Computer Science in Georgia

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Georgia


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Georgia receive computer science degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 301 computer science professionals graduate from Georgia's 14 computer science schools.

Top Schools

Emory University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a computer science program. It is located in Atlanta. 16 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Emory University in 2010. Students at Emory University paid $39,158 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a computer science program is University of Georgia, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated 57 students from its computer science program. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a computer science program is Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 19th nationwide. 26 students graduated with degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus in 2010. Students at Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus paid $8,716 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,840 per year, though tuition can range from $39,158 per year to $4,454 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Berry College - located in Mount Berry, students are charged $24,620 per year

The computer science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Georgia Southwestern State University - located in Americus, students are charged $4,454 per year
  2. Kennesaw State University - located in Kennesaw, students are charged $5,042 per year
  3. Southern Polytechnic State University - located in Marietta, students are charged $5,180 per year

A computer science degree from a Georgia school... what next?

The largest populations of Georgia computer science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 10,390 computer science professionals
  2. Burke County - 330 computer science professionals
  3. Murray County - 310 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of computer science professionals in the state of Georgia will shrink to 16,450. This would require a -5% decline in the field.

Salary

computer science professionals in Georgia earn $72,637 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Computer science professional in Georgia had varying salaries from $16,180 to $160,200 per year in 2010. On average computer science professional earn the most in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Houston County - $100,260 per year
  2. Floyd County - $91,260 per year
  3. Hall County - $91,160 per year

Computer science professionals in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Russell County - $33,430 per year
  2. Appling County - $51,785 per year
  3. Banks County - $54,840 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $113,140 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $67,420 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $37,350 per year

The computer science professionals with lowest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $67,420 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $37,350 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in computer science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as information systems or information technology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,100 $113,140 -2.6%
2
Computer Operators 2,820 $37,350 -30.0%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 950 $67,420 -19.5%
 

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