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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate's Degree Schools

249 Colleges
$25,897 Avg Salary
$25,530 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 12,793 computer software and applications students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #6 most popular in the country.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for computer science students. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Computer Science Degree Search has created its Best Computer Software & Applications Associate's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 249 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs 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 Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer Software & Applications Associate's Degree Colleges.

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Dunwoody College of Technology to be the best school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

On average, computer software graduates from Dunwoody College of Technology take out $16,647 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 $173.

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#2

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Champlain College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Burlington, Champlain is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Des Moines Area Community College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools list. DMACC is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Ankeny.

While working on their Associate's Degree, computer software majors at DMACC accumulate an average of around $15,769 in student debt.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Hudson Valley Community College is a great place for computer software and applications students working on their associate’s degree. Hudson Valley Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Troy.

While working on their Associate's Degree, computer software majors at Hudson Valley Community College accumulate an average of around $11,965 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $117, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Anne Arundel Community College is a great place for computer software and applications students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public school with a large student population.

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Weber State University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree computer software and applications programs. WSU is a very large public school located in the small city of Ogden.

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With a ranking of #7, Harrisburg Area Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Harrisburg, HACC is a public school with a large student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Brigham Young University - Idaho did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the distant town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#9

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

Johnson County Community College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. JCCC is a large public school located in the midsize city of Overland Park.

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Collin County Community College District ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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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 Software & Applications Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
12 Valencia College Orlando, FL

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

One of 10 majors within the computer science area of study, computer software and applications has other similar majors worth exploring.

Computer Software Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Web & Multimedia Design 5,607
Computer Graphics 2,807
Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration 2,209
Other Computer Software & Media Applications 1,492
Modeling, Virtual Environments & Simulation 678

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.

  • 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).
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