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Computer Programming Schools

As a professor or instructor of computer programming classes at one of the 707 accredited computer programming schools in the country, you play a iperative role in shaping the future of this growing field. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the computer programming academic community and the future trends. Academia in computer programming includes computer programming training at the following levels:

  • Computer Programming Certificate
  • Associates degree in Computer Programming
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
  • Masters degree in Computer Programming
  • PhD degree in Computer Programming


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Computer programmers

396,020 394,710 394,230 367,880 0
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. By 2018 this trend is expected to slow down.

National Salary percentiles for Computer programmers

No data at this time.

National Median Salary Growth For Computer Programming

$65,510 $68,080 $69,620 $70,940 $0
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Educational Trends

National Computer Programming Student enrollment growth by degree

3,206 2,578 2,340 2,335 2,248
816 823 710 905 905
0 0 0 0 0
130 144 142 91 91
1,761 1,303 1,275 1,885 1,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Computer Programming
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Computer Programming
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Computer Programming
  • Grey: Certificate in Computer Programming

In the US, 5,913 students graduated from computer programming degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 4,954 students graduated from computer programming schools.

This represents a 16% change in the number of graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the decline in the number of students graduating from computer programming courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Computer Programming Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that while student graduation is down, the number of schools offering computer programming programs has increased. There were 638 computer programming schools across the country in 2006. And there were 707 schools in 2010.

Computer Programming Faculty Salaries

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