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Computer Science at University of California - San Diego

The Computer Science major is part of the computer & information sciences program at University of California - San Diego.

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. We've also included details on how UCSD ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in compsci.

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UCSD CompSci Rankings

UCSD is in the top 10% of the country for compsci. More specifically it was ranked #24 out of 386 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #5 in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (With Aid) 6
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Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (With Aid) 8
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (With Aid) 10
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $75-$110k) 14
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Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools 16
Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Computer Science Graduates 16
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $48-$75k) 17
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income Over $110k) 17
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $0-$30k) 18
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $75-$110k) 19
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 19
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $30-$48k) 20
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $48-$75k) 21
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income Over $110k) 21
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $30-$48k) 22
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $0-$30k) 22
Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 22
Highest Paid Master’s Degree Computer Science Graduates 24
Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 25
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $75-$110k) 26
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $48-$75k) 26
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 27
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $0-$30k) 28
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income $30-$48k) 29
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science (Income Over $110k) 30
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Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science Graduates 34
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 226

Popularity of CompSci at UCSD

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of California - San Diego handed out 537 bachelor's degrees in computer science. Due to this, the school was ranked #9 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 23% over the previous year when 435 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 308 students received their master’s degree in compsci from UCSD. This makes it the #8 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 23 students received their doctoral degrees in compsci in 2021, making the school the #15 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from UCSD Make?

Salary of CompSci Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

CompSci majors who earn their bachelor's degree from UCSD go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $87,738 a year. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $63,247 for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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Salary of CompSci Graduates with a Master's Degree

Graduates of the master's compsci program at UCSD make a median salary of $127,768. This is a better than average outcome since the median salary for all compsci graduates with a master's is $98,509.

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How Much Student Debt Do CompSci Graduates from UCSD Have?

Student Debt of CompSci Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at UCSD, compsci students borrow a median amount of $17,575 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all compsci bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,625.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the compsci program at UCSD is $308 per month.

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CompSci Student Diversity at UCSD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at University of California - San Diego.

UCSD Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

Of the 537 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from UCSD in 2020-2021, 79% were men and 21% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - San Diego with a bachelor's in compsci.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 241
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 93
Non-Resident Aliens 118
Other Races 42

UCSD Computer Science Master’s Program

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 308 students earned a master's degree in compsci from UCSD. About 27% of these graduates were women and the other 73% were men.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - San Diego with a master's in compsci.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 38
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 29
Non-Resident Aliens 228
Other Races 6

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 240
Information Technology 38

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