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2,720 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 35 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.9% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

In 2017-2018, 2,720 earned their basic certificate in computer software. 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 Basic Certificate

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for computer software students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificate in computer software. About 57.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,550
Women 1,170
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Computer Software

The racial-ethnic distribution of computer software basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 165
Black or African American 260
Hispanic or Latino 413
White 1,514
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 263
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Basic Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to computer software that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,262
Information Technology 7,942
Computer Systems Networking 4,821
Computer Programming 3,625
Data Entry 1,090


*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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