In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a computer science degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,781 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

28% above average compared to other degrees

$ 27,815 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

38% above average compared to other degrees

$ 41,932 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

30% above average compared to other degrees

What do computer science graduates earn?

Computer science students make an average of $94,225 per year after graduation. This is 41% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

12% of computer science graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 94,225 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 90% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

40% below average compared to other degrees


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