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2023 Computer Science Students

There are about 144,819 students enrolled in Computer Science in the USA.

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College is one of the more impactful investments in one's life; it's a time for personal growth and maturation. Students continue to discover what they are capable of and forge the requisite skills to be a prosperous member of society. But learning goes beyond a classroom environment - the discussions which one has with their classmates, the funny story gained from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different way of looking it. As such, finding a diverse college vastly enhances what you gain from your time spent at university.

Computer Science is a more popular subject for students of color than white students. 37% of the US' Computer Science majors are students of other races**, followed by white students (32%), asian students (23%), and latino students (6%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Scripps College located in Claremont, CA.

Secondly, Computer Science significatly skews male, with nearly 7/9ths of students majoring in Computer Science identifying as men. Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is wealth diversity. Computer Science ranks somewhere around the median for income diversity (50th percentile). 30% of its majors come from homes that take home north of $110,000 per year, 16% are from mid-income homes, and 24% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 annual income. University of North Carolina at Charlotte has the most socioeconomically diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall FL is the most diverse state for Computer Science. The New England is the most diverse region, and the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 23%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 6%

  • White: 32%

  • Other: 37%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 77%

  • Female: 23%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 30%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 62%

  • Out of State: 29%

  • International: 9%

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