Best Colleges for Computer Science Majors

Graduates can command impressive salaries in this growing - and regularly evolving - field. These colleges are ranked by the share of students earning computer science degrees and the average salaries reported by those graduates.

Published on August 25, 2020. Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations.

College Name
Overall
Money
Rank
Median SAT/ACT score
Est. price with average grant
% of students who get any grants
Graduation rate
Average student debt
Early career earnings for computer science majors
College Name
Overall
Money
Rank
Median SAT/ACT score
Est. price with average grant
% of students who get any grants
Graduation rate
Average student debt
Early career earnings for computer science majors
1
1
1540/35 $19,800 65% 94% $12,500 $103,000
25
2
1560/36 $27,500 59% 92% $8,700 $120,500
2
3
1500/34 $18,000 59% 94% $11,340 $108,100
17
4
1430/33 $18,700 57% 91% $13,750 $103,700
200
5
Claremont, CA
1530/35 $40,500 68% 92% $22,960 $100,300
3
6
1510/34 $16,900 59% 96% $9,850 $97,900
21
7
1470/33 $17,700 67% 87% $23,750 $77,700
4
8
1420/32 $17,600 51% 92% $16,610 $76,400
117
9
1500/34 $32,200 52% 89% $23,250 $100,900
7
10
New Haven, CT
1520/34 $19,600 53% 97% $13,000 $101,000
44
11
1510/34 $22,200 60% 96% $21,980 $91,400
111
12
1300/29 $18,000 69% 74% $19,000 $81,300
30
13
1490/34 $27,400 52% 95% $19,500 $99,600
127
14
1290/28 $18,600 60% 65% $23,000 $68,900
49
15
1470/33 $30,200 52% 95% $14,000 $82,400
20
16
1340/30 $10,200 46% 84% $15,000 $78,900
168
17
1380/31 $17,500 51% 86% $19,000 $78,200
95
18
Medford, MA
1460/33 $28,000 42% 93% $16,500 $91,600
13
19
1300/29 $15,700 65% 83% $15,890 $75,800
18
20
Houston, TX
1510/34 $24,200 63% 95% $11,990 $84,100
5
21
Durham, NC
1510/34 $20,700 56% 96% $11,500 $86,100
77
22
Providence, RI
1490/34 $28,400 46% 95% $15,500 $85,100
10
23
1280/28 $16,400 66% 86% $13,000 $91,100
9
24
1370/30 $14,100 58% 86% $16,810 $83,400
253
25
1280/27 $17,900 53% 68% $21,000 $69,400

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78
26
1300/28 $17,000 51% 80% $22,030 $71,000
23
27
West Lafayette, IN
1300/29 $12,400 51% 81% $19,500 $67,500
32
28
Williamstown, MA
1480/34 $19,800 55% 95% $12,700 $87,300
234
29
NA/NA $45,800 93% 87% $27,000 $82,600
14
30
Cambridge, MA
1520/34 $18,400 43% 98% $13,880 $81,500
254
31
1420/31 $41,100 86% 86% $25,500 $83,500
22
32
1330/29 $16,500 52% 84% $19,000 $79,000
42
33
Swarthmore, PA
1470/33 $20,300 59% 94% $20,000 $82,800
223
34
1330/29 $10,400 66% 72% $18,250 $70,200
105
35
1220/27 $19,900 50% 70% $20,000 $68,200
61
36
1520/34 $29,200 47% 95% $16,080 $78,900
110
37
Bethlehem, PA
1360/31 $28,000 50% 87% $23,250 $78,800
37
38
1290/28 $19,200 50% 84% $22,900 $78,000
43
39
1380/31 $12,200 53% 89% $16,120 $73,500
58
40
1380/29 $17,400 56% 80% $19,500 $69,700
6
41
Charlottesville, VA
1420/32 $18,600 43% 94% $17,760 $78,200
28
42
1370/30 $14,800 42% 87% $20,500 $72,400
29
43
1360/30 $14,800 49% 83% $20,000 $75,700
91
44
1510/34 $29,100 53% 93% $15,500 $83,700
53
45
1490/34 $28,800 56% 95% $15,000 $77,600
72
46
1300/29 $22,700 73% 80% $23,250 $79,400
245
47
1200/25 $19,500 52% 67% $22,500 $69,200
60
48
1480/34 $31,600 61% 97% $19,000 $77,500
278
49
1260/28 $27,300 64% 85% $26,000 $67,500
69
50
Stony Brook, NY
1330/29 $15,500 59% 74% $19,000 $69,000
Rank
1
Newark, NJ
Money rank
127
Est. price after average aid
$18,600
2
Irvine, CA
Money rank
13
Est. price after average aid
$15,700
3
Providence, RI
Money rank
77
Est. price after average aid
$28,400
4
La Jolla, CA
Money rank
9
Est. price after average aid
$14,100
5
Baltimore, MD
Money rank
253
Est. price after average aid
$17,900
6
New Brunswick, NJ
Money rank
78
Est. price after average aid
$17,000
7
Worcester, MA
Money rank
234
Est. price after average aid
$45,800
8
Minneapolis, MN
Money rank
58
Est. price after average aid
$17,400
9
Charlottesville, VA
Money rank
6
Est. price after average aid
$18,600
10
Baltimore, MD
Money rank
91
Est. price after average aid
$29,100
11
Notre Dame, IN
Money rank
60
Est. price after average aid
$31,600
12
Claremont, CA
Money rank
200
Est. price after average aid
$40,500
13
Ann Arbor, MI
Money rank
4
Est. price after average aid
$17,600
14
Pittsburgh, PA
Money rank
117
Est. price after average aid
$32,200
15
New Haven, CT
Money rank
7
Est. price after average aid
$19,600
16
Santa Cruz, CA
Money rank
111
Est. price after average aid
$18,000
17
Durham, NC
Money rank
5
Est. price after average aid
$20,700
18
Cambridge, MA
Money rank
14
Est. price after average aid
$18,400
19
Champaign, IL
Money rank
22
Est. price after average aid
$16,500
20
Swarthmore, PA
Money rank
42
Est. price after average aid
$20,300
21
Richardson, TX
Money rank
223
Est. price after average aid
$10,400
22
Madison, WI
Money rank
28
Est. price after average aid
$14,800
23
Pasadena, CA
Money rank
25
Est. price after average aid
$27,500
24
Berkeley, CA
Money rank
17
Est. price after average aid
$18,700
25
Princeton, NJ
Money rank
3
Est. price after average aid
$16,900

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26
Ithaca, NY
Money rank
49
Est. price after average aid
$30,200
27
Houston, TX
Money rank
18
Est. price after average aid
$24,200
28
West Lafayette, IN
Money rank
23
Est. price after average aid
$12,400
29
Fairfax, VA
Money rank
105
Est. price after average aid
$19,900
30
Saint Louis, MO
Money rank
61
Est. price after average aid
$29,200
31
Blacksburg, VA
Money rank
37
Est. price after average aid
$19,200
32
Austin, TX
Money rank
29
Est. price after average aid
$14,800
33
Cambridge, MA
Money rank
1
Est. price after average aid
$19,800
34
Atlanta, GA
Money rank
21
Est. price after average aid
$17,700
35
Philadelphia, PA
Money rank
30
Est. price after average aid
$27,400
36
Seattle, WA
Money rank
20
Est. price after average aid
$10,200
37
Medford, MA
Money rank
95
Est. price after average aid
$28,000
38
Williamstown, MA
Money rank
32
Est. price after average aid
$19,800
39
Chapel Hill, NC
Money rank
43
Est. price after average aid
$12,200
40
Amherst, MA
Money rank
72
Est. price after average aid
$22,700
41
University Park, PA
Money rank
278
Est. price after average aid
$27,300
42
Stanford, CA
Money rank
2
Est. price after average aid
$18,000
43
New York, NY
Money rank
44
Est. price after average aid
$22,200
44
College Park, MD
Money rank
168
Est. price after average aid
$17,500
45
Davis, CA
Money rank
10
Est. price after average aid
$16,400
46
Troy, NY
Money rank
254
Est. price after average aid
$41,100
47
Bethlehem, PA
Money rank
110
Est. price after average aid
$28,000
48
Evanston, IL
Money rank
53
Est. price after average aid
$28,800
49
Corvallis, OR
Money rank
245
Est. price after average aid
$19,500
50
Stony Brook, NY
Money rank
69
Est. price after average aid
$15,500

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