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2021 Most Popular Online Data Processing Schools

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

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Computer Science Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Data Processing Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 32 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online 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 Data Processing Colleges.

Our 2021 rankings named New Mexico State University - Dona Ana the most popular online school in the United States for data processing students. NMSU Dona Ana is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Las Cruces.

While working on their degree, data processing majors at NMSU Dona Ana accumulate an average of around $8,994 in student debt. 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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#2

Trident Technical College

Charleston, SC

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Trident Technical College is a great place for data processing students pursuing an online degree. Trident Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Charleston.

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The excellent online programs at Central Georgia Technical College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best data processing schools in the United States. CGTC is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Warner Robins.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend American Public University System. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Data Processing Schools list. 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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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Oconee Fall Line Technical College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Data Processing Schools list. Located in the rural area of Sandersville, OFTC is a public college with a small student population.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for data processing students. It came in at #6 on the list. Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Rome.

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With a ranking of #7, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for data processing students. OCtech is a small public school located in the rural area of Orangeburg.

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Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood, SC

Piedmont Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Data Processing Schools ranking. Located in the town of Greenwood, Piedmont Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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West Georgia Technical College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best data processing programs. West Georgia Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Waco.

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#10

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX

Weatherford College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best data processing programs. Weatherford College is a moderately-sized public school located in the fringe town of Weatherford.

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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 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 Kenneth Jensen.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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