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2022 Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools

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

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 733 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Computer Software & Applications program at each school on the list.

Check out the computer software programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Our 2022 rankings named Academy of Art University the most popular school in the United States for computer software and applications students. Academy of Art University is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the large 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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Out of the 733 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network landed the # 2 spot on the list. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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#3

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

The excellent programs at School of Visual Arts helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. SVA is a small private for-profit school located in the city of New York.

The average amount in student loans that computer software majors at SVA take out is $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Berklee College of Music helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. Located in the city of Boston, Berklee College of Music is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#5

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Western Governors University is a great place 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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#6

The New School

New York, NY

With a ranking of #6, The New School did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of New York, New School University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that computer software majors at New School University take out is $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a very large student population.

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Rochester Institute of Technology ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at RIT accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Valencia College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools list. Valencia College is a very large public school located in the large city of Orlando.

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#10

El Centro College

Dallas, TX

El Centro College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #10 on the list. El Centro College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Dallas.

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#11

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

With a ranking of #11, George Mason University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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#12

Portland Community College

Portland, OR

Portland Community College landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular computer software and applications programs. Located in the city of Portland, Portland Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, computer software graduates from Portland Community College carry an average student debt load of $22,694. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $236, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

New York University

New York, NY

New York University ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at NYU accumulate an average of around $110,250 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,285.

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With a ranking of #14, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #15, Southern Careers Institute - Austin did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students. Southern Careers Institute - Austin is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Austin.

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Florida Polytechnic University ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the rural area of Lakeland, Florida Poly is a public college with a small student population.

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#17

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

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DeVry University - Illinois came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. DeVry University - Illinois is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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Southern New Hampshire University landed the #19 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular computer software and applications programs. SNHU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at SNHU accumulate an average of around $26,899 in student debt. 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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Atlantic University College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. Atlantic University College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Guaynabo.

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With a ranking of #21, North Carolina State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, computer software majors at NC State accumulate an average of around $29,210 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $340, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools ranking. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the city of College Station.

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#23

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

With a ranking of #23, DePaul University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, computer software graduates from DePaul carry an average student debt load of $38,834. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $438, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Computer Software & Applications at DePaul University Report

Brigham Young University - Idaho ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools list. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, computer software graduates from BYU - I carry an average student debt load 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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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith landed the #25 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular computer software and applications programs. Located in the small city of Fort Smith, UAFS is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#28

Boston University

Boston, MA
#29

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
#29

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#32

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
#33

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
#34

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL
#36

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
#38

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
#39

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, NC
#39

University of Houston

Houston, TX
#42

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#44

Champlain College

Burlington, VT
#45

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
#46

Regis University

Denver, CO
#48

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY
#50

Universidad del Este

Carolina, PR

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 733 different United States computer software and applications schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
52 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Lakewood, CO
53 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
54 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
55 Pittsburgh Technical College Oakdale, PA
56 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
56 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
58 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
59 Neumont College of Computer Science Salt Lake City, UT
59 Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN
59 Johnson & Wales University - Providence Providence, RI
62 Dakota State University Madison, SD
62 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
64 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
65 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
65 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
65 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
65 MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA
69 Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI
70 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
70 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
70 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
73 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA
73 Atlantic Technical College Coconut Creek, FL
73 Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA
73 Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA
73 Academy of Interactive Entertainment Seattle, WA
73 San Diego Global Knowledge University San-Diego, CA
79 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
79 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
81 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
81 Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA
83 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
83 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
85 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
86 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
86 University of Georgia Athens, GA
86 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
86 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
90 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
91 Mountainland Technical College Lehi, UT
91 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
93 Stark State College North Canton, OH
93 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN
93 Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ
96 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
96 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
96 Klamath Community College Klamath Falls, OR
96 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
100 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
100 University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
100 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
100 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
100 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
105 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota Bradenton, FL
105 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
107 Pace University - New York New York, NY
107 Peninsula College Port Angeles, WA
107 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
107 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
107 Touro College New York, NY
107 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Computer Software Applications Schools award.

Rank College Location
113 DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA
113 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA
115 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
115 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
115 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
118 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
118 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
118 Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
118 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
122 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
122 Northwest Vista College San Antonio, TX
122 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
125 Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus Sewell, NJ
125 Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA
125 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
125 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
129 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
129 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
129 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
129 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
129 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
129 Davis Technical College Kaysville, UT
129 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
129 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
129 Digital Film Academy New York, NY
138 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
138 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
138 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
138 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
138 Weber State University Ogden, UT
138 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
138 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
138 South Mountain Community College Phoenix, AZ
138 AI Miami International University of Art and Design Miami, FL
138 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA

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 26 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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