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2,840 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 40 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,840 students earned their basic certificate in computer software. 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 Basic Certificate

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for computer software majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificate in computer software. About 54.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,534
Women 1,306
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Computer Software

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 218
Black or African American 297
Hispanic or Latino 483
White 1,498
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 259
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Basic Certificate Students

Computer Software Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Web & Multimedia Design 1,432
Computer Graphics 743
Other Computer Software 378
Database Modeling & Administration 284
Virtual Modeling & Simulation 3

Below are some popular majors that are similar to computer software that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Information Technology 7,770
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Data Entry 1,081


*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.

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