temple U.
Computer and Information Science
103 118 94 119 35 94 82 118 112 123
Texas A&M U.
Computer Science
35 71 44 96 15 68 14 36 26 48
Texas Tech U.
Computer Science
121 126 120 125 103 121 72 106 103 121
Tufts U.
Computer Science
23 61 54 107 1 6 7 34 24 46
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Computer Science and Engineering
32 66 51 100 2 21 18 46 30 52
U. of Alabama
Computer Sciences
72 104 93 120 9 56 20 49 89 112
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Computer and Information Sciences
61 102 74 116 6 44 8 32 97 121
U. of Alabama at Huntsville
Computer Science
124 126 120 125 125 126 6 26 105 123
U. of Arizona
Computer Science
52 89 43 91 17 94 75 111 54 89
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Computer Science
95 121 60 112 106 125 114 124 95 120
U. of California at Berkeley
Computer Science
3 16 3 17 21 78 114 123 3 6
U. of California at Davis
Computer Science
15 51 15 72 20 75 39 75 31 54
U. of California at Irvine
Information and Computer Sciences
30 68 27 78 31 86 23 54 23 41
U. of California at Los Angeles
Computer Science
6 29 9 45 50 96 104 119 6 16
U. of California at Riverside
Computer Science
5 34 5 41 3 22 21 50 24 59
U. of California at San Diego
Computer Science and Engineering
7 35 6 39 18 73 82 113 10 25
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Computer Science
3 16 3 26 5 37 53 96 6 18
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Computer Science
31 71 12 63 53 95 41 80 32 57
U. of Central Florida
Computer Science
65 98 71 111 14 59 60 103 54 95
U. of Chicago
Computer Science
18 52 14 52 36 98 38 87 28 50
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Computer Science
59 96 64 109 64 93 21 56 51 91
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Computer Science
45 88 23 84 35 90 59 99 40 63
U. of Connec-
ticut

Computer Science Engineering Ph.D.
46 87 36 96 13 63 10 33 61 99
U. of Delaware
Computer and Information Sciences
64 105 36 93 102 118 54 96 53 88
U. of Florida
Computer Engineering
60 96 77 115 38 95 23 53 51 85
U. of Georgia
Computer Science
54 87 77 114 8 52 20 49 52 92
U. of Houston main campus
Computer Science
75 111 42 99 118 125 5 24 93 115
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Computer Science
50 93 30 91 78 102 8 28 62 99
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Computer Science
8 42 11 54 20 74 60 101 4 16
U. of Iowa
Computer Science
81 109 80 113 38 91 12 31 52 91
U. of Kansas
Computer Science
88 117 62 111 36 106 115 124 91 119
U. of Kentucky
Computer Science
17 58 21 89 10 53 32 75 51 95
U. of Louisiana at Lafayette
Computer Science
103 120 99 122 33 87 65 108 117 124
U. of Maryland at College Park
Computer Science
8 45 6 53 16 73 48 88 9 25
U. of Maryland-
Baltimore County

Computer Science
71 113 18 79 117 123 52 94 60 103
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Computer Science
13 55 10 64 17 75 67 107 15 44
U. of Memphis
Computer Science
105 123 92 120 82 112 101 118 111 126
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Computer Science and Engineering
12 45 12 56 52 95 50 90 10 25
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Computer Science
27 66 14 65 35 92 68 110 20 41
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Computer Science
12 45 34 89 1 15 7 26 30 60
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Computer Science
80 116 47 104 94 115 98 119 73 109
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Computer Science
6 36 5 38 16 74 102 118 5 14
U. of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ph.D. in Information Technology
87 114 92 121 15 72 5 23 87 112
U. of North Texas
Computer Science
119 125 117 125 119 125 18 51 104 121
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Computer Science
46 92 33 96 94 115 81 116 53 92
U. of Oregon
Computer and Information Sciences
94 116 91 118 98 118 51 90 68 98
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Computer and Information Science-SEAS
3 15 4 30 11 58 93 116 7 18
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Computer Science
16 57 13 61 12 68 4 18 29 49
U. of Rochester
Computer Science
7 39 10 61 2 18 70 108 13 32
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Computer Science and Engineering
55 97 60 109 5 38 8 28 84 109
U. of South Florida
Computer Science and Engineering
18 62 10 60 35 91 33 68 36 66
U. of Southern California
Computer Science
16 57 9 57 25 82 27 64 16 35
U. of Southern Mississippi
Computational Science
119 126 116 125 36 86 3 14 124 126
U. of Tennessee
Computer Science
55 96 24 83 111 124 61 104 59 95
U. of Texas at Austin
Computer Sciences
22 66 6 45 103 117 125 125 8 22
U. of Texas at Dallas
Computer Science
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
U. of Utah
Computer Science
45 81 37 94 8 42 94 117 40 68
U. of Virginia
Computer Science
20 59 12 59 18 78 25 57 25 43
U. of Washing-
ton

Computer Science and Engineering
17 55 15 73 21 80 64 104 15 32
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Computer Sciences
10 48 7 43 37 89 88 115 10 22
Vanderbilt U.
Computer Science
22 64 23 84 4 30 59 98 48 87
Virginia Tech
Computer Science and Applications
45 83 44 98 46 93 21 51 45 78
Washing-
ton State U.

Computer Science
60 102 49 107 59 113 39 85 77 109
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Computer Science and Engineering
17 62 17 81 48 95 73 108 40 72
Wayne State U.
Computer Science
62 101 42 98 101 118 67 112 75 102
Western Michigan U.
Computer Sciences
67 115 20 91 80 121 31 74 107 124
Wright State U. Main Campus
Computer Science and Engineering
65 105 58 110 29 85 114 124 90 112
Yale U.
Computer Science
17 59 17 75 4 43 85 116 31 52
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.