Computer Programming, Specific Applications
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Computer programming, specific applications is a program that prepares individuals to apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and customization requirements presented by individual software users and organizational users. includes training in specific types of software and its installation and maintenance.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in computer programming, specific applications at each level last year.
05001K2K2K3K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's Degree
People with this bachelor's degree have gone to work in these careers
Computer programmersApplications and systems softw...Elementary and middle school t...Web developersFirst-line supervisors of reta...Database administratorsManagement analystsDesignersAccountants and auditorsRetail salespersonsChief executives and legislato...
Computer Programming & Data Processing majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all computer programming, specific applications graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 57% 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 64% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in computer programming, specific applications 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.
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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.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Computer Programming, Specific Applications doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$37K$51K$0$20K$40K$60KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's Degree
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$17K$39K$0$10K$20K$30K$40KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's Degree
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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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
944,200
25.6%
99,200
Systems Software Developers
$0$200K$110K
421,300
10.1%
35,400
Computer Programmers
$0$200K$84K
250,300
-7.2%
15,100
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer computer programming, specific applications 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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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
GA
4,032
24.2
$7,687
50%
22%
Academy of Art University
CA
4,824
33.6
$29,887
48%
23%
Albany Technical College
GA
2,600
27.6
$459
20%
42%
Anoka Technical College
MN
1,331
26.0
$12,368
62%
31%
Athens Technical College
GA
2,823
26.8
$4,365
32%
Atlanta Technical College
GA
3,163
29.6
$1,790
22%
28%
Augusta Technical College
GA
3,357
24.5
$7,151
24%
29%
Bergen Community College
NJ
10,373
43.9
$8,755
59%
27%
Broward College
FL
28,912
75.0
$7,457
47%
32%
Bucks County Community College
PA
5,579
40.3
$6,908
65%
14%
Bunker Hill Community College
MA
8,133
56.5
$7,232
55%
19%
Butler County Community College
PA
2,218
36.8
$3,938
65%
15%
Camden County College
NJ
7,326
65.0
$6,335
53%
33%
Capital Community College
CT
1,893
30.1
$5,326
63%
18%
Central Georgia Technical College
GA
5,629
26.2
$2,325
20%
34%
Central Lakes College - Brainerd
MN
2,562
34.4
$12,173
61%
37%
Champlain College
VT
3,259
32.5
$38,577
86%
61%
Chattahoochee Technical College
GA
6,441
35.5
$3,112
16%
Chippewa Valley Technical College
WI
4,000
17.2
$9,307
65%
44%
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
OH
5,983
32.8
$3,478
44%
22%
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Computer Programming, Specific Applications is part of a larger collection of programs: Computer Sciences and Information Technology. Is there a different program that's close to Computer Programming, Specific Applications 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.

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Gender
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Race/Origin
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Minority
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