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2021 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate's Degree Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

86 Colleges
$6,404 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$34,051 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Systems Networking Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 14,055 computer systems networking students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #5 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. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Value Computer Systems Networking 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 86 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value associate's degree programs for networking students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate's Degree Colleges.

Top 15% Best Computer Systems Networking Associate's Degree Schools

#1

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, MN

Our 2021 rankings named Century College - White Bear Lake the best value school in the United States for computer systems networking students working on their associate’s degree. Century College - White Bear Lake is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Century College - White Bear Lake are $5,578 per year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Century College - White Bear Lake also did well on our Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#2

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southeast Technical Institute. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list. Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

Southeast Technical Institute undergraduate students pay an average of $6,448 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that networking majors at Southeast Technical Institute take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $20,272. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $179.

Southeast Technical Institute also took the #5 spot in our Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools rankings.

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Out of the 86 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Anoka-Ramsey Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Coon Rapids, Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus are $5,207 per year. The average amount in student loans that networking majors at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $23,506.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Fox Valley Technical College is a great value for computer systems networking students working on their associate’s degree. FVTC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Appleton.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at FVTC are $6,688 a year. The average amount in student loans that networking majors at FVTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,610. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $141.

FVTC also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Indian Hills Community College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list. IHCC is a small public school located in the town of Ottumwa.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at IHCC are $5,760 per year. On average, networking graduates from IHCC take out $13,289 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

IHCC excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list.

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With a ranking of #6, Collin County Community College District did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer systems networking students working on their associate’s degree. Collin County Community College District is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of McKinney.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Collin County Community College District are $5,014 per year.

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Northcentral Technical College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Central Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Wausau.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Central Technical College are $5,247 per year. After completing their Associate's Degree, networking graduates from North Central Technical College carry an average student debtload of $6,685.

North Central Technical College excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list.

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Milwaukee Area Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. MATC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Milwaukee.

MATC undergraduate students pay an average of $6,706 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that networking majors at MATC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,884. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $140.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, MATC also is in the top 20% of our Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools ranking.

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Moraine Park Technical College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Moraine Park Technical College is a small public school located in the city of Fond du Lac.

Moraine Park Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,885 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, networking majors at Moraine Park Technical College accumulate an average of around $12,661 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $109, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Alexandria Technical & Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. ATCC is a small public school located in the town of Alexandria.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at ATCC are $5,565 per year. Networking majors at ATCC take out an average of $13,618 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree computer systems networking programs. Located in the small city of Eau Claire, CVTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at CVTC are $6,481 a year. The average amount in student loans that networking majors at CVTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $16,793. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $160.

In addition to its great value ranking, CVTC is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools list.

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#12

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer systems networking students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Saint Paul College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Saint Paul.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Saint Paul College are $5,736 per year.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great value schools for Computer Systems Networking students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Computer Systems Networking Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
14 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
15 Pierce College-Puyallup Puyallup, WA
15 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
17 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI

Computer Systems Networking 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 systems networking has other similar majors worth exploring.

Networking Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 14,055

Majors Similar to Networking

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

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 Ludovic.ferre.

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