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2022 Best Value Computer Science Doctor's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

14 Colleges
$34,467 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$63,976 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Science Doctor's Degree School for You

Computer Science is the #25 most popular major in the country with 53,722 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Value Computer Science Doctor's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking is one of many tools that Grad Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 14 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which ones offered the best value doctor's degree programs for compsci students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2022 Best Value Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for compsci majors pursuing a doctor's degree.

Top 10 Best Computer Science Doctor's Degree Schools

Our 2022 rankings named University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the best value school in the Great Lakes Region for computer science students. UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UIUC are $30,083 per year.

UIUC excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Michigan Technological University. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Value Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the remote town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Michigan Tech are $21,996 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Michigan Tech is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region list.

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#3

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
$19,760 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means DePaul University is a great value for computer science students. DePaul is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at DePaul are $19,760 per year.

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#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The excellent programs at Purdue University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer science schools in the Great Lakes Region . Purdue is a very large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Purdue are $28,794 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Purdue also is in the top 20% of our Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

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$27,036 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Illinois at Chicago is a great value for computer science students. Located in the large city of Chicago, UIC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UIC are $27,036 a year.

Full Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago Report

#6

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer science students. It came in at #6 on the list. Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Evanston.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Northwestern are $56,567 a year.

In addition to its best value ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Northwestern is ranked #1 for overall quality for compsci in the Great Lakes Region .

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$33,338 Average Tuition & Fees

Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer science programs. Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public school with a fairly large student population.

IU Bloomington graduate students pay an average of $33,338 in tuition and fees each year.

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$30,695 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #8, Illinois Institute of Technology did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer science students. Illinois Tech is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Illinois Tech are $30,695 a year.

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With a ranking of #9, Case Western Reserve University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer science students. Located in the city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Case Western graduate students pay an average of $47,958 in tuition and fees each year.

Full Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University Report

$0 Average Tuition & Fees

Kent State University at Kent landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer science programs. Located in the suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Kent State are $0 a year.

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Best Computer Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 80
Illinois 1,627
Ohio 133
Indiana 261
Wisconsin 32

Computer Science is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 81,384
Information Technology 38,958
Information Science 18,368
Computer Systems Networking 14,814
Computer Software & Applications 13,180

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Negative Space.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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