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Associate’s Degree in Computer Science

2,944 Yearly Graduations
$24,000 Median Salary
$23,949 Median Debt
An associate's degree in compsci is offered at 234 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 9.7% of compsci graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CompSci Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,944 associate's degree were awarded to compsci majors. This earns it the #46 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 compsci at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 31,737
Master’s Degree 11,600
Associate’s Degree 2,944
Doctor’s Degree 1,182
Basic Certificate 299
Graduate Certificate 102
Undergraduate Certificate 42

Earnings of CompSci Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in compsci is $24,000. 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.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,600 and the high is $25,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in compsci is $23,949. 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, $24,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $17,333.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $248.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in compsci. About 83.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,443
Women 501
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in CompSci

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 516
Black or African American 220
Hispanic or Latino 592
White 1,117
International Students 285
Other Races/Ethnicities 214
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CompSci Associate's Degree Students

There are 234 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in compsci. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
257 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 257 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at Northern Virginia Community College. About 21% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
155 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY LaGuardia Community College. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 people received their associate's degree in compsci from LaGuardia. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#3

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
100 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Weber State University. Each year, around 27,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

The compsci program at Weber State University awarded 100 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

96 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at BMCC. About 21% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

De Anza College

Cupertino, California
59 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

De Anza College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 20,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at De Anza College. Of these students, 25% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Southwestern College

Chula Vista, California
57 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwestern College. Roughly 18,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at Southwestern Community College District. About 18% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts
55 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bunker Hill Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their associate's degree in compsci from BHCC. Of these students, 27% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

54 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY New York City College of Technology. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at City Tech. Around 93% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#9

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
52 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City College of San Francisco comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 26,200 attend the school each year. The compsci program at City College of San Francisco awarded 52 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#9

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, California
52 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Foothill College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 15,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their associate's degree in compsci from Foothill College. Of these students, 40% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
48 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The compsci program at South Texas College awarded 48 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 92% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, California
44 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of the Canyons comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at College of the Canyons. About 18% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
41 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at Nassau Community College. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#14

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, California
39 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Irvine Valley College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The compsci program at Irvine Valley College awarded 39 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Gateway Community College

New Haven, Connecticut
39 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for compsci majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Gateway Community College. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The compsci program at Gateway Community College awarded 39 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#16

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
38 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Union County College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 9,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at Union County College. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#16

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
38 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Normandale Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at Normandale Community College. Of these students, 13% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
37 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Military College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their associate's degree in compsci from Georgia Military College. Of these students, 19% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
35 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Paso Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in compsci. Roughly 28,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degree were handed out to compsci majors at El Paso Community College. Of these students, 37% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
33 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Hennepin Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in compsci. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The compsci program at North Hennepin Community College awarded 33 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
Computer Programming 3,787
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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