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2023 Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region

59 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
16,663 CompSci Degrees Awarded
$71,610 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #12 in popularity, computer science is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual reviewed 59 schools in the Far Western US Region to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of computer science. Combined, these schools handed out 16,663 degrees in computer science to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Computer Science School

Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region The compsci program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Computer Science rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for computer science schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Computer Science Rankings by Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Computer Science Schools in the Far Western US Region list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

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Best Schools for Computer Science in the Far Western US Region

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the compsci degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Far Western US Region Schools in CompSci

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
628 CompSci Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Stanford University if you want to pursue a degree in computer science. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford. A Best Colleges rank of #2 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were approximately 628 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer science major at Stanford University make $76,318 above the average graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
84 CompSci Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in computer science has to take a look at California Institute of Technology. Caltech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena. A Best Colleges rank of #28 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Caltech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 84 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Caltech in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer science students who get their degree from California Institute of Technology make $58,083 more than the standard compsci grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
856 CompSci Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat University of California - Berkeley if you want to pursue a degree in computer science. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. A Best Colleges rank of #17 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 856 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer science students who get their degree from University of California - Berkeley make $53,640 more than the typical compsci grad.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
470 CompSci Degrees Awarded

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in computer science. Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #38 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were about 470 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year. Computer Science degree recipients from University of Washington - Seattle Campus receive an earnings boost of approximately $30,100 over the typical income of computer science graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,386 CompSci Degrees Awarded

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Colleges rank of #18 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were about 1386 computer science students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer science major at University of Southern California make $35,937 more than the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
868 CompSci Degrees Awarded

UCSD is a fairly large public university located in the large city of La Jolla. A Best Colleges rank of #49 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UCSD is a great university overall.

There were approximately 868 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UCSD in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer science major at University of California - San Diego get $36,143 more than the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,007 CompSci Degrees Awarded

UC Irvine is a very large public university located in the city of Irvine. A Best Colleges rank of #77 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UC Irvine is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1007 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UC Irvine in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the compsci program make an average of $70,796 in their early career salary.

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#8

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
48 CompSci Degrees Awarded

Harvey Mudd College is a fairly small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Claremont. A Best Colleges rank of #31 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Harvey Mudd College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 48 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Harvey Mudd College in the most recent data year. Those computer science students who get their degree from Harvey Mudd College make $51,729 more than the average compsci graduate.

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#9

Pomona College

Claremont, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 CompSci Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Claremont, Pomona is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #46 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Pomona is a great college overall.

There were roughly 33 computer science students who graduated with this degree at Pomona in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer science major at Pomona College earn $39,128 more than the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
215 CompSci Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #50 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UCSB is a great university overall.

There were roughly 215 computer science students who graduated with this degree at UCSB in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Science degree recipients from University of California - Santa Barbara earn a boost of around $14,666 over the average income of computer science graduates.

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Best Computer Science Colleges by State

Explore the best computer science colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 330 13,147
Washington 300 1,481
Oregon 266 1,282
Nevada 192 152
Hawaii 164 152
Alaska 119 31

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 6,608
Information Technology 4,678
Computer Programming 2,192
Computer Software & Applications 2,160
Computer Systems Networking 1,844
Information Science 760
Data Entry 328
Data Processing 258
Computer Systems Analysis 113
Other Computer & Information Sciences 85

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Negative Space.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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