2024 Best General Computer Programming Master's Degree Schools
6Colleges in the United States
General Computer Programming is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #383 most popular master's degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.
For its 2024 ranking, College Factual looked at 6 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for general computer programming students pursuing a master's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 212 master's degrees in general computer programming during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Choosing a Great General Computer Programming School for Your Master's Degree
The computer programming master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:
Overall Quality Is a Must
The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Other Factors We Consider
The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.
Major Focus - How much a school focuses on general computer programming students vs. other majors.
Major Demand - The number of general computer programming students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized general computer programming related body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for general computer programming students working on their master's degree.
The computer programming school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best General Computer Programming Master's Degree Schools.
Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study General Computer Programming in the United States
Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in general computer programming.
Top Schools for a Master's in Computer Programming
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
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).