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Computer Science Schools

As a professor or instructor of computer science classes at one of the 842 accredited computer science schools in the country, you play a central role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The trends in the computer science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes computer science training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Computer science professionals

1,372,510 1,406,220 1,452,200 1,467,460 1,479,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 1,479,220 computer science professionals working in the US in 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of computer science professionals has grown by 8%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Computer science professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by computer science professionals around the nation, was $69,402 per year. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for computer science professionals in the US was 17% more than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Computer Science

$60,798 $64,038 $66,640 $67,958 $69,402
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Computer science professionals' salaries have grown by 14% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Computer Science Student enrollment growth by degree

876 654 635 852 840
10,090 8,653 7,985 8,075 8,019
612 664 740 767 760
4,530 4,469 5,125 5,238 5,218
326 255 237 294 294
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Computer Science
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Computer Science
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Computer Science
  • Grey: Certificate in Computer Science

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for computer science professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 16,434 students graduated from computer science degree programs in the US. In 2010, 15,131 students graduated from computer science schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 8% decline in the number of computer science graduates. This decline in the number of students graduating from computer science courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Computer Science Programs offered Nationwide


While student graduation numbers are down, the number of schools offering computer science programs has increased. In 2006 there were 796 computer science schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 842 schools.

Computer Science Faculty Salaries

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