U.S. News & World Report has named Wright State University’s undergraduate computer science program among the best in the nation for 2022.
The program, offered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, was ranked No. 191 out of the nation’s top 273 programs. There are believed to be about 900 computer science programs nationwide.
The magazine’s rankings are based on graduation and retention rates, academic reputation, faculty resources, financial resources per student, alumni giving and other factors.
Wright State computer science graduates are proficient in software and software systems across multiple application areas including machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber security, mobile applications, web development and databases.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, small class sizes, opportunities for undergraduate participation in funded research projects and a flexible program for working professionals.
The undergraduate computer science program also offers unique opportunities for collaborative research with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its research facilities, Reynolds and Reynolds, Leidos, Ball Aerospace, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation and other institutions.
Graduates of the program are in exceedingly high demand and command some of the highest salaries among all undergraduate majors in the Dayton region and nationally.
U.S. News ranked Wright State’s undergraduate engineering program No. 147 out of 210 programs surveyed. Those rankings were based on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions.