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739 CompSci students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Computer Science major is the 1st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 423
Bachelor’s Degree 308
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8

Gender Distribution

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

Computer Science Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Black or African American: 5.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • White: 27.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 59.9%
  • Other Races: 3.5%
Computer Science Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Science Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 21,990 people employed in jobs related to a compsci degree, compared to 2,790,990 nationwide.

Computer Science Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Computer Science Jobs in Iowa

A typical salary for a compsci grad in the state is $83,030, compared to a typical salary of $96,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 17 colleges in Iowa that offer compsci degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

394 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,861 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $17,400 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 86%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.90%.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
33,372 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,140. The full-time teacher rate is 84%.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,477 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.90%. In their early career, UNI grads earn an average salary of $38,100. This public school has an average net price of $16,244.

#4

Grinnell College

Grinnell
56 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
1,733 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.00%.

#5

Luther College

Decorah
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
1,951 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate.

#6

Simpson College

Indianola
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,355 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. An average student at Simpson College will pay a net price of $23,187. The student loan default rate is 4.50% which is lower than average.

#7

Cornell College

Mount Vernon
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,020 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.04 years to complete their degree at Cornell College. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
1,163 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Graduates earn an average $36,600 after graduation.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
2,968 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at St. Ambrose University.

#10

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,807 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

Computer Science Careers in IA

Some of the careers compsci majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 34% $78,500
Software Applications Developers 23% $88,550
Web Developers 18% $52,170
Systems Software Developers 14% $92,060
Computer and Information Systems Managers 14% $123,450
Computer Workers 13% $74,810
Computer Network Support Specialists 13% $54,040
Computer Science Professors 7% $97,640
Computer Programmers -3% $78,630

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Computer Information Systems 732
Information Technology 347
Computer Programming 165
Computer Systems Networking 97
Computer Software Applications 74
Information Science 14
Data Processing 12
Computer Systems Analysis 12

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