Network & System Administration

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

6,323

growing 10.9%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,103

growing 0.258%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$22,288

growing 2%

Average Wage

$96,173

growing 3.87%

People in Workforce

1.97M

growing 6.33%

Average Employee Age

40.5

growing 0.502%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Network & System Administration degree recipients are Tempe, AZ, Virginia Beach, VA, and Fair Oaks, GA. The locations with a relatively high number of Network & System Administration degree recipients are Jackson, MI, McAlester, OK, and Auburn, WA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Network & System Administration is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Network & System Administration and the types of students that study this field. University of Phoenix-Arizona awards the most degrees in Network & System Administration in the US, but Brand College and Neumont University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Network & System Administration.

Tuition costs for Network & System Administration majors are, on average, $3,103 for in-state public colleges, and $22,288 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Network & System Administration programs are Public, 2-year institutions (123 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (2,656 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Network & System Administration

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Network & System Administration, is Public, 2-year (2,656 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Network & System Administration programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,103

Median In-State Public

$22,288

Median Out of State Private

University of Phoenix-Arizona has the most Network & System Administration degree recipients, with 597 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Network & System Administration programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Brand College and Neumont University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Network & System Administration, with 29.3% and 24.8%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Network & System Administration

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Network & System Administration by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Network & System Administration.

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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 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 Video tape & disk rental.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$96,173

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,340

3.87%

1 Year Growth

± 1.93%

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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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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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1.97M

2017 Workforce

± 34,196

6.33%

1 Year Growth

± 2.35%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.33%, from 1.85M in 2016 to 1.97M in 2017.

The largest single share of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates go on to work as Software developers, applications & systems software (20.9%). 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

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1.97M

2017 Workforce

± 34,196

6.33%

1 Year Growth

± 2.35%

The number of Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.33%, from 1.85M in 2016 to 1.97M in 2017.

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 40.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (3,425) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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40.5

Average Age in 2017

± 0.192 Years

0.502%

1 Year Change

± 0.674%

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 35 and 34 years old, which represent 3.92% and 3.7% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Network & System Administration are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Associates Degree, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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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 (85.2%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,425 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,157 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    748 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Network & System Administration 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

    276 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    47 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Network & System Administration. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees 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 Network & System Administration is from the 2 Digit Course Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    245,011 degree recipients

  2. China

    56,779 degree recipients

  3. Vietnam

    25,443 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. India

    5.69 times more than expected

  2. United Arab Emirates

    3.95 times more than expected

  3. Sri Lanka

    3.25 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 (5.69 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 (245,011 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Network & System Administration field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Network & System Administration majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Network & System Administration majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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 Network & System Administration 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 Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Systems Evaluation, and Systems Analysis are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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