Bachelor’s Degree Center (BDC), which has been providing independent and unbiased resources and rankings on the best traditional and online bachelor’s degree programs since 2014, recently released its list of the 15 Best Bachelor’s in Informatics for 2021 in which UCI’s informatics program was ranked No. 4. To rank the best informatics bachelor degree programs, BDC editors researched on-campus and online programs from accredited institutions. Its rankings were based on factors such as cost, reputation and student outcomes, using data from Niche and IPEDS.
While exploring UCI’s informatics program, BDC was especially impressed by UCI’s highly competitive admissions program and high graduation rate. BDC also pointed to a recent survey which found that 60% of students felt that professors remained engaged and put a lot of effort into their classes.
“The world runs on data in the 21st century, regardless of the industry or occupational field, and professionals with a degree in informatics are masters of the world – even with a bachelor’s,” according to the BDC website. “Those considering a bachelor’s degree in informatics will learn a wide range of computing disciplines and applications and how they are used in different industries.”