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Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming

3,787 Yearly Graduations
$37,450 Median Salary
$16,534 Median Debt
There are 374 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in programming. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 34 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.3% of programming graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Programming Majors

In 2018-2019, 3,787 associate's degree were awarded to programming majors. This earns it the #42 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 programming at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 3,860
Associate’s Degree 3,787
Bachelor’s Degree 1,560
Undergraduate Certificate 1,334
Master’s Degree 145
Graduate Certificate 2

Earnings of Programming Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in programming is $37,450. 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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $26,925 to a high of $43,975.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in programming is $16,534. 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, $19,749 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,040.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $172.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in programming. About 79.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,022
Women 765
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Programming

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 299
Black or African American 327
Hispanic or Latino 499
White 2,128
International Students 238
Other Races/Ethnicities 296
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Programming Associate's Degree Students

There are 374 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in programming. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, California
110 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for programming students seekingan associate's degree is Diablo Valley College. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Diablo Valley College awarded 110 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

ASA College

Brooklyn, New York
92 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ASA College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in programming. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their associate's degree in programming from ASA Institute. About 32% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
87 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 30,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at San Jacinto Community College awarded 87 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 10% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
72 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 28,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Portland Community College awarded 72 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

65 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Columbus State Community College. Roughly 27,200 attend the school each year. The programming program at Columbus State Community College awarded 65 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
58 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chippewa Valley Technical College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Chippewa Valley Technical College awarded 58 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 16% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

58 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne County Community College District comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their associate's degree in programming from WCCCD. About 43% of this group were women, and 76% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
51 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in programming. Roughly 44,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 associate's degree were handed out to programming majors at Valencia College. About 20% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

50 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 associate's degree were handed out to programming majors at MCC-KC. About 16% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Renton Technical College

Renton, Washington
46 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Renton Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in programming. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The programming program at Renton Technical College awarded 46 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 20% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
42 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwinnett Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Gwinnett Technical College awarded 42 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#11

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
42 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their associate's degree in programming from SPC. Of these students, 26% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Hartnell College

Salinas, California
40 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
98% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hartnell College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in programming. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 associate's degree were handed out to programming majors at Hartnell College. About 25% of this group were women, and 98% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

St Charles Community College

Cottleville, Missouri
40 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Charles Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 associate's degree were handed out to programming majors at SCC. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

38 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Austin Community College District. Each year, around 40,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their associate's degree in programming from Austin Community College District. Of these students, 18% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

38 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Washington Institute of Technology comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in programming. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The programming program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology awarded 38 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 37% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
36 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ozarks Technical Community College. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The programming program at Ozarks Technical Community College awarded 36 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 14% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
34 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New England Institute of Technology. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The programming program at New England Institute of Technology awarded 34 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#18

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
34 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fox Valley Technical College. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 associate's degree were handed out to programming majors at FVTC. About 21% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Pittsburgh Technical College

Oakdale, Pennsylvania
33 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pittsburgh Technical College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in programming. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in programming from Pittsburgh Technical College. About 9% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
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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