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2,944 Yearly Graduations
$24,000 Median Salary
$23,949 Median Debt
There are 234 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in compsci. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 50 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 9.7% of compsci graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CompSci Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,944 earned their associate's degree in compsci. This earns it the #5 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 31,737
Master’s Degree 11,600
Associate’s Degree 2,944
Doctor’s Degree 1,182
Basic Certificate 299
Graduate Certificate 102
Undergraduate Certificate 42

Earnings of CompSci Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in compsci is $24,000. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,600 to a high of $25,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in compsci is $23,949. 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, $24,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $17,333.

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The median monthly payment of a compsci graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $248.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in compsci. About 83.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,443
Women 501
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in CompSci

The racial-ethnic distribution of compsci associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 516
Black or African American 220
Hispanic or Latino 592
White 1,117
International Students 285
Other Races/Ethnicities 214
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CompSci Associate's Degree Students

There are 234 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in compsci. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
257 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for compsci students seekingan associate's degree is Northern Virginia Community College. Roughly 50,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 257 associate's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Northern Virginia Community College. Of these students, 21% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
155 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY LaGuardia Community College. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. The compsci program at CUNY LaGuardia Community College awarded 155 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
100 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Weber State University. Each year, around 28,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 associate's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at WSU. About 14% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

96 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Roughly 26,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 people received their associate's degree in compsci from BMCC. Of these students, 21% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

De Anza College

Cupertino, California
59 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

De Anza College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in compsci. Each year, around 19,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The compsci program at De Anza College awarded 59 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#6

Southwestern College

Chula Vista, California
57 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwestern College. Roughly 18,500 attend the school each year. The compsci program at Southwestern College awarded 57 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 18% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
55 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bunker Hill Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in compsci. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. The compsci program at Bunker Hill Community College awarded 55 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

54 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY New York City College of Technology is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. The compsci program at CUNY New York City College of Technology awarded 54 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 30% of this group were women, and 93% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
52 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is City College of San Francisco. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The compsci program at City College of San Francisco awarded 52 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 27% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California
52 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Foothill College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 14,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their associate's degree in compsci from Foothill College. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#11

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
48 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is South Texas College. Roughly 31,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 associate's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at South Texas College. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#12

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, California
44 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Canyons comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in compsci. Roughly 20,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their associate's degree in compsci from College of the Canyons. Of these students, 18% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
41 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Nassau Community College. Roughly 17,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their associate's degree in compsci from Nassau Community College. About 12% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, California
39 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Irvine Valley College. Each year, around 13,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The compsci program at Irvine Valley College awarded 39 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
39 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gateway Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in compsci from Gateway Community College. About 15% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
38 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Union County College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 9,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their associate's degree in compsci from Union County College. About 8% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
38 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Normandale Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degrees were handed out to compsci majors at Normandale Community College. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#18

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
37 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Military College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. The compsci program at Georgia Military College awarded 37 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#19

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
35 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is El Paso Community College. Each year, around 28,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their associate's degree in compsci from El Paso Community College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#20

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
33 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Hennepin Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in compsci. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The compsci program at North Hennepin Community College awarded 33 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

CompSci Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 2,944

Below are some popular majors that are similar to compsci that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
Computer Programming 3,787
Computer Software Applications 2,241

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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