Word Processing
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Overview
Word processing is a program that prepares individuals to perform text typing, table construction, and document formatting tasks on personal computers at a high rate of accuracy and proficiency. includes instruction in keyboarding skills, word processor operation, textual draft interpretation, audio and tape dictation, and specific word processing program software.
Current award levels
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0204060800-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all word processing graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 82% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in word processing earned in the last academic year, 87% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 88% of other programs.
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Salary Spread
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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
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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
Word Processors and Typists
$0$200K$40K
74,900
-33.1%
4,600
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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
American Public University System
WV
28,898
92.8
$10,658
57%
19%
California Institute of Arts & Technology
CA
613
32.3
Carver Career Center
WV
244
8.7
$3,651
69%
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
MI
5,230
41.8
$4,128
46%
19%
Kellogg Community College
MI
2,825
34.5
$7,154
44%
32%
Mildred Elley School - Albany Campus
NY
620
62.0
$19,680
28%
48%
Miller - Motte College - Wilmington
NC
2,783
103.1
$23,103
31%
53%
Miller - Motte Technical College - Charleston
SC
528
37.7
$21,824
31%
46%
Portland Community College
OR
19,674
45.3
$8,541
56%
17%
Riverside County Office of Education - School of Career Education
CA
157
19.6
$12,303
Sauk Valley Community College
IL
1,339
31.1
$6,721
66%
47%
Shoreline Community College
WA
4,836
36.1
$6,321
65%
40%
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Word Processing is part of a larger collection of programs: Office workers. Is there a different program that's close to Word Processing 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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