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Computer Science Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,542 students earned their CompSci degrees in PA.

As a degree choice, Computer Science is the 4th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,103
Master’s Degree 268
Associate’s Degree 106
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 52
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 52
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 52
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13

Gender Distribution

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

Computer Science Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 15.3%
  • Black or African American: 3.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.1%
  • White: 47.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 25.4%
  • Other Races: 5.3%
Computer Science Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Science Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 94,110 people employed in jobs related to a compsci degree, compared to 2,790,990 nationwide.

Computer Science Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Computer Science Jobs in Pennsylvania

CompSci grads earn an average of $96,370 in the state and $96,200 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 45 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer compsci degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

286 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
14,180 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The average student takes 4.19 years to complete their degree at Carnegie Mellon. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $69,800 a year.

232 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Pitt. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,500 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $28,758.

#3

Drexel University

Philadelphia
159 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,205 Total Students

54% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,400 a year. The average student takes 4.67 years to complete their degree at Drexel.

139 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $71,600 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

#5

Lehigh University

Bethlehem
122 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
6,953 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 70% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years. The full-time teacher rate is 83%.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
91,427 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years. The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
6% Graduation Rate
4,291 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 32%. Most students complete their degree in 4.63 years. The student to faculty ratio is 42 to 1.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
2,465 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $20,210.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
345 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,717. 97% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,309 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid. In their early career, Montco grads earn an average salary of $29,400.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,800 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $8,523. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Computer Science Careers in PA

Some of the careers compsci majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 26% $93,670
Information Security Analysts 26% $95,580
Computer and Information Research Scientists 13% $106,800
Systems Software Developers 12% $98,440
Web Developers 11% $68,430
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $139,180
Computer Workers 7% $84,660
Computer Science Professors 7% $87,390
Computer Network Support Specialists 4% $61,270
Computer Programmers -8% $84,880

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Computer Information Systems 3,352
Information Science 1,710
Information Technology 1,637
Computer Software Applications 398
Computer Systems Networking 268
Computer Programming 182
Computer Systems Analysis 35
Other Computer Sciences 32

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