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Computer Software Applications Schools in California

507 Computer Software students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Computer Software Applications major is the 51st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Computer Software Applications Majors in California

Computer Software majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 493
Post-Master’s Certificate 12
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

In California, a computer software major is more popular with women than with men.

Computer Software Applications Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of computer software majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.1%
  • Black or African American: 1.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.6%
  • White: 13.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 69.8%
  • Other Races: 4.3%
Computer Software Applications Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Software Applications Grads in California

In this state, there are 256,810 people employed in jobs related to a computer software degree, compared to 1,647,460 nationwide.

Computer Software Applications Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Computer Software Applications Jobs in California

Computer Software grads earn an average of $97,470 in the state and $89,580 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in California that offer computer software degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:


Academy of Art University

San Francisco
344 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
9,812 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $26,900 after graduation. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $32,131.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
48,321 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $30,453. 69% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $53,800 after graduation.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
19,494 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $17,699. The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average. 77% of the teachers are full time.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,841 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
1,520 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
2,335 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $43,010. In their early career, Art Center College of Design grads earn an average salary of $40,300. The 4.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,908 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 68% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.20 years.

Computer Software Applications Careers in CA

Some of the careers computer software majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 40% $123,630
Computer and Information Research Scientists 22% $128,370
Web Developers 21% $78,040
Database Administrators 18% $101,240
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10% $84,740
Graphic Designers 7% $56,810
Computer Programmers -5% $95,370

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to computer software.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Computer Science 2,892
Computer Information Systems 590
Information Technology 397
Information Science 361
Computer Systems Networking 18
Other Computer Sciences 5

View all majors related to Computer Software Applications

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