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2022 Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

290 Colleges
$5,966 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$34,738 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications School for You

In 2019-2020, 13,180 people earned a degree or certificate in computer software and applications, making the major the #89 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. This report analyzed 290 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value programs for computer software students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Computer Software & Applications Schools in the United States

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

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality in Computer Software Applications

Our analysis found Madison Area Technical College to be the best value school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Madison College is a large public school located in the city of Madison.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Madison College are $6,668 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Madison College is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Software Applications Schools list.

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$0 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Brigham Young University - Idaho. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at BYU - I are $0 a year. After completing their degree, computer software graduates from BYU - I carry an average student debtload of $10,939. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $114, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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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 #3 on this year’s Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Collin County Community College District are $5,014 a year.

Collin County Community College District excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Software Applications Schools list.

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#4

El Centro College

Dallas, TX
$0 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at El Centro College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. El Centro College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Dallas.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at El Centro College are $0 per year.

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#5

South Central College

North Mankato, MN
$5,491 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend South Central College. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the small suburb of North Mankato, South Central College is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at South Central College are $5,491 per year.

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$5,006 Average Tuition & Fees

Spokane Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Spokane, Spokane Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Spokane Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,006 in tuition and fees each year.

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#7

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
$6,584 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #7, Western Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer software and applications students. Western Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of La Crosse.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Western Technical College are $6,584 a year.

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American Public University System landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at American Military University are $7,360 per year.

American Military University also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Software Applications Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#9

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN
$5,578 Average Tuition & Fees

Century College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake, Century College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Century College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,578 in tuition and fees each year.

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#10

Lake Superior College

Duluth, MN
$5,334 Average Tuition & Fees

Lake Superior College landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. LSC is a small public school located in the city of Duluth.

LSC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,334 in tuition and fees each year.

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$4,625 Average Tuition & Fees

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom landed the #11 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Lakewood.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom are $4,625 a year.

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$8,340 Average Tuition & Fees

Lorain County Community College landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. Located in the small city of Elyria, LCCC is a public college with a large student population.

LCCC undergraduate students pay an average of $8,340 in tuition and fees each year.

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Gateway Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Kenosha, Gateway Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Gateway Technical College are $6,705 per year.

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#14

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, MN

With a ranking of #14, Normandale Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the small city of Bloomington, Normandale Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Normandale Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,679 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Normandale Community College is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Software Applications Schools list.

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With a ranking of #14, Brigham Young University - Provo did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the medium-sized city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

BYU undergraduate students pay an average of $0 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,339 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #16, Northcentral Technical College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of Wausau, North Central Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

North Central Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,339 in tuition and fees each year.

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#17

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA
$4,079 Average Tuition & Fees

Delgado Community College ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools list. Delgado Community College is a large public school located in the city of New Orleans.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Delgado Community College are $4,079 per year.

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$5,941 Average Tuition & Fees

Dakota County Technical College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. DCTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Rosemount.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at DCTC are $5,941 per year.

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#19

Butler Community College

El Dorado, KS
$5,476 Average Tuition & Fees

Butler Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the town of El Dorado, Butler CC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Butler CC undergraduate students pay an average of $5,476 in tuition and fees each year.

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#20

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. WGU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at WGU are $6,670 a year.

WGU excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Computer Software Applications Schools list.

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$6,508 Average Tuition & Fees

Waukesha County Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #21 on the list. WCTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Pewaukee.

WCTC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,508 in tuition and fees each year.

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College ranked #22 on this year’s Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the rural area of Fennimore, Southwest Tech is a public college with a small student population.

Southwest Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $6,584 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Southwest Tech is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Computer Software Applications Schools list.

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#23

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
$6,191 Average Tuition & Fees

Lakeshore Technical College landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. LTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Cleveland.

LTC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,191 in tuition and fees each year.

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$5,578 Average Tuition & Fees

Georgia Piedmont Technical College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Clarkston, Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College are $5,578 a year.

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#25

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, IA
$6,510 Average Tuition & Fees

Hawkeye Community College landed the #25 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. Hawkeye Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Waterloo.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Hawkeye Community College are $6,510 a year.

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Rest of the Top Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools

#26

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#29

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville, WI
#30

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
#31

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI
#34

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
#35

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA
#36

Stark State College

North Canton, OH
#37

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS
#38

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN
#39

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, MI
#40

College of Eastern Idaho

Idaho Falls, ID
#43

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Computer Software Applications students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Computer Software Applications Schools award.

Rank College Location
44 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
45 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
46 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
47 Franklin University Columbus, OH
48 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN
49 Clark College Vancouver, WA
50 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
50 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
52 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
53 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
54 Illinois State University Normal, IL
55 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
56 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
57 Seattle University Seattle, WA
58 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY

Computer Software & Applications by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 81,384
Computer Science 53,722
Information Technology 38,958
Information Science 18,368
Computer Systems Networking 14,814

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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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