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Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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

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.

Ranking Type Rank
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

In 2019, 34 students received their master’s degree in compsci from RPI. This makes it the #80 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 14 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #29 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

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.

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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

18% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 197 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in compsci from RPI. About 82% were men and 18% were women.

RPI Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

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.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 36
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 93
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

RPI Computer Science Master’s Program

21% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 34 students who earned a master's degree in Computer Science from RPI in 2018-2019, 79% were men and 21% were women.

RPI Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 16
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

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 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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