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Associate’s Degree in Computer Software & Applications

2,374 Yearly Graduations
$23,800 Median Salary
$24,725 Median Debt
An associate's degree in computer software is offered at 325 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.8% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

In 2017-2018, 2,374 earned their associate's degree in computer software. This earns it the #49 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 computer software at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,277
Basic Certificate 2,720
Associate’s Degree 2,374
Master’s Degree 1,961
Undergraduate Certificate 1,218
Graduate Certificate 349
Doctor’s Degree 1

Earnings of Computer Software Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in computer software is $23,800. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,800 and the high is $28,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in computer software is $24,725. 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, $34,106 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,796.

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The median monthly payment of a computer software graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $256.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in computer software. About 56.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,344
Women 1,030
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Computer Software

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 123
Black or African American 175
Hispanic or Latino 356
White 1,406
International Students 67
Other Races/Ethnicities 247
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Associate's Degree Students

There are 325 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
69 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for computer software students seekingan associate's degree is DeVry University - Illinois. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,498 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,852 per year.

The computer software program at DeVry University - Illinois awarded 69 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 54% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

65 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 65 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at BMCC. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

63 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hudson Valley Community College. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 63 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Hudson Valley Community College. Of these students, 38% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
57 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Madison Area Technical College. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,026 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,026 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 57 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Madison College. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#5

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
51 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 44,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 51 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Valencia College. About 55% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Stark State College

North Canton, Ohio
49 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stark State College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 49 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Stark State College. Of these students, 45% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Pittsburgh Technical College

Oakdale, Pennsylvania
47 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pittsburgh Technical College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Pittsburgh Technical College. About 53% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
37 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,991 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,894 per year.

The computer software program at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith awarded 37 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

33 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan College at Gloucester County is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Rowan College at Gloucester County awarded 33 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
33 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Academy of Art University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,008 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,744 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Academy of Art University. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#11

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
32 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dunwoody College of Technology is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 32 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Dunwoody College of Technology. About 9% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY LaGuardia Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 19,300 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 31 people received their associate's degree in computer software from LaGuardia. Of these students, 39% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
31 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sullivan University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,160 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31 associate's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Sullivan University. About 39% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
29 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Broward College. Each year, around 40,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Broward College awarded 29 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#14

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
29 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Palm Beach State College. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Palm Beach State College. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#16

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
27 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Portland Community College. Roughly 28,000 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Portland Community College awarded 27 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#16

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
27 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The computer software program at St Petersburg College awarded 27 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
26 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bellevue College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Bellevue College awarded 26 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#19

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan
24 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Schoolcraft College. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 24 people received their associate's degree in computer software from Schoolcraft College. About 46% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
23 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in computer software. Roughly 12,300 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Washtenaw Community College awarded 23 associate's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,436
Information Technology 6,293
Computer Systems Networking 4,437
Computer Programming 3,660
Computer Science 2,511

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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