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2021 Best Computer Science Associate's Degree Schools

181 Colleges
$27,933 Avg Salary
$21,166 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Science Associate's Degree School for You

With 47,906 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, computer science is the #2 most popular major in the United States.

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 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 Computer Science Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Computer Science Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 181 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for computer science 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 Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

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

Top 10 Best Computer Science Associate's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Weber State University to be the best school for computer science students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Located in the small city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, compsci graduates from WSU take out $20,444 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $173.

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#2

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Century College is a great place for computer science students working on their associate’s degree. Century College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of White Bear Lake.

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Out of the 27 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Collin County Community College District landed the # 3 spot on the list. Collin County Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of McKinney.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Anoka-Ramsey Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Coon Rapids, Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Nassau Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Garden City, Nassau Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Ivy Tech Community College is a very large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Harris Montgomery is a very large public school located in the city of The Woodlands.

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Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

Davenport University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer science students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the suburb of Grand Rapids, Davenport University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, compsci graduates from Davenport University carry an average student debtload of $26,360.

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Northern Virginia Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Northern Virginia Community College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Annandale.

On average, compsci graduates from Northern Virginia Community College take out $11,978 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $112, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Far Western US
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Computer Science is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.

CompSci Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 47,906

Majors Similar to CompSci

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

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 Negative Space.

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