Computer Programming in California

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Schools Offering Computer Programming Programs in California

Around 0.0% of California's graduates graduate from computer programming degree programs every year. Thus, California's 80 computer programming schools put out approximately 345 computer programmers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in California that has a computer programming program is CIT College of InfoMedical Technology. CIT College of InfoMedical Technology, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Anaheim. In 2010, 3 students graduated from CIT College of InfoMedical Technology's computer programming program.

The second-ranked school in California with a computer programming program is California College-San Diego, which is located in San Diego. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide.

The third-ranked school in California with a computer programming program is ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop, which is located in Lathrop. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. Students at ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop paid $18,048 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at California's computer programming schools ranges from $35,200 per year to $624 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,559 per year. In 2010, the following California computer programming schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Coleman University - located in San Diego, students are charged $35,200 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute - located in Concord, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Clovis - located in Clovis, students are charged $18,048 per year

The computer programming schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in California were:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
  2. Folsom Lake College - located in Folsom, students are charged $644 per year
  3. American River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year

A computer programming degree from a California school... what next?

Most people who graduate from computer programming school in California go on to work as a computer programmer. California had 34,840 computer programmers in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of California computer programmers:

  1. Los Angeles County - 8,170 computer programmers
  2. San Benito County - 4,940 computer programmers
  3. San Diego County - 4,170 computer programmers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of computer programmers in California will shrink by -6%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 32,200 computer programmers working in California.


A computer programmer in California makes an average of $84,470 per year. A computer programmer in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. San Benito County - $106,530 per year
  2. Marin County - $94,310 per year
  3. Napa County - $92,560 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for computer programmers:

  1. Del Norte County - $51,190 per year
  2. San Luis Obispo County - $60,180 per year
  3. Lassen County - $61,430 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in computer programming and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as computer programming or computer science.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Programming in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming in California
  • Certificate in Computer Programming in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,787 miles from location Norco College Norco CA n/a n/a n/a
7,776 miles from location Riverside Community College Riverside CA 15.8854 n/a 36,586
7,817 miles from location East Los Angeles College Monterey Park CA 16.3274 n/a 35,717
7,883 miles from location American River College Sacramento CA 15.4069 n/a 35,413
7,962 miles from location City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA 19.5231 n/a 32,950
7,835 miles from location Santa Monica College Santa Monica CA 14.1706 n/a 32,313
7,808 miles from location Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA 15.7905 n/a 31,073
7,800 miles from location Mt. San Antonio College Walnut CA 19.4628 n/a 29,935
7,820 miles from location Long Beach City College Long Beach CA 13.8435 n/a 27,894
7,780 miles from location Palomar College San Marcos CA 16.5038 n/a 27,442
7,813 miles from location Pasadena City College Pasadena CA 17.7379 n/a 26,453
7,811 miles from location Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA 19.3061 n/a 25,316
7,951 miles from location De Anza College Cupertino CA 24.9068 n/a 25,191
7,800 miles from location Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA 19.6994 n/a 23,260
7,936 miles from location Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill CA 17.2076 n/a 21,951
7,837 miles from location Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills CA 17.7823 n/a 21,928
7,817 miles from location Cerritos College Norwalk CA 14.3203 n/a 21,776
7,779 miles from location Southwestern College Chula Vista CA 16.965 n/a 21,597
7,783 miles from location Chaffey College Alta Loma CA 13.8744 n/a 21,399
7,873 miles from location Sierra College Rocklin CA 19.1068 n/a 20,688
7,777 miles from location Grossmont College El Cajon CA 14.8513 n/a 20,335
7,898 miles from location San Joaquin Delta College Stockton CA 16.8338 n/a 20,223
7,829 miles from location Los Angeles Valley College Van Nuys CA 13.476 n/a 19,951
7,824 miles from location Los Angeles City College Los Angeles CA 12.6588 n/a 19,873
7,894 miles from location Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara CA 18.7886 n/a 19,753
7,890 miles from location Modesto Junior College Modesto CA 14.2493 n/a 18,410
7,833 miles from location Bakersfield College Bakersfield CA 15.0744 n/a 18,402
7,954 miles from location Foothill College Los Altos CA 21.5152 n/a 18,293
7,756 miles from location Mt. San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto CA 11.7295 n/a 17,583
7,953 miles from location Cabrillo College Aptos CA 17.7158 n/a 15,974
7,891 miles from location Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA 12.3879 n/a 15,946
7,806 miles from location Antelope Valley College Lancaster CA 16.6671 n/a 15,705
7,814 miles from location Cypress College Cypress CA 15.6296 n/a 15,439
7,833 miles from location Reedley College Reedley CA 15.9728 n/a 15,384
7,770 miles from location San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino CA 10.4241 n/a 14,916
7,871 miles from location Ventura College Ventura CA 19.7881 n/a 14,395
7,815 miles from location Golden West College Huntington Beach CA 14.783 n/a 13,978
7,951 miles from location Laney College Oakland CA 18.6398 n/a 13,627
7,786 miles from location MiraCosta College Oceanside CA 17.1854 n/a 13,537
7,803 miles from location Irvine Valley College Irvine CA 16.7265 n/a 13,294
7,951 miles from location West Valley College Saratoga CA 18.357 n/a 12,893
7,800 miles from location Santiago Canyon College Orange CA 15.409 n/a 12,698
7,945 miles from location San Jose City College San Jose CA 11.6946 n/a 12,364
7,932 miles from location Solano Community College Fairfield CA 15.9371 n/a 12,222
7,928 miles from location Cuesta College San Luis Obispo CA 15.736 n/a 12,025
7,939 miles from location Ohlone Community College Fremont CA 14.992 n/a 11,695
7,961 miles from location College of San Mateo San Mateo CA 15.1982 n/a 11,310
7,947 miles from location Hartnell College Salinas CA 14.8313 n/a 10,451
7,929 miles from location Las Positas College Livermore CA 15.9289 n/a 9,790
7,809 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus Costa Mesa CA 8.94373 n/a 9,523
7,872 miles from location Folsom Lake College Folsom CA 12.6843 n/a 9,307
7,881 miles from location Yuba College Marysville CA 12.4683 n/a 8,564
7,950 miles from location Contra Costa College San Pablo CA 14.0254 n/a 8,316
7,935 miles from location Gavilan College Gilroy CA 9.80111 n/a 8,087
7,827 miles from location Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles CA 8.49681 n/a 7,866
7,970 miles from location College of the Redwoods Eureka CA 14.2499 n/a 7,634
7,946 miles from location Merritt College Oakland CA 7.18193 n/a 7,295
7,949 miles from location Berkeley City College Berkeley CA 14.3092 n/a 6,945
7,823 miles from location El Camino College-Compton Center Compton CA 6.2099 n/a 6,691
7,824 miles from location Westwood College-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 10.2416 n/a 3,968
7,783 miles from location University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus San Diego CA 6.97859 n/a 3,660
7,893 miles from location University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus Sacramento CA 9.44765 n/a 3,336
7,807 miles from location Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe CA 18.5751 n/a 3,206
7,845 miles from location University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus Fresno CA 4.36257 n/a 2,172
7,936 miles from location University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus San Jose CA 8.63754 n/a 2,035
7,768 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino San Bernardino CA 23.5197 100% 1,549
7,783 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-San Diego San Diego CA 16.5657 100% 1,430
7,785 miles from location California College-San Diego San Diego CA 27.131 n/a 1,299
7,829 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Sylmar Sylmar CA 23.8331 100% 1,032
7,797 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-San Dimas San Dimas CA 22.9031 100% 1,030
7,828 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Torrance Torrance CA 19.0373 100% 980
7,810 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Orange Orange CA 21.194 100% 951
7,901 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop Lathrop CA 25.5462 100% 737
7,881 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova CA 17.7876 100% 731
7,938 miles from location The National Hispanic University San Jose CA 22.5198 86% 595
7,784 miles from location Coleman University San Diego CA 21.2358 100% 574
7,841 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Clovis Clovis CA 11.3285 100% 554
7,805 miles from location CIT College of InfoMedical Technology Anaheim CA 31.6397 n/a 529
7,868 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Oxnard Oxnard CA 18.8881 100% 442
7,935 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Concord CA n/a n/a 226

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