Computing Research Policy Blog

The Computing Research Association (or CRA) has been involved in shaping public policy of relevance to computing research for more than two decades. More recently the CRA Government Affairs program has enhanced its efforts to help the members of the computing research community contribute to the public debate knowledgeably and effectively.


Good job news for CS majors!


Good news, computer science majors: you’ll make more money, on average, in your first job after college!

According to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), engineering and computer science majors, on average, make twice as much as their humanities and social science peers in their starting jobs; they even beat out the business majors. Salaries did slip a little from last year (the avg salary was about $100 lower in 2013; see chart below), but CS majors also received the highest number of job offers before graduation of the disciplines surveyed (69 percent had received at least one job offer).

Graph source from Forbes.

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Good job news for CS majors!