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Associate’s Degrees in Data Processing

860 Yearly Graduations
$27,800 Median Salary
$16,000 Median Debt
There are 86 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in data processing. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 41% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of data processing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Data Processing Majors

In 2018-2019, 860 earned their associate's degree in data processing. This makes it the 8th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 860
Basic Certificate 592
Undergraduate Certificate 434
Bachelor’s Degree 179
Master’s Degree 57
Graduate Certificate 16

Earnings of Data Processing Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in data processing is $27,800. 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 $27,800 and the high is $31,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in data processing is $16,000. 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, $20,631 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,994.

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The median monthly payment of a data processing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $166.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in data processing. About 79.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 681
Women 179
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Data Processing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 57
Black or African American 167
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 483
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 47
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Data Processing Associate's Degree Students

There are 86 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in data processing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
61 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at American Military University. About 18% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
54 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Trident Technical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in data processing. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at Trident Technical College. About 26% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, New York
50 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Kingsborough Community College. Each year, around 15,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their associate's degree in data processing from KCC. Of these students, 22% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
45 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in data processing. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their associate's degree in data processing from NMSU Dona Ana. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#4

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
45 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Greenville Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 10,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Greenville Technical College awarded 45 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 20% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
44 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Horry-Georgetown Technical College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in data processing. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College awarded 44 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 25% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York
37 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Queensborough Community College. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at QCC. About 22% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
37 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midlands Technical College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at MTC. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#9

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
34 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delgado Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Delgado Community College. About 29% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bronx Community College. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Bronx Community College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 90% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
30 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

York Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their associate's degree in data processing from York Technical College. Of these students, 3% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina
29 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tri-County Technical College. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at TCTC. Of these students, 21% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
21 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Piedmont Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Piedmont Technical College awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#14

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
19 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Spartanburg Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in data processing. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Spartanburg Community College. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#15

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina
18 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

Aiken Technical College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at Aiken Technical College.

#16

Athens Technical College

Athens, Georgia
17 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Athens Technical College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in data processing. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Athens Technical College awarded 17 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 35% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

16 Yearly Graduations
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is West Georgia Technical College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at West Georgia Technical College.

#18

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
14 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lee College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Lee College.

13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

#19

Miami University - Hamilton

Hamilton, Ohio
13 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Miami University - Hamilton. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,297 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,838 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 associate's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at Miami University - Hamilton. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

Data Processing Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Data Processing Technology 860

Below are some popular majors that are similar to data processing that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
Computer Programming 3,787
Computer Science 2,944

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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