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1,383 Yearly Graduations
$39,500 Median Salary
$8,840 Median Debt
There are 265 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in computer software. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 50% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.4% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,383 earned their undergraduate certificate in computer software. This makes it the 39th most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in computer software is $39,500. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $39,500 and the high is $40,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in computer software is $8,840. 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, $12,445 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $6,906.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $92.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in computer software. About 58.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 814
Women 569
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Computer Software

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 85
Black or African American 133
Hispanic or Latino 419
White 615
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 98
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 265 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
146 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Centro College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 11,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at El Centro College. About 49% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Universidad del Este

Carolina, Puerto Rico
87 Yearly Graduations
22% Women

Universidad del Este comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 10,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at UNE. Of these students, 22% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
69 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Madison College. About 29% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
55 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 17,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at DeVry University - Illinois. About 44% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

35 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ogden-Weber Technical College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Ogden-Weber Tech College. About 51% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas
34 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. 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, 34 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at UAFS. Of these students, 24% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Digital Film Academy

New York, New York
33 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Digital Film Academy comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Digital Film Center. Of these students, 3% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, Utah
32 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davis Technical College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Davis Tech. Of these students, 41% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii
27 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Leeward Community College. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Leeward CC. Of these students, 30% were women and 93% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

ICPR Junior College - Manati

Manatí, Puerto Rico
26 Yearly Graduations
23% Women

ICPR Junior College - Manati is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at ICPR Junior College - Manati awarded 26 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 23% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Seattle Central College

Seattle, Washington
26 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seattle Central College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Seattle Central. About 65% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
23 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Orange Coast College. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Orange Coast College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#13

Hunter Business School

Levittown, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hunter Business School is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Hunter Business School. Of these students, 29% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Florida Vocational Institute

Miami, Florida
20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Vocational Institute comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The computer software program at Florida Vocational Institute awarded 20 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 40% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

College of Western Idaho

Nampa, Idaho
19 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Western Idaho comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in computer software. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from CWI. About 26% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

ICPR Junior College - Arecibo

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
19 Yearly Graduations
42% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is ICPR Junior College - Arecibo. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from ICPR Junior College - Arecibo. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#17

Fort Myers Technical College

Fort Myers, Florida
18 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Fort Myers Technical College. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at Fort Myers Technical College. Of these students, 11% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Portland Community College. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their undergraduate certificate in computer software from Portland Community College. About 53% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

South Louisiana Community College

Lafayette, Louisiana
17 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Louisiana Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 undergraduate certificates were handed out to computer software majors at South Louisiana Community College. About 47% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Green Country Technology Center

Okmulgee, Oklahoma
17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Green Country Technology Center is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in computer software. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The computer software program at Green Country Technology Center awarded 17 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 2,692
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Programming 1,334
Data Processing 434

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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