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Undergraduate Certificates in Data Processing

434 Yearly Graduations
$20,800 Median Salary
$10,250 Median Debt
There are 70 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in data processing. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 70 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of data processing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Data Processing Majors

In 2018-2019, 434 undergraduate certificates were awarded to data processing majors. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in data processing is $20,800. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $20,800 and the high is $20,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in data processing is $10,250. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $10,250 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,250.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $106.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in data processing. About 72.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 314
Women 120
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Data Processing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 118
Hispanic or Latino 154
White 118
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 25
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Data Processing Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 70 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
126 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Centro College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for data processing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 126 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at El Centro College. Of these students, 30% were women and 90% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
30 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from NMSU Dona Ana. Of these students, 13% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Eastfield College

Mesquite, Texas
29 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Eastfield College. Each year, around 16,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Eastfield College awarded 29 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 41% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Mountain View College

Dallas, Texas
29 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Mountain View College. Roughly 12,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Mountain View College. About 34% of this group were women, and 79% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Richland College

Dallas, Texas
23 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Richland College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Each year, around 20,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Richland College. About 43% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

North Lake College

Irving, Texas
21 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Lake College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in data processing. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from North Lake College. About 24% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, Texas
19 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookhaven College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in data processing. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Brookhaven College. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#7

South Georgia Technical College

Americus, Georgia
19 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Georgia Technical College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. The data processing program at South Georgia Technical College awarded 19 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

19 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Of these students, 32% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, Georgia
16 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Columbus Technical College. Of these students, 6% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, Georgia
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Savannah Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in data processing. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Savannah Tech. Of these students, 25% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Cedar Valley College. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from Cedar Valley College. About 22% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Albany Technical College

Albany, Georgia
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Albany Technical College. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from Albany Technical College. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

8 Yearly Graduations

University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in data processing. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at UNM Gallup.

#15

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta Technical College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Augusta Technical College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#15

Southern Regional Technical College

Thomasville, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Regional Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in data processing. Roughly 4,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to data processing majors at Southwest Georgia Technical College. About 14% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Athens Technical College

Athens, Georgia
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Athens Technical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from Athens Technical College. Of these students, 17% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from CGTC. Of these students, 50% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

St Clair County Community College

Port Huron, Michigan
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

St Clair County Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in data processing. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at St Clair County Community College awarded 6 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their undergraduate certificate in data processing from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

Data Processing Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Data Processing Technology 434

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 2,692
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Software Applications 1,383
Computer Programming 1,334

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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