Computer Programming
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Overview
Computer programming is a program that focuses on the general writing and implementation of generic and customized programs to drive operating systems and that generally prepares individuals to apply the methods and procedures of software design and programming to software installation and maintenance. includes instruction in software design, low- and high-level languages and program writing; program customization and linking; prototype testing; troubleshooting; and related aspects of operating systems and networks.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in computer programming at each level last year.
02K4K6K8K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreeResearch Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all computer programming graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 59% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 45% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in computer programming earned in the last academic year, 20% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 79% of other programs.
Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study Computer Programming & Data Processing (which combines 3 programs). These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
Completions History
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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Application Software Developers
$0$200K$104K
831,300
30.7%
85,900
Systems Software Developers
$0$200K$110K
425,000
11.1%
33,000
Computer Programmers
$0$200K$84K
294,900
-7.2%
15,700
Computer Network Support Specialists
$0$200K$63K
198,800
8.3%
16,600
Web Developers
$0$200K$69K
162,900
15.0%
15,200
Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$0$200K$82K
39,700
8.1%
3,400
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer computer programming degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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393 schools offer this program (all levels) in the selected area.
School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
ABCO Technology
CA
47
23.5
$13,808
Alvin Community College
TX
4,170
37.9
$7,485
54%
28%
Amarillo College
TX
5,941
31.4
$4,089
49%
24%
American Business and Technology University
MO
160
6.8
$22,223
26%
46%
American Educational College
PR
1,067
48.5
$6,440
American National University
VA
1,005
77.3
$20,558
23%
29%
American River College
CA
21,656
54.5
$7,329
38%
19%
Antelope Valley College
CA
8,999
53.6
$9,761
29%
25%
Aspen University
CO
1,274
199.7
52%
26%
Atlanta Technical College
GA
3,230
29.6
$2,882
22%
21%
Atlantic Cape Community College
NJ
3,977
56.0
$9,087
53%
18%
Atlantic University College
PR
1,583
30.4
$4,364
44%
32%
Augusta Technical College
GA
3,255
24.5
$9,100
24%
31%
Austin Community College District
TX
24,361
43.0
$6,574
51%
6%
Baker College
MI
12,700
65.5
$12,983
42%
12%
Bakersfield College
CA
13,171
40.7
$6,645
37%
20%
Bates Technical College
WA
3,120
29.2
$3,895
48%
21%
Bellevue College
WA
10,711
57.0
$7,337
69%
37%
Bellevue University
NE
4,121
70.5
$11,359
70%
34%
Berkeley City College
CA
3,640
49.9
$10,532
35%
9%
Explore similar programs

Computer Programming is part of a larger collection of programs: Computer Sciences and Information Technology. Is there a different program that's close to Computer Programming that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Program
Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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