Here at ComputerScience.org, we're dedicated to providing current and aspiring computer science students and professionals the resources they need to succeed. On our site, individuals can access free guides that cover everything from computer science degrees to career pathways to financial aid opportunities. In addition, we evaluate and rank computer science programs around the nation in order to help students find their best fit.
We're committed to providing data-driven, comprehensive content while maintaining editorial integrity at all times. By keeping these values in mind when creating each piece of content you see on our site, we endeavor to create resources that help computer scientists at every step of their educational or professional journey.
How We Make Money
ComputerScience.org relies on ad revenue to provide free resources. To maintain transparency and reduce confusion, you'll find all advertisements clearly distinguished with terms such as "ad" or "advertising disclosure" across our site.
These ads typically take the form of program recommendations, and schools reimburse us for student referrals. In addition, when students use our program-finder tool or otherwise interact with these ads, we may receive monetary compensation. We hold our editorial content to the highest standard, and our advertising relationships in no way influence our resources. Read on to the section below to learn more.
How We Maintain Editorial Independence
Upholding editorial integrity is a top priority for us, which is why our content is not compromised or influenced by the schools we advertise. Our content creation process runs separately from our advertising relationships, and our writers, editors, and subject experts follow strict editorial guidelines to facilitate the production of high-quality resources. We do not accept compensation to rank certain schools, including those we advertise. These measures ensure that everything from our guides to our program rankings are as unbiased and objective as possible.
The factors that do matter when it comes to our rankings include basic program data such as tuition and admission rates. We furthermore consider criteria important specifically to computer science students, such as the number of concentrations a school offers in its computer science program and program graduation rates. These data points help us evaluate and rank computer science programs around the nation, ultimately helping students find their best fit. It's important to note that all schools included in our rankings are nationally or regionally accredited.
The data that informs our rankings comes from reputable sources, such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) managed by the National Center for Education Statistics and school websites themselves. We hope that by adhering to — and revising, as necessary — our editorial standards, we can create resources that benefit those studying and working in the computer science field.