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University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. They are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Their undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island ’s heritage of independent thought, they value:

  • Creativity and Scholarship
  • Diversity, Fairness, and Respect
  • Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement
  • Intellectual and Ethical Leadership
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University of Richmond

The mission of the University of Richmond is to sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge. A Richmond education prepares students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.

The University of Richmond is committed to preparing students to work successfully in technology- and information-centered environments. The Information Services division supports a teaching and learning environment that provides rich technology and information resources for students, faculty, and staff. Computer labs and classrooms with a total of more than 900 computers are spread across the campus and contain a wide variety of equipment and software. These systems can be accessed in Boatwright Memorial Library and in general purpose and discipline-specific computing spaces. Most residence halls are equipped with public computers in academic study lounges.

University of Rochester

University of Rochester

Founded as “an institution of the highest order” and guided by the motto Meliora or Ever Better, the University of Rochester will help solve the greatest challenges of the 21st century by:

  • Accelerating our progress as an international leader in sciences, engineering, social sciences, health science, business, and music.
  • Empowering our students to fulfill their academic and professional passions in a University that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Creating innovative connections among education, humanities, music, the social sciences, science, engineering, and health science.
  • Strengthening support for a dynamic faculty dedicated to teaching, mentoring, research, clinical care, and the creative and performing arts.
  • Serving our community of alumni and friends through imaginative programs that enrich their lifelong relationship with the University and that expand our collective contributions to the world.
  • Embracing our leadership position in Rochester and the nation by making our community a model for partnership among academic, civic, cultural, health care, and business organizations.
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University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

The University of San Diego expresses its Catholic identity by witnessing and probing the Christian message as proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church. The university promotes the intellectual exploration of religious faith, recruits persons and develops programs supporting the university's mission, and cultivates an active faith community. It is committed to the dignity and fullest development of the whole person.

University of San Francisco

University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco will be internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.

The core mission of the university is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

The university will distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith that does justice. The university will draw from the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.

University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama

The world economy is increasingly driven by computing. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2018 computing occupations in the United States will grow by 21 percent or about 800,000 new jobs – more than double the growth rate of all other occupations in the United States. As a DoD/DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and with an advisory board comprised of Mobile’s largest technology companies, our graduates not only get jobs, they have a variety of employment options.

We offer cutting edge academic programs in mainstream Computing, Cybersecurity, and Healthcare Information Systems. Courses include data mining, digital forensics, risk assessment, game development, network security and more.

University of South Carolina - Columbia

University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Computer Science and Engineering department currently serves around 450 undergraduate students and around 120 graduate students, with 24 faculty members. The department offers degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Information Systems, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

At the University of South Carolina, an undergraduate degree in computing provides an excellent starting place for a career field in which substantial growth is predicted. Computing professions draw on a wide variety of talents and interests. For example, scientific computing professionals need a strong background in mathematics, while those working in areas such as user interfaces need a strong background in social sciences and communication.

University of South Carolina - Upstate

University of South Carolina - Upstate

The University aims to be recognized nationally among its peer metropolitan institutions for its excellence in education and commitment to its students, for its involvement in the Upstate, for its operational and managerial effectiveness, for its civility and common purpose, and for the clarity and integrity of its mission. As a senior comprehensive public institution of the University of South Carolina, the University's primary responsibilities are to offer baccalaureate education to the citizens of the Upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected master's degrees in response to regional demand. In the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, students may pursue majors in computer science, computer information systems, computational mathematics, and mathematics. A rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty prepare students to excel in careers and graduate study in their major fields of study.

University of South Florida

University of South Florida

Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a young and vibrant university located in Tampa Bay. USF opened its doors in 1960 to 2,000 students. Today, the USF System welcomes more than 47,000 students from across the country and around the globe and is recognized as one of the nation's top 63 public research universities. At USF, students are encouraged to participate in meaningful research that seeks to change lives for the better, to collaborate across fields of study, and to connect to local and global communities through service learning, activism and volunteerism. USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelor, 97 master, two ed specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs.

University of Southern California

University of Southern California

The central mission of the university of Southern California is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The principal means by which our mission is accomplished are teaching, research, artistic creation, professional practice and selected forms of public service.

Our first priority as faculty and staff is the education of our students, from freshmen to postdoctorals, through a broad array of academic, professional, extracurricular and athletic programs of the first rank. The integration of liberal and professional learning is one of USC’s special strengths. We strive constantly for excellence in teaching knowledge and skills to our students, while at the same time helping them to acquire wisdom and insight, love of truth and beauty, moral discernment, understanding of self, and respect and appreciation for others. 

Today, the Department of Computer Science at USC is a research and education leader in computation, information, and digital media, offering innovative environments for interdisciplinary study and international collaboration.

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