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2021 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools

95 Colleges
$34,738 Avg Salary
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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 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking. This report analyzed 95 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Computer Software & Applications program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for computer software majors pursuing a .

#1

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Academy of Art University the most popular school in the United States for computer software and applications students. Academy of Art University is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the city of San Francisco.

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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 Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools list. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend George Mason University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools list. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax.

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#4

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Western Governors University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools list. WGU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

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The excellent programs at University of St Thomas Minnesota helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer software and applications schools in the United States. UST MN is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul.

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North Carolina State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#7

The New School

New York, NY

The New School came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking. Located in the city of New York, New School University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

New York University

New York, NY

New York University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #8, George Washington University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer software and applications students. GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#10

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for computer software and applications students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large city of Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Rochester Institute of Technology came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#12

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools list. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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University of Southern California came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools ranking. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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#14

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular computer software and applications programs. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Computer Software & Applications students that almost earned our Most Popular Computer Software & Applications Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 Regis University Denver, CO
16 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
16 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
18 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
19 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA

Computer Software & Applications by Region

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Region
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 25 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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