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About our Students and Graduates

The Idaho Department of Labor estimates that nearly 1,000 jobs for software developers and related technical workers were posted over an average 120-day period in the past year, and the Department of Computer Science plays a crucial role in meeting that demand in the Treasure Valley. Graduates of Boise State’s Computer Science program have abundant opportunities to meet and interact with local industry representatives. The university recently was the educational sponsor of develop.idaho 2012, a premier conference in Boise for software professionals, entrepreneurs and students. Boise State faculty, students and staff met and mingled with hundreds of developers who participated in the event. Software professionals from several Boise-area companies presented on emerging industry topics such as mobile software development, data analytics, software technology law and the future of software in marketing.

Program Excellence
  • Graduating seniors score in the top 15% in the national Major Field Test for Computer Science
  • Employer surveys and industry feedback affirms the quality of graduates over the long term
Outstanding Career Opportunities
  • High starting salaries (among top 2 or 3 majors nationally)
  • Near 100% placement, even during times of economic downturn
  • About 90% of graduates remain in the Boise metro area
  • Most students have offers before they graduate


The Computer Science students who recently received their B.S. degrees went on to work at the following companies:  Acquity Group, Clearwater Analytics, Hewlett Packard, MarkMonitor, Micron Technology, Keynetics Inc, Whitecloud Analytics, Moon Express, Sybase/SAP and many others.


About 80% of our students held an internship prior to job placement, working at the following companies:  Clearwater Analytics, Hewlett Packard, MarkMonitor, Micron Technology, NASA (Langley), Sybase/SAP, Keynetics Inc, WhiteCloud Analytics and others.