Computer Software Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
194
declining 24.8%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,901
growing 17.1%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$18,937
growing 1.33%
Average Wage
$93,774
growing 2.22%
People in Workforce
407,451
growing 1.9%
Average Employee Age
44.4
growing 0.156%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Computer Software Technology degree recipients are Dayton, OH, Klamath Falls, OR, and Huntsville, TX. The locations with a relatively high number of Computer Software Technology degree recipients are Klamath Falls, OR, Altamont, OR, and Dayton, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Computer Software Technology is a bachelors degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Computer Software Technology and the types of students that study this field. Sinclair Community College awards the most degrees in Computer Software Technology in the US, but Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Software Technology.

Tuition costs for Computer Software Technology majors are, on average, $6,901 for in-state public colleges, and $18,937 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Computer Software Technology programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (14 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (137 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer Software Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Computer Software Technology, is Public, 4-year or above (137 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Computer Software Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,901
Median In-State Public
$18,937
Median Out of State Private

Sinclair Community College has the most Computer Software Technology degree recipients, with 47 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Computer Software Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Oregon Institute of Technology has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Software Technology, with 5.4%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer Software Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Computer Software Technology by year.

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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 Computer Software Technology.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $93,774 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

The industry that employs the most Engineering Technologies majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Metals & minerals (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
$93,774
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,966
2.22%
1 Year Growth
± 4.37%

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $93,774 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Most Common

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The most common occupations Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Engineering Technologies majors working as Industrial engineers, including health & safety, Materials engineers, and Mechanical engineers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Engineering Technologies majors are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Economists.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
407,451
2020 Workforce
± 15,650
1.9%
1 Year Growth
± 5.36%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.9%, from 399,872 in 2019 to 407,451 in 2020.

The largest single share of Engineering Technologies graduates go on to work as Other managers (6.75%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Engineering Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

The most common industries that employ Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Construction, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
407,451
2020 Workforce
± 15,650
1.9%
1 Year Growth
± 5.36%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.9%, from 399,872 in 2019 to 407,451 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Engineering Technologies graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Engineering Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Engineering Technologies in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering Technologies is 44.4.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Engineering Technologies degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Engineering Technologies (99 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
44.4
Average Age in 2020
± 0.489 Years
0.156%
1 Year Change
± 1.56%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Engineering Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 35 and 33 years old, which represent 2.89% and 2.8% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Computer Software Technology are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Engineering Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (86.1%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Computer Software Technology.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    99 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Computer Software Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Non-resident Alien Male
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    5 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Computer Software Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Software Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    50,890 degree recipients
  2. China
    5,753 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    4,847 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. India
    7.21 times more than expected
  2. Georgia (country)
    5.54 times more than expected
  3. United Arab Emirates
    4.96 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Engineering Technologies degrees (7.21 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 (50,890 degree recipients).

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Computer Software Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer Software Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Programming. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer Software Technology majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Operations Analysis, and Technology Design.

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 Computer Software Technology 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 Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Programming, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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