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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Great Lakes Region

32 Colleges
$34,842 Avg Salary
$30,403 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.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. This report analyzed 32 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Great Lakes Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges.

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools

Our analysis found University of Michigan - Ann Arbor to be the best school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a degree in the Great Lakes Region . U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor.

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The excellent programs at University of Wisconsin - Stout helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the Great Lakes Region . UW - Stout is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Menomonie.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Moraine Park Technical College is a great place for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of Fond du Lac, Moraine Park Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Purdue University - Main Campus is a great place for computer software and applications students. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent programs at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the Great Lakes Region . UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point.

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#6

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

On average, computer software graduates from DePaul take out $38,834 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $438, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

With a ranking of #7, Lewis University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Lewis is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Romeoville.

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer software and applications programs. Located in the midsize city of Green Bay, NWTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #9, Illinois State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal.

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#10

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

With a ranking of #10, Ivy Tech Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

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Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges by State

Explore the best computer software and applications schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 298
Ohio 212
Illinois 548
Indiana 368
Wisconsin 288

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

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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