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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in Pennsylvania

10 Colleges
$33,218 Avg Salary
$32,303 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications School for You

In 2018-2019, 398 degrees and certificates were awarded to computer software and applications students who went to a Pennsylvania college or university. This makes it the #107 most popular major in the state.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right 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 Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Pennsylvania to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in Pennsylvania

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

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our analysis found University of Pennsylvania to be the best school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a degree in Pennsylvania. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

The excellent programs at Carnegie Mellon University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

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#3

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Duquesne University is a great place for computer software and applications students. Duquesne is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

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The excellent programs at Pennsylvania State University - University Park helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in Pennsylvania. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park.

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The excellent programs at Harrisburg Area Community College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in Pennsylvania. Located in the city of Harrisburg, HACC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #6 on the list. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

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Pittsburgh Technical College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in the rural area of Oakdale, Pittsburgh Technical College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer software and applications programs. Located in the remote town of Clarion, Clarion University is a public school with a small student population.

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#9

DeVry University - Pennsylvania

Ft. Washington, PA

DeVry University - Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #9 on the list. DeVry University - Pennsylvania is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Ft. Washington.

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Community College of Philadelphia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia is a public college with a large student population.

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Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 1,300
Maryland 74
New Jersey 79
District of Columbia 104
Delaware 96

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 10 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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