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Associate’s Degree in Data Processing

860 Yearly Graduations
$27,800 Median Salary
$16,000 Median Debt
There are 86 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in data processing. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 41% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.2% of data processing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Data Processing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 860 students earned their associate's degree in data processing. This makes it the 96th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in data processing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 860
Basic Certificate 592
Undergraduate Certificate 434
Bachelor’s Degree 179
Master’s Degree 57
Graduate Certificate 16

Earnings of Data Processing Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in data processing is $27,800. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $27,800 to a high of $31,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in data processing is $16,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,631 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,994.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $166.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in data processing. About 79.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 681
Women 179
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Data Processing

The racial-ethnic distribution of data processing associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 57
Black or African American 167
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 483
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 47
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Data Processing Associate's Degree Students

There are 86 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in data processing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
61 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for data processing students seekingan associate's degree is American Public University System. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their associate's degree in data processing from American Military University. About 18% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
54 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Trident Technical College. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 associate's degree were handed out to data processing majors at Trident Technical College. About 26% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

50 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Kingsborough Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Roughly 15,000 attend the school each year. The data processing program at CUNY Kingsborough Community College awarded 50 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
45 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New Mexico State University-Dona Ana. Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at New Mexico State University-Dona Ana awarded 45 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#4

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
45 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Greenville Technical College. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their associate's degree in data processing from GTC. Of these students, 20% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
44 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College awarded 44 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 25% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

37 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Queensborough Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at CUNY Queensborough Community College awarded 37 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, South Carolina
37 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Midlands Technical College. Roughly 10,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their associate's degree in data processing from MTC. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#9

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana
34 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Delgado Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Delgado Community College awarded 34 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

CUNY Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Bronx Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 10,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their associate's degree in data processing from BCC. Of these students, 6% were women and 90% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina
30 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is York Technical College. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at York Technical College awarded 30 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 3% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina
29 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tri-County Technical College. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The data processing program at Tri-County Technical College awarded 29 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, South Carolina
21 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Piedmont Technical College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 associate's degree were handed out to data processing majors at Piedmont Technical College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#14

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
19 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Spartanburg Community College. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Spartanburg Community College. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#15

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville, South Carolina
18 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

Aiken Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Aiken Technical College.

#16

Athens Technical College

Athens, Georgia
17 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Athens Technical College. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The data processing program at Athens Technical College awarded 17 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 35% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

16 Yearly Graduations
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Georgia Technical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in data processing. The data processing program at West Georgia Technical College awarded 16 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
14 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lee College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Lee College.

13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for data processing majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 associate's degree were handed out to data processing majors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

#19

Miami University - Hamilton

Hamilton, Ohio
13 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami University - Hamilton comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in data processing. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,297 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,838 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their associate's degree in data processing from Miami University - Hamilton. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to data processing that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
Computer Programming 3,787
Computer Science 2,944

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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