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Computer Programming Schools in California

1,495 Programming students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Computer Programming is the 4th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Computer Programming Majors in California

Programming majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 830
Associate’s Degree 537
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 114
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 114
Bachelor’s Degree 14

Gender Distribution

In California, a programming major is more popular with men than with women.

Computer Programming Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of programming majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 22.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 24.3%
  • White: 33.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.9%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Computer Programming Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Programming Grads in California

There are 306,660 people in the state and 1,880,050 people in the nation working in programming jobs.

Computer Programming Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Computer Programming Jobs in California

In this state, programming grads earn an average of $97,470. Nationwide, they make an average of $89,580.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 83 colleges in California that offer programming degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill
240 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,871 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 34% of students receive it. 34% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.30%.

117 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,799 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it.

#3

College of San Mateo

San Mateo
97 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,163 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 29 to 1. A typical student attending CSM will pay a net price of $1,302. Of all the students who attend this school, 47% get financial aid.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,441 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $3,168. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. 51% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#5

De Anza College

Cupertino
74 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,669 Total Students

28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 42% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,223.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,118 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $6,033. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. 83% of students get financical aid.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,330 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 38%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,065. 65% of students get financical aid.

#8

Palomar College

San Marcos
47 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,874 Total Students

A typical student attending Palomar College will pay a net price of $4,061. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it.

#9

Hartnell College

Salinas
45 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,024 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,647. The full-time teacher rate is 35%. In their early career, Hartnell College grads earn an average salary of $25,100.

#10

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
27,497 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1. The 9.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,500 a year.

Computer Programming Careers in CA

Some of the careers programming majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 40% $123,630
Web Developers 21% $78,040
Systems Software Developers 13% $127,670
Computer Network Support Specialists 12% $71,550
Computer Science Professors 12% $125,900
Computer Programmers -5% $95,370

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to programming.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Computer Science 10,857
Computer Information Systems 2,866
Information Technology 1,721
Computer Software Applications 1,461
Computer Systems Networking 1,348
Information Science 388
Data Entry 331
Computer Systems Analysis 176

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