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Computer Science at Washington University in St Louis

Every computer science school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the compsci program at Washington University in St Louis stacks up to those at other schools.

WUSTL is located in Saint Louis, Missouri and has a total student population of 16,191. In 2019, 166 compsci majors received their bachelor's degree from WUSTL.

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.

WUSTL Computer Science Degrees Available

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

WUSTL Computer Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the compsci progam at WUSTL compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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

The compsci major at WUSTL 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 Master’s Degree Schools 13
Best Value Computer Science Schools 166

In 2019, 70 students received their master’s degree in compsci from WUSTL. This makes it the #44 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 10 students who received their doctoral degrees in compsci, making the school the #42 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from WUSTL Make?

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at WUSTL is $96,200. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 51% higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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CompSci Student Demographics at WUSTL

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at Washington University in St Louis.

WUSTL Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

28% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 166 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in compsci from WUSTL in 2019, 72% were men and 28% were women. The typical compsci bachelor's degree program is made up of only 22% women. So female students are more repesented at WUSTL since its program graduates 6% more women than average.

WUSTL Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Washington University in St Louis
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 33
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 73
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

WUSTL Computer Science Master’s Program

24% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 students earned a master's degree in compsci from WUSTL. About 24% of these graduates were women and the other 76% were men.

WUSTL Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Washington University in St Louis
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 20
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

WUSTL also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2019, 10 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 MO, the home state for Washington University in St Louis.

Occupation Jobs in MO Average Salary in MO
Software Applications Developers 15,380 $93,880
Computer Workers 7,010 $82,610
Systems Software Developers 6,440 $94,140
Computer Network Support Specialists 5,720 $55,910
Computer Programmers 5,630 $76,530

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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