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Basic Certificates in Computer Programming

3,860 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 298 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in programming. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.9% of programming graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Programming Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,860 basic certificates were awarded to programming majors. This makes it the 4th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in programming at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 3,860
Associate’s Degree 3,787
Bachelor’s Degree 1,560
Undergraduate Certificate 1,334
Master’s Degree 145
Graduate Certificate 2

Earnings of Programming Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for programming majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for programming majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in programming. About 74.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,877
Women 983
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Programming

The racial-ethnic distribution of programming basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 428
Black or African American 381
Hispanic or Latino 529
White 1,857
International Students 229
Other Races/Ethnicities 436
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Programming Basic Certificate Students

There are 298 colleges that offer a basic certificate in programming. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

382 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for programming students seekinga basic certificate is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 382 basic certificates were handed out to programming majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 21% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
182 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Edmonds Community College. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 182 people received their basic certificate in programming from Edmonds Community College. Of these students, 26% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
130 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Diablo Valley College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Each year, around 19,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 people received their basic certificate in programming from Diablo Valley. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#4

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
125 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in programming. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 people received their basic certificate in programming from Valencia College. About 26% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, California
92 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt. San Antonio College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Mt. San Antonio College awarded 92 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 12% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, California
87 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of San Mateo is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in programming. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 people received their basic certificate in programming from CSM. About 20% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Amarillo College

Amarillo, Texas
83 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Amarillo College. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 people received their basic certificate in programming from Amarillo College. Of these students, 13% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
79 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City College of San Francisco is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in programming. Roughly 24,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 basic certificates were handed out to programming majors at City College of San Francisco. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#9

Cascadia College

Bothell, Washington
75 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cascadia College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 people received their basic certificate in programming from Cascadia College. About 45% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
73 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Each year, around 18,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Sinclair Community College awarded 73 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 19% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
72 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Hennepin Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in programming. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at North Hennepin Community College awarded 72 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#12

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
71 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Roughly 23,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 basic certificates were handed out to programming majors at COD. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#13

De Anza College

Cupertino, California
69 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their basic certificate is De Anza College. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 basic certificates were handed out to programming majors at De Anza College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

67 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 basic certificates were handed out to programming majors at Seminole State. About 22% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
67 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santa Fe College. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. The programming program at Santa Fe College awarded 67 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
65 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Green River College. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their basic certificate in programming from GRC. Of these students, 22% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
61 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kirkwood Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their basic certificate in programming from Kirkwood Community College. About 25% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

DSDT

Detroit, Michigan
59 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DSDT is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in programming. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at DSDT awarded 59 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 32% were women and 85% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
55 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ozarks Technical Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in programming. Each year, around 11,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Ozarks Technical Community College awarded 55 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#19

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
55 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Technology Center comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in programming. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their basic certificate in programming from Tulsa Tech. About 9% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Programming Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Programming 2,866
Specific Application Programming 732
Computer Certifications 226
Other Computer Programming 36

Below are some popular majors that are similar to programming that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Information Technology 7,770
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Software Applications 2,840
Data Entry 1,081

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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