Computer science degree programs have always been a relatively small portion of a major’s curriculum.
But now, as the cost of higher education has skyrocketed, many universities are starting to offer more computer science courses as an alternative to computer science majors.
In some cases, these programs have more than doubled the number of computer science programs offered in college, according to a new survey from The Higher Education Information Agency.
“This has resulted in a large number of programs offering courses in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, data science, machine learning algorithms, and computer programming,” the agency found.
“The vast majority of computer program students take these courses as a full-time job, rather than as part of their core coursework in a career-track area such as engineering or business.”
Here are the top five programs in the U.S. that offer the most computer science classes:1.
University of Chicago’s Computer Science Department2.
Cornell University’s Computer Sciences Institute3.
Northwestern University’s College of Computer Science4.
University College London’s Centre for Advanced Computer Science5.
University Of Chicago’s Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering6.
University at Buffalo’s Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department7.
University in Colorado at Boulder’s Computer Systems Research Lab8.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Computational Biology9.
University University of Pennsylvania’s Computer Program for Scientists10.
Carnegie Institute of Technology’s Computer Information Science LabThe report, which included the names and numbers of all computer science departments, also included the number and locations of the most programs in each of the top 10 categories, including computer vision and machine learning.
Here are some of the notable programs:1.)
Cornell University-CS100: More than 80 percent of the students who took the CS100 program in 2016-17 graduated with a computer science degree, with over half going on to pursue a computer engineering degree.
The school also had a large population of computer scientists, with more than 90 percent of its students pursuing a computer-science degree.2.)
University of California-Berkeley-CS101: Students at the University of California-BerkeleysCS101 program in 2018 earned an average of more than $150,000 a year in salary, a median net worth of $1.1 million, and a median salary of $72,000.
They also had an average college credit-hour rate of more then 60 percent, compared to the national average of 43 percent.3.)
Stanford University- CS100-2: Students who took Stanford’s CS100, a two-year program that is typically offered by major public and private universities, earned an overall median net income of $143,000, and earned a median college credit hours of 58 percent, nearly triple the national median.
The program is particularly popular among women, who account for almost half of CS100 students.4.)
University at Albany- CS101-3: More students from University at AlbaCS101-2 earned an annual salary of more $200,000 in 2019-20.
The students, who also tend to be white, have a median household income of less than $50,000 and a household credit-hours rate of less then 60.5.)
University in California-Los Angeles-CS102: About 60 percent of UC-LA CS102 students graduated with at least a bachelor’s degree, and over 50 percent of students completed at least one year of college.
The median net household income for UC-LACCS102 students in 2019 was more than double the national figure.6.)
University College, London-CS110: The program at the London School of Economics, which also offers a bachelor of science degree and a master of science, earned more than £2.4 million in the year that ended in March 2020.7.)
Carnegie Mellon-CS201: Students from Carnegie MellonCS201-2, an online master of information science program, earned nearly £1.9 million in 2019, more than four times the national level.8.)
Stanford-CS211: Students of StanfordCS211-1, a master’s degree in computer science, took home more than half a million pounds in 2019.9.)
Cornell-CS220: Students in CornellCS220-1 received an average annual salary nearly $230,000 while also working full- and part-time as computer scientists.10.)
University University at California-Davis-CS221: The University of Cal-DavisCS221-2 students earned an estimated median household salary of nearly $170,000 for the year ending in March 2019.11.)
Cornell College-CS222: Students on CornellCS222-1 earned more in the first year of study than their peers from the University at CornellCS221 and CS211.12.)
University California-Santa Barbara-CS223: Students enrolled in UC-SANBOROCS223-1 and CS223-2 received an estimated annual salary more than