Best Schools For Computer Science Majors by Salary Potential

Earn a computer science degree from a school with the highest-paid graduates. Learn more about the best universities for earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science studies by salary.

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Rank 
School Name 
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
274$63,300$116,400

274University of Redlands
Early Career Pay$63,300
Mid-Career Pay$116,400
277$64,900$116,300

277South Dakota State University
Early Career Pay$64,900
Mid-Career Pay$116,300
277$60,600$116,300

277Florida Atlantic University
Early Career Pay$60,600
Mid-Career Pay$116,300
279$65,200$116,000

279University of Maryland-University College
Early Career Pay$65,200
Mid-Career Pay$116,000
279$64,000$116,000

279Frostburg State University
Early Career Pay$64,000
Mid-Career Pay$116,000
281$69,700$115,900

281Concordia University-Saint Paul
Early Career Pay$69,700
Mid-Career Pay$115,900
282$64,000$115,800

282University of North Carolina Wilmington
Early Career Pay$64,000
Mid-Career Pay$115,800
282$61,300$115,800

282Metropolitan State University
Early Career Pay$61,300
Mid-Career Pay$115,800
284$64,700$115,700

284University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Early Career Pay$64,700
Mid-Career Pay$115,700
284$62,100$115,700

284McKendree University
Early Career Pay$62,100
Mid-Career Pay$115,700
284$63,000$115,700

284Florida Institute of Technology
Early Career Pay$63,000
Mid-Career Pay$115,700
287$65,600$115,500

287College of Charleston
Early Career Pay$65,600
Mid-Career Pay$115,500
287$65,600$115,500

287Loyola University Chicago
Early Career Pay$65,600
Mid-Career Pay$115,500
289$66,700$115,400

289Clemson University
Early Career Pay$66,700
Mid-Career Pay$115,400
289$60,200$115,400

289Augusta University
Early Career Pay$60,200
Mid-Career Pay$115,400
291$57,800$115,300

291Lock Haven University
Early Career Pay$57,800
Mid-Career Pay$115,300
291$57,800$115,300

291Monmouth University
Early Career Pay$57,800
Mid-Career Pay$115,300
293$58,000$115,200

293University of North Georgia
Early Career Pay$58,000
Mid-Career Pay$115,200
293$65,200$115,200

293University of Nebraska at Omaha
Early Career Pay$65,200
Mid-Career Pay$115,200
293$63,400$115,200

293Wayne State University
Early Career Pay$63,400
Mid-Career Pay$115,200
296$64,100$115,100

296Ohio State University-Main Campus
Early Career Pay$64,100
Mid-Career Pay$115,100
296$64,500$115,100

296University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Early Career Pay$64,500
Mid-Career Pay$115,100
296$64,600$115,100

296Auburn University
Early Career Pay$64,600
Mid-Career Pay$115,100
296$64,300$115,100

296University of Alabama in Huntsville
Early Career Pay$64,300
Mid-Career Pay$115,100
300$62,000$114,900

300Michigan Technological University
Early Career Pay$62,000
Mid-Career Pay$114,900
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Studying computer science means that you are going to enter one of the most highly paid and fastest-growing job types of the modern economy. But if you are going into a field with the expectation that you’ll be well paid, why not get your education at a school with some of the highest-earning alumni? Use PayScale’s College Salary Report to find out how alumni from the school of your choice do financially after graduation. There are scores of colleges and universities included in the PayScale College Salary Report’s list of Best Schools for Computer Science Majors.

Many of the highest-earning computer science majors come from notable engineering schools, like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University and Lehigh. You probably recognize a number of the famous names who earned degrees in computer science: Reed Hastings (founder of LinkedIn), Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo!) and Google co-founder Larry Page (who didn’t actually complete a degree, but studied computer science at Stanford).


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