UR’s master’s in computer science ranked nationally

Henry Kautz(Photo: photo provided) The University of Rochester’s computer science program is part of the college’s fastest growing initiative — data science. New rankings by College Choice, an online publication that helps students select colleges, gave recognition to UR’s prominence in this field by ranking the university 33rd, nationwide, for master’s in computer science degree programs. Yale University was ranked first, followed by Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology. Cornell University was rated 5th. No other local colleges made the list. In making these rankings, College Choice considered a computer science program’s reputation, the success of graduates in the job market, the tuition and financial aid offerings by the college. Henry Kautz, former chairman of UR’s computer science department and now director of the college’ s Goergen Institute for Data Science, said that he was pleased at the recognition and expects UR’s status to…


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