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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools

59 Colleges
$34,738 Avg Salary
$32,112 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Software & Applications School for You

Computer Software & Applications is the #72 most popular major in the country with 2,830 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Best Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 59 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges.

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools

Our 2021 rankings named North Carolina State University the best school in the United States for computer software and applications students. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Pennsylvania. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Virginia - Main Campus. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list. University of Virginia is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is a great place for computer software and applications students. U of Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor.

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Rochester Institute of Technology landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer software and applications programs. Located in the suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking. Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta.

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With a ranking of #9, Missouri University of Science and Technology did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer software and applications students. Located in the remote town of Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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University of Southern California ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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Computer Software & Applications by Region

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Computer Software & Applications is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 17,155
Computer Science 12,884
Information Technology 8,964
Information Science 7,072
Computer Systems Analysis 772

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).
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