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2021 Best Value Computer Software & Applications Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

59 Colleges
$32,986 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$34,738 Avg Salary

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Best Value Computer Software & Applications Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 59 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best value experiences for computer software students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2021 Best Value Computer Software & Applications Schools in the United States

Check out the computer software programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 10 Best Computer Software & Applications Schools

Our analysis found Minnesota State University - Mankato to be the best value school for computer software and applications students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota State Mankato is a public school with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Minnesota State Mankato are $16,730 per year.

Minnesota State Mankato also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
$6,670 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 59 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Western Governors University landed the # 2 spot on the list. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at WGU are $6,670 a year.

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#3

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE
$11,480 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at Wilmington University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. Wilmington University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of New Castle.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Wilmington University are $11,480 per year.

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$20,427 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 59 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Illinois State University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal.

Illinois State undergraduate students pay an average of $20,427 in tuition and fees each year.

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#5

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Marist College is a great value for computer software and applications students. Located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, Marist is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Marist are $40,525 a year.

Marist excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list.

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Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value computer software and applications programs. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network undergraduate students pay an average of $29,700 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network also is in the top 15% of our Best Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking.

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North Carolina State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at NC State are $29,220 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, NC State also is in the top 20% of our Best Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking.

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#8

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL
$33,430 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #8, Lewis University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer software and applications students. Lewis is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Romeoville.

Lewis undergraduate students pay an average of $33,430 in tuition and fees each year.

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#9

Regis University

Denver, CO
$38,180 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #9, Regis University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer software and applications students. Regis U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Regis U are $38,180 per year.

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#10

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #10 on the list. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Northeastern are $53,506 per year.

Northeastern also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Software & Applications Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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Computer Software & Applications by Region

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

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 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 Negative Space.

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