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Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Programming

1,334 Yearly Graduations
$16,600 Median Salary
$9,000 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.7% of programming graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Programming Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,334 undergraduate certificate were awarded to programming majors. 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 Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in programming is $16,600. 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 $15,250 to a high of $22,350.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in programming is $9,000. 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, $12,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $7,125.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $93.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificate in programming. About 76.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,024
Women 310
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Programming

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 97
Black or African American 135
Hispanic or Latino 274
White 678
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 100
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Programming Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to programming that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 2,692
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Software Applications 1,383
Data Processing 434


*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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