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Computer Science at Southern Methodist University

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

SMU is located in Dallas, Texas and has a total student population of 11,824. In 2019, 52 compsci majors received their bachelor's degree from SMU.

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.

SMU Computer Science Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at SMU

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

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

  • Master’s Degree

SMU Computer Science Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks compsci programs across the country. The following shows how SMU performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The compsci major at SMU 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
Best Computer Science Schools 53
Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 68

In 2019, 75 students received their master’s degree in compsci from SMU. This makes it the #41 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #81 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of SMU CompSci Graduates

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at SMU is $72,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 13% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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CompSci Student Demographics at SMU

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

SMU Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

19% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 students earned a bachelor's degree in compsci from SMU. About 19% of these graduates were women and the other 81% were men.

SMU Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 58% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in compsci at SMU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Southern Methodist University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 30
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

SMU Computer Science Master’s Program

17% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 75 students who graduated with a master’s in compsci from SMU in 2019, 83% were men and 17% were women.

SMU Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Southern Methodist University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 8
International Students 64
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

SMU also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 2 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 TX, the home state for Southern Methodist University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Software Applications Developers 71,260 $108,760
Systems Software Developers 28,720 $110,740
Computer Workers 25,620 $90,290
Computer and Information Systems Managers 22,350 $154,650
Computer Programmers 20,960 $91,970

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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