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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 24.4%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 3.37%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 3.23%
Average Wage
growing 4.33%
People in Workforce
growing 4.47%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.2%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Computer Science and the types of students that study this field. University of Central Missouri awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago and Maharishi University of Management have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Science. Tuition costs for Computer Science majors are, on average, $6,872 for in-state public colleges, and $34,766 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Computer Science programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is 40.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (12,893) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Computer Science field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer Science majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer Science majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Installation, and Technology Design.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Computer Science majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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