General Computer Programming

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
7,428
growing 9.12%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,468
growing 2.21%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$18,021
growing 0%
Average Wage
$99,998
growing 3.98%
People in Workforce
2.06M
growing 4.78%
Average Employee Age
40.7
growing 0.389%

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The locations with the highest concentration of General Computer Programming degree recipients are , Tempe, AZ, and Orlando, FL. The locations with a relatively high number of General Computer Programming degree recipients are Lennox, CA, Cottleville, MO, and Amarillo, TX. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Computer Programming is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Computer Programming and the types of students that study this field. University of Phoenix-Arizona awards the most degrees in General Computer Programming in the US, but Neumont College of Computer Science and University of Advancing Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Computer Programming.

Tuition costs for General Computer Programming majors are, on average, $3,468 for in-state public colleges, and $18,021 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Computer Programming programs are Public, 2-year institutions (275 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (3,976 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Computer Programming

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Computer Programming, is Public, 2-year (3,976 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer General Computer Programming programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,468
Median In-State Public
$18,021
Median Out of State Private

University of Phoenix-Arizona has the most General Computer Programming degree recipients, with 644 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer General Computer Programming programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Neumont College of Computer Science and University of Advancing Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Computer Programming, with 33.7% and 28.7%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Computer Programming

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors is $99,998 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Computer occupations, all other, and Computer programmers.

The industry that employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$99,998
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,419
3.98%
1 Year Growth
± 1.91%

The average salary for Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors is $99,998 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Computer occupations, all other, and Computer programmers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors working as Software developers, Computer and information research scientists, and Computer programmers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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2.06M
2018 Workforce
± 34,997
4.78%
1 Year Growth
± 2.32%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.78%, from 1.97M in 2017 to 2.06M in 2018.

The largest single share of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates go on to work as Software developers (20.2%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Computer Programming is from the 2 Digit Course Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.
2.06M
2018 Workforce
± 34,997
4.78%
1 Year Growth
± 2.32%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.78%, from 1.97M in 2017 to 2.06M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is 40.7, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (4,002) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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40.7
Average Age in 2018
± 0.189 Years
0.389%
1 Year Change
± 0.66%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 37 and 36 years old, which represent 3.75% and 3.74% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Computer Programming are Associates Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Computer Programming is from the 2 Digit Course Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (80.5%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in General Computer Programming.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,002 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,039 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    689 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Computer Programming for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Male
    542 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    129 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Unknown Male
    83 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in General Computer Programming. White Male students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Computer Programming is from the 2 Digit Course Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    239,903 degree recipients
  2. China
    64,017 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    26,622 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. India
    5.36 times more than expected
  2. Libya
    5.26 times more than expected
  3. Sri Lanka
    3.46 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees (5.36 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (239,903 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Computer Programming field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Computer Programming majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Computer Programming majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Technology Design, and Equipment Maintenance.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for General Computer Programming majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Instructing, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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