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Basic Certificate in Data Processing

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Basic Certificate in Data Processing

592 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 47% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 2.2% of data processing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Data Processing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 592 students earned their basic certificate in data processing. 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 Basic Certificate

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

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for data processing majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in data processing. About 60.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 235
Women 357
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Data Processing

The racial-ethnic distribution of data processing basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 214
Hispanic or Latino 37
White 285
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 32
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Data Processing Basic Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to data processing that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Information Technology 7,770
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Computer Software Applications 2,840


*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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