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1,383 Yearly Graduations
$39,500 Median Salary
$8,840 Median Debt
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. 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 Certificate

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.


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.


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 certificate 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 Certificate 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

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 certificate.

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


*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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