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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Alabama

942 Bachelor's Degrees
$47,544 Avg Salary
$31,005 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in AlabamaWith 942 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #11 most popular major in Alabama. This means that 1.0% 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 Alabama ranking looked at 14 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Computer & Information Sciences Majors

After graduating, computer and information sciences majors that go to school in Alabama go on to jobs making an average of $47,544 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 19% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

On a nationwide level, computer and information sciences majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $53,773. That's 12% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Alabama.

Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools in Alabama  47,544
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Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  53,773
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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95,000

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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Grads in Alabama

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 Alabama

#1

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Southern College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham, BSC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Birmingham, Samford is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Athens State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Athens State University is a small public school located in the town of Athens.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Alabama in Huntsville. Located in the city of Huntsville, UAH is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Strayer University - Alabama landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Strayer University - Alabama is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. UAB is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Birmingham.

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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the distant town of Tuskegee, Tuskegee is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Our rankings recognize Columbia Southern University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the fringe town of Orange Beach, Columbia Southern University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Alabama A & M University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Normal, AAMU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 275
Florida 34 4,244
Virginia 34 3,198
Georgia 33 3,192
West Virginia 32 829
Tennessee 32 843
North Carolina 32 2,606
South Carolina 32 844
Louisiana 31 595
Kentucky 31 654
Arkansas 30 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 774
Information Science 59
Computer Science 50
Information Technology 43
Computer Systems Networking 16

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 2,794
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,964
Engineering Technologies 784
Physical Sciences 479
Mathematics & Statistics 418

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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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