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General Computer & Information Sciences at Western Kentucky University

Every general computer and information sciences school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the computer and information sciences program at Western Kentucky University stacks up to those at other schools.

WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and approximately 18,171 students attend the school each year. Of the 79 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in 2019, 32 of them were general computer and information sciences majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Computer & Information Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

WKU General Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Information Sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Sciences

Online Classes Are Available at WKU

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.

WKU does offer online education options in computer and information sciences for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

WKU General Computer & Information Sciences Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks computer and information sciences programs across the country. The following shows how WKU performed in these rankings.

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 and information sciences major at WKU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Computer & Information Sciences. 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
Most Popular Online General Computer & Information Sciences Basic Certificate Schools 37
Best Value General Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 113
Best General Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 124
Most Popular General Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 146
Most Popular Online General Computer & Information Sciences Schools 149
Most Focused General Computer & Information Sciences Basic Certificate Schools 151
Most Popular General Computer & Information Sciences Basic Certificate Schools 151
Best General Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 165
Most Focused General Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 169
Most Popular General Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 177
Best Value General Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 189
Best General Computer & Information Sciences Schools 215
Most Popular General Computer & Information Sciences Schools 238
Best Value General Computer & Information Sciences Schools 255
Most Focused General Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 430
Most Focused General Computer & Information Sciences Schools 655

In 2019, 7 students received their master’s degree in computer and information sciences from WKU. This makes it the #146 most popular school for computer and information sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

Computer and Information Sciences Student Demographics at WKU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the computer and information sciences majors at Western Kentucky University.

WKU General Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Program

9% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 students earned a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences from WKU. About 9% of these graduates were women and the other 91% were men.

WKU Gender Breakdown of General Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 69% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences at WKU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's in computer and information sciences.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Computer & Information Sciences Majors at Western Kentucky University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 22
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

WKU General Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Program

29% Women
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 computer and information sciences majors earned their master's degree from WKU. Of these graduates, 71% were men and 29% were women.

WKU Gender Breakdown of General Computer & Information Sciences Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Kentucky University with a master's in computer and information sciences.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Computer & Information Sciences Majors at Western Kentucky University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 2
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

WKU also has a doctoral program available in computer and information sciences. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Computer and Information Sciences Grads May Go Into

A degree in computer and information sciences can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for KY, the home state for Western Kentucky University.

Occupation Jobs in KY Average Salary in KY
Computer Systems Analysts 4,310 $71,500
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,190 $64,320
Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,800 $119,470
Computer Workers 2,500 $79,420
Computer Network Architects 1,160 $77,950

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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