Computer Science at Purdue University - Main Campus

Computer Science at Purdue University - Main Campus

The Computer Science major is part of the computer & information sciences program at Purdue University - Main Campus.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. Also, learn how Purdue ranks among other schools offering degrees in compsci.

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Computer Science Degrees Available at Purdue

Purdue CompSci Rankings

Purdue is in the top 10% of the country for compsci. More specifically it was ranked #42 out of 502 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #2 in Indiana.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 7
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 10
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 22
Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 31
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 32
Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 37
Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools 48
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 53
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 57
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 89
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 108
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Computer Science 135

Popularity of CompSci at Purdue

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Purdue University - Main Campus handed out 469 bachelor's degrees in computer science. Due to this, the school was ranked #16 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 12% over the previous year when 418 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 63 students received their master’s degree in compsci from Purdue. This makes it the #50 most popular school for compsci master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 26 students received their doctoral degrees in compsci in 2020, making the school the #11 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CompSci Graduates from Purdue Make?

Salary of CompSci Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of compsci students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purdue is $84,800. This is higher than $63,700, which is the national median for all compsci bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do CompSci Graduates from Purdue Have?

Student Debt of CompSci Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Purdue, compsci students borrow a median amount of $19,500 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all compsci bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $22,813.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the compsci program at Purdue is $202 per month.

Purdue CompSci Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the compsci majors at Purdue University - Main Campus.

Purdue Computer Science Bachelor’s Program

Of the 469 students who graduated with a Bachelor’s in compsci from Purdue in 2020, 85% were men and 15% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Purdue University - Main Campus with a bachelor's in compsci.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 103
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 170
Non-Resident Aliens 151
Other Races 34

Purdue Computer Science Master’s Program

Of the 58 students who earned a master's degree in Computer Science from Purdue in 2019-2020, 86% were men and 14% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Purdue University - Main Campus with a master's in compsci.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 11
Non-Resident Aliens 40
Other Races 0

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Software & Applications 233
Computer Information Systems 222

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