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Computer Science at Western Governors University

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 Western Governors University stacks up to those at other schools.

WGU is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a total student population of 147,866. Of the 24,676 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University in 2020, 135 of them were computer science majors.

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.

WGU Computer Science Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CompSci

Online Classes Are Available at WGU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? WGU offers distance education options for compsci at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

WGU Computer Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the compsci progam at WGU 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 WGU 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 Value Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 3
Best Value Computer Science Schools 10
Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 74
Best Computer Science Schools 104

CompSci Student Demographics at WGU

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

WGU Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

10% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 135 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from WGU in 2019-2020, 90% were men and 10% were women.


About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in compsci at WGU 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 Western Governors University with a bachelor's in compsci.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 82
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

WGU also has a doctoral program available in compsci. In 2020, 0 student 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 UT, the home state for Western Governors University.

Occupation Jobs in UT Average Salary in UT
Software Applications Developers 11,040 $99,070
Computer Workers 6,470 $76,890
Systems Software Developers 5,690 $106,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 5,440 $121,570
Computer Programmers 3,400 $83,700


*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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