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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RankSchool NameEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
Rank:601School Name:Oklahoma Panhandle State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,300Mid-Career Pay:$84,000
Rank:602School Name:Dalton State CollegeEarly Career Pay:$45,600Mid-Career Pay:$80,900
Rank:602School Name:Broward CollegeEarly Career Pay:$48,800Mid-Career Pay:$80,900

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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).