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Undergraduate Certificate in Data Processing

434 Yearly Graduations
$20,800 Median Salary
$10,250 Median Debt
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 70 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of data processing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Data Processing Majors

In 2018-2019, 434 earned their undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in data processing is $20,800. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,800 to a high of $20,800.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in data processing is $10,250. 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, $10,250 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,250.


The median monthly payment of a data processing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $106.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificate in data processing. About 72.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 314
Women 120
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Data Processing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 118
Hispanic or Latino 154
White 118
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 25
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Data Processing Undergraduate Certificate Students

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 2,692
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Software Applications 1,383
Computer Programming 1,334


*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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