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307 Master's Degrees Annually
12 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#180 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Other Computer Sciences Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other computer and information sciences graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 228
Master’s Degree 177
Doctor’s Degree 15

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Computer Sciences?

177 Master's Degrees Annually
29% Percent Women
34% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 71% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other computer science majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 99
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Computer Science. About 5.6% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • Saudi Arabia
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Angola

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other computer and information sciences students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $82,250 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $75,975 (25th percentile) and $88,525 (75th percentile).

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It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in other computer science, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Other Computer Sciences Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 133 schools offered some type of other computer and information sciences program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 28 2
Certificate (2-4 Years) 2 0
Associate’s Degree 35 4
Bachelor’s Degree 12 3
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 15 2
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 6 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other computer science.

Major Number of Grads
Computer Information Systems 81,384
Computer Science 53,722
Information Technology 38,958
Information Science 18,368
Computer Systems Networking 14,814
Computer Software & Applications 13,180
Computer Programming 10,756
Data Processing 2,320
Computer Systems Analysis 2,269

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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