Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
220,337
growing 5.02%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,299
declining 0.678%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$32,000
growing 2.73%
Average Wage
$102,521
growing 2.52%
People in Workforce
2.17M
growing 5.54%
Average Employee Age
40.7
declining 0.00551%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degree recipients are New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ, and Lake Arbor, MD. The locations with a relatively high number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degree recipients are Bethesda, MD, Fairfield, IA, and South Laurel, MD. The most common degree awarded to students studying Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services and the types of students that study this field. University of Maryland Global Campus awards the most degrees in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services in the US, but P C Age-Jersey City and PC AGE-Metropark have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Tuition costs for Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors are, on average, $6,299 for in-state public colleges, and $32,000 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services programs are Public, 2-year institutions (843 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (102,256 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, is Public, 4-year or above (102,256 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,299
Median In-State Public
$32,000
Median Out of State Private

University of Maryland Global Campus has the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degree recipients, with 3,915 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 100%
  2. 100%
  3. 100%

Out of all institutions that offer Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, P C Age-Jersey City has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

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.

The industry that employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Other consumer goods rental.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

$102,521
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,452
2.52%
1 Year Growth
± 1.96%

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Highest Paying Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors.

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Occupations by Share

2.17M
2019 Workforce
± 35,944
5.54%
1 Year Growth
± 2.25%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.54%, from 2.06M in 2018 to 2.17M in 2019.

The largest single share of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates go on to work as Software developers (23.7%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

2.17M
2019 Workforce
± 35,944
5.54%
1 Year Growth
± 2.25%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.54%, from 2.06M in 2018 to 2.17M in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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Specialty Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is 40.7.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (96,525 students).

Workforce Age

40.7
Average Age in 2019
± 0.189 Years
0.00551%
1 Year Change
± 0.657%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 37 and 35 years old, which represent 3.5% and 3.46% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The most common degree types held by the working population in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (75.8%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    96,525 degrees awarded
  2. Non-resident Alien
    38,729 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    23,968 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Male
    37,077 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    10,568 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    7,910 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    257,429 degree recipients
  2. China
    62,013 degree recipients
  3. Vietnam
    27,219 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. India
    5.21 times more than expected
  2. Latvia
    3.69 times more than expected
  3. Saudi Arabia
    3.4 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees (5.21 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (257,429 degree recipients).

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Skills

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

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 and Information Sciences and Support Services 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 Installation 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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