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2023 Computer Programming Popularity

There are about 62,267 students enrolled in Computer Programming in the USA.

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Computer programming is the 173rd most popular degree in America, with 1,560 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #174 Materials Engineering, and narrowly lost to #172 Respiratory Care Therapy.

The degree is offered at a total of 103 colleges across the nation, and is the 161st most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 3% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 79% of colleges offering computer programming are public making it a quite accessible field.

The rocky mountains produces the most computer programming graduates, largely led by Western Colorado University, while it’s the Skyline Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Utah ranks highest, with particular help from University of Phoenix-Utah and Western Governors University.

All that being said, no individual school produces more computer programming graduates than University of Alaska Anchorage, which graduated 378 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study computer programming). More students studied computer programming as a percentage of total students at DigiPen Institute of Technology than any other college.

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