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299 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in compsci. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 61 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.4% of compsci graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CompSci Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 299 students earned their basic certificate in compsci. This makes it the 11th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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 Basic Certificates

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in compsci. About 84.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 254
Women 45
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in CompSci

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 51
White 96
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 15
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CompSci Basic Certificate Students

There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in compsci. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington
102 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Martin's University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for compsci majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,300 per year.

The compsci program at Saint Martin's University awarded 102 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
93 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in compsci. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 basic certificates were handed out to compsci majors at Orange Coast College. Of these students, 13% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

El Camino College

Torrance, California
32 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Camino College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in compsci. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 basic certificates were handed out to compsci majors at El Camino College. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in compsci. Roughly 23,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 basic certificates were handed out to compsci majors at Missouri State. About 13% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in compsci. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The compsci program at East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program awarded 12 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 92% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#6

Canada College

Redwood City, California
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Canada College. Roughly 5,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in compsci from Canada College. About 44% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gateway Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in compsci. Roughly 6,800 attend the school each year. The compsci program at Gateway Community College awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, California
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santa Ana College. The compsci program at Santa Ana College awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#7

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in compsci. The compsci program at Santa Monica College awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Xavier University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in compsci. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in compsci from Xavier.

1 Yearly Graduations

The 11th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Akron Main Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,306 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to compsci majors at University of Akron Main Campus.

#11

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
1 Yearly Graduations

The 11th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Moorpark College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to compsci majors at Moorpark College.

#11

College of Marin

Kentfield, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

College of Marin is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in compsci. The compsci program at College of Marin awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

CompSci Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 299

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Information Technology 7,770
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Computer Software Applications 2,840

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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