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2022 Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools

733 Colleges
$34,738 Avg Salary
$32,112 Avg Student Debt

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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. This report analyzed 733 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for computer software majors pursuing an online .

#1

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Our analysis found Academy of Art University to be the most popular school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Academy of Art University is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the city of San Francisco.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at Academy of Art University accumulate an average of around $58,463 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $650.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Southern Careers Institute - Austin is a great place for computer software and applications students pursuing an online degree. Southern Careers Institute - Austin is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Austin.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means DeVry University - Illinois is a great place for computer software and applications students pursuing an online degree. DeVry University - Illinois is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern New Hampshire University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools list. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

After completing their degree, computer software graduates from SNHU carry an average student debtload of $26,899. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $279, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Brigham Young University - Idaho is a great place for computer software and applications students pursuing an online degree. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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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#6

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. University of Arizona is a very large public school located in the large city of Tucson.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at University of 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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Southern Crescent Technical College landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best computer software and applications programs. Located in the suburb of Griffin, Southern Crescent Technical College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#8

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, NC

With a ranking of #8, Mitchell Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Mitchell Community College is a small public school located in the suburb of Statesville.

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Spokane Community College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Spokane, Spokane Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 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 Lakewood, RMCAD is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, computer software graduates from RMCAD carry an average student debtload of $36,375. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $378.

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#11

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

With a ranking of #11, Western Governors University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

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Lorain County Community College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Elyria, LCCC is a public school with a large student population.

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#13

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

With a ranking of #13, East Carolina University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. ECU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Greenville.

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#14

Atlantic Technical College

Coconut Creek, FL

Atlantic Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #14 on the list. Atlantic Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Coconut Creek.

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San Diego Global Knowledge University ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the large city of San-Diego, San Diego Global Knowledge University is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #14, Georgia Piedmont Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the large suburb of Clarkston, Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

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Seminole State College of Florida came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. Located in the city of Sanford, Seminole State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, computer software graduates from Seminole State take out $13,775 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $143.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for online Computer Software Applications students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools award.

Rank College Location
18 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
19 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
20 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
21 Champlain College Burlington, VT
22 Klamath Community College Klamath Falls, OR
23 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
23 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO

View the Most Popular Online Computer Software Applications Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
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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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