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Basic Certificate in Computer Programming

3,860 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
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 earned their basic certificate in programming. 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 Certificate

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 certificate 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 Certificate 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

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 certificate.

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


*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.

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