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2,840 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in computer software is offered at 345 colleges in the United States. 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

In 2018-2019, 2,840 earned their basic certificate in computer software. This earns it the #5 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

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 certificates 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 Certificates 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

There are 345 colleges that offer a basic certificate in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
222 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for computer software students seekinga basic certificate is Valencia College. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 222 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Valencia College. Of these students, 59% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

151 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Careers Institute - Austin is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Southern Careers Institute - Austin. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#3

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina
122 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Mitchell Community College. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Mitchell Community College awarded 122 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 52% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
107 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 107 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

100 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Southern Crescent Technical College awarded 100 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 28% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
99 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Portland Community College awarded 99 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
86 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellevue College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Roughly 12,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their basic certificate in computer software from BC. About 40% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
68 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Spokane Community College. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Spokane Community College. About 31% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

60 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their basic certificate in computer software from UOPX - Arizona. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#10

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
55 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Eastern Florida State College. Each year, around 15,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their basic certificate in computer software from EFSC. Of these students, 45% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
50 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pellissippi State Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Each year, around 10,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Pellissippi State Community College awarded 50 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#12

Escondido Adult School

Escondido, California
46 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Escondido Adult School is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Escondido Adult School. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#12

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
46 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Edmonds Community College. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Edmonds Community College. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#14

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
45 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Roughly 6,200 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their basic certificate in computer software from UAFS. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#15

Poway Adult School

Poway, California
44 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Poway Adult School comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Poway Adult School awarded 44 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
43 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Broward College. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Broward College awarded 43 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#17

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
38 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santa Rosa Junior College. Each year, around 19,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at SRJC. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#18

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Washington
37 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Peninsula College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Peninsula College. About 57% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

35 Yearly Graduations
46% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is South Florida Institute of Technology. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their basic certificate in computer software from South Florida Institute of Technology. About 46% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Los Angeles Pacific College

Los-Angeles, California
33 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Pacific College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Los Angeles Pacific College. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

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 certificates.

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

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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