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UTD CS Ranks 9th in Top 25 Best U.S. Colleges for a MS in Computer and Information Science

Recently, the website Grad Reports ranked the top 25 best colleges in the U.S. that offer a Master’s degree in Computer and Information Science. The ranking, based on earning potential of the graduates, ranked the UT Dallas Computer Science Department as the ninth-best college for students to acquire a Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Science. Students who graduated with a Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Science from the top 50 schools listed had median starting salaries between $62,100 and $119,900. Students who graduate with a master’s degree in Computer and Information Science from UT Dallas earn a median salary of $88,100.

The Grad Reports list highlights the best 25 colleges with a Master’s in Computer and Information Science in order of highest median salary one year after graduating with a Master’s in Computer and Information Science. Grad Reports rankings are the first to be based on median early-career salary data of over 5 million graduates from the U.S. Department of Education’s resource, College Scorecard. This helps students make a cost to benefit analysis before choosing a school and major.

To be considered for Grad Reports Best Colleges program rankings, universities needed to have a reported median salary and an unsuppressed sample size for graduates for the degree program of the ranking list. Tuition, median salaries, and median debt were reported by the U.S. Department of Education. View Grad Reports methodology for more details.

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 field of software engineering, 11th in artificial intelligence, and 6th in real-time systems (2009-2019 period). The department also has done well in placement rankings, placing twenty-first in the 2015 LinkedIn ranking that measured the placement of software developers in top companies. Great Value Colleges ranked the top 40 best colleges in the U.S. for Artificial Intelligence, placing UT Dallas Computer Science Department as the fifth-best college for undergraduate studies in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The website Computer Science Degree Hub Rankings placed the UT Dallas CS department’s Computer Science Bachelors and Masters Programs in the top 50 universities that offer CS Degree Programs. More recently, the website Best Computer Science Schools ranked the 25 Best Colleges to earn a Bachelor’s in Software Engineering Degrees placing UT Dallas Computer Science Department as the ninth-best college.


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.

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