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2021 Best Data Processing Associate's Degree Schools

15 Colleges
$29,154 Avg Salary
$16,646 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Data Processing Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 2,138 people earned a degree or certificate in data processing, making the major the #208 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Data Processing Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 15 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Data Processing Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the data processing associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Data Processing Associate's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Greenville Technical College the best school in the United States for data processing students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small city of Greenville, GTC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Data Processing majors at GTC take out an average of $24,425 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $235.

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#2

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Midlands Technical College is a great place for data processing students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of West Columbia, MTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, data processing graduates from MTC take out $17,613 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Out of the 15 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Hennepin Technical College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park, Hennepin Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend New Mexico State University-Dona Ana. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Data Processing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Las Cruces, NMSU-Dona Ana is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, data processing majors at NMSU-Dona Ana accumulate an average of around $11,357 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 $93.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at American Public University System helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best data processing schools in the United States. American Military University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Charles Town.

Data Processing majors at American Military University take out an average of $20,571 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $209, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for data processing students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Community College is a public college with a small student population.

On average, data processing graduates from Spartanburg Community College take out $4,773 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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York Technical College

Rock Hill, SC

York Technical College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Data Processing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. York Technical College is a small public school located in the city of Rock Hill.

Data Processing majors at York Technical College take out an average of $16,619 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $182, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Tri-County Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for data processing students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. TCTC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Pendleton.

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With a ranking of #9, Miami University - Middletown did quite well on this year’s best schools for data processing students working on their associate’s degree. Miami University - Middletown is a small public school located in the small suburb of Middletown.

The average amount in student loans that data processing majors at Miami University - Middletown take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $25,129.

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Miami University - Hamilton ranked #10 on this year’s Best Data Processing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Miami University - Hamilton is a small public school located in the suburb of Hamilton.

While working on their Associate's Degree, data processing majors at Miami University - Hamilton accumulate an average of around $25,129 in student debt.

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One of 10 majors within the area of study, data processing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Data Processing

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 15 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kenneth Jensen.

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