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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Southwest Region

16 Colleges
$34,559 Avg Salary
$33,259 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications School for You

Computer Software & Applications is the #89 most popular major in the country with 12,793 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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.

The Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Southwest Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 16 schools in the Southwest Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Southwest Region

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

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Texas A&M University - College Station the best school in the Southwest Region for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Phoenix - Arizona. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#3

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The excellent programs at University of Arizona helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the Southwest Region . Located in the large city of Tucson, Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at Arizona accumulate an average of around $23,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $244.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Collin County Community College District. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Southwest Region list. Collin County Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney.

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#5

University of Houston

Houston, TX

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Houston. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Southwest Region list. U of H is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston.

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Arizona State University - Tempe landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer software and applications programs. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe.

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With a ranking of #7, Texas State Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the midsize city of Waco, TSTC is a public school with a large student population.

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Estrella Mountain Community College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in the suburb of Avondale, Estrella Mountain Community College is a public school with a large student population.

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DeVry University - Arizona 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 - Arizona is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Phoenix.

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Southern Careers Institute-Austin landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer software and applications programs. Located in the city of Austin, Southern Careers Institute-Austin is a private for-profit school with a fairly small 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 Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 670
Arizona 339
Oklahoma 96
New Mexico 5

One of 10 majors within the area of study, computer software and applications has other similar majors worth exploring.

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 16 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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