Future Students

"Solving tomorrow's problems by imagining the technologies of the future"


A computer science degree from NC State is your key that opens doors to any career field. Want to save lives in the medical field? Predict the weather? Create the next superhero? Protect the environment? As a computer scientist, you can do it all—because your knowledge and skills drive the world's most important work.

Why CSC at NC State?

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You already know about our reputation as a top-notch technology school. But you may not know how we earned that reputation. Our students are some of the most competitive in the nation because we provide these advantages:

Our location.

We're on Centennial Campus, an award-winning 1,130-acre site that is home to over 100 large and small companies, government agencies and NC State research and teaching facilities. So you'll have access to some of the best resources and internships in the area. In fact, we're the only university that enables you to study topics like open source software—and then walk across the street to your internship at one of the area's leading technology companies, where you apply what you've learned. Or, you can travel just a few miles down the road to the Research Triangle Park, home of dozens of high tech companies. The payoff? You graduate with invaluable experience that can land you a great job right after graduation.

Our faculty.

Every budding software engineer needs a brilliant mentor. Here at NC State, you can study under some of the world's leading minds in the computer science field…the rock stars of computing…the people whose names are on the text books! Our faculty include more than 30 NSF Career Award winners, 12 members of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers, ten IEEE Fellows, and an Emmy award winner! Moreover, they are as concerned with their students' success as they are with their own. And with a strong diverse faculty, our students have role models to help them break new ground and achieve success.

Our facilities.

Engineering Building 2 (EB2), our $41 million, 210,000 square foot, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, which opened in 2006 is second to none. Equipped with a host of multimedia tools in every classroom, EB2 houses 12 research centers and more than 35 teaching and research laboratories and groups. Students enjoy a variety of comfortable lounges and gathering spaces, as well as an on-site Port City Java café.

Our value.

NC State is ranked among the nation's best values for universities by Princeton Review, the No. 1 best college for your money in North Carolina by Money magazine, No. 9 for best value in public higher education by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and we're on CNBC Make It's list of top 50 colleges that pay off the most. Consider that computer science related jobs dominate CNN Money.com's annual list of the 20 highest paying jobs and that NC State graduates are among the most desired by recruiters, according to the Wall Street Journal. Median starting salaries for May 2022 graduates averaged $94,000 for undergrads and $129,000 for graduate students, both representing NC State's highest median starting salaries!