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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Pennsylvania

4,840 Bachelor's Degrees
$58,843 Avg Salary
$28,833 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in PennsylvaniaOut of the 37 majors we analyze each year, computer and information sciences was ranked 7th in Pennsylvania. In fact, 4,840 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 5.2% of all the computer and information sciences bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Pennsylvania ranking, we looked at 47 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

How Much Do Computer & Information Sciences Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, computer and information sciences majors from schools in Pennsylvania earn an average salary of $58,843 per year. This is 48% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences is $53,773. This means that degree holders from schools in Pennsylvania make 9% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools in Pennsylvania  58,843
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117,600
Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  53,773
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117,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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117,600

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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Grads in Pennsylvania

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Top 11 Best Schools for Highly Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Pennsylvania

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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#2

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Swarthmore.

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#3

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Our rankings recognize Dickinson College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Dickinson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Carlisle.

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#4

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Bucknell is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Lewisburg.

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#4

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#5

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to West Chester University of Pennsylvania. WCUPA is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of West Chester.

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Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Allegheny College. Located in the town of Meadville, Allegheny is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#7

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Gettysburg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Gettysburg.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg. Located in the suburb of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg is a public college with a fairly small student population.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for in Pennsylvania Computer & Information Sciences students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Pennsylvania award.

Rank College Location
8 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Altoona, PA
9 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
10 Villanova University Villanova, PA
10 Lafayette College Easton, PA
11 Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA
11 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
12 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
13 Grove City College Grove City, PA
14 Moravian College Bethlehem, PA
16 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 37 7,593
New Jersey 33 2,470
Maryland 33 5,026
Delaware 30 246
District of Columbia 28 390

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,794
Information Science 1,170
Computer Science 1,103
Information Technology 650
Computer Software & Applications 76

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 6,878
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5,947
Physical Sciences 2,053
Mathematics & Statistics 1,701
Engineering Technologies 984

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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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