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Computer Software & Applications at Western Governors University

If you are interested in studying computer software and applications, you may want to check out the program at Western Governors University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

WGU is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a total student population of 147,866. In 2020, 55 computer software majors received their bachelor's degree from WGU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Computer Software & Applications section at the bottom of this page.

WGU Computer Software & Applications Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Software
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Software

Online Classes Are Available at WGU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

For those who are interested in distance learning, WGU does offer online courses in computer software for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

WGU Computer Software & Applications Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks computer software programs across the country. The following shows how WGU performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The computer software major at WGU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Software & Applications. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Computer Software Applications Master’s Degree Schools 1
Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Bachelor’s Degree Schools 6
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Best Computer Software Applications Master’s Degree Schools 20
Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools 20
Best Computer Software Applications Bachelor’s Degree Schools 24
Most Focused Computer Software Applications Master’s Degree Schools 29
Best Computer Software Applications Schools 45

In 2020, 138 students received their master’s degree in computer software from WGU. This makes it the #4 most popular school for computer software master’s degree candidates in the country.

Computer Software Student Demographics at WGU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the computer software majors at Western Governors University.

WGU Computer Software & Applications Bachelor’s Program

18% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 55 computer software students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2019-2020 from WGU, about 82% were men and 18% were women.

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About 76% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in computer software at WGU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelor's in computer software.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 42
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

WGU Computer Software & Applications Master’s Program

32% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 259 students who graduated with a master’s in computer software from WGU in 2020, 68% were men and 32% were women.

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Of the students who received a computer software master's degree from WGU, 61% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Governors University with a master's in computer software.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 42
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 159
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 22

WGU also has a doctoral program available in computer software. In 2020, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Computer Software Grads May Go Into

A degree in computer software can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for UT, the home state for Western Governors University.

Occupation Jobs in UT Average Salary in UT
Software Applications Developers 11,040 $99,070
Computer Programmers 3,400 $83,700
Graphic Designers 3,370 $48,130
Web Developers 1,980 $69,940
Database Administrators 1,050 $94,230

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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