Best Colleges for Computer Science

31,737

Graduates Per Year

$64K

Average Salary

#19

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

19.57% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

36

Computer and Information Sciences

37

Computer Science

38

Public Health

Racial Diversity

Asian

23%

14,457

Black

2%

1,296

Latino

6%

3,651

White

32%

20,283

Other

37%

23,493

Financial Diversity

0-30k

24%

72,504

30-48k

15%

45,650

48-75k

16%

47,793

75-110k

14%

42,656

110k +

30%

87,970

Geographic Diversity

In State

62%

150,373

Out State

29%

70,111

Int'l

9%

20,551

Gender Diversity

Male

77%

49,887

Female

23%

15,174

Computer Science Programs

#28

Most Racially Diverse

49%

Most Financially Diverse

#78

Most Geographically Diverse

Most Racially Diverse

Scripps College

Most Financially Diverse

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Most Geographically Diverse

Claremont McKenna College

Most Diverse Computer Science Programs

By State

FL

By Region

New England

By Conference

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

STUDENTS

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%