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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in the Plains States Region

6,246 Bachelor's Degrees
$52,413 Avg Salary
$28,390 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in the Plains States RegionWith 92,596 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #9 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 6,246 went to students in the Plains States region of the country. 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 the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 58 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.

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

The average computer and information sciences major who graduates from a school in the Plains States Region earns about $52,413 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 32% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $53,773 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in computer and information sciences.

Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Plains States Region  52,413
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104,800
Average Salary for Computer & Information Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  53,773
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104,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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104,800

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2021 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Grads in the Plains States Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid computer and information sciences majors.

Top 13 Best Schools for Highly Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates in the Plains States Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington University in St Louis. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

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#1

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. CSB is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Saint Joseph.

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#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

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

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#3

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

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

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#4

Luther College

Decorah, IA

Luther College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Decorah, Luther is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#4

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

Our rankings recognize Augustana University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Augustana Sioux Falls is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Sioux Falls.

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Iowa State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

Simpson College earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Simpson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Indianola.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

Our rankings recognize Gustavus Adolphus College as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Gustavus Adolphus is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Saint Peter.

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Saint Johns University

Collegeville, MN

Saint Johns University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. SJU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Collegeville.

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University of Missouri - Kansas City landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer and information sciences school. UMKC is a large public school located in the city of Kansas City.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
10 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
11 University of Minnesota - Morris Morris, MN
12 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
13 Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
13 Wartburg College Waverly, IA
14 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
16 Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
19 Graceland University - Lamoni Lamoni, IA
20 Truman State University Kirksville, MO

Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best computer and information sciences colleges for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 1,737
Minnesota 34 1,901
Kansas 32 658
South Dakota 32 254
Iowa 31 870
Nebraska 31 614
North Dakota 30 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 2,404
Computer Science 2,143
Information Technology 699
Information Science 423
Computer Systems Analysis 206

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,828
Engineering 8,809
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,688
Physical Sciences 2,486
Mathematics & Statistics 2,243

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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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