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2021 Highest Paid Computer Programming Graduates in California

14 Bachelor's Degrees
$51,300 Avg Salary
$38,738 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Programming Graduates in CaliforniaIn 2018-2019, 14 bachelor's degrees were awarded to computer programming students who went to a California college or university. This makes it the #213 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.9% of all the programming bachelor's degrees in the country. The programming school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Programming Graduates.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Computer Programming Majors After Graduation

The average computer programming major who graduates from a school in California earns about $51,300 per year during the early years of their career. This is 29% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a programming degree is $51,327. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Programming Graduates from Schools in California  51,300
Average Salary for Programming Graduates from Schools Nationwide  51,327
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Computer Programming Grads in California

The highest paid programming majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Programming Graduates in California

University of Phoenix - California landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer programming school. UOPX - California is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Costa Mesa. Programming majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $51,300.

The average amount in student loans that programming majors at UOPX - California take out while working on their bachelor's is $39,207. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $402.

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Best Computer Programming Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Computer Programming Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 229 130
Nevada 117 1
Hawaii 115 0

Computer Programming is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 6,921
Computer Information Systems 1,152
Computer Software & Applications 338
Information Technology 169
Computer Systems Networking 68

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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