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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Washington

2,714 Bachelor's Degrees
$54,327 Avg Salary
$25,798 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in WashingtonOut of the 34 majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 4th in Washington. In fact, 2,714 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 2.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Washington ranking analyzed 13 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 & Information Sciences Majors After Graduation

After graduation, computer and information sciences majors from schools in Washington earn an average salary of $54,327 per year. This is 36% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a computer and information sciences degree is $53,773. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools in Washington  54,327
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108,600
Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  53,773
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108,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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108,600

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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Grads in Washington

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid computer and information sciences majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Washington

University of Washington - Bothell Campus earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Bothell.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the city of Seattle.

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Seattle Pacific University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the large city of Seattle, SPU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Our rankings recognize Seattle University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Seattle U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Seattle.

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DigiPen Institute of Technology earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Digipen is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of Redmond.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a very large student population.

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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the medium-sized city of Tacoma, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Western Washington University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a large student population.

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Pacific Lutheran University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Tacoma.

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Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Whitworth University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Whitworth is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Spokane.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 37 8,739
Hawaii 30 184
Oregon 30 1,124
Alaska 29 44
Nevada 29 226

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,203
Computer Science 971
Information Technology 212
Computer Software & Applications 142
Computer Programming 130

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,671
Engineering 2,300
Physical Sciences 983
Natural Resources & Conservation 714
Mathematics & Statistics 648

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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 Almonroth.

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