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2,840 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 345 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in computer software. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,840 basic certificates were awarded to computer software majors. This makes it the 37th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in computer software at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,499
Basic Certificate 2,840
Master’s Degree 2,495
Associate’s Degree 2,241
Undergraduate Certificate 1,383
Graduate Certificate 331
Doctor’s Degree 4

Earnings of Computer Software Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for computer software majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in computer software. About 54.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,534
Women 1,306
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Computer Software

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 218
Black or African American 297
Hispanic or Latino 483
White 1,498
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 259
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Basic Certificate Students

There are 345 colleges that offer a basic certificate in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
222 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Valencia College awarded 222 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 59% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

151 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Careers Institute - Austin comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Southern Careers Institute - Austin awarded 151 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 19% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina
122 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mitchell Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Mitchell Community College. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
107 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 72,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 107 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Ivy Tech Community College. About 30% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

100 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Southern Crescent Technical College. About 28% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
99 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Portland Community College. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 99 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Portland Community College. About 56% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Bellevue College

Bellevue, Washington
86 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Bellevue College. Each year, around 12,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at BC. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#8

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
68 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Spokane Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Spokane Community College awarded 68 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

60 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 55% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
55 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Florida State College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Roughly 15,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at EFSC. About 45% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
50 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pellissippi State Community College. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Pellissippi State Community College. Of these students, 40% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Escondido Adult School

Escondido, California
46 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Escondido Adult School comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Escondido Adult School awarded 46 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
46 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Edmonds Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Each year, around 7,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Edmonds Community College. Of these students, 26% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
45 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Each year, around 6,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,104 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,092 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at UAFS. Of these students, 29% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Poway Adult School

Poway, California
44 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Poway Adult School. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their basic certificate in computer software from Poway Adult School. About 80% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
43 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their basic certificate in computer software from BC. Of these students, 58% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
38 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Roughly 19,100 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Santa Rosa Junior College awarded 38 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 61% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, Washington
37 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Peninsula College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Peninsula College. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

35 Yearly Graduations
46% Women

South Florida Institute of Technology is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in computer software. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at South Florida Institute of Technology. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#20

Los Angeles Pacific College

Los-Angeles, California
33 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Pacific College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in computer software. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 basic certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Los Angeles Pacific College. Of these students, 55% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Information Technology 7,770
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Data Entry 1,081

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.

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