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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools

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$35,880 Avg Salary
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Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Computer Science Degree Search has developed this Best Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 152 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate 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 Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the computer software undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#1

Boston University

Boston, MA

Our analysis found Boston University to be the best school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Des Moines Area Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. DMACC is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Ankeny.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Moraine Park Technical College is a great place for computer software and applications students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Fond du Lac, Moraine Park Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

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#4

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Gwinnett Technical College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. GTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Lawrenceville.

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#5

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

Out of the 32 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Johnson County Community College landed the # 5 spot on the list. JCCC is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Overland Park.

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#6

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

With a ranking of #6, Salt Lake Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students working on their undergraduate certificate. Salt Lake Community College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

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#7

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer software and applications students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 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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#8

Regis University

Denver, CO

Regis University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Regis U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver.

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With a ranking of #9, College of Western Idaho did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the rural area of Nampa, CWI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, computer software graduates from CWI take out $13,770 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Collin County Community College District came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Software & Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Computer Software & Applications by Region

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Middle Atlantic
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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Negative Space.

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