Prospective students consider many factors when choosing a school that fits their needs. Program rankings are one important factor. The CS Department at UT Dallas has done well in research-based rankings such as csrankings.org, where it ranks 7th in the area of natural language processing, 5th in the area of software engineering, 11th in artificial intelligence, and 6th in real-time systems (2009-2019 period). The department has also done well in placement rankings, placing #21 in 2015 LinkedIn ranking that measured placement of software developers in top companies. Newly released rankings by Computer Science Degree Hub show that the CS Department graduates also do extremely well early-career and mid-career pay levels. This holds true for both bachelor’s and master’s graduates. Computer Science Degree Hub is a good resource guide for finding the latest up-to-date information about the best-accredited computer science degree programs offered by first-rate colleges across the United States. According to the ranking, the UT Dallas Computer Science Bachelor’s program came in at rank 49 and the CS Master’s program was ranked at number 48 among hundreds of Universities that offer CS Degree programs.
In order to create the ranking, CS Degree Hub used an analytical approach that aggregates and weights scores awarded to universities by four of the most important higher education ranking sources:
- World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
- World University Rankings by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2018
- Best graduate school rankings in computer science by U.S. News in 2018
- Forbes Top Colleges in America 2018
Following additional factors were also used to compute the overall rank:
- Early career pay (from PayScale’s College Salary Report 2018)
- Mid-career pay (from PayScale’s College Salary Report 2018)
- Graduation Rate
“For UT Dallas CS to make it to top 50 in CS Degree Hub ranking is pretty impressive,” said Dr. Gopal Gupta, Erik Jonsson Professor and Department Head of Computer Science. “This is further proof that we provide excellent education to our students that results in them finding very well-paying jobs”.
ABOUT THE UT DALLAS COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 3,315 bachelors-degree students, more than 1,110 master’s students, 165 Ph.D. students, 52 tenure-track faculty members, and 44 full-time senior lecturers, as of Fall 2019. With The University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.