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Computer Science at Brown University

What traits are you looking for in a compsci school? To help you decide if Brown University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's compsci program.

Brown is located in Providence, Rhode Island and has a total student population of 10,333. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 185 students received a bachelor's degree in compsci from Brown.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Computer Science section at the bottom of this page.

Brown Computer Science Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CompSci
  • Master’s Degree in CompSci
  • Doctorate Degree in CompSci

Brown Computer Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the compsci progam at Brown compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The compsci major at Brown is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Science. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Computer Science Schools 3
Most Focused Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 12
Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 35
Most Popular Computer Science Schools 35
Most Focused Computer Science Schools 37
Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 48

In 2019, 85 students received their master’s degree in compsci from Brown. This makes it the #31 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 13 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #35 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from Brown Make?

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at Brown is $141,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 122% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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CompSci Student Demographics at Brown

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at Brown University.

Brown Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

44% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 185 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in compsci from Brown. About 56% were men and 44% were women. The typical compsci bachelor's degree program is made up of only 22% women. So female students are more repesented at Brown since its program graduates 22% more women than average.

Brown Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 7% more racial-ethnic minorities in its compsci bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's in compsci.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Brown University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 44
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 71
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 22

Brown Computer Science Master’s Program

33% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 students graduated with a master's degree in compsci from Brown. About 67% were men and 33% were women.

Brown Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Brown University with a master's in compsci.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Brown University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 15
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

Brown also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 13 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That CompSci Grads May Go Into

A degree in compsci can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for RI, the home state for Brown University.

Occupation Jobs in RI Average Salary in RI
Software Applications Developers 1,840 $96,850
Computer Workers 1,410 $81,290
Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,270 $146,550
Computer Network Support Specialists 1,100 $56,400

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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