Computer & Information Sciences at Western Governors University
WGU is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a total student population of 147,866. Of the 26,612 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University in 2021, 3,890 of them were computer and information sciences majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Computer & Information Sciences section at the bottom of this page.
WGU Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer & Information Sciences
- Master’s Degree in Computer & Information Sciences
Online Classes Are Available at WGU
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.
Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? WGU offers distance education options for computer and information sciences at the following degree levels:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
WGU Computer & Information Sciences Rankings
Each year, College Factual ranks computer and information sciences programs across the country. The following shows how WGU 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 computer and information sciences major at WGU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer & Information Sciences. 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.
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In 2021, 1,991 students received their master’s degree in computer and information sciences from WGU. This makes it the #2 most popular school for computer and information sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.
Computer & Information Sciences Student Demographics at WGU
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the computer and information sciences majors at Western Governors University.
WGU Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelor's in computer and information sciences.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||249|
|Hispanic or Latino||398|
WGU Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Program
Of the students who received a computer and information sciences master's degree from WGU, 55% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Governors University with a master's in computer and information sciences.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||225|
|Hispanic or Latino||166|
WGU also has a doctoral program available in computer and information sciences. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within Computer & Information Sciences
If you plan to be a computer and information sciences major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Western Governors University. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Computer Information Systems||1,312|
|Computer Software & Applications||634|
|Computer Systems Networking||236|
Careers That Computer & Information Sciences Grads May Go Into
A degree in computer and information sciences can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for UT, the home state for Western Governors University.
|Occupation||Jobs in UT||Average Salary in UT|
|Software Applications Developers||11,040||$99,070|
|Computer User Support Specialists||9,440||$50,000|
|Systems Software Developers||5,690||$106,040|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||5,440||$121,570|
*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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