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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate's Degree Schools

280 Colleges
$32,059 Avg Salary
$21,237 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate's Degree School for You

Computer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 5th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 220,337 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 280 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the computer and information sciences associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Schools for an Associate's in Computer & Information Sciences

Our 2021 rankings named Pennsylvania State University - World Campus the best school in the United States for computer and information sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Pennsylvania State University - Dubois. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Penn State DuBois is a fairly small public school located in the remote town of DuBois.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Dunwoody College of Technology is a great place for computer and information sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the fringe town of Mont Alto, Penn State Mont Alto is a public college with a small student population.

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#5

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southeast Technical Institute. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public college with a small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the rural area of New Kensington, Penn State New Kensington is a public school with a small student population.

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#7

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Community College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Salt Lake Community College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

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Anne Arundel Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Penn State Berks is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Reading.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Iowa Central Community College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree computer and information sciences programs. Located in the remote town of Fort Dodge, Iowa Central Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #12, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small city of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a public school with a small student population.

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#13

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park, Hennepin Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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#14

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

With a ranking of #14, Century College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of White Bear Lake, Century College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Weber State University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. WSU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ogden.

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Des Moines Area Community College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools list. DMACC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Ankeny.

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#17

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

With a ranking of #17, Champlain College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Burlington, Champlain is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#18

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, SC

Greenville Technical College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Greenville, GTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Southern New Hampshire University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Manchester.

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Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Penn State Schuylkill is a small public school located in the town of Schuylkill Haven.

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Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the rural area of Marion, IWU is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#22

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI

New England Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. New England Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of East Greenwich.

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#23

DeVry University - Ohio

Columbus, OH

DeVry University - Ohio did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer and information sciences students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the city of Columbus, DeVry University - Ohio is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#24

Asher College

Sacramento, CA

With a ranking of #24, Asher College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer and information sciences students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Sacramento, Asher College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Hudson Valley Community College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Hudson Valley Community College is a large public school located in the small city of Troy.

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Rest of the Top Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate's Degree Schools

#30

MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus

Westerville, OH
#32

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC
#36

DeVry University - Missouri

Kansas City, MO

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
43 DeVry University - Colorado Westminster, CO
44 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
45 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
46 Herzing University - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
47 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
48 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL
49 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
50 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
51 Charter College Vancouver, WA
52 DeVry College of New York New York, NY
53 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
54 Dakota State University Madison, SD
55 DeVry University - Florida Miramar, FL
56 DeVry University - Nevada Henderson, NV

Computer & Information Sciences by Region

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

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
Computer Software & Applications 12,793
Computer Programming 10,688
Computer Systems Analysis 2,472
Data Processing 2,138
Data Entry 1,382
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1,243

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556
Mathematics & Statistics 49,748

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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 Almonroth.

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