Computer science is the perfect major for earning your degree online since it centers around the same tool you use to get online: your computer. However, it is important to be careful when choosing a school, because not all online computer science schools are created equal. There are many programs out there which simply will not be attractive to future employees.
Since you're getting your computer science degree because you want a job when you graduate, it's important to choose a well-regarded, regionally accredited online program. Below, we've listed what we consider to be the 10 best online computer science schools available for 2012.
#1. Brandeis University
#2. Stanford University
#3. University of Southern California
#4. Boston University
#5. Drexel University
#6. Columbia University
#7. Johns Hopkins University
#8. Virginia Tech University
#9. University of Florida
#10. Southern Methodist University
To develop this list we got permission to publish the top 10 of the following top 25 ranking: Top 25 Smart Choice Schools for Online Computer Science and IT Degrees. Based on our research, the source ranking was the best available for online CS programs on the Internet. For detailed information about the methodology used and more information about each program, please consult the source article.
Other schools included on their list of the top online computer science schools include (listed alphabetically): Auburn University, Bellevue University, Colorado State University Global Campus, Creighton University, ECPI University, Hofstra University, Keiser University, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Quinnipiac University, Regis University, Robert Morris University, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).