Computer Science Grads Projected To Be Top-Paid Major

January 21, 2022 | By Mimi Collins

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Class of 2022 bachelor’s graduates earning degrees in the computer sciences are expected to command top dollar, according to results of NACE’s Winter 2022 Salary Survey.

The high salaries reflect both significant demand and low supply. According to the most recent data available from the National Center for Education Statistics, computer sciences graduates account for just 4.4% of bachelor’s degrees conferred.

Other top disciplines include engineering ($73,922) and math/sciences ($66,760)—STEM fields and areas in which demand exceeds supply.

The Winter 2022 Salary Survey provides annual salary projections for the college Class of 2022. The data were gathered October 4, 2021, through December 3, 2021, among NACE employer members nationwide. A total of 124 responded, a 17% response rate.

NACE members can access the full report at; an executive summary, available to the public, can be accessed at