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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Virginia

3,198 Bachelor's Degrees
$54,326 Avg Salary
$30,866 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in VirginiaIn 2018-2019, computer and information sciences students earned 3,198 bachelor's degrees from a Virginia school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that 3.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in Virginia ranking looked at 20 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences.

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.

Salaries of Computer & Information Sciences Majors After Graduation

The average computer and information sciences major who graduates from a school in Virginia earns about $54,326 per year during the early years of their career. 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 Virginia  54,326
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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 Virginia

The highest paid computer and information sciences majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

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

#1

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of William and Mary. Located in the suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Washington and Lee University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Lexington, Washington and Lee is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a very large student population.

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Virginia Military Institute comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Lexington, VMI is a public school with a small student population.

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#5

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Fredericksburg, UMW is a public school with a small student population.

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#6

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Mason University. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

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#8

Longwood University

Farmville, VA

Our rankings recognize Longwood University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Farmville, Longwood is a public college with a small student population.

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James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. JMU is a very large public school located in the city of Harrisonburg.

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#10

Radford University

Radford, VA

Radford University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the suburb of Radford, Radford is a public school with a large student population.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 275
Florida 34 4,244
Georgia 33 3,192
North Carolina 32 2,606
Alabama 32 942
Tennessee 32 843
West Virginia 32 829
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 1,936
Information Science 455
Information Technology 363
Computer Science 336
Computer Programming 90

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,561
Engineering 3,378
Physical Sciences 1,070
Mathematics & Statistics 902
Natural Resources & Conservation 539

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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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