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ETS scores

Each Spring semester, graduating seniors take the ETS Major Field Test for Computer Science. This is a nationally normed external test designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in Computer Science. Below are the results for seniors who have taken this exam from 2008 to present. The PCTL column represents the percentile ranking for seniors compared to all student scores as reported by ETS.

Test 4LMF (2016- )

2016 2017
Mean* Score PCTL Score PCTL
Total score 148 163 94% 163 94%
Programming & SE 53% 65% 86% 65% 86%
Discrete Structures and Algorithms 43% 61% 94% 59% 93%
Systems (Architecture, OS, DB, Networking) 43% 60% 97% 60% 97%
# Students 2315 12 n/a 4 n/a

*Mean is based on 132 institutions


Test 4HMF (2012-2015)

2012

2013 2014 2015
Mean* Score PCTL Score PCTL Score PCTL Score PCTL
Total score 147.2 164 95% 169 99% 164 95% 169 99%
Programming & SE 47.1% 61% 89% 65% 95% 64% 93% 63% 92%
Discrete Structures and Algorithms 38.2% 54% 94% 60% 98% 58% 98% 55% 95%
Systems (Architecture, OS, DB, Networking) 37.5% 57% 98% 60% 99% 49% 90% 72% 99%
# Students 7530 7 5 10 6

*Mean is based upon 214 institutions

Test 4CMF (2008-2011)

2008

2009 2010 2011
Mean* Score PCTL Score PCTL Score PCTL Score PCTL
Total score 148 160 85% 167 95% 164 95% 163 90%
Programming Fundamentals 55% 74% 95% 71% 90% 75% 95% 76% 95%
Discrete Structures and Algorithms 35% 47% 90% 55% 95% 46% 85% 48% 90%
Systems (Architecture, OS, DB, Networking) 32% 45% 55% 62% 95% 60% 95% 48% 70%
# Students 9095 7 3 4 3

*Mean is based upon 232 institutions