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42 Yearly Graduations
$18,200 Median Salary
$14,112 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in compsci is offered at 24 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 29 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.4% of compsci graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CompSci Majors

In 2018-2019, 42 earned their undergraduate certificate in compsci. This earns it the #10 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in compsci is $18,200. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $18,200 and the high is $18,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in compsci is $14,112. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $18,306 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,919.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $146.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in compsci. About 90.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 38
Women 4
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in CompSci

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 28
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CompSci Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 24 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in compsci. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
25 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Francis Tuttle Technology Center tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for compsci majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their undergraduate certificate in compsci from Francis Tuttle Technology Center. About 12% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
8 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is University at Buffalo. Each year, around 31,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The compsci program at University at Buffalo awarded 8 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#3

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Monica College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in compsci. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in compsci from SMC.

#3

Glendale Community College

Glendale, California
2 Yearly Graduations

Glendale Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in compsci. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 undergraduate certificates were handed out to compsci majors at GCC.

#5

El Camino College

Torrance, California
1 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is El Camino College. The compsci program at El Camino College awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
1 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Long Beach City College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in compsci from Long Beach City College.

#5

Quincy College

Quincy, Massachusetts
1 Yearly Graduations

Quincy College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in compsci. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to compsci majors at Quincy College.

#5

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
1 Yearly Graduations

Georgetown University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in compsci. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

The compsci program at Georgetown University awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
1 Yearly Graduations

Santa Barbara City College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in compsci. The compsci program at Santa Barbara City College awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

CompSci Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 42

Below are some popular majors that are similar to compsci 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
Computer Programming 1,334

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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