An online publication places Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology among the top schools in the country for computer science majors. Affordable College Online says its rankings are based on the cost of a degree, accreditation and a 30-year net salary return. Rose-Hulman is the only Indiana school on the list. It ranks 16th.

The University of California-Berkeley is the top-ranked school.

October 8, 2013

News Release

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked among the nation’s top colleges for computer science majors, according to a 2013 survey by Affordable College Online (ACO). The ranking considers degree cost, 30-year net salary return and accreditation.

Rose-Hulman was No. 16 on ACO’s list that features the University of California-Berkeley (No. 1), Stanford University (No. 2), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 8), Carnegie Mellon University (No. 12), University of Maryland (No. 17), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (No. 18) and Virginia Tech (No. 19).

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ACO noted that computer science programs at top schools “offer tremendous breadth and depth – a wide range of course options with the ability to study at the professional level.”

Earlier, the service ranked Rose-Hulman among U.S. private colleges for return on investment, with a 30-year return of $1.8 million. This statistic was based on a 2011-12 salary survey conducted by the online salary information company

Regarding Rose-Hulman, ACO stated: “Rose-Hulman has been nationally recognized for having a creative learning environment, a high return on investment and effective career services. Students are prepared to think critically and comprehensively in the computer science major at Rose-Hulman with the knowledge that the discipline is always adopting new ideas and programming languages.”

Affordable Colleges Online provides information to make future students and parents aware of their options for obtaining a degree and, most importantly, for paying for that degree.

About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The college, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has rated Rose-Hulman as the top undergraduate engineering college in the nation whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. Rose-Hulman has also been recognized by The Princeton Review, which cited six of the institute’s professors within their 2012 Best 300 Professors book, the only institution of higher learning in Indiana to be included. Learn more at Source: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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