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Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Software & Applications

3,277 Yearly Graduations
$33,300 Median Salary
$37,586 Median Debt
There are 196 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in computer software. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 13.7% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

In 2017-2018, 3,277 bachelor's degree were awarded to computer software majors. This makes it the 109th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in computer software at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,277
Basic Certificate 2,720
Associate’s Degree 2,374
Master’s Degree 1,961
Undergraduate Certificate 1,218
Graduate Certificate 349
Doctor’s Degree 1

Earnings of Computer Software Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in computer software is $33,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $29,000 to a high of $47,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in computer software is $37,586. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $40,710 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $30,510.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $390.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in computer software. About 56.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,855
Women 1,422
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Computer Software

The racial-ethnic distribution of computer software bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 290
Black or African American 190
Hispanic or Latino 490
White 1,489
International Students 449
Other Races/Ethnicities 369
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 196 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

School of Visual Arts

New York, New York
289 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for computer software students seekinga bachelor's degree is School of Visual Arts. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $44,700 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 289 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at SVA. Of these students, 71% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
208 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Academy of Art University. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,008 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,744 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 208 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Academy of Art University. Of these students, 54% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
153 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 42,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The computer software program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 153 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#4

The New School

New York, New York
126 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The New School comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Each year, around 10,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,997 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,669 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 126 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at New School University. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#5

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
125 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Each year, around 16,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,761 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,520 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 125 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from RIT. About 24% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Atlantic University College

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
115 Yearly Graduations
34% Women

Atlantic University College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,800 per year.

The computer software program at Atlantic University College awarded 115 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#7

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
75 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,498 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,852 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 75 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from DeVry University - Illinois. Of these students, 52% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Florida Polytechnic University

Lakeland, Florida
74 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Florida Polytechnic University. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,152 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,930 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 74 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Florida Poly. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

73 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah Valley University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 37,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,036 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,872 per year.

The computer software program at Utah Valley University awarded 73 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#10

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington
70 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Washington University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,381 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,439 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 70 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at EWU. About 54% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
61 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 67,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,537 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,552 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 61 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from Texas A&M. About 66% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
58 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Wilmington University. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,586 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 58 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Wilmington University. About 43% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

57 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Idaho is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 57 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from BYU - I. Of these students, 56% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
57 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Each year, around 43,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,467 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,716 per year.

The computer software program at University of Arizona awarded 57 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 70% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
50 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 46,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,897 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,128 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 50 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from U of Michigan. Of these students, 32% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
49 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 45,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,911 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,214 per year.

The computer software program at University of Houston awarded 49 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 90% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

40 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,376 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 40 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from RMCAD. About 60% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
40 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 90,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 40 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at SNHU. About 15% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
39 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of California - Irvine. Each year, around 35,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 39 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from UC Irvine. Of these students, 13% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

38 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

AI Miami International University of Art and Design comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,604 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,208 per year.

The computer software program at AI Miami International University of Art and Design awarded 38 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to computer software that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 33,697
Computer Science 27,743
Information Science 8,327
Information Technology 6,112
Computer Systems Networking 1,454

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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