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Associate’s Degree in Computer Systems Networking

4,092 Yearly Graduations
$36,700 Median Salary
$20,631 Median Debt
There are 384 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in networking. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 36 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.7% of networking graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Networking Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4,092 students earned their associate's degree in networking. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in networking at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 5,591
Associate’s Degree 4,092
Undergraduate Certificate 2,389
Bachelor’s Degree 1,270
Master’s Degree 645
Graduate Certificate 67
Doctor’s Degree 1

Earnings of Networking Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in networking is $36,700. 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 $25,150 and the high is $40,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in networking is $20,631. 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, $28,334 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $16,000.

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The median monthly payment of a networking graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $214.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in networking. About 86.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,537
Women 555
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Networking

The racial-ethnic distribution of networking associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 280
Black or African American 410
Hispanic or Latino 604
White 2,341
International Students 112
Other Races/Ethnicities 345
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Networking Associate's Degree Students

There are 384 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in networking. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

DeVry University - Illinois

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

The most popular school in the United States for networking students seekingan associate's degree is DeVry University - Illinois. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. 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.

The networking program at DeVry University - Illinois awarded 129 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
92 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Roughly 57,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their associate's degree in networking from Houston Community College. Of these students, 25% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

65 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Austin Community College District. Roughly 40,800 attend the school each year. The networking program at Austin Community College District awarded 65 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 14% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

ASA College

Brooklyn, New York
56 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their associate's degree is ASA College. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The networking program at ASA College awarded 56 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

52 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Each year, around 18,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The networking program at Sinclair Community College awarded 52 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#5

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
52 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Milwaukee Area Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Roughly 14,000 attend the school each year. The networking program at Milwaukee Area Technical College awarded 52 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 10% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
50 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New England Institute of Technology comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,320 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their associate's degree in networking from New England Tech. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#8

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
48 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in networking. Each year, around 26,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 associate's degree were handed out to networking majors at COD. About 10% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
48 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Roughly 24,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 associate's degree were handed out to networking majors at Pima County Community College District. Of these students, 4% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
47 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mesa Community College. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in networking from Mesa Community College. Of these students, 17% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
45 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Long Beach City College. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 associate's degree were handed out to networking majors at Long Beach City College. Of these students, 13% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
43 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their associate's degree in networking from FRCC. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#13

Florida Technical College

Orlando, Florida
41 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in networking. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their associate's degree in networking from Florida Technical College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#13

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois
41 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Joliet Junior College. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. The networking program at Joliet Junior College awarded 41 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#15

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, Texas
40 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest Vista College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Roughly 16,700 attend the school each year. The networking program at Northwest Vista College awarded 40 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#16

Intellitec College-Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
39 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for networking majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Intellitec College-Colorado Springs. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 associate's degree were handed out to networking majors at Intellitec College-Colorado Springs. Of these students, 8% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
38 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in networking. Roughly 8,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degree were handed out to networking majors at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus. About 26% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

36 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Estrella Mountain Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in networking. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their associate's degree in networking from Estrella Mountain Community College. About 14% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

DeVry University - Georgia

Decatur, Georgia
34 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Georgia is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in networking. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,682 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 associate's degree were handed out to networking majors at DeVry University - Georgia. About 56% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
34 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fox Valley Technical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in networking. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The networking program at Fox Valley Technical College awarded 34 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 3% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Networking Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Internet Technology 4,092

Below are some popular majors that are similar to networking that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Programming 3,787
Computer Science 2,944
Computer Software Applications 2,241

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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