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3,395 CompSci students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Computer Science is the 1st most popular major out of a total 11 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,305
Master’s Degree 838
Associate’s Degree 123
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 122
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 122
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 122
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1

Gender Distribution

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

Computer Science Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 20.1%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.6%
  • White: 36.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 29.2%
  • Other Races: 6.1%
Computer Science Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Science Grads in Massachusetts

There are 100,890 people in the state and 2,790,990 people in the nation working in compsci jobs.

Computer Science Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Computer Science Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, compsci grads earn an average of $106,670. Nationwide, they make an average of $96,200.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 41 colleges in Massachusetts that offer compsci degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

689 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
11,520 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $82,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 0.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.11 years to graduate.

497 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
31,350 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. In their early career, UMass Amherst grads earn an average salary of $41,200.

360 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
33,720 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $30,729. 70% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 58% get financial aid.

#4

Harvard University

Cambridge
261 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,655 Total Students

7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 86%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $15,561.

227 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
6,894 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.09 years to graduate. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 1.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#6

Tufts University

Medford
225 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
11,878 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,485. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 45% get financial aid.

188 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,352 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The 5.20% student loan default rate is lower than average.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
5,825 Total Students

The average student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree at Brandeis. The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,449 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate. An average student at WIT will pay a net price of $34,369. 99% of students get financical aid.

#10

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
77 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,747 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $57,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 65%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $33,562.

Computer Science Careers in MA

Some of the careers compsci majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 26% $105,620
Information Security Analysts 25% $103,740
Computer and Information Research Scientists 23% $111,450
Web Developers 11% $81,200
Computer Science Professors 11% $96,720
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $147,030
Computer Workers 10% $88,660
Systems Software Developers 10% $115,580
Computer Network Support Specialists 8% $78,090

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Computer Information Systems 1,834
Information Science 897
Computer Software Applications 859
Information Technology 316
Computer Systems Networking 163
Computer Programming 159
Other Computer Sciences 53
Data Entry 11

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