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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Plains States Region

22 Colleges
$30,336 Avg Salary
$29,094 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Plains States Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 22 schools in the Plains States Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Plains States 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 Dunwoody College of Technology the best school in the Plains States Region for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at Dunwoody College of Technology accumulate an average of around $16,636 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $173.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Missouri University of Science and Technology is a great place for computer software and applications students. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Rolla.

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Out of the 22 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of St Thomas Minnesota landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Des Moines Area Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Plains States Region list. Located in the large suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public college 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 Minnesota State University - Mankato. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Plains States Region list. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

With a ranking of #6, Creighton University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Creighton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.

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#7

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

With a ranking of #7, Johnson County Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the midsize city of Overland Park, JCCC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Metropolitan State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Metropolitan State University is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#9

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College 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. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

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#10

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

Kirkwood Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the Plains States Region list. Located in the city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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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 Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 104
Minnesota 238
Kansas 67
Iowa 74
Nebraska 3
North Dakota 2
South Dakota 18

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 22 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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