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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Far Western US Region

20 Colleges
$35,033 Avg Salary
$33,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, computer software and applications was ranked #89 in the country. In fact 12,793 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 20 schools in the Far Western US Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Far Western US Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for computer software majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools

Our analysis found DigiPen Institute of Technology to be the best school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a degree in the Far Western US Region . Digipen is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of Redmond.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Southern California. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Far Western US Region list. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

After completing their degree, computer software graduates from USC carry an average student debtload of $20,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $208.

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#3

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

The excellent programs at Seattle University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the Far Western US Region . Seattle U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Seattle.

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The excellent programs at University of California - Irvine helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the Far Western US Region . Located in the city of Irvine, UC Irvine is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Out of the 20 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Academy of Art University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Academy of Art University is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the city of San Francisco.

After completing their degree, computer software graduates from Academy of Art University carry an average student debtload of $58,463. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $650.

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University of Washington - Bothell Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Far Western US Region list. University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bothell.

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Eastern Washington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #7 on the list. EWU is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Cheney.

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Portland State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. Portland State University is a very large public school located in the large city of Portland.

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With a ranking of #9, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Lakewood.

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University of California - Santa Cruz came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. UC Santa Cruz is a fairly large public school located in the city of Santa Cruz.

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Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges by State

Explore the best computer software and applications colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 1,461
Washington 672
Oregon 232
Nevada 19
Hawaii 51

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 20 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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