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Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Software & Applications

3,499 Yearly Graduations
$33,300 Median Salary
$37,586 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in computer software is offered at 193 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 16.4% of computer software graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Computer Software Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3,499 students earned their bachelor's degree in computer software. This earns it the #97 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,499
Basic Certificate 2,840
Master’s Degree 2,495
Associate’s Degree 2,241
Undergraduate Certificate 1,383
Graduate Certificate 331
Doctor’s Degree 4

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 57.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,013
Women 1,486
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 343
Black or African American 167
Hispanic or Latino 532
White 1,564
International Students 575
Other Races/Ethnicities 318
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Software Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 193 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in computer software. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
348 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Berklee College of Music tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 6,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,973 per year.

The computer software program at Berklee College of Music awarded 348 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

School of Visual Arts

New York, New York
289 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

School of Visual Arts is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,940 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 289 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from SVA. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#3

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
178 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd 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 $23,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,992 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from Academy of Art University. Of these students, 54% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
170 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. 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 170 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#5

Atlantic University College

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
167 Yearly Graduations
37% Women

Atlantic University College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,795 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 167 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from Atlantic University College. Of these students, 37% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

The New School

New York, New York
146 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The New School. Each year, around 10,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at New School University. Of these students, 75% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
128 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Rochester Institute of Technology. Each year, around 16,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 128 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at RIT. About 16% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Florida Polytechnic University

Lakeland, Florida
113 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
29% 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from Florida Poly. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#9

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
95 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. Roughly 67,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Texas A&M. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#10

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
90 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Roughly 46,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from U of Michigan. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#11

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
79 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Arizona. Each year, around 43,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at Arizona. Of these students, 66% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
78 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #12 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.

The computer software program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 78 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 24% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
76 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston comes in at #13 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 $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

The computer software program at University of Houston awarded 76 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

74 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Idaho is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at BYU - I. Of these students, 66% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington
68 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Washington University comes in at #15 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 $6,543 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,721 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at EWU. Of these students, 79% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
62 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 bachelor's degree were handed out to computer software majors at UC Irvine. About 18% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
59 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois is the 17th 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 $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from DeVry University - Illinois. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#18

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
58 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for computer software majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Lindenwood University. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from Lindenwood University. Of these students, 71% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
47 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in computer software. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their bachelor's degree in computer software from Wilmington University. Of these students, 45% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

44 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rocky Mountain College 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 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,376 per year.

The computer software program at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design awarded 44 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Programming 1,560

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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