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6,334 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 200 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in computer and information sciences. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 29 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.8% of computer and information sciences graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer and Information Sciences Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,334 basic certificates were awarded to computer and information sciences majors. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in computer and information sciences at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 23,344
Master’s Degree 9,768
Basic Certificate 6,334
Associate’s Degree 5,337
Undergraduate Certificate 869
Doctor’s Degree 655
Graduate Certificate 182

Earnings of Computer and Information Sciences Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in computer and information sciences. About 79.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,017
Women 1,317
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Computer and Information Sciences

The racial-ethnic distribution of computer and information sciences basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 279
Black or African American 486
Hispanic or Latino 846
White 4,271
International Students 115
Other Races/Ethnicities 337
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer and Information Sciences Basic Certificate Students

There are 200 colleges that offer a basic certificate in computer and information sciences. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah
465 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salt Lake Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 465 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at Salt Lake Community College. Of these students, 19% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

442 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer and information sciences. Each year, around 12,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 442 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at Jefferson Community and Technical College. About 22% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

355 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gateway Community and Technical College. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 355 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at Gateway. About 13% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
331 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tarrant County College District comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Roughly 50,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 331 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at Tarrant County College. Of these students, 12% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
298 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pueblo Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer and information sciences program at Pueblo Community College awarded 298 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

290 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 290 people received their basic certificate in computer and information sciences from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. About 18% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

286 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bluegrass Community and Technical College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer and information sciences program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College awarded 286 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

254 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer and information sciences program at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College awarded 254 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 10% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
200 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Somerset Community College. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at SCC. About 18% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
183 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate is South Texas College. Roughly 33,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 183 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at South Texas College. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#11

Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky
164 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madisonville Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 164 people received their basic certificate in computer and information sciences from Madisonville Community College. Of these students, 22% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

157 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Kentucky Community and Technical College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 people received their basic certificate in computer and information sciences from West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

152 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Owensboro Community and Technical College. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 152 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at Owensboro Community and Technical College. About 14% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

135 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

John C Calhoun State Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer and information sciences. Each year, around 9,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at Calhoun Community College. Of these students, 13% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

130 Yearly Graduations
18% Women

Maysville Community and Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The computer and information sciences program at Maysville Community and Technical College awarded 130 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

126 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate is The University of Texas at Austin. Each year, around 51,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 126 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at UT Austin. Of these students, 35% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
118 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hopkinsville Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer and information sciences. Roughly 2,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 people received their basic certificate in computer and information sciences from Hopkinsville Community College. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

106 Yearly Graduations
8% Women

Hazard Community and Technical College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at Hazard Community and Technical College.

#19

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
105 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer and information sciences. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 105 basic certificates were handed out to computer and information sciences majors at UW - Madison. About 28% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
93 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for computer and information sciences majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lone Star College System. Each year, around 74,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer and information sciences program at Lone Star College System awarded 93 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to computer and information sciences that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 4,445
Other Computer Sciences 80
Informatics 30

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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