CSC News

July 27, 2020

Computer Science BS Grads Earn Highest Median Starting Salary at NC State!

By fully embracing and living out the “Think and Do” mission of NC State, the December 2019 Computer Science BS  graduates are experiencing unprecedented success. Their average median starting salary was an astounding $81,250. This was the highest median salary of all NC State departments in December of 2019. Additionally, to our knowledge, this is the highest median salary ever reported for an undergraduate discipline at NC State!


These graduates have accepted jobs at high profile companies such as Fidelity Investments, IBM, Cisco Systems, Allstate, LexisNexis, and SAS Institute. They will continue to “Think and Do” as software engineers, business technology analysts, software developers, and data analysts. The diversity of careers of this class shows that a BS from the CSC department has an infinite amount of applications; the options are endless, and success is guaranteed.


Additionally, 22% of the December 2019 class reported that they will attend graduate school to obtain their Master’s or Doctoral degrees. We are so excited to see what they will accomplish as they continue their education!


Living during the COVID-19 crisis has proven quite difficult, and across the nation students’ plans for internships and jobs have been canceled. However, for the CSC department at NC State, an overwhelming majority of our ePartners proceeded with the summer hire plans. This has allowed interns and new graduate hires to work remotely. While some start dates were altered or delayed, the overall impact that COVID-19 has had on CSC students and graduates has been minimal- especially compared to other disciplines.


The Computer Science Department is incredibly proud of our students and graduates and applaud them for their hard work and perseverance!



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