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Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Programming

1,560 Yearly Graduations
$51,300 Median Salary
$38,738 Median Debt
There are 98 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in programming. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 31% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of programming graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Programming Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,560 students earned their bachelor's degree in programming. This makes it the 143rd most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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 Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in programming is $51,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $50,900 and the high is $51,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in programming is $38,738. 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, $38,738 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $31,844.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $402.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in programming. About 85.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,328
Women 232
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Programming

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 100
Hispanic or Latino 193
White 914
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 206
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Programming Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 98 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in programming. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
378 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for programming students seekinga bachelor's degree is Western Governors University. Each year, around 98,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The programming program at Western Governors University awarded 378 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, New York
138 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Farmingdale State College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in programming. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,792 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 138 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale. Of these students, 16% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
88 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ECPI University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,584 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at East Coast Polytechnic Institute. Of these students, 26% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
70 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Rowan University. Each year, around 18,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,076 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,879 per year.

The programming program at Rowan University awarded 70 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#5

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington
61 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DigiPen Institute of Technology is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at Digipen. Of these students, 7% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
59 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Green River College. Each year, around 8,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their bachelor's degree in programming from GRC. About 20% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

53 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Each year, around 103,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The programming program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 53 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#8

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
51 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Full Sail University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their bachelor's degree in programming from Full Sail University. About 16% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

47 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their bachelor's degree in programming from Cincinnati. Of these students, 11% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
44 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Bellevue University. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,176 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their bachelor's degree in programming from Bellevue University. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#11

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
39 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kennesaw State University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Each year, around 35,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their bachelor's degree in programming from KSU Georgia. About 5% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
33 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is DePaul University. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at DePaul. Of these students, 9% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
31 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Michigan - Dearborn. Roughly 9,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,729 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at UM Dearborn. Of these students, 19% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
31 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulane University of Louisiana comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in programming. Roughly 12,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

The programming program at Tulane University of Louisiana awarded 31 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 23% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

29 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Advancing Technology is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,823 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,000 per year.

The programming program at University of Advancing Technology awarded 29 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Southwestern College

Winfield, Kansas
29 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwestern College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,340 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their bachelor's degree in programming from SC. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#17

Fort Hays State University

Hays, Kansas
26 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fort Hays State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in programming. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,582 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their bachelor's degree in programming from FHSU. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#18

Becker College

Worcester, Massachusetts
25 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for programming majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Becker College. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,142 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at Becker College. About 12% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
25 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in programming. Roughly 16,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at RIT. Of these students, 24% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
25 Yearly Graduations
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New England Institute of Technology is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in programming. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 bachelor's degree were handed out to programming majors at New England Tech.

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

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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