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Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science is one of the majors in the computer & information sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. Also, learn how RPI ranks among other schools offering degrees in compsci.

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Computer Science Degrees Available at RPI

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CompSci
  • Master’s Degree in CompSci
  • Doctorate Degree in CompSci

RPI CompSci Rankings

RPI was ranked #31 on College Factual's most recent list of the best schools for compsci majors. This puts the bachelor's program at the school solidly in the top 15% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #4 in New York.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Computer Science 31
Most Popular Colleges for Computer Science 32
Best Computer Science Colleges for Veterans 62

Popularity of CompSci at RPI

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute handed out 208 bachelor's degrees in computer science. Due to this, the school was ranked #32 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 25% over the previous year when 167 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 38 students received their master’s degree in compsci from RPI. This makes it the #77 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 15 students received their doctoral degrees in compsci in 2018, making the school the #20 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from RPI Make?

Salary of CompSci Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at RPI is $91,900. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $63,700 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do CompSci Graduates from RPI Have?

Student Debt of CompSci Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at RPI, compsci students borrow a median amount of $26,000 in student loans. This is higher than the the typical median of $22,812 for all compsci majors across the country.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the compsci program at RPI is $270 per month.

RPI CompSci Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

RPI Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 84% of compsci bachelor's degrees went to men and 16% went to women.

RPI Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor's in compsci.

Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 41
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 104
Non-Resident Aliens 25
Other Races 19

RPI Computer Science Master’s Program

Of the 38 students who earned a master's degree in Computer Science from RPI in 2017-2018, 87% were men and 13% were women.

RPI Gender Breakdown of Computer Science Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a master's in compsci.

Ethnic Diversity of Computer Science Majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 18
Non-Resident Aliens 8
Other Races 2

Areas of Concentration for CompSci

Computer Science students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
Computer Science 261

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 51

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