Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RPI is located in Troy, New York and approximately 7,528 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 197 students received a bachelor's degree in compsci from RPI.
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.
RPI Computer Science Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in CompSci
- Master’s Degree in CompSci
- Doctorate Degree in CompSci
RPI Computer Science Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the compsci progam at RPI compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The compsci major at RPI 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.
|Most Focused Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools||5|
|Most Focused Computer Science Schools||18|
|Best Computer Science Schools||19|
|Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools||29|
|Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools||42|
|Best Value Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools||68|
|Best Value Computer Science Schools||196|
Earnings of RPI CompSci Graduates
The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at RPI is $91,900. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 44% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.
CompSci Student Demographics at RPI
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
RPI Computer Science Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's in compsci.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||6|
|Hispanic or Latino||12|
RPI Computer Science Master’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a master's in compsci.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
RPI also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 14 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
|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 Network Support Specialists||12,930||$79,200|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By UpstateNYer under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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