In the information technology industry, computer programming plays a significant role. This discipline encompasses designing/developing, writing (in a sense), testing/evaluating, debugging and maintaining of the different source codes of the various computer programs. Some of the computer languages that are common and taught are C++, Java, Python and C#. The main goal of computer programming is to generate sets of instructions that the computers will utilize in performing particular operations or in exhibiting the wanted behaviors. Computer programmers make, modify and evaluate these codes, scripts and forms that will permit the computer programs/software/application to run. There are several computer programming schools offering this degree program in the country. There are times that the computer programming course is offered as major concentration in computer science or software engineering degree program in both undergraduate and graduate level.
10. University of Wisconsin – Madison
The University of Wisconsin – Madison is ranked 10th nationally in offering computer science degree program in 2010. The University offers Computer Science (CS) in both undergraduate and graduate level with CS Certificate program. Students can earn Bachelor of Science or Bachelor Arts in CS in the undergraduate level and Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the graduate level. This program is administered under the Department of Computer Science of the College of Letters and Science.
9. University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign
The University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign is ranked 9th in offering CS program in the country. The computer programming concentration is offered in the CS undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to the traditional classroom program, the university also offers online program in CS. The undergraduate program is the BS and there is an integrated BS/MSc program. In the graduate level, the university offers MSc, PhD and Master’s in CS. The program is administered by the Department of Computer Science under the College of Engineering.
8. University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania offers their computer programming concentration under the CS degree program is offered through the Computer and Information Science in the CS Department and administered entirely by UPenn’s Engineering College. The program is offered in both the undergraduate and graduate level. The CS program here at UPenn is ranked as 8th nationally in this discipline last 2010.
7. Princeton University
The computer programming concentration in the Princeton University is under the Department of Computer Science of the College of Engineering. The university offered CS program in both the undergraduate and graduate level. The CS program of the university is ranked 7th in the country in this discipline last 2010 and remains in one of the top 10 best computer programming schools in the country.
6. Cornell University
The Cornell University offers CS program in both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the undergraduate level, the CS program is affiliated with both the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Science and hence, the students can choose what CS major they want. In the graduate level, the program is conferred as MEng and PhD. The CS program of Cornell University is ranked 6th nationally last 2010 and is consistent to be the best as of today.
5. University of Texas – Austin
The University of Texas – Austin and its Computer Science Department confers the CS program in both undergraduate and graduate level. The undergraduate program is the BS and there is an integrated BS/MSc program. In the graduate level, the university offers MSc and PhD. The University’s CS program is ranked 5th in the country as of 2010 and still consistent in remaining in the top 10 in the country.
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology confers the CS degree programs under the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The MIT CS program is ranked 4th in country last 2010 and MIT is ranked in the top 3 of the best school all over the world. The MIT CS program is conferred as BS in the undergraduate and MSc, MEng, ECS, PhD and ScD in the area of CS for the graduate level. The university also offers fast track in which the BS and MEng program is integrated to one.
3. University of California – Berkeley
The University of California – Berkeley is one of highly ranked university all over the world. Its CS program is ranked 3rd in the country as of 2010 and remains in the top 5 to this date. UCB’s CS program is conferred in both the undergraduate and graduate level. The program is offered through the College of Engineering, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and CS Division. UCB offers BS in CS and Engineering as well as double majors. There is also BA program in CS. There is integrated BS or BA/MSc program. In the graduate level, they offer MSc, MEng and PhD.
2. Stanford University
The Stanford University’s CS program is ranked 2nd in the country in this program area. The program is under the Computer Science department of the School of Engineering. Stanford confers BS in the undergraduate level. The programs in graduate level are MSc and PhD. Stanford is known as one of the best universities not only in the country, but also in the entire world not just with its CS program but as an institution in general.
1. Carnegie Mellon University
The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is the top ranked CS program in the country. The CS program is housed under the School of Computer Science. CMU offers degree programs in both undergraduate and graduate levels. CMU confers BS in the undergraduate level. The programs in graduate level are MSc and PhD.