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1,383 Yearly Graduations
$39,500 Median Salary
$8,840 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in computer software is offered at 265 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.4% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,383 students earned their undergraduate certificate in computer software. This makes it the 4th most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in computer software is $39,500. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $39,500 and the high is $40,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in computer software is $8,840. 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, $12,445 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $6,906.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $92.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in computer software. About 58.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 814
Women 569
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Computer Software

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 85
Black or African American 133
Hispanic or Latino 419
White 615
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 98
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 265 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
146 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Centro College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from El Centro College. Of these students, 49% were women and 91% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Universidad del Este

Carolina, Puerto Rico
87 Yearly Graduations
22% Women

Universidad del Este is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from UNE. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#3

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
69 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 14,500 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, 69 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Madison College. Of these students, 29% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
55 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 18,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from DeVry University - Illinois. Of these students, 44% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

35 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ogden-Weber Technical College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Ogden-Weber Tech College. Of these students, 51% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
34 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. 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, 34 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from UAFS. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#7

Digital Film Academy

New York, New York
33 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Digital Film Academy is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Digital Film Academy awarded 33 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#8

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, Utah
32 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davis Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Davis Technical College awarded 32 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#9

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii
27 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Leeward Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Leeward Community College awarded 27 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 93% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#10

ICPR Junior College - Manati

Manatí, Puerto Rico
26 Yearly Graduations
23% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is ICPR Junior College - Manati. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at ICPR Junior College - Manati. Of these students, 23% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
26 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seattle Central College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Seattle Central College awarded 26 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 65% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
23 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Coast College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 20,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Orange Coast College awarded 23 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Hunter Business School

Levittown, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hunter Business School. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Hunter Business School awarded 21 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#14

Florida Vocational Institute

Miami, Florida
20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Vocational Institute is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Florida Vocational Institute. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#15

College of Western Idaho

Nampa, Idaho
19 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Western Idaho is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. The computer software program at College of Western Idaho awarded 19 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 26% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

ICPR Junior College - Arecibo

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
19 Yearly Graduations
42% Women

ICPR Junior College - Arecibo comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at ICPR Junior College - Arecibo awarded 19 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 42% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Fort Myers Technical College

Fort Myers, Florida
18 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fort Myers Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Fort Myers Technical College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#18

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Portland Community College awarded 17 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
17 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is South Louisiana Community College. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from South Louisiana Community College. Of these students, 47% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Green Country Technology Center

Okmulgee, Oklahoma
17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Green Country Technology Center. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Green Country Technology Center. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

Computer Software Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Web & Multimedia Design 1,046
Computer Graphics 207
Database Modeling & Administration 82
Other Computer Software 29
Virtual Modeling & Simulation 19

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 2,692
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Programming 1,334
Data Processing 434

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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