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LU’s online computer science degree ranks among top in the U.S.

EDsmart.org ranks Lamar University’s online computer science bachelor degree program 17th out of 34 schools in the nation.

EDsmart.org provides yearly college rankings, reviews and ratings according to the latest data from the U.S. Computer scienceDepartment of Education and other reputable sources for higher education data.

The criteria for the computer science degree program was based on four key points – affordability, student satisfaction, academic quality and return on investment. These points were then scored on a scale of 0 to 100, where Lamar University received a score of 88.8

“Our department has been working on designing online computer science courses since 2008,” said Stefan Andrei, chair of the Department of Computer Science. “We always thrive for the highest quality in satisfying the requirements of designing online courses.”

Lamar University was competitive because of the university’s above average retention rate, the low net price of the tuition and the major return on investment from computer science degrees.