Computer Graphics

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
2,837
growing 1.07%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$2,722
declining 2.86%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$29,092
declining 0.0275%
Average Wage
$102,980
growing 2.82%
People in Workforce
2.06M
growing 5.06%
Average Employee Age
40.5
growing 0.152%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Computer Graphics degree recipients are West Lafayette, IN, San Francisco, CA, and Orlando, FL. The locations with a relatively high number of Computer Graphics degree recipients are Guaynabo, PR, Fort Smith, AR, and Madison, SD. The most common degree awarded to students studying Computer Graphics is a bachelors degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Computer Graphics and the types of students that study this field. Purdue University-Main Campus awards the most degrees in Computer Graphics in the US, but Academy of Interactive Entertainment and Atlantic University College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Graphics.

Tuition costs for Computer Graphics majors are, on average, $2,722 for in-state public colleges, and $29,092 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Computer Graphics programs are Public, 2-year institutions (57 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (1,347 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer Graphics

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Computer Graphics, is Public, 4-year or above (1,347 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Computer Graphics programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$2,722
Median In-State Public
$29,092
Median Out of State Private

Purdue University-Main Campus has the most Computer Graphics degree recipients, with 233 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Computer Graphics programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Academy of Interactive Entertainment has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Graphics, with 51%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer Graphics

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Computer Graphics by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Computer Graphics.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors is $102,980 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Computer occupations, all other, and Computer programmers.

The industry that employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$102,980
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,458
2.82%
1 Year Growth
± 1.96%

The average salary for Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors is $102,980 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Computer occupations, all other, and Computer programmers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors working as Computer and information research scientists, Software developers, and Computer programmers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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2.06M
2020 Workforce
± 35,028
5.06%
1 Year Growth
± 2.31%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.06%, from 1.96M in 2019 to 2.06M in 2020.

The largest single share of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates go on to work as Software developers (21.1%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

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Industries by Share

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2.06M
2020 Workforce
± 35,028
5.06%
1 Year Growth
± 2.31%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.06%, from 1.96M in 2019 to 2.06M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors.

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is 40.5.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,251 students).

Workforce Age

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40.5
Average Age in 2020
± 0.19 Years
0.152%
1 Year Change
± 0.667%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 35 and 36 years old, which represent 3.56% and 3.43% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Computer Graphics are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (51.2%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Computer Graphics.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,251 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    639 degrees awarded
  3. Non-resident Alien
    367 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Computer Graphics for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    350 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    116 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Computer Graphics. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    239,262 degree recipients
  2. China
    61,383 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    25,995 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. India
    5.28 times more than expected
  2. United Arab Emirates
    3.07 times more than expected
  3. Libya
    2.99 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees (5.28 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (239,262 degree recipients).

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Computer Graphics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer Graphics majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer Graphics majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Installation, and Equipment Maintenance.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Computer Graphics majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Selection is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Learning Strategies, and Instructing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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