Limestone Computer Science Program Named One Of Nation's Best

Charles Wyatt
Computer Science
Computer Science

Limestone University was the only institution from the Carolinas to be included on a recent list of the Top 50 Online Computer Programming Degree Programs for 2021.

Limestone’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a concentration in Programming, came in at No. 7 in the national rankings, while also ranked by the website has having the Best 4+1 Option that leads to a Master of Business Administration degree in five years. 

The Limestone Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a Programming concentration is available both on campus and online. 

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 50 Computer Programming Degree Programs for 2021. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 194 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

No other institutions from South Carolina or North Carolina made the Top 50 list compiled by Intelligent.com. 

The 2021 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system which included student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations. Intelligent.com analyzed the schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 50 making it to the final list. The methodology also used an algorithm which collected and analyzed multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each school.

Students who pursue any one of the programs can expect to gain employment much quicker in comparison to candidates without a degree, according to the website. In addition to accessibility and cost, the steady job growth in this market is one of the many reasons Intelligent.com researched and ranked the Top Computer Programming Degree Programs.

Computer programmers are key components of the technology industry in their role of designing and maintaining information systems as well as writing code for a variety of businesses and organizations. Limestone’s Bachelor of Computer Science degree with a Programming concentration provides a strong foundation in the key information technology areas of programming, systems administration, security, and architecture. 

The program challenges students to think creatively and construct unique solutions to many programming problems. Those skills will be especially useful in the workplace to build and maintain the necessary software systems to solve business challenges.