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Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University

If you are interested in studying computer science, you may want to check out the program at Carnegie Mellon University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 14,180. In 2019, 205 compsci majors received their bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon.

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.

Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Degrees Available

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

Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the compsci progam at Carnegie Mellon 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 Carnegie Mellon 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
Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 38

In 2019, 59 students received their master’s degree in compsci from Carnegie Mellon. This makes it the #54 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 22 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #18 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from Carnegie Mellon Make?

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at Carnegie Mellon is $138,900. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 118% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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CompSci Student Demographics at Carnegie Mellon

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

Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

32% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 205 compsci students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Carnegie Mellon, about 68% were men and 32% were women. The typical compsci bachelor's degree program is made up of only 22% women. So female students are more repesented at Carnegie Mellon since its program graduates 11% more women than average.

Carnegie Mellon Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 16% 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 Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor's in compsci.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 80
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 32
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Master’s Program

20% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 59 compsci students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Carnegie Mellon, about 80% were men and 20% were women.

Carnegie Mellon Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 7
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Carnegie Mellon also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 22 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 PA, the home state for Carnegie Mellon University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Software Applications Developers 28,260 $96,370
Computer Workers 19,010 $87,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 13,070 $146,860
Computer Programmers 8,990 $85,800
Systems Software Developers 8,810 $103,520

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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