Computer Science in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Massachusetts


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive computer science degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,157 computer science professionals graduate from Massachusetts' 42 computer science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts with a computer science program is Harvard University, which is located in Cambridge. In 2010, it was ranked 0th nationwide. 62 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Harvard University in 2010. Students at Harvard University paid $38,415 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Massachusetts with a computer science program is Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is located in Cambridge. In 2010, it was ranked 9th nationwide. In 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduated 320 students from its computer science program. The tuition rate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was $39,212 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a computer science program is Tufts University. Tufts University, which was ranked 12th in the country in 2010, is located in Medford. 7 students graduated with degree in computer science from Tufts University in 2010. Tuition at Tufts University was $41,598 per year.

Cost

Computer science schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $24,243 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $41,982 per year, or as little as $3,144 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts computer science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Tufts University - located in Medford, students are charged $41,598 per year
  3. Williams College - located in Williamstown, students are charged $41,434 per year

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

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Cape Cod Community College - located in West Barnstable, students are charged $3,624 per year
  3. Massachusetts Bay Community College - located in Wellesley Hills, students are charged $3,624 per year

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

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

  1. Bristol County - 11,340 computer science professionals
  2. Middlesex County - 2,110 computer science professionals
  3. Hartford County - 860 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Massachusetts will shrink by -7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 16,430 computer science professionals working in Massachusetts. The greatest decline for computer science professional is predicted to be amongst Information Systems Managers, who are expected to increase by 11% by 2018.

Salary

computer science professionals in Massachusetts make an average of $91,037 per year. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts computer science professional earned as little as less than $24,740 per year or as much as more than $164,710 per year. The following counties in Massachusetts have the highest average salaries for computer science professionals:

  1. Berkshire County - $113,850 per year
  2. Barnstable County - $112,740 per year
  3. Franklin County - $107,283 per year

The following counties in Massachusetts have the lowest average salaries for computer science professional:

  1. Hartford County - $79,830 per year
  2. Windham County - $83,040 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $88,365 per year

The computer science professionals with highest average salaries in Massachusetts were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $134,380 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $96,870 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $41,860 per year

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

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $96,870 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $41,860 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Computer Science in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers 12,940 $134,380 25.3%
2
Computer Operators 2,170 $41,860 -24.7%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 960 $96,870 -36.0%
 

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