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Undergraduate Certificates in Computer Programming

1,334 Yearly Graduations
$16,600 Median Salary
$9,000 Median Debt
There are 210 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in programming. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.7% of programming graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Programming Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,334 undergraduate certificates were awarded to programming majors. This makes it the 5th most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in programming is $16,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $15,250 and the high is $22,350.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in programming is $9,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,125.

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The median monthly payment of a programming graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $93.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in programming. About 76.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,024
Women 310
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Programming

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 97
Black or African American 135
Hispanic or Latino 274
White 678
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 100
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Programming Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 210 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in programming. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, Texas
81 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for programming students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Brookhaven College. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Brookhaven College. About 35% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Renton Technical College

Renton, Washington
79 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Renton Technical College. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Renton Technical College. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#3

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
73 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is El Centro College. Each year, around 11,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 73 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from El Centro College. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#4

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
55 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in programming. Each year, around 46,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Valencia College. About 22% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
53 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ozarks Technical Community College. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 undergraduate certificates were handed out to programming majors at OTC. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#6

Richland College

Dallas, Texas
41 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Richland College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in programming. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Richland College awarded 41 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
36 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in programming. Each year, around 29,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at St Petersburg College awarded 36 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#8

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
30 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwinnett Technical College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in programming. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 undergraduate certificates were handed out to programming majors at GTC. About 27% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

29 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Seminole State College of Florida. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Seminole State. Of these students, 10% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

28 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mountainland Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in programming. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 undergraduate certificates were handed out to programming majors at Mountainland Technical College. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#11

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Daytona State College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in programming. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Daytona State College. Of these students, 25% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Atlantic Technical College

Coconut Creek, Florida
22 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atlantic Technical College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in programming. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The programming program at Atlantic Technical College awarded 22 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

North Lake College

Irving, Texas
22 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is North Lake College. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from North Lake College. About 36% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
22 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Palomar College. Roughly 23,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Palomar College. About 14% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
22 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Portland Community College. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Portland Community College. Of these students, 27% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Pasco-Hernando State College

New Port Richey, Florida
20 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasco-Hernando State College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in programming. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 undergraduate certificates were handed out to programming majors at PHSC. About 30% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in programming. Roughly 23,500 attend the school each year. The programming program at Central New Mexico Community College awarded 20 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#18

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
19 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in programming. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Orange Coast College awarded 19 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
18 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Mesa Community College. Each year, around 20,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their undergraduate certificate in programming from Mesa Community College. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#20

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Perkinston, Mississippi
17 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in programming. Roughly 8,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 undergraduate certificates were handed out to programming majors at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. About 24% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Programming Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Programming 878
Specific Application Programming 376
Computer Certifications 71
Other Computer Programming 9

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 2,692
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Software Applications 1,383
Data Processing 434

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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