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Associate’s Degree in Computer Software & Applications

2,241 Yearly Graduations
$23,800 Median Salary
$24,725 Median Debt
There are 333 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in computer software. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.4% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,241 earned their associate's degree in computer software. This earns it the #6 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 computer software at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,499
Basic Certificate 2,840
Master’s Degree 2,495
Associate’s Degree 2,241
Undergraduate Certificate 1,383
Graduate Certificate 331
Doctor’s Degree 4

Earnings of Computer Software Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in computer software is $23,800. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,800 and the high is $28,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in computer software is $24,725. 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, $34,106 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,796.

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The median monthly payment of a computer software graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $256.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in computer software. About 58.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,308
Women 933
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Computer Software

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 135
Black or African American 197
Hispanic or Latino 393
White 1,252
International Students 76
Other Races/Ethnicities 188
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Associate's Degree Students

There are 333 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

63 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for computer software students seekingan associate's degree is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their associate's degree in computer software from BMCC. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#2

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
59 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Madison College. Of these students, 32% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
57 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY LaGuardia Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at LaGuardia. Of these students, 39% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
57 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at DeVry University - Illinois. Of these students, 54% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Pittsburgh Technical College

Oakdale, Pennsylvania
52 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pittsburgh Technical College. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Pittsburgh Technical College. Of these students, 46% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
51 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 44,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Valencia College awarded 51 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 49% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

43 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hudson Valley Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Hudson Valley Community College awarded 43 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
41 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stark State College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Stark State College. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#9

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
39 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The computer software program at St Petersburg College awarded 39 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 49% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
35 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 28,000 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Portland Community College awarded 35 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 40% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
32 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,104 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,092 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#12

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
31 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Schoolcraft College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Schoolcraft College. Of these students, 45% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
31 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at BC. Of these students, 39% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts
29 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Quinsigamond Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 7,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Quinsigamond Community College. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#14

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
29 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Academy of Art University. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,992 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Academy of Art University. Of these students, 59% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
29 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indian River State College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 17,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Indian River State College. About 45% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
28 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Palm Beach State College. About 46% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Polk State College

Winter Haven, Florida
27 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Polk State College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 10,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Polk State. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#19

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
26 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State College at Jacksonville comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their associate's degree in computer software from FSCJ. About 58% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
26 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bellevue College. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at BC. Of these students, 46% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Computer Software Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Web & Multimedia Design 1,377
Computer Graphics 615
Other Computer Software 113
Database Modeling & Administration 112
Virtual Modeling & Simulation 24

Below are some popular majors that are similar to computer software that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
Computer Programming 3,787
Computer Science 2,944

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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