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:50School Name:Trinity CollegeEarly Career Pay:$89,800Mid-Career Pay:$150,000
Rank:52School Name:LeTourneau UniversityEarly Career Pay:$78,100Mid-Career Pay:$149,800
Rank:53School Name:Stevens Institute of TechnologyEarly Career Pay:$91,500Mid-Career Pay:$149,200
Rank:54School Name:CUNY Brooklyn CollegeEarly Career Pay:$75,300Mid-Career Pay:$148,800
Rank:55School Name:George Mason UniversityEarly Career Pay:$77,800Mid-Career Pay:$148,500
Rank:55School Name:Emory UniversityEarly Career Pay:$85,300Mid-Career Pay:$148,500
Rank:55School Name:George Washington UniversityEarly Career Pay:$84,500Mid-Career Pay:$148,500
Rank:58School Name:Washington University in St LouisEarly Career Pay:$93,200Mid-Career Pay:$148,400
Rank:59School Name:University of Maryland-College ParkEarly Career Pay:$88,700Mid-Career Pay:$148,200
Rank:59School Name:University of DelawareEarly Career Pay:$79,900Mid-Career Pay:$148,200
Rank:61School Name:Pepperdine UniversityEarly Career Pay:$90,800Mid-Career Pay:$148,000
Rank:62School Name:Merrimack CollegeEarly Career Pay:$81,500Mid-Career Pay:$147,800
Rank:63School Name:University of North Carolina at Chapel HillEarly Career Pay:$85,300Mid-Career Pay:$147,300
Rank:64School Name:William & MaryEarly Career Pay:$88,300Mid-Career Pay:$146,700
Rank:65School Name:The University of Texas at AustinEarly Career Pay:$89,900Mid-Career Pay:$146,000
Rank:65School Name:Seattle UniversityEarly Career Pay:$97,400Mid-Career Pay:$146,000
Rank:67School Name:Sacred Heart UniversityEarly Career Pay:$71,500Mid-Career Pay:$145,600
Rank:68School Name:James Madison UniversityEarly Career Pay:$82,400Mid-Career Pay:$145,500
Rank:69School Name:Brigham Young UniversityEarly Career Pay:$82,100Mid-Career Pay:$145,100
Rank:69School Name:University of Rhode IslandEarly Career Pay:$79,600Mid-Career Pay:$145,100
Rank:69School Name:Bucknell UniversityEarly Career Pay:$86,700Mid-Career Pay:$145,100
Rank:69School Name:University of St Thomas (Minnesota)Early Career Pay:$76,700Mid-Career Pay:$145,100
Rank:73School Name:Vanderbilt UniversityEarly Career Pay:$86,300Mid-Career Pay:$144,800
Rank:73School Name:University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesEarly Career Pay:$82,400Mid-Career Pay:$144,800
Rank:73School Name:Worcester State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$71,600Mid-Career Pay:$144,800

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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).