Computer Science in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Louisiana


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Louisiana receive computer science degrees every year. Thus, Louisiana's 15 computer science schools put out approximately 290 computer science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Louisiana with a computer science program is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which is located in Baton Rouge. In 2010, it was ranked 26th nationwide. In 2010, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College graduated 31 students from its computer science program. Tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was $5,764 per year.

The second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a computer science program is Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier University of Louisiana, which was ranked 46th in the country in 2010, is located in New Orleans. In 2010, Xavier University of Louisiana graduated 3 students from its computer science program. Xavier University of Louisiana charged in-state students $17,100 in tuition fees per year.

Dillard University, which is located in New Orleans, is the third-ranked school in Louisiana that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 56th in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with degree in computer science from Dillard University in 2010. Dillard University charged in-state students $13,880 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Louisiana's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,841 per year, though tuition can range from $17,100 per year to $2,730 per year. The Louisiana computer science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Xavier University of Louisiana - located in New Orleans, students are charged $17,100 per year
  2. Dillard University - located in New Orleans, students are charged $13,880 per year
  3. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - located in Baton Rouge, students are charged $5,764 per year

The following Louisiana computer science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southern University at Shreveport - located in Shreveport, students are charged $2,730 per year
  2. Southern University at New Orleans - located in New Orleans, students are charged $3,360 per year
  3. McNeese State University - located in Lake Charles, students are charged $3,987 per year

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

The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana computer science professionals:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 900 computer science professionals
  2. Ascension County - 660 computer science professionals
  3. Bossier County - 160 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer science professionals is expected to shrink by -9% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,460 computer science professionals working in Louisiana then. Of these 2,460 computer science professionals, the government predicts that 1,530 will be information systems managers, 930 will be computer operators, and an unknown number will be computer science teachers.

Salary

On average, computer science professionals earn $62,957 per year. In 2010, however, some Louisiana computer science professional earned as little as less than $16,040 per year or as much as more than $142,660 per year. The following counties in Louisiana have the highest average salaries for computer science professionals:

  1. Ouachita County - $92,320 per year
  2. Lafourche County - $90,430 per year
  3. Jefferson Davis County - $65,587 per year

The Louisiana counties with the lowest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Tangipahoa County - $34,570 per year
  2. Bienville County - $48,260 per year
  3. Acadia County - $51,330 per year

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

  1. Information Systems Manager - $85,950 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $66,170 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $36,750 per year

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

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $66,170 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $36,750 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Louisiana statistics regarding a career in computer science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Louisiana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Louisiana
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Louisiana
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Louisiana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,490 $85,950 -15.3%
2
Computer Operators 950 $36,750 -55.8%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $66,170 -30.0%
 

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