College Choice LogoFour North Carolina universities received awards from College Choice for having some of the best and most affordable computer science programs in the nation.

College Choice chose East Carolina University and NC State as two of the most affordable master’s and bachelor’s in computer science degrees.

“The computer science career field is one of the fastest-growing in America, and by creating rankings that reflect the most affordable schools, we hope to encourage students with an interest in the field to get their degree and move into higher-paying jobs,” College Choice managing editor Christian Amondson said.

This year, Duke University and UNC Chapel-Hill were recognized for having the best master’s in computer science programs. The award evaluates tuition cost, average salary of recent graduates and the university’s overall academic reputation. More information on the winners and the award can be found here.