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2021 Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate's Degree Schools

81 Colleges
$37,300 Avg Salary
$16,288 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 10,688 computer programming students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #7 most popular in the country.

There are so many computer science programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. 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, Computer Science Degree Search has created its Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 81 schools in the United States to see which online associate's degree programs were the most popular for computer science students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate's Degree Colleges.

Our 2021 rankings named San Jacinto Community College the most popular online school in the United States for computer programming students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Pasadena, San Jacinto College is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 87 students majoring in programming at San Jacinto College, 90% are male and 10% are female.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Portland Community College is a great place for computer programming students working on their online associate’s degree. Portland Community College is a very large public school located in the city of Portland.

About 22% of the students majoring in programming at the school are women while 78% are male.

On average, programming graduates from Portland Community College take out $19,986 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at St Petersburg College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer programming schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Clearwater, SPC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 26% of the students majoring in programming at the school are women while 74% are male.

Programming majors at SPC take out an average of $24,637 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $226, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Austin Community College District. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Austin, Austin Community College District is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 38 students majoring in programming at Austin Community College District, 82% are male and 18% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, programming graduates from Austin Community College District carry an average student debtload of $10,708.

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Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Santa Fe College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer programming schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Gainesville, Santa Fe College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 32 students majoring in programming at Santa Fe College, 78% are male and 22% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, programming majors at Santa Fe College accumulate an average of around $18,259 in student debt.

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Central Texas College

Killeen, TX

With a ranking of #6, Central Texas College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer programming students working on their online associate’s degree. Central Texas College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Killeen.

Of the 31 students majoring in programming at Central Texas College, 74% are male and 26% are female.

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With a ranking of #7, Community College of Allegheny County did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer programming students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, CCAC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 18% of the students majoring in programming at the school are women while 82% are male.

On average, programming graduates from CCAC take out $8,468 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

ECPI University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer programming students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

Of the 28 students majoring in programming at ECPI University, 71% are male and 29% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, programming majors at ECPI University accumulate an average of around $24,207 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $271, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Sinclair Community College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools list. Sinclair Community College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Dayton.

Of the 28 students majoring in programming at Sinclair Community College, 75% are male and 25% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, programming graduates from Sinclair Community College carry an average student debtload of $12,273. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $110, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Cuyahoga Community College District did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer programming students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Cuyahoga Community College District is a very large public school located in the large city of Cleveland.

About 26% of the students majoring in programming at the school are women while 74% are male.

Programming majors at Cuyahoga Community College District take out an average of $11,054 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $104.

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Seminole State College of Florida landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer programming programs. Seminole State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Sanford.

Of the 26 students majoring in programming at Seminole State, 81% are male and 19% are female.

The average amount in student loans that programming majors at Seminole State take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,323. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $126.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools list. Cincinnati State is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Cincinnati.

Women make up 32% of the programming majors at the school.

Programming majors at Cincinnati State take out an average of $14,995 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $137, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Gavilan College

Gilroy, CA

Gavilan College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer programming programs. Gavilan College is a moderately-sized public school located in the small suburb of Gilroy.

Of the 22 students majoring in programming at Gavilan College, 77% are male and 23% are female.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Programming students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Computer Programming Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
14 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
14 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
14 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX

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Computer Programming is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.

Programming Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Computer Programming 7,925
App Specific Computer Programming 2,227
Computer Programming Certifications 319
Other Computer Programming 217

Majors Similar to Programming

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 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 luis gomes.

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