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2021 Best Computer Programming Associate's Degree Schools

72 Colleges
$37,300 Avg Salary
$16,288 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Programming Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 10,688 people earned a degree or certificate in computer programming, making the major the #98 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Computer Programming Associate's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 72 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the programming associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Computer Programming Associate's Degree Schools

#1

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Our analysis found Southeast Technical Institute to be the best school for computer programming students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

On average, programming graduates from Southeast Technical Institute take out $18,446 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northcentral Technical College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Central Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Wausau.

Programming majors at North Central Technical College take out an average of $10,332 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $75.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Des Moines Area Community College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Out of the 72 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, New England Institute of Technology landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of East Greenwich, New England Tech is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, programming graduates from New England Tech carry an average student debtload of $16,839. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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#5

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Out of the 72 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Gwinnett Technical College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that programming majors at GTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,775. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $170, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Indian Hills Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree computer programming programs. IHCC is a small public school located in the town of Ottumwa.

On average, programming graduates from IHCC take out $16,621 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $154, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Champlain is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Burlington.

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Sinclair Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools list. Sinclair Community College is a large public school located in the city of Dayton.

Programming majors at Sinclair Community College take out an average of $12,273 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $110.

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Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

The average amount in student loans that programming majors at Hennepin Technical College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,545.

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Fox Valley Technical College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools list. FVTC is a large public school located in the suburb of Appleton.

The average amount in student loans that programming majors at FVTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $11,680. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $120, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Programming students that almost earned our Best Computer Programming Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
12 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
13 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
14 Austin Community College District Austin, TX

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Computer Programming is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Programming

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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