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Computer Science at Northwestern University

If you plan to study computer science, take a look at what Northwestern University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Northwestern is located in Evanston, Illinois and has a total student population of 22,448. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 students received a bachelor's degree in compsci from Northwestern.

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.

Northwestern Computer Science Degrees Available

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

Northwestern Computer Science Rankings

The compsci major at Northwestern 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, 57 students received their master’s degree in compsci from Northwestern. This makes it the #56 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 12 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #38 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from Northwestern Make?

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at Northwestern is $88,500. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 39% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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CompSci Student Demographics at Northwestern

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

Northwestern Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

30% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in compsci from Northwestern. About 70% were men and 30% were women. The typical compsci bachelor's degree program is made up of only 22% women. So female students are more repesented at Northwestern since its program graduates 9% more women than average.

Northwestern 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 Northwestern University with a bachelor's in compsci.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Northwestern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 21
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 34
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Northwestern Computer Science Master’s Program

33% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 students graduated with a master's degree in compsci from Northwestern. About 67% were men and 33% were women.

Northwestern Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Northwestern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 9
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Northwestern also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 12 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 IL, the home state for Northwestern University.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Software Applications Developers 30,500 $96,610
Computer and Information Systems Managers 17,770 $143,900
Systems Software Developers 17,130 $108,570
Computer Programmers 11,350 $91,860

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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