St. Cloud State University has been recognized as one of the top institutions nationwide in 2024 for its online program offerings by BestColleges, a leading online resource for college planning and advice.
SCSU was ranked second in the nation for Most Affordable Online Computer Science Program, noting SCSU’s convenient blend of foundational and specialized courses within the program, which specializes in big data applications or artificial intelligence and machine learning.
This program offering at SCSU is designed to be done asynchronously, yet students have the opportunity to attend state-of-the-art on-campus labs that provide hands-on, graduate-level work.
In 2024, BestColleges revised its methodology and approach to school rankings, focusing on the most important factors that students consider in their college decision-making process. Its new methodology incorporates key metrics such as affordability, student outcomes, flexibility and accessibility, and ease of admissions. These metrics were taking directly from BestColleges’ College Choice and Admissions Survey, which reflects the top preferences and priorities of students nationwide.
BestColleges’ rankings are tailored to meet the needs and interests of students, providing them with valuable insights into the colleges and universities that align with their goals and values. Learn more about BestColleges’ methodology.
Learn more about this program and the full list of world-class academic programs and resources available to students at SCSU.