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Computer Science Schools in North Carolina

2,416 students earned CompSci degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Computer Science is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 9 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,829
Master’s Degree 522
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 65
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 65
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 65

Gender Distribution

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

Computer Science Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of compsci majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 13.8%
  • Black or African American: 8.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.1%
  • White: 43.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 23.8%
  • Other Races: 6.2%
Computer Science Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Science Grads in North Carolina

76,520 people in the state and 2,790,990 in the nation are employed in jobs related to compsci.

Computer Science Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Computer Science Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a compsci grad in the state is $94,570, compared to a typical salary of $96,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 22 colleges in North Carolina that offer compsci degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

636 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,615 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 71%. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

498 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
36,304 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,404. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation.

342 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
29,877 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 77%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 67% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average.

#4

Duke University

Durham
341 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,686 Total Students

In their early career, Duke grads earn an average salary of $76,300. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,280 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,000 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,196 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,100 a year.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,499 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at UNCW. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 4.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

60 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,651 Total Students

78% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. 81% of students get financical aid.

#9

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem
56 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
8,495 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 46% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $51,100 after graduation.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
12,556 Total Students

A typical student attending NC A&T will pay a net price of $10,046. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,600 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 64%.

Computer Science Careers in NC

Some of the careers compsci majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 38% $100,560
Information Security Analysts 33% $103,470
Computer and Information Research Scientists 29% $112,800
Web Developers 19% $68,520
Computer and Information Systems Managers 19% $135,740
Systems Software Developers 16% $104,710
Computer Network Support Specialists 13% $60,820
Computer Workers 12% $86,770
Computer Science Professors 7% $64,220
Computer Programmers -2% $91,340

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Computer Information Systems 4,818
Computer Systems Networking 1,766
Information Technology 337
Computer Software Applications 328
Information Science 238
Computer Programming 56
Computer Systems Analysis 4

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