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Computer Software Applications Schools in California

1,461 Computer Software students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Computer Software Applications is the 90th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Computer Software Applications Majors in California

Computer Software majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 493
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 390
Bachelor’s Degree 338
Associate’s Degree 163
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 63
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 63
Post-Master’s Certificate 12
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

In California, a computer software major is more popular with women than with men.

Computer Software Applications Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of computer software majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 15.0%
  • Black or African American: 2.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.1%
  • White: 25.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 33.1%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
Computer Software Applications Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Software Applications Grads in California

There are 256,810 people in the state and 1,647,460 people in the nation working in computer software jobs.

Computer Software Applications Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Computer Software Applications Jobs in California

In this state, computer software grads earn an average of $97,470. Nationwide, they make an average of $89,580.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 86 colleges in California that offer computer software degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Academy of Art University

San Francisco
551 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
10,616 Total Students

An average student at Academy of Art University will pay a net price of $32,131. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.80%. 63% of students get financical aid.

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
47,310 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 59%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.18 years.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,032 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.70%. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,604.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
44 Degrees in Major Awarded
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
19,700 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 77%. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

#7

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,122 Total Students

51% of students get financical aid. 30 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 33% are considered full time.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,000 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending SRJC will pay a net price of $6,229.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
#10

Cosumnes River College

Sacramento
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,193 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 43% are considered full time. 27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,950.

Computer Software Applications Careers in CA

Some of the careers computer software majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 40% $123,630
Computer and Information Research Scientists 22% $128,370
Web Developers 21% $78,040
Database Administrators 18% $101,240
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10% $84,740
Graphic Designers 7% $56,810
Computer Programmers -5% $95,370

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to computer software.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Computer Science 10,857
Computer Information Systems 2,866
Information Technology 1,721
Computer Programming 1,495
Computer Systems Networking 1,348
Information Science 388
Data Entry 331
Computer Systems Analysis 176

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