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What traits are you looking for in a compsci school? To help you decide if Stanford University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's compsci program.

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.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools 2
Best Computer Science Schools 2
Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 2
Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 3
Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools 5
Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 7
Most Focused Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 8
Most Popular Computer Science Schools 11
Most Focused Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools 12
Best Value Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 15
Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 16
Most Focused Computer Science Schools 21
Best Value Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools 27
Best Value Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 29
Most Focused Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 37
Best Value Computer Science Schools 47

In 2019, 279 students received their master’s degree in compsci from Stanford. This makes it the #5 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 31 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #7 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

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.

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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

33% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 330 compsci majors earned their bachelor's degree from Stanford. Of these graduates, 67% were men and 33% were women. The typical compsci bachelor's degree program is made up of only 22% women. So female students are more repesented at Stanford since its program graduates 12% more women than average.

Stanford Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

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.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Stanford University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 128
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 36
White 88
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

Stanford Computer Science Master’s Program

30% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 279 compsci majors earned their master's degree from Stanford. Of these graduates, 70% were men and 30% were women.

Stanford Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Stanford University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 93
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 61
International Students 80
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

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
Computer Science 640

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 Workers 74,690 $103,270
Computer and Information Systems Managers 63,640 $180,250
Computer Programmers 29,740 $97,470

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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