2021 Best Data Processing Schools
Finding the Best Data Processing School for You
With 2,138 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, data processing is the #9 most popular major in the United States.
Today's computer science students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.
To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Computer Science Degree Search has created its Best Data Processing Schools ranking. This report analyzed 107 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for computer science students.
2021 Best Data Processing Schools in the United States
Top 10 Best Data Processing Schools
Our 2021 rankings named Pennsylvania State University - World Campus the best school in the United States for data processing students. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public school with a fairly small student population.Request Information
Out of the 30 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Missouri University of Science and Technology landed the # 2 spot on the list. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Rolla.Request Information
Out of the 30 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population.Request Information
Out of the 30 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Greenville Technical College landed the # 4 spot on the list. GTC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Greenville.
While working on their degree, data processing majors at GTC accumulate an average of around $22,631 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $235.Request Information
You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend George Washington University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Data Processing Schools list. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
With a ranking of #6, Midlands Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for data processing students. MTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of West Columbia.Request Information
Gwinnett Technical College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Data Processing Schools list. Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
Hennepin Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for data processing students. It came in at #8 on the list. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.Request Information
With a ranking of #9, American Public University System did quite well on this year’s best schools for data processing students. Located in the fringe town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.Request Information
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Data Processing Schools ranking. NMSU-Dona Ana is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Las Cruces.
After completing their degree, data processing graduates from NMSU-Dona Ana carry an average student debtload of $8,994. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $93, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.Request Information
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Data Processing Related Rankings by Major
Data Processing is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.
Data Processing Concentrations
|Data Processing Technology||2,138|
Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Computer Information Systems||76,482|
|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 Kenneth Jensen.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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