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Computer Programming Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 1,495 students earned their Programming degrees in CA.

As a degree choice, Computer Programming is the 87th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Computer Programming Majors in California

Programming majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 830
Associate’s Degree 537
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 114
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 114
Bachelor’s Degree 14

Gender Distribution

In California, a programming major is more popular with men than with women.

Computer Programming Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of programming majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 22.1%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 24.3%
  • White: 33.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 10.9%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Computer Programming Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Programming Grads in California

There are 306,660 people in the state and 1,880,050 people in the nation working in programming jobs.

Computer Programming Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Computer Programming Jobs in California

In this state, programming grads earn an average of $97,470. Nationwide, they make an average of $89,580.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 83 colleges in California that offer programming degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill
240 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,271 Total Students

34% of the teachers are full time. The 8.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $27,800 after graduation.

117 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,346 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,900 a year. 71% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

#3

College of San Mateo

San Mateo
97 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,924 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 29 to 1. Graduates earn an average $29,000 after graduation.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
27,008 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 51% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,168. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,800 a year.

#5

De Anza College

Cupertino
74 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,482 Total Students

37% of the teachers are full time. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, De Anza College grads earn an average salary of $31,800.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,292 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,300 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,378 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,700 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it.

#8

Palomar College

San Marcos
47 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,917 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,061. 26% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,100 a year.

#9

Hartnell College

Salinas
45 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,521 Total Students

A typical student attending Hartnell College will pay a net price of $3,647. Graduates earn an average $25,100 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 35%.

#10

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,800 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,500 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.70%.

Computer Programming Careers in CA

Some of the careers programming majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 40% $123,630
Web Developers 21% $78,040
Systems Software Developers 13% $127,670
Computer Network Support Specialists 12% $71,550
Computer Science Professors 12% $125,900
Computer Programmers -5% $95,370

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to programming.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Computer Science 10,857
Computer Information Systems 2,866
Information Technology 1,721
Computer Software Applications 1,461
Computer Systems Networking 1,348
Information Science 388
Data Entry 331
Computer Systems Analysis 176

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