Computer Science at Stanford University
Stanford is located in Stanford, California and approximately 17,249 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 330 students received a bachelor's degree in compsci from Stanford.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Computer Science section at the bottom of this page.
Stanford Computer Science Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in CompSci
- Master’s Degree in CompSci
- Doctorate Degree in CompSci
Online Classes Are Available at Stanford
Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.
For those who are interested in distance learning, Stanford does offer online courses in compsci for the following degree levels:
- Master’s Degree
Stanford Computer Science Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks compsci programs across the country. The following shows how Stanford performed in these rankings.
Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The compsci major at Stanford is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Science. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.
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|Best Value Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools||15|
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|Best Value Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools||27|
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How Much Do CompSci Graduates from Stanford Make?
The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at Stanford is $126,400. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 98% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.
CompSci Student Demographics at Stanford
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at Stanford University.
Stanford Computer Science Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 30% more racial-ethnic minorities in its compsci bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's in compsci.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||11|
|Hispanic or Latino||36|
Stanford Computer Science Master’s Program
In the compsci master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 48% of degree recipients. That is 15% better than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Stanford University with a master's in compsci.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||8|
|Hispanic or Latino||18|
Stanford also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 31 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within Computer Science
Computer Science majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Stanford University. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
Careers That CompSci Grads May Go Into
A degree in compsci can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for Stanford University.
|Occupation||Jobs in CA||Average Salary in CA|
|Software Applications Developers||148,550||$127,950|
|Systems Software Developers||88,910||$131,700|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||63,640||$180,250|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Pere Joan under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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