The best colleges for computer science in Louisiana are hard to rank, with an impressive 10 Louisiana programs earning ABET accreditation in computer science.
Computer science prepares you for a job as a software developer—named the best job in America by U.S. News and World Report. Software developers code the systems, programs and apps that we couldn’t live without, and they get paid well to do so. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports a median annual salary of $105,590, and these jobs aren’t going away. The OOH predicts 21% job growth over the next ten years.
In this article, we’ll list colleges and universities that offer computer science programs in Louisiana, along with our top two choices. You can also check out College Guidepost’s rankings for the best value colleges in computer science, as well as the best overall.
Let’s start with our honorable mentions for the best colleges for computer science in Louisiana (all ABET-accredited in computer science).
Honorable Mention: Grambling State University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of New Orleans, LSU Shreveport, McNeese State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
2. Lousiana Tech University
Louisiana Tech was founded in 1894 in Ruston, and enrolls about 12,000 students. Over 2,500 of those study in the school of engineering and computer science, with an average freshman ACT score of 26.5.
Louisiana Tech’s computer science program was ranked 174th nationally by TFE Times—one spot ahead of LSU. With a strong ABET-accredited program and incredibly affordable in-state tuition of $7,000 a year, Louisiana Tech is the best value college for computer science in Louisiana.
1. Louisiana State University
While computer science isn’t their best program, it’s still the best in the state, ranked just outside the top 100 nationally in computer science. Offering an ABET-accredited B.S. in computer science for under $12,000 a year, LSU is the best university for computer science in Louisiana.
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