CodeSignal University Ranking Report 2022

Technical recruiters today are in fierce competition for top engineering candidates. At the same time, thousands of students graduate from computer science undergraduate programs each year who struggle to land an interview, despite having the skills needed to succeed on the job.

Why is this happening? Because recruiters often target only those candidates who come from name-brand schools—even though over 94 percent of computer science degrees granted every year are not from these “top-tier” programs. It’s time for recruiters to open up their applicant pool to more diverse new grad talent.

To produce the only skills-based ranking of the top 50 US colleges and universities for software engineering, we looked at students’ actual coding and computer programming skills. What are the best universities for computer science? The results aren’t what you might expect.