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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Tennessee

844 Bachelor's Degrees
$51,885 Avg Salary
$31,886 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in TennesseeWith 844 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #14 most popular major in Tennessee. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% 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.

This year's Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Tennessee ranking analyzed 11 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Computer & Information Sciences Majors

The average computer and information sciences major who graduates from a school in Tennessee earns about $51,885 per year during the early years of their career. This is 30% 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 Tennessee  51,885
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103,800
Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  53,773
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103,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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103,800

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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Grads in Tennessee

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid computer and information sciences graduates.

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

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Vanderbilt University. Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Rhodes College

Memphis, TN

Our rankings recognize Rhodes College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Memphis, Rhodes College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#4

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Carson - Newman University. Located in the small suburb of Jefferson City, Carson - Newman is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Tennessee - Martin. UT Martin is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Martin.

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Tennessee Technological University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Tennessee Tech University is a fairly large public school located in the town of Cookeville.

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Christian Brothers University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Memphis, Christian Brothers is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Middle Tennessee State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the medium-sized city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public college with a very large student population.

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Trevecca Nazarene University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. TNU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Nashville.

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#10

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

Our rankings recognize Lipscomb University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Nashville, Lipscomb is a private not-for-profit school with a small 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
North Carolina 32 2,606
South Carolina 32 844
Alabama 32 942
Louisiana 31 595
Kentucky 31 654
Arkansas 30 470

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 573
Computer Information Systems 231
Computer Systems Analysis 13
Computer Software & Applications 13
Other Computer & Information Sciences 7

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,764
Engineering 1,750
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 688
Physical Sciences 534
Mathematics & Statistics 396

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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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