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2021 Best Data Processing Schools

107 Colleges
$28,900 Avg Salary
$17,482 Avg Student Debt

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.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for computer science students. 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. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Data Processing Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for data processing majors pursuing a .

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 small student population.

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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 moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Rolla.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Pennsylvania State University - University Park is a great place for data processing students. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population.

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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.

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Out of the 30 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, George Washington University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia, SC

With a ranking of #6, Midlands Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for data processing students. MTC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of West Columbia.

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Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Data Processing Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Data Processing Schools ranking. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

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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 town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

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New Mexico State University-Dona Ana ranked #10 on this year’s Best Data Processing Schools list. 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.

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Data Processing by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Data Processing is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.

Data Processing Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Data Processing Technology 2,138

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 Kenneth Jensen.

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