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Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York

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

Columbia is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 31,456. Of the 2,702 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2019, 282 of them were computer science majors.

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.

Columbia Computer Science Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Columbia

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Columbia does offer online education options in compsci for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Columbia Computer Science Rankings

The compsci major at Columbia 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.

In 2019, 379 students received their master’s degree in compsci from Columbia. This makes it the #3 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 19 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #20 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from Columbia Make?

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at Columbia is $96,400. This is 51% higher than $63,700, which is the national average for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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CompSci Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

29% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 282 compsci majors earned their bachelor's degree from Columbia. Of these graduates, 71% were men and 29% were women. The typical compsci bachelor's degree program is made up of only 22% women. So female students are more repesented at Columbia since its program graduates 7% more women than average.

Columbia Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% 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 Columbia University in the City of New York with a bachelor's in compsci.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Columbia University in the City of New York
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 76
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 65
International Students 65
Other Races/Ethnicities 39

Columbia Computer Science Master’s Program

33% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 67% of compsci master's degrees went to men and 33% went to women.

Columbia Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Columbia University in the City of New York
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 33
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 37
International Students 281
Other Races/Ethnicities 23

Columbia also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 19 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 NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Software Applications Developers 52,640 $116,830
Computer and Information Systems Managers 27,070 $190,310
Systems Software Developers 19,690 $115,120
Computer Programmers 15,380 $91,250
Computer Network Support Specialists 12,930 $79,200

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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