Specific Applications Computer Programming

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

2,220

growing 8.45%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,518

growing 10.9%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$33,930

growing 72%

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 Specific Applications Computer Programming degree recipients are Millcreek, UT, Portland, OR, and Lansing, MI. The locations with a relatively high number of Specific Applications Computer Programming degree recipients are Redmond, WA, Champion Heights, OH, and Humacao, PR. The most common degree awarded to students studying Specific Applications Computer Programming is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Specific Applications Computer Programming and the types of students that study this field. Western Governors University awards the most degrees in Specific Applications Computer Programming in the US, but DigiPen Institute of Technology and Humacao Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Specific Applications Computer Programming.

Tuition costs for Specific Applications Computer Programming majors are, on average, $3,518 for in-state public colleges, and $33,930 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Specific Applications Computer Programming programs are Public, 2-year institutions (107 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (1,403 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Specific Applications Computer Programming

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Specific Applications Computer Programming, is Public, 2-year (1,403 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,518

Median In-State Public

$33,930

Median Out of State Private

Western Governors University has the most Specific Applications Computer Programming degree recipients, with 209 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Specific Applications Computer Programming programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, DigiPen Institute of Technology and Humacao Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Specific Applications Computer Programming, with 49.7% and 11%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Specific Applications Computer Programming

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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 Specific Applications Computer Programming.

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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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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 (1,445) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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

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 Specific Applications Computer Programming are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree.

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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 (78%)

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

    1,445 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    192 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    159 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Specific Applications 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

    268 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    33 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    30 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Specific Applications Computer Programming. 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 Specific Applications Computer Programming 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 Specific Applications Computer Programming field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Specific Applications Computer Programming majors need many skills, but most especially Programming. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Specific Applications Computer Programming majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Programming, and Troubleshooting.

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 Specific Applications 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 Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Programming, Systems Evaluation, and Systems Analysis are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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