Computer Science in Washington State

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Washington State


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Washington State receive computer science degrees every year. That means an estimated 251 computer science professionals graduate from Washington State's 10 computer science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State with a computer science program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 13th nationwide. 135 students graduated with a degree in computer science from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State that has a computer science program is Washington State University. Washington State University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Pullman. In 2010, 65 students graduated from Washington State University computer science program. Washington State University charged in-state students $9,489 in tuition fees per year.

Western Washington University, which is located in Bellingham, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. 6 students graduated with degree in computer science from Western Washington University in 2010. Western Washington University charged in-state students $6,858 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $21,787 per year, though tuition can range from $37,225 per year to $6,858 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  2. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Washington State computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Western Washington University - located in Bellingham, students are charged $6,858 per year
  2. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, students are charged $8,701 per year
  3. Washington State University - located in Pullman, students are charged $9,489 per year

A computer science degree from a Washington State school... what next?

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

  1. King County - 7,810 computer science professionals
  2. Pierce County - 460 computer science professionals
  3. Thurston County - 460 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer science professionals is expected to grow by 12% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,900 computer science professionals working in Washington State then. Of these 11,900 computer science professionals, the government predicts that 10,420 will be information systems managers, 1,480 will be computer operators, and an unknown number will be computer science teachers.

Salary

computer science professionals in Washington State earn $81,703 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Washington State computer science professional earned as little as less than $24,430 per year or as much as more than $146,850 per year. The following counties in Washington State have the highest average salaries for computer science professionals:

  1. Benton County - $140,510 per year
  2. Kitsap County - $101,080 per year
  3. Yakima County - $96,920 per year

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

  1. Spokane County - $68,223 per year
  2. Pierce County - $68,627 per year
  3. King County - $85,713 per year

The computer science professionals with highest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $127,130 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $73,250 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $44,730 per year

The computer science professionals with lowest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $73,250 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $44,730 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in computer science in Washington State and to compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,703 miles from location University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 72.0673 20% 2,879
7,472 miles from location Whitworth University Spokane WA 69.1446 18% 2,781
7,558 miles from location Walla Walla University College Place WA 26.6245 63% 1,808
7,724 miles from location Saint Martin's University Lacey WA 57.1629 31% 1,672
7,638 miles from location Heritage University Toppenish WA 12.0598 n/a 1,115
 

Curious what studying Computer Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 8,600 $127,130 95.0%
2
Computer Operators + 1,140 $44,730 -40.3%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 480 $73,250 -22.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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