Best Colleges 2023

Best Computer Science Master’s Programs for Your Money 2024

Our value-focused approach highlights computer science programs that maximize return on investment. Here are the colleges that scored a 4 or higher on our 5-star scale.
College Name
Est. annual costs
Average student debt
Employment rate
Average early career salaries

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

$30,840 $31,860 96% $94,350

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

$22,750 N/A 96% N/A

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

$31,350 N/A 97% N/A

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

$38,230 $25,030 97% $91,740

George Washington University

Washington, DC

$52,730 N/A 92% $101,960

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

$31,910 $42,800 100% $95,380

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

$25,320 N/A 98% N/A

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

$28,130 $42,200 98% $81,970

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

$28,560 $31,360 100% N/A

Missouri State University-Springfield

Springfield, MO

$22,940 N/A 99% N/A

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

$28,320 $35,000 95% $95,710

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

$33,360 N/A 95% N/A

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

$22,920 N/A 96% N/A

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$53,490 N/A 100% N/A

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX

$29,700 $22,250 95% N/A

Towson University

Towson, MD

$29,460 $35,260 98% $86,090

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$35,230 $31,960 95% $143,540

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

$25,940 N/A 96% N/A

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

$34,550 $25,220 96% $142,130

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

$35,560 N/A 97% N/A

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

$29,930 N/A 99% N/A

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$27,600 N/A 98% N/A

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA

$37,910 $40,600 96% N/A

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

$31,110 N/A 98% N/A
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Notes: Annual costs include tuition and fees, books and living expenses for in-state students. Employment rate is based on the share of computer science graduates at all degree levels who were not working nor enrolled in another educational program within two years of leaving school. Average earnings and debt figures represent program-level earnings for graduates within one and two year(s) of completion.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, college websites, College Factual/Money calculations.