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2021 Highest Paid Computer Systems Networking Graduates

1,270 Bachelor's Degrees
$47,595 Avg Salary
$35,913 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Systems Networking School for You

Highest Paid Computer Systems Networking GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, computer systems networking was ranked #155. In fact, 1,270 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. The networking school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Networking Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Computer Systems Networking Graduates ranking analyzed 39 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in networking.

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.

How Much Do Computer Systems Networking Majors Make After Graduation?

The average computer systems networking major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $47,595 per year during the early years of their career. This is 20% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Average Salary for Networking Graduates from Schools Nationwide  47,595
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Computer Systems Networking Grads in United States

The highest paid networking majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Networking Graduates

Rochester Institute of Technology landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer systems networking school. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, networking majors make an average salary of $71,800.

On average, networking graduates from RIT take out $27,612 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer systems networking school. Located in the large city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in networking from the school is $63,700.

Networking majors at WIT take out an average of $24,544 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer systems networking school. DePaul is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. Networking majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $60,200.

After completing their bachelor's degree, networking graduates from DePaul carry an average student debtload of $24,212. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $236, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Illinois State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Networking majors at Illinois State take out an average of $22,145 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Montana Tech of the University of Montana comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Butte, Montana Tech is a public college with a small student population.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. Networking majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $59,300.

The average amount in student loans that networking majors at UMN Twin Cities take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,875. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $200.

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Utah Valley University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Orem, UVU is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in networking from the school is $58,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, networking graduates from UVU carry an average student debtload of $24,845. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $232.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Akron Main Campus. University of Akron Main Campus is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Akron. Networking majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $58,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, networking graduates from University of Akron Main Campus carry an average student debtload of $26,233. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $249.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public college with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, networking majors make an average salary of $56,000.

On average, networking graduates from UMN Duluth take out $24,253 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio University - Main Campus as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Athens, Ohio U is a public college with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, networking majors make an average salary of $54,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, networking graduates from Ohio U carry an average student debtload of $23,753. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

Majors Similar to Networking

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software & Applications 3,499

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Ludovic.ferre.

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