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Career placement in CS at Purdue

The Department of Computer Science has a very high placement rate.  

For the May 2014 graduating class, the average starting salary for a CS undergrad was $72,796, and the higher end of salaries was $105,000.  Computer Science graduates had the third highest salary of all graduating students at Purdue for May 2014, right behind Pharmacy (average was $114,276) and Computer Engineering (average $76,306).

More than 90 percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of finishing their Purdue degree. Why are we so successful?

  • Purdue CS students learn on some of the most state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Our students work together on projects, which prepares them well for the collaborative environment of the working world.
  • The CS corporate partners program provides regular connections between students and some of the best-known companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Intel, and Amazon.

2013-2014 BS self-reported placement results:

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Highlighted companies are members of Purdue Computer Science Corporate Partners Program.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017 3:37 PM

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