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31,737 Yearly Graduations
$63,700 Median Salary
$22,812 Median Debt
There are 662 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in compsci. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 39 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 11.9% of compsci graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CompSci Majors

In 2018-2019, 31,737 earned their bachelor's degree in compsci. This makes it the 2nd most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in compsci at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 31,737
Master’s Degree 11,600
Associate’s Degree 2,944
Doctor’s Degree 1,182
Basic Certificate 299
Graduate Certificate 102
Undergraduate Certificate 42

Earnings of CompSci Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in compsci is $63,700. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $54,675 and the high is $73,125.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in compsci is $22,812. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $26,118 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,000.

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The median monthly payment of a compsci graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $236.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in compsci. About 80.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 25,438
Women 6,299
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in CompSci

The racial-ethnic distribution of compsci bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,709
Black or African American 1,361
Hispanic or Latino 3,033
White 14,409
International Students 3,762
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,463
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CompSci Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 662 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in compsci. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
701 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for compsci students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Roughly 43,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The compsci program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 701 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
681 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in compsci. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

The compsci program at Oregon State University awarded 681 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
670 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Maryland - College Park. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 670 bachelor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UMCP. About 18% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
568 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in compsci. Each year, around 36,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 568 bachelor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UC Irvine. About 22% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
559 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Cruz comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in compsci. Each year, around 19,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 559 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from UC Santa Cruz. About 17% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
463 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Roughly 29,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

The compsci program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte awarded 463 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
418 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 45,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The compsci program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 418 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
412 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - San Diego. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The compsci program at University of California - San Diego awarded 412 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 19% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
408 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,450 per year.

The compsci program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded 408 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#10

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
403 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Each year, around 51,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 403 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from UMN Twin Cities. Of these students, 16% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

383 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 53,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 383 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from ASU - Tempe. Of these students, 18% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
372 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in compsci. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 372 bachelor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Cornell. About 34% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

360 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Roughly 47,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The compsci program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 360 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

348 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each year, around 51,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

The compsci program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded 348 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
332 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Colorado Boulder. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,826 per year.

The compsci program at University of Colorado Boulder awarded 332 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Stanford University

Stanford, California
330 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stanford University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,857 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,479 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 330 bachelor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Stanford. Of these students, 33% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
301 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in compsci. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 301 bachelor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UC Davis. Of these students, 30% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
297 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 29,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

The compsci program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awarded 297 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
282 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Duke University. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 282 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from Duke. About 32% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

282 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 31,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 282 bachelor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Columbia. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

CompSci Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 31,737

Below are some popular majors that are similar to compsci that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software Applications 3,499
Computer Programming 1,560

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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