According to ProfitBricks, a cloud computing company that provides high-end infrastructure as a service for companies and IT professionals, computer science education is the fastest-growing major among universities and colleges across the United States. ProfitBricks compiled a list of the top 100 schools for Computer Science based on rankings from U.S. News, College Crunch, Super Scholar, and other similar resources. Here are the top 5:
- Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, within the School of Engineering
- Stanford University
Stanford Computer Science Department
- Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Computing
- Duke University
Department of Computer Science
Additionally, every year The University of Michigan’s Engineering Career Resource Center releases a report summarizing career outlooks in the Science and Engineering fields. The report contains information on post-graduation activities of December 2011 – August 2012 graduates and hiring activity for the College of Engineering Internship and Cooperative Education Program. It summarizes multiple fields, including the top three most sought-after majors in terms of recruitment, highest median salaries, and top hiring companies. View the report to learn more about all of the results.
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