Top 10 Computer Science Schools

US News and World report ranks schools across the country that have the best degree programs. Computer science is a very popular degree, and the top 10 computer science programs are as follows.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2. Stanford University

3. University of California--Berkeley

4. Carnegie Mellon University

5. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign

6. Cornell University

7. Princeton University

8. University of Washington

9. Georgia Institute of Technology

10. University of Texas--Austin

Earning a computer science degree from one of the top schools can open doors for a great future. But if you can't get to a campus based program, there are many excellent online computer science degree programs. Computer science is different than information technology.

Computer science programs teach the theoretical basis of computation and information and how it applies to a computer system. The focus of computer science programs is an understanding of the properties of the programs used to implement software such as games and web-browsers, and using that understanding to create new programs.

Computer science is thought to have a much closer relationship with math than with science. Early computer science was strongly influenced by the work of mathematicians and a lot of the ideas behind computer science are related to math and logic .

Us News does not rank online computer science schools, but there are many options available for students who want to earn their degree online. Some of the top online computer science schools include Walden University, ITT Tech, and Baker College Online.

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