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Bachelor’s Degrees in Data Processing

179 Yearly Graduations
$33,700 Median Salary
$26,532 Median Debt
There are 13 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in data processing. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.6% of data processing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Data Processing Majors

In 2018-2019, 179 earned their bachelor's degree in data processing. This makes it the 10th most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in data processing is $33,700. 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 $33,700 and the high is $33,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in data processing is $26,532. 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, $26,613 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $26,450.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $276.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in data processing. About 81.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 146
Women 33
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Data Processing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 103
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Data Processing Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 13 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in data processing. Learn more about the most popular 13 below:

#1

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
53 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for data processing students seekinga bachelor's degree is Bellevue College. Roughly 13,200 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Bellevue College awarded 53 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 28% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
35 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern Mississippi comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in data processing. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,786 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their bachelor's degree in data processing from Southern Miss. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#3

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
28 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in data processing. Each year, around 30,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their bachelor's degree in data processing from UNLV. Of these students, 25% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

18 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arkansas State University - Main Campus comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in data processing. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year.

The data processing program at Arkansas State University - Main Campus awarded 18 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of San Francisco. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,740 per year.

The data processing program at University of San Francisco awarded 15 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#6

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa
12 Yearly Graduations

University of Dubuque comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in data processing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,140 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their bachelor's degree in data processing from UD.

#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in data processing. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their bachelor's degree in data processing from Capella University. About 40% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dickinson State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in data processing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 bachelor's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at DSU.

#9

Southern Technical College

Fort Myers, Florida
1 Yearly Graduations

Southern Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in data processing. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 bachelor's degrees were handed out to data processing majors at Southern Technical College.

Data Processing Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Data Processing Technology 179

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software Applications 3,499

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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