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2021 Highest Paid Data Processing Graduates

179 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,700 Avg Salary
$26,532 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Data Processing School for You

Highest Paid Data Processing GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 179 people earned their bachelor's in data processing, making the major the #258 most popular in the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Data Processing list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Data Processing Graduates ranking, we looked at 1 colleges that offer a bachelor's in data processing.

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 Data Processing Majors After Graduation

After graduating, data processing majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $33,700 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 15% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Data Processing Graduates from Schools Nationwide  33,700
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Data Processing Grads in United States

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid data processing majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Data Processing Graduates

Arkansas State University - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the small city of Jonesboro. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in data processing from the school is $33,700.

While working on their bachelor's, data processing majors at Arkansas State University - Main Campus accumulate an average of around $29,075 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $277.

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One of 10 majors within the Computer & Information Sciences area of study, Data Processing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software & Applications 3,499

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kenneth Jensen.

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