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31,737 Yearly Graduations
$63,700 Median Salary
$22,812 Median Debt
There are 662 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in compsci. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 11.9% of compsci graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CompSci Majors

In 2018-2019, 31,737 bachelor's degree were awarded to compsci majors. This earns it the #18 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in compsci at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 31,737
Master’s Degree 11,600
Associate’s Degree 2,944
Doctor’s Degree 1,182
Basic Certificate 299
Graduate Certificate 102
Undergraduate Certificate 42

Earnings of CompSci Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in compsci is $63,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $54,675 to a high of $73,125.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in compsci is $22,812. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $26,118 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $236.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in compsci. About 80.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 25,438
Women 6,299
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in CompSci

The racial-ethnic distribution of compsci bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,709
Black or African American 1,361
Hispanic or Latino 3,033
White 14,409
International Students 3,762
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,463
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CompSci Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 662 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in compsci. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
701 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 41,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The compsci program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 701 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
681 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Oregon State University. Each year, around 30,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 681 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from Oregon State. About 17% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
670 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - College Park comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 40,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 670 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from UMCP. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#4

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
568 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 35,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 568 bachelor's degree were handed out to compsci majors at UC Irvine. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#5

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
559 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Santa Cruz. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 559 bachelor's degree were handed out to compsci majors at UC Santa Cruz. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#6

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
463 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 29,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

The compsci program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte awarded 463 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 16% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
418 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 42,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The compsci program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 418 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 15% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
412 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - San Diego comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 35,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 412 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from UCSD. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#9

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
408 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,450 per year.

The compsci program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded 408 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
403 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The compsci program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 403 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 16% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

383 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 383 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from ASU - Tempe. About 18% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
372 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Cornell University. Each year, around 23,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 372 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from Cornell. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

360 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 360 bachelor's degree were handed out to compsci majors at UW Seattle. About 30% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

348 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 48,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 348 bachelor's degree were handed out to compsci majors at UIUC. About 24% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
332 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Colorado Boulder. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,826 per year.

The compsci program at University of Colorado Boulder awarded 332 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 16% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Stanford University

Stanford, California
330 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stanford University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in compsci. Roughly 17,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,857 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,479 per year.

The compsci program at Stanford University awarded 330 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
301 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 37,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 301 bachelor's degree were handed out to compsci majors at UC Davis. About 30% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
297 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each year, around 29,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 297 people received their bachelor's degree in compsci from UNC Chapel Hill. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#19

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
282 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in compsci. Each year, around 16,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

The compsci program at Duke University awarded 282 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

282 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Columbia University in the City of New York. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 282 bachelor's degree were handed out to compsci majors at Columbia. Of these students, 29% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to compsci that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software Applications 3,499
Computer Programming 1,560

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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