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10,883 CompSci students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Computer Science is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors in California

CompSci majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,921
Master’s Degree 2,643
Associate’s Degree 892
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 262
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 262
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 262
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 158
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7

Gender Distribution

In California, a compsci major is more popular with men than with women.

Computer Science Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of compsci majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 29.6%
  • Black or African American: 1.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.6%
  • White: 21.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 27.6%
  • Other Races: 8.1%
Computer Science Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Science Grads in California

There are 460,120 people in the state and 2,790,990 people in the nation working in compsci jobs.

Computer Science Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Computer Science Jobs in California

A typical salary for a compsci grad in the state is $110,340, compared to a typical salary of $96,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 125 colleges in California that offer compsci degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,129 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $53,800 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%. 69% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

763 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
43,185 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,846. 67% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

704 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
38,736 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,318. The student loan default rate of 1.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $43,400 a year.

661 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,908 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 81%. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at UC Irvine.

640 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
17,249 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 68% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.26 years. This private school has an average net price of $12,265.

607 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
19,494 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $17,699. It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 72% of students receive it.

423 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,371 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. A typical student attending UCLA will pay a net price of $14,171. 64% of students get financical aid.

385 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,634 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $14,729. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

329 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,445 Total Students

A typical student attending Cal State Fullerton will pay a net price of $8,234. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.60%. Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation.

276 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
31,992 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.70%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,722.

Computer Science Careers in CA

Some of the careers compsci majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 40% $123,630
Information Security Analysts 28% $109,200
Computer and Information Research Scientists 22% $128,370
Web Developers 21% $78,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 18% $167,150
Computer Workers 14% $98,010
Systems Software Developers 13% $127,670
Computer Network Support Specialists 12% $71,550
Computer Science Professors 12% $125,900
Computer Programmers -5% $95,370

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to compsci.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Computer Information Systems 2,866
Information Technology 1,721
Computer Programming 1,495
Computer Software Applications 1,461
Computer Systems Networking 1,348
Information Science 388
Data Entry 331
Computer Systems Analysis 176

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