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Doctor’s Degrees in Computer Science

1,182 Yearly Graduations
$102,200 Median Salary
$82,000 Median Debt
There are 112 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in compsci. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 13% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 58.5% of compsci graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CompSci Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,182 students earned their doctor's degree in compsci. This makes it the 1st most popular doctor'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 Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in compsci is $102,200. 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 $102,200 and the high is $102,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in compsci is $82,000. 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, $82,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $82,000.

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The median monthly payment of a compsci graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $955.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in compsci. About 80.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 946
Women 236
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in CompSci

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 87
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 295
International Students 691
Other Races/Ethnicities 68
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CompSci Doctor's Degree Students

There are 112 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in compsci. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

53 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for compsci majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 27,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#2

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
48 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in compsci. Each year, around 48,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their doctor's degree in compsci from USC. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

42 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in compsci. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UIUC. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
39 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their doctor'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 39 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 18% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
39 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in compsci. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their doctor's degree in compsci from UC Berkeley. About 23% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
35 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their doctor'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, 35 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UMCP. About 17% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Stanford University

Stanford, California
31 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stanford University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

The compsci program at Stanford University awarded 31 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 19% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
30 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is North Carolina State University. Each year, around 36,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at NC State. Of these students, 13% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their doctor'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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UMN Twin Cities. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#10

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
28 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Princeton University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in compsci. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,870 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Princeton. About 21% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
26 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Purdue. About 23% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
25 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - San Diego comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in compsci. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UCSD. Of these students, 8% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

25 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at ASU - Tempe. About 40% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
24 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree 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, 24 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at UC Davis. About 12% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
24 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their doctor's degree in compsci from UC Irvine. Of these students, 8% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
24 Yearly Graduations
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Los Angeles. 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 - Los Angeles awarded 24 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#17

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
23 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in compsci. Each year, around 43,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their doctor's degree in compsci from IU Bloomington. Of these students, 13% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carnegie Mellon University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 doctor's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Carnegie Mellon. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#19

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
21 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in compsci. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their doctor's degree in compsci from UMass Amherst. About 14% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
19 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their doctor'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their doctor's degree in compsci from CU - Boulder. About 11% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

CompSci Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 1,182

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 806
Information Science 166
Information Technology 62
Other Computer Sciences 12
Computer Systems Analysis 4

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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