Best Computer Science Colleges in Massachusetts

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Massachusetts that offer Computer Science degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 39 Computer Science schools located within Massachusetts. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Computer Science Colleges in Massachusetts for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

You want to change the world? With a cutting-edge program and world-class faculty, this innovative school is what innovative minds might just be looking for. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) at MIT prides itself on offering “outstanding education” and conducting “innovative and award-winning research.” Although its outside image might give the impression of being a highly competitive and cut throat program, alumni reviews state that the opposite is the case. Knowledge is openly shared, and helping hands are never far away. Its holistic approach is one of the reasons, why the computer science department at MIT consistently ranks #1 in reputable college rankings and is recognized widely for its programs. To prep students for the working world, MIT offers an Industrial Connection Program (ICP) with the purpose of recruiting EECS students. Students attending those events will “learn about industry expectations and corporate cultures and gain a better understanding of how their own skills fit summer internship and full time job opportunities.”

Based on 40 Reviews
2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) offers nearly 410,000 square feet of interconnected labs, classrooms, clusters, and offices for groundbreaking research. And every square foot is part of a dynamic hub that enables new discoveries and innovations. Broad-minded learning is key. There are no traditional academic departments, and degrees are not awarded by specific research areas. Courses and programs are designed to “cater to students at multiple levels and fully incorporate laboratory research.” Clubs, societies, and student groups are available in increasing numbers, dedicated to promote interest in computing and information technologies. They also give you the opportunity to do everything from building robotic soccer bots to imagining and launching start-ups. SEAS also interacts with industry and does so in a number of ways. A job database, career fairs, company presentations, and on-campus interviews are just a few possibilities to get a jump start on your future.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 Tufts University Medford, MA

Tufts University offers 5 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 133 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 101 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Master's degrees, 3 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 4 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 163 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 98 Bachelor's degrees, 63 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
5 Brandeis University Waltham, MA

Brandeis University offers 5 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 70 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 43 Bachelor's degrees, 23 Master's degrees, 4 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 4 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 202 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 127 Bachelor's degrees, 48 Master's degrees, and 27 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews
7 Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams College offers 2 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 29 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 29 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
8 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College offers 2 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 46 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers 4 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 183 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 118 Bachelor's degrees, 61 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
10 Amherst College Amherst, MA

Amherst College offers 2 Computer Science Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Computer Science with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of all Computer Science Colleges in Massachusetts

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Brandeis University Brandeis University Waltham, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,752
University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
3/5
21 : 1 29,269
Williams College Williams College Williamstown, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,171
Boston College Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
5/5
15 : 1 14,354
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
5/5
16 : 1 6,573
Amherst College Amherst College Amherst, MA
5/5
8 : 1 1,795
University of Massachusetts-Lowell University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA
3/5
25 : 1 18,047
Wentworth Institute of Technology Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
5/5
20 : 1 4,576
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
3/5
26 : 1 6,598
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
3/5
23 : 1 11,089
Suffolk University Suffolk University Boston, MA
5/5
18 : 1 7,922
Western New England University Western New England University Springfield, MA
5/5
15 : 1 3,912
Smith College Smith College Northampton, MA
5/5
9 : 1 2,874
Mount Holyoke College Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
5/5
9 : 1 2,215
Westfield State University Westfield State University Westfield, MA
3/5
20 : 1 6,496
Gordon College Gordon College Wenham, MA
5/5
16 : 1 2,045
University of Massachusetts-Boston University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA
3/5
20 : 1 17,030
Salem State University Salem State University Salem, MA
3/5
19 : 1 9,215
Clark University Clark University Worcester, MA
5/5
14 : 1 3,485
Stonehill College Stonehill College Easton, MA
5/5
13 : 1 2,400
Assumption College Assumption College Worcester, MA
5/5
14 : 1 2,675

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Additional Computer Science Degree Facts for Massachusetts Schools

Massachusetts Schools offering online Computer Science degrees

Online Computer Science degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 95 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Computer Science degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Sullivan and Cogliano Training Center 85 0 0 0 0
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 0 0 53 42 0
Harvard University 0 0 0 18 0
How many Massachusetts schools offer online Computer Science degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 1 Bachelor's
  • 2 Master's

What Computer Science degree programs were earned in Massachusetts?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 7 Colleges 66 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 30 Colleges 1,270 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 4 Colleges 88 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 9 Colleges 103 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 12 Colleges 481 Graduates
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