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2021 Highest Paid Computer Programming Graduates in Washington

130 Bachelor's Degrees
$62,900 Avg Salary
$32,869 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Programming Graduates in WashingtonIn 2018-2019, 130 bachelor's degrees were awarded to computer programming students who went to a Washington college or university. This makes it the #70 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 8.3% of all the programming bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Programming Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Computer Programming Majors After Graduation

After graduating, computer programming majors that go to school in Washington go on to jobs making an average of $62,900 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 58% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

Looking at programming schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $51,327. This means that graduates from schools in Washington make 23% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Programming Graduates from Schools in Washington  62,900
Average Salary for Programming Graduates from Schools Nationwide  51,327
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Computer Programming Grads in Washington

The following colleges produce the highest paid programming graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Programming Graduates in Washington

DigiPen Institute of Technology comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Redmond, Digipen is a private for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, programming majors make an average salary of $74,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, programming graduates from Digipen carry an average student debtload of $31,419. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Best Computer Programming Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Computer Programming Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 254 14
Nevada 117 1
Hawaii 115 0

Computer Programming is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,203
Computer Science 971
Information Technology 212
Computer Software & Applications 142
Data Processing 53

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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