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331 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 43 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in computer software. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 21 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 45.0% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

In 2018-2019, 331 earned their graduate certificate in computer software. This earns it the #4 spot on the list of the most popular graduate 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 Graduate 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 graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in computer software. About 62.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 208
Women 123
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Computer Software

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 29
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 95
International Students 149
Other Races/Ethnicities 20
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Graduate Certificate Students

There are 43 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
67 Yearly Graduations
28% Women

The most popular school in the United States for computer software students seekinga graduate certificate is Rochester Institute of Technology. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their graduate certificate in computer software from RIT.

#2

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
48 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at U-M. About 52% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
47 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of St Thomas Minnesota comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at UST MN. Of these students, 26% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
23 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Portland State University. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Portland State University. About 43% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
19 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Regis University. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,441 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their graduate certificate in computer software from Regis U. Of these students, 16% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seattle University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,765 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,280 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Seattle U. Of these students, 73% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Towson University. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

The computer software program at Towson University awarded 15 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in computer software from GWU. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Louisville. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in computer software from UofL. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#8

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Naval Postgraduate School. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in computer software from Naval Postgraduate School. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#11

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Baltimore is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,014 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,824 per year.

The computer software program at University of Baltimore awarded 11 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women

Minnesota State University - Mankato comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,694 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in computer software from Minnesota State Mankato.

#13

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations

Central Michigan University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in computer software. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Central Michigan.

#13

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davenport University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,408 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Davenport University. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#15

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is DePaul University. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at DePaul. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#16

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Illinois State University. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,547 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in computer software from Illinois State.

#16

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Pennsylvania. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at UPenn.

3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Missouri University of Science and Technology is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,452 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

#16

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 Yearly Graduations

The 16th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Metropolitan State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,031 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,082 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Metro State.

#16

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in computer software. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at U of U.

Computer Software Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Database Modeling & Administration 275
Web & Multimedia Design 37
Virtual Modeling & Simulation 19

Below are some popular majors that are similar to computer software that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 1,078
Computer Information Systems 537
Information Science 390
Other Computer Sciences 167
Computer Systems Analysis 155

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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