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Basic Certificates in Data Processing

592 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in data processing is offered at 78 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 47% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of data processing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Data Processing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 592 students earned their basic certificate in data processing. This makes it the 7th most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in data processing. About 60.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 235
Women 357
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Data Processing

The racial-ethnic distribution of data processing basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 214
Hispanic or Latino 37
White 285
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 32
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Data Processing Basic Certificate Students

There are 78 colleges that offer a basic certificate in data processing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
68 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for data processing majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their basic certificate in data processing from CGTC. About 85% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
63 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Georgia Technical College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 basic certificates were handed out to data processing majors at South Georgia Technical College. Of these students, 60% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Sandersville, Georgia
40 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oconee Fall Line Technical College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Oconee Fall Line Technical College awarded 40 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
39 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwinnett Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Gwinnett Technical College awarded 39 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

37 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Northwestern Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in data processing. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College awarded 37 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 68% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
23 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Edmonds Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in data processing. Each year, around 8,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their basic certificate in data processing from Edmonds Community College. Of these students, 39% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Greenville Technical College

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

Greenville Technical College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Each year, around 10,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 basic certificates were handed out to data processing majors at GTC. Of these students, 19% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
20 Yearly Graduations
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lee College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Lee College.

19 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Georgia Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in data processing from West Georgia Technical College. Of these students, 84% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
19 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Trident Technical College. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Trident Technical College awarded 19 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg, South Carolina
18 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College awarded 18 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in data processing. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their basic certificate in data processing from Southern Crescent Technical College. About 73% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
15 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

York Technical College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their basic certificate in data processing from York Technical College. About 7% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their basic certificate in data processing from Penn State World Campus. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#15

Coastal Pines Technical College

Waycross, Georgia
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coastal Pines Technical College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Coastal Pines Technical College awarded 13 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
13 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta Technical College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in data processing. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their basic certificate in data processing from Augusta Technical College. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#17

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
12 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Midlands Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in data processing. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 basic certificates were handed out to data processing majors at MTC. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#18

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Savannah Technical College. The data processing program at Savannah Technical College awarded 10 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

Aiken Technical College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in data processing. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Aiken Technical College awarded 10 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#20

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, Georgia
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lanier Technical College. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 basic certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Lanier Technical College. Of these students, 89% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Data Processing Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Data Processing Technology 592

Below are some popular majors that are similar to data processing that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Information Technology 7,770
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Computer Software Applications 2,840

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.

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