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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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