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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor's Degree Schools

88 Colleges
$36,645 Avg Salary
$35,555 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 12,793 people earned a degree or certificate in computer software and applications, making the major the #89 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 88 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 15% Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor's Degree Schools

Our analysis found DigiPen Institute of Technology to be the best school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Digipen is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Redmond.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Southern California. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

Computer Software majors at USC take out an average of $20,064 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Neumont College of Computer Science is a great place for computer software and applications students working on their bachelor’s degree. Neumont is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City.

On average, computer software graduates from Neumont take out $30,280 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Out of the 88 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Wellesley College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Wellesley is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Wellesley.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer software and applications students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta.

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Rochester Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer software and applications students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, computer software majors at RIT accumulate an average of around $25,077 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer software and applications students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Burlington, Champlain is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, computer software majors at Champlain accumulate an average of around $26,497 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northeastern University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer software and applications programs. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer software and applications students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. WPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester.

On average, computer software graduates from WPI take out $24,186 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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#11

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer software and applications students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Duquesne is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, computer software majors at Duquesne accumulate an average of around $22,798 in student debt.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer software and applications programs. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park.

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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

With a ranking of #13, Clarkson University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students working on their bachelor’s degree. Clarkson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Potsdam.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Software & Applications students that almost earned our Best Computer Software & Applications Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
14 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
15 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
16 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
17 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI

Computer Software & Applications by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Computer Software & Applications is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Computer Software

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Negative Space.

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