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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in the Southwest Region

8,301 Bachelor's Degrees
$50,619 Avg Salary
$30,121 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in the Southwest Region In 2018-2019, 92,596 computer and information sciences students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #9 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 8,301 went to undergraduates in the Southwest region of the United States. The computer and information sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking analyzed 48 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Computer & Information Sciences Majors

After graduation, computer and information sciences majors from schools in the Southwest Region earn an average salary of $50,619 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 27% 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 6% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Southwest Region .

Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  50,619
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101,200
Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  53,773
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101,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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101,200

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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Grads in Southwest

The following colleges produce the highest paid computer and information sciences graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in the Southwest Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Methodist University. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

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Arizona State University - Tempe earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the city of Tempe.

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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. New Mexico Tech is a small public school located in the remote town of Socorro.

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The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin.

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#5

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Lamar University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Lamar University is a large public school located in the midsize city of Beaumont.

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#6

Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Houston.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Our rankings recognize University of Arizona as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas Christian University. Located in the city of Fort Worth, TCU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Arlington as the #10 school in this year's rankings. UT Arlington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Arlington.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
11 Austin College Sherman, TX
12 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
13 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
14 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
15 Baylor University Waco, TX

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best computer and information sciences colleges for a specific state in this the Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 33 2,349
Texas 33 5,087
Oklahoma 33 665
New Mexico 30 198

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 4,678
Computer Science 1,834
Information Technology 573
Information Science 436
Computer Software & Applications 353

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,674
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 13,102
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,370
Physical Sciences 2,984
Mathematics & Statistics 2,598

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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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