Here are options we have :
UIUC - $38K
Purdue - $38K
UW Madison - $54K
UMD - $52K
Curriculam wise UMD looks better and it is CS program. However it is ranked lower than other colleges.
UIUC/Purdue programs are well recognized, provides great internship/placement opportunities but we will need to trade off for Data Science/CS+X(rather than CS).
UW Madison is in between and most expensive with no aid.
Any suggestions on which program to pursue? Our initial thought was to chose the college offering CS program but now we are having second thoughts whether to choose college with better ranking/placement opportunities.