Computer Science Data Sheet

Computer Science Data Sheet

  1. Pay for Software Developers: [1]
  • 2016 median salary: $111,000
  • 2016 median pay: $53.37
  1. Types of Developers:
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Back End Web Developer
  • Windows Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  1. Career outlook: [2]
  • 17% (Much faster than average)
  1. Time for a degree:
  • BS.: 4 yrs
  • MS.: 1 yrs
  • PhD: 7 yrs [3]
  1. Average degree cost:
  • BS.: $38,770 [4]
  • PhD: $0 (most programs pay admitted students)
  1. Most common bachelor’s degrees:
  • Computer Science or Management Information Systems
  1. Employment within the first year of a Computer Science bachelor’s: [5]
  • 8% unemployed
  1. Job satisfaction for Computer Science PhDs:[6]
  • 63% of postdocs felt their careers gave them a high sense of meaning.
  1. Typical core courses for Computer Science major [7]
  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Architecture
  • Networks
  • Programming Languages
  1. Percentage of degrees awarded online vs. residentially
  • Not found
  1. Job placement for those with online degrees:
  • Not found
  1. Avg. starting/career salary for computer science & non-computer science majors:
  • starting salary for computer science majors: $63,500 [1]
  • mid-career salary for computer science majors: $111,000 [1]
  • starting salary for non-computer science majors: $50,000 [8]
  • mid-career salary for non-computer science majors: $60,00 [9]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/majors-that-pay-you-back/bachelors?page=23

[2] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm

[3] http://cra.org/crn/2014/04/time_to_degree_in_computing/

[4] http://www.collegecalc.org/majors/computer-science/

[5] https://cew.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Unefsmployment.Final_.update1.pdf

[6] http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/majors-that-pay-you-back/phd

[7] https://undergrad.cs.umd.edu/degree-requirements-cs-major

[8] http://time.com/money/collection-post/3829776/heres-what-the-average-grad-makes-right-out-of-college/

[9] http://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/major_decisions_what_graduates_earn_over_their_lifetimes/