Washington state has a rich history in computing. Microsoft was founded in Washington and has had a profound impact on the world since its inception. It’s a huge employer of software engineers and actively recruits from local colleges and universities.
Washington is also home to Amazon, Expedia, Boeing and many other tech companies that are looking to recruit computer science majors. The wide range of employers looking for coders and the presence of Microsoft in the area help contribute to one of the most robust environments for computer science majors in the country.
The University of Washington has a top rated computer science department that produces more computer science graduates each year than many other states combined. Washington State University and Western Washington University also have active computer science programs that a large number of computer science majors graduate from each year.