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CICS at a Glance

National Rankings

CICS graduate programs in computer science rank among the top 20 in North America.

U.S. News & World Report 2018
CICS also consistently ranks among the top 25 computer science graduate programs on CS Rankings, a metrics-based ranking system managed by CICS professor Emery Berger
#20 0 Best Grad Schools in Computer Science, #11 Best Artificial Intelligence Programs

A Decade of Growth

Since 2008, undergraduate enrollment has quadrupled, while graduate enrollment has tripled.

A Destination of Choice for High Achieving Students

(First-year students, Fall 2019)
Average High School

GPA 4.2


Average SAT 


Female Students

Bright Futures

Our talented graduates start out a step ahead.

The annual graduate outcomes report includes detailed information about post-graduate placement.

(Class of 2019)


Median salary for bachelor’s degree graduates


Median salary for MS/PhD graduates


Percentage of graduates who remain in Massachusetts for their first job


Percentage of CICS undergraduate students who participated in one or more internships during their time at UMass Amherst

Internationally Recognized Faculty

Since the founding of the UMass Amherst computer science program in 1964, our faculty have continuously been recognized for their achievements and contributions to computing. More >>

  • Tenure-Stream & Teaching Faculty62
  • Lifetime Research Achievement Awards 20
  • Professional Society Fellows40
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Awards28
  • UMass Amherst Distinguished Professors6

Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

We deliver on the promise of computing by developing secure, fair, trustworthy, easy-to-use, and helpful technologies that advance science, improve our quality of life, and contribute to the progress of society.

Excellence & Impact

  • New awards (in FY19)


    including $3.4M from corporations
  • Expenditures (in FY19)


    a 54% increase since 2013
  • Collaborations

    with every college across campus