The need for computer and information technologists has grown as technology advances and becomes more integrated into daily life.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of computer and information technology occupations will grow much faster than the national average from 2022 to 2032. Here in Detroit, the city experienced 26% job growth in the tech space over a three-year span (2016-18), largely driven by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation in manufacturing. According to a recent Detroit Regional Chamber report, Tech workers in Detroit earn an estimated median wage of $90,215, which is double the median wage of all other occupations in the region.

Wayne State can help you hit the ground running in this fast-moving field. Our undergraduate computer science program, ranked in the top 26% nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 Best Colleges list, offers an innovative education focused on fundamentals while emphasizing new technologies. This ensures that graduates are well-prepared to transition from college to career. Moreover, numerous global industry leaders, many located just down the street from the university, consistently seek to hire Wayne State computer science graduates.