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2021 Most Popular Online Computer Software & Applications Associate's Degree Schools

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

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.

The Most Popular Online Computer Software & Applications Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Computer Science Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 52 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online associate's degree programs 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 Software & Applications Associate's Degree Colleges.

Our 2021 rankings named DeVry University - Illinois the most popular online school in the United States for computer software and applications students working on their associate’s degree. DeVry University - Illinois is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

About 54% of the students majoring in computer software at the school are women while 46% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, computer software graduates from DeVry University - Illinois carry an average student debtload of $34,644. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $354, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Hudson Valley 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. Located in the city of Troy, HVCC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 43 students majoring in computer software at HVCC, 63% are male and 37% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, computer software graduates from HVCC carry an average student debtload of $11,965. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $117, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

Out of the 52 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, St Petersburg College landed the # 3 spot on the list. SPC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Clearwater.

About 49% of the students majoring in computer software at the school are women while 51% are male.

Computer Software majors at SPC take out an average of $17,930 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 $171.

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#4

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Academy of Art University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. Academy of Art University is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the city of San Francisco.

Women make up 59% of the computer software majors at the school.

Computer Software majors at Academy of Art University take out an average of $32,407 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $371, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Florida State College at Jacksonville is a great place for computer software and applications students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the city of Jacksonville, FSCJ is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 58% of the computer software majors at the school.

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Harrisburg Area Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Harrisburg, HACC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 50% of the computer software majors at the school.

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#7

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer software and applications students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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

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#7

Stark State College

North Canton, OH

Stark State College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of North Canton, Stark State College is a public college with a large student population.

About 44% of the students majoring in computer software at the school are women while 56% are male.

The average amount in student loans that computer software majors at Stark State College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $18,729. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $161, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

With a ranking of #9, Santa Fe College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students working on their online associate’s degree. Santa Fe College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Gainesville.

Women make up 50% of the computer software majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that computer software majors at Santa Fe College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $16,501.

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Seminole State College of Florida came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Sanford, Seminole State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 62% of the computer software majors at the school.

While working on their Associate's Degree, computer software majors at Seminole State accumulate an average of around $13,721 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $143.

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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 26 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 Negative Space.

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