Computer Science Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 10 accredited schools where computer science classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in computer science in the state of Washington State, which encompasses computer science training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Computer Science
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science
  • Masters degree in Computer Science
  • PhD degree in Computer Science


Schools

  1. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  2. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  3. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  4. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  5. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  6. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  7. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  10. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Computer Science Employment

Washington State 35,860
National 1,479,220

Of all of the computer science professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Computer science professionals In Washington State

30,680 33,350 33,180 35,490 10,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of computer science is shrinking. 20,460 less computer science professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 67% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for computer science professionals which shows a 71% decrease in the number of computer science professionals working around the nation.

Computer Science VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$69,204 $72,982 $74,668 $73,982 $81,703
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Computer Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of computer science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to computer science professionals are increasing in Washington State. Computer science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $69,204 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $81,703 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Computer science professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$48,750
25th percentile
$59,470
50th percentile
$75,897
75th percentile
$99,473
90th percentile
$123,049

Thus, there was a 15% growth in computer science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of computer science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid computer science professionals earning 152% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Computer science professionals and related professions in Washington State

Computer Engineering
$100,980
Computer Forensics
$62,805
Computer Programming
$90,090
Computer Science
$77,028
Information Systems
$106,700
Information Technology
$85,348

Computer science professionals in Washington State earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Computer Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
1
bachelor
12
master
1
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total15

The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited computer science schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006 there were 191 computer science graduates from computer science courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 251 graduates.

Thus there was a 31% percent increase in the number of computer science school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 80%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in computer science.

Computer Science Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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