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Computer Science at University of California - Santa Barbara

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

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and approximately 25,057 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 112 compsci majors received their bachelor's degree from UCSB.

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.

UCSB Computer Science Degrees Available

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

UCSB Computer Science Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the compsci major at UCSB at 19 out of the 209 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. This puts the program in the top 10% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #4 school in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Computer Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 17
Best Computer Science Colleges for Veterans 28
Best Value Colleges for Computer Science 62
Most Popular Colleges for Computer Science 78

In 2019, 43 students received their master’s degree in compsci from UCSB. This makes it the #68 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.

Earnings of UCSB CompSci Graduates

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $77,900. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 22% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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CompSci Student Demographics at UCSB

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

UCSB Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

13% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in compsci from UCSB. About 87% were men and 13% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 14% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in compsci.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 37
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 35
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

UCSB Computer Science Master’s Program

44% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 56% of compsci master's degrees went to men and 44% went to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 15
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UCSB 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Software Applications Developers 148,550 $127,950
Systems Software Developers 88,910 $131,700
Computer Workers 74,690 $103,270
Computer and Information Systems Managers 63,640 $180,250
Computer Programmers 29,740 $97,470

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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