Computer Science at Stanford University
Stanford is located in Stanford, California and has a total student population of 17,249. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 330 students received a bachelor's degree in computer science 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 Computer Science
- Master’s Degree in Computer Science
- Doctorate Degree in Computer Science
Online Classes Are Available at Stanford
Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.
Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Stanford offers distance education options for computer science at the following degree levels:
- Master’s Degree
Stanford Computer Science Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the computer science progam at Stanford compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The computer science 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 Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools||2|
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|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|
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|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|
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|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|
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Computer Science Student Demographics at Stanford
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the computer science 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 computer science 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 computer science.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||11|
|Hispanic or Latino||36|
Stanford Computer Science Master’s Program
In the computer science 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 computer science.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||8|
|Hispanic or Latino||18|
Stanford also has a doctoral program available in computer science. In 2019, 31 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Careers That Computer Science Grads May Go Into
A degree in computer science 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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