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May 24, 2016

NC State’s Online Master’s Degree in Computer Science Ranked Top 10 in 2016

NC State University was recently recognized by Affordable Colleges Online, a leading education and industry resource for online education information, for having one of the best online computer science programs in the nation.
Computing drives innovation in the sciences. With increases in the popularity of graduate computer science degrees, the advancements in technology will be unprecedented.
“It is important to bring attention to the top-ranked computer science programs in the nation with the rapid changes in technology that are seen today.” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of Affordable Colleges Online. “These universities are allowing individuals, who do not fit into a traditional college program, the opportunity to adapt to an online graduate platform.”
In order for universities to qualify for this ranking they must be public, not for profit, institutions and offer at least five online master’s degrees.
Qualifying schools were then evaluated based on the: 
  • Count of online master’s degrees available
  • Graduate tuition and fees
  • Academic and career counseling services
  • Job placement for graduates
  • AC Online Peer-Based Value (PBV)*
An in-depth look at the best online graduate computer science degrees in the U.S. can be seen here:
*Affordable Colleges Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV.  The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score. Affordable Colleges Online ranking of the best online programs for the 2016-2017 school year and a complete look at the methodology can be found here:

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