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Computer Science in Alabama

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Alabama

Each year, roughly 0.0% of Alabama students graduate with degrees in computer science. In other words, every year an estimated 46 computer science professionals graduate from Alabama's 8 computer science schools.

Top Schools

Birmingham Southern College, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a computer science program. It is located in Birmingham. 2 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Birmingham Southern College in 2010. Students at Birmingham Southern College paid $27,890 per year in tuition fees.

Tuskegee University, which is located in Tuskegee Institute, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 49th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Tuskegee University graduated 11 students from its computer science program. Students at Tuskegee University paid $16,750 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Alabama that has a computer science program is Samford University. Samford University, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Birmingham. In 2010, Samford University graduated 6 students from its computer science programs. Samford University charged in-state students $21,942 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Alabama's computer science schools ranges from $27,890 per year to $5,424 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,247 per year. In 2010, the computer science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. Birmingham Southern College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $27,890 per year
  2. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year
  3. Tuskegee University - located in Tuskegee Institute, students are charged $16,750 per year

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

  1. Jacksonville State University - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $5,424 per year
  2. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year
  3. Alabama State University - located in Montgomery, students are charged $7,164 per year

A computer science degree from an Alabama school... what next?

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

  1. Bibb County - 1,100 computer science professionals
  2. Limestone County - 1,010 computer science professionals
  3. Autauga County - 470 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of computer science professionals in the state of Alabama will shrink to 3,730. This would require a -2% decline in the field.


On average, computer science professionals earn $71,073 per year. In 2010, however, some Alabama computer science professional earned as little as less than $16,370 per year or as much as more than $156,230 per year. The following counties in Alabama have the highest average salaries for computer science professionals:

  1. Lee County - $101,940 per year
  2. Baldwin County - $87,020 per year
  3. Mobile County - $72,303 per year

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

  1. Cullman County - $52,120 per year
  2. Chambers County - $55,375 per year
  3. Bullock County - $59,125 per year

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

  1. Information Systems Manager - $107,250 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $73,730 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $32,240 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $73,730 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $32,240 per year

More Information

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

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,390 $107,250 -13.7%
Computer Operators 1,000 $32,240 -55.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 460 $73,730 -6.1%

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