Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

3,499

Graduates Per Year

$82K

Average Salary

#102

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

3,499

43% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

201

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

101

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

3,522

102

Computer Software and Media Applications

3,499

103

Secondary Education and Teaching

3,393

Cost

Median Cost

$32,727

2% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

164

Computer Software and Media Applications

$32,727

165

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

$32,703

Salary

Average Salary

$38,719

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

132

Web Design

$38,719

133

Computer Software and Media Applications

$38,719

134

Data Modeling and Database Administration

$38,719

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TOP

25

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

19

Athletic Training

20

Computer Software and Media Applications

21

Environmental Engineering

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.4/5

21.5% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

21

Chinese Language and Literature

22

Computer Software and Media Applications

23

Business Administration and Management

SUMMARY

Majoring in Computer Software and Media Applications is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a required first step for undergraduates seeking to pursue a career as a media software developer, an embedded software engineer, or a principal software engineer. Interestingly, computer software and media applications is pretty common ranking as the 102nd most popular area of study. Last year, there were 3,499 computer software and media applications graduates. In-state tuition for computer software and media applications at private schools is, on average, 3.4 times more spendy than their public fellows.

There are 201 schools which offer computer software and media applications. This number of institutions is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're looking to surround yourself with other computer software and media applications majors, consider institutions in New York which have the most students admitted to computer software and media applications annually. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in computer software and media applications is in the Mid East region with The New School, Rochester Institute of Technology, and School of Visual Arts best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to study computer software and media applications is the Big Ten Conference with University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, and Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best school for computer software and media applications is University of Southern California. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall best school might not actually be the best school for every student. There are a bunch more facets to consider when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely alter your inclinations on where to go to college. At Authority, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which computer software and media applications college boasts the best campus, the answer is New York University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college has the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can evaluate every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for computer software and media applications is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top choices. Some of our decisions just might shock you.

If price is a major influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be our most expensive university for computer software and media applications, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that might put the price tag at University of Southern California into perspective. For more context, you may be interested to know that computer software and media applications is the 164th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average cost of $32,700. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for computer software and media applications in the country is Massachusetts with expenses at the main three institutions of $52,420 at Northeastern University, amounting to $55,728 at Wellesley College, and costs totalling $55,728 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Even more broadly, the most costly region for computer software and media applications is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Northeastern University with a cost of $52,420, Wellesley College with a cost of $55,728, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a cost of $51,604.

Our cheapest region for computer software and media applications is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Western Governors University with a cost of $6,380. In better news, the most affordable school for computer software and media applications is Florida Polytechnic University. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $9,700 for a degree in computer software and media applications. The price balloons intensely to a median of $23,600 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the school with the best value for computer software and media applications: University of Southern California. Here you can see our comprehensive list about the colleges we see as being the best value in general. Bear in mind, this section is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for computer software and media applications students can cover a wide range, but two years after finishing the degree graduates will regularly earn around $82,000. There is a lot of variation in salary; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $133,800. Even right out of school, the lowest earning jobs within the computer software and media applications space make $50,100, which could be worse. The top earning graduates for computer software and media applications have come from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of computer software and media applications sits very high, falling in the 95th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for computer software and media applications is New York University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Computer Software and Media Applications major only ranks within the 39th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 89th percentile. White students make up the largest proportion at 44% of students studying computer software and media applications. Additionally, 57% of undergraduates pursuing a computer software and media applications degree are men.

The median ranking for computer software and media applications professors is 4.5 stars, a ranking which is 13% higher than the median score across all majors; this is a pretty good ranking. If you want to find the most popular computer software and media applications instructor in the country, look no further than Jason Roberts from Cosumnes River College. It may be surprising, but the top rated instructors for computer software and media applications from student rankings are found at University of Washington-Seattle Campus. As we consider data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the best instructors for computer software and media applications is New York University. You will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for computer software and media applications is Hampshire College. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have an extensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that considering university through a lens only formed from superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on different topics and peruse a couple of our background pages on beneficial details to think about as you progress with your school search.

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School of Visual Arts

#1 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

School of Visual Arts is a small for-profit art school located in New York, NY ranked 44th in New York. It has a total of 3,839 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.13% of applicants. School of Visual Arts offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Computer Software and Media Applications, Web Design, and Photography programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $41,900 per year, School of Visual Arts is quite costly. 62.36% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in near $41,800 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.sva.edu

A-

Rating

71%

Acceptance

4,541

Students

#319

Ranking

$41,900

Tuition

Berklee College of Music

#2 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Berklee College of Music is a mid-sized private art school located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 7,389 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.44% of applicants. Berklee College of Music offers 32 different majors and is best known for its Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, and Music Therapy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $44,360 per year, Berklee College of Music is rather pricey. 44.37% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $30,300 per year, which is 27% under the national median.

Boston, MA

www.berklee.edu

B

Rating

51%

Acceptance

8,031

Students

#439

Ranking

$44,360

Tuition

University of Southern California

#3 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

New York University

#4 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

The New School

#5 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

The New School is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 180th in the nation. It has a total of 9,104 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.34% acceptance rate. The New School offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Fashion Design, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,778 per year, The New School is very high-priced. 60.27% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

New York, NY

https://www.newschool.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

12,497

Students

#180

Ranking

$49,778

Tuition

Florida Polytechnic University

#6 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Florida Polytechnic University is a small public university located in Lakeland, FL ranked 19th in Florida. It has a total of 1,452 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 50.04% acceptance rate. Florida Polytechnic University offers 11 different majors and is best known for its Data Modeling and Database Administration, Computer Software and Media Applications, and Computer Engineering programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 36th respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,152 per year, Florida Polytechnic University is very affordable.

Lakeland, FL

floridapoly.edu

B

Rating

50%

Acceptance

1,487

Students

#492

Ranking

$3,152

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#7 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

Wellesley College

#9 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Wellesley College is a small private liberal arts college located in Wellesley, MA ranked 43rd in the United States. It has a total of 2,784 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 21.56% acceptance rate. Wellesley College offers 53 different majors and is best known for its French Language and Literature, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Japanese Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 8th. With an annual tuition of $55,728 per year, Wellesley College is extremely expensive. 79.38% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate close to $60,800 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Wellesley, MA

www.wellesley.edu

A+

Rating

22%

Acceptance

2,784

Students

#43

Ranking

$55,728

Tuition

Northeastern University

#10 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

#11 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Rochester Institute of Technology is a large private institution located in Rochester, NY ranked 190th in the US. It has a total of 15,118 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting close to 7 in every 10 applicants. Rochester Institute of Technology offers 201 different majors and is best known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $45,244 per year, Rochester Institute of Technology is exceptionally costly. 62.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $62,400 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Rochester, NY

www.rit.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

18,660

Students

#190

Ranking

$45,244

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#12 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#13 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of California-Irvine is a very large public university located in Irvine, CA ranked 116th in the nation. It has a total of 31,386 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 26.54% acceptance rate. University of California-Irvine offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Managerial Economics, Social Psychology, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Irvine is rather high-priced. 46.45% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home near $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Irvine, CA

www.uci.edu/

A

Rating

27%

Acceptance

38,105

Students

#116

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

#14 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a mid-sized private university located in Worcester, MA ranked 89th in the nation. It has a total of 4,879 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 49.37% acceptance rate. Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers 116 different majors and is best known for its Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,604 per year, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is very pricey. 85.88% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $84,900 per year, which is 104% over the national median.

Worcester, MA

https://www.wpi.edu/

A+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

7,505

Students

#89

Ranking

$51,604

Tuition

Santa Clara University

#15 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Santa Clara University is a mid-sized private institution located in Santa Clara, CA ranked 87th in America. It has a total of 5,797 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 48.82% of applicants. Santa Clara University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management, Web Design, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,998 per year, Santa Clara University is very high-priced. 82.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $72,600 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Santa Clara, CA

www.scu.edu

A+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

9,423

Students

#87

Ranking

$52,998

Tuition

Beacon College

#16 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Beacon College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Leesburg, FL ranked 10th in Florida. It has a total of 425 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting slightly over half of applicants. Beacon College offers 17 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Human Services, and Computer Software and Media Applications programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,580 per year, Beacon College is rather pricey. 56.41% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working.

Leesburg, FL

https://www.beaconcollege.edu

B+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

425

Students

#324

Ranking

$40,580

Tuition

Hampshire College

#17 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Hampshire College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Amherst, MA ranked 154th in the nation. It has a total of 1,233 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 1.97% of applicants. Hampshire College offers 67 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Computer Software and Media Applications, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,030 per year, Hampshire College is extremely pricey. 66.79% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $34,500 per year, which is 17% less than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.hampshire.edu

A

Rating

2%

Acceptance

1,233

Students

#154

Ranking

$50,030

Tuition

California Institute of the Arts

#18 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

California Institute of the Arts is a small private art school located in Valencia, CA ranked 181st in the nation. It has a total of 1,111 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 25.28% acceptance rate. California Institute of the Arts offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Acting, Theatre Design and Technology, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,850 per year, California Institute of the Arts is very high-priced. 63.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $37,900 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

Valencia, CA

www.calarts.edu

A

Rating

25%

Acceptance

1,618

Students

#181

Ranking

$50,850

Tuition

University of Tulsa

#19 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Tulsa is a small private university located in Tulsa, OK ranked 143rd in the US. It has a total of 3,535 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.84% of applicants. University of Tulsa offers 160 different majors and is best known for its Environmental Control Technologies, Petroleum Engineering, and Voice and Opera programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,698 per year, University of Tulsa is rather expensive. 57.93% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make around $48,500 per year, which is 17% greater than the national median.

Tulsa, OK

https://utulsa.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

4,799

Students

#143

Ranking

$41,698

Tuition

DigiPen Institute of Technology

#20 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a small for-profit university located in Redmond, WA ranked 279th in the US. It has a total of 1,084 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting faintly north of 1 out of 3 applicants. DigiPen Institute of Technology offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Computer Programming, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Music Theory and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,400 per year, DigiPen Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately costly. 38.01% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw roughly $80,200 per year, which is 93% above the national median.

Redmond, WA

www.digipen.edu

A-

Rating

34%

Acceptance

1,190

Students

#279

Ranking

$32,400

Tuition

University of Houston

#21 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Houston is a very large public university located in Houston, TX ranked 17th in Texas. It has a total of 42,723 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.98% acceptance rate. University of Houston offers 225 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technologies, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $8,219 for in-state students and $20,747 for those from out-of-state, University of Houston is reasonably pricey. 54.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $51,600 per year, which is 24% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uh.edu/

B+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

51,999

Students

#341

Ranking

$20,747

Tuition

University of Arizona

#22 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.59% acceptance rate. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in about $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

#359

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition

Art Center College of Design

#23 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Art Center College of Design is a small private art school located in Pasadena, CA ranked 43rd in California. It has a total of 2,699 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little over seven in ten applicants. Art Center College of Design offers 18 different majors and is best known for its Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,272 per year, Art Center College of Design is quite expensive. 65.07% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home about $53,600 per year, which is 29% greater than the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.artcenter.edu

B+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$44,272

Tuition

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

#24 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Washington-Bothell Campus is a mid-sized public university located in Bothell, WA ranked 243rd in America. It has a total of 6,501 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.14% of applicants. University of Washington-Bothell Campus offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Science, Technology and Society, and Humanities programs (nationally ranked 7th, 20th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,370 for students from Washington and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Bothell Campus is quite pricey. 77.21% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% over the national median.

Bothell, WA

www.uwb.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

7,188

Students

#243

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

DePaul University

#25 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

DePaul University is a very large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 13th in Illinois. It has a total of 16,625 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.22% of applicants. DePaul University offers 263 different majors and is best known for its General Studies, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,551 per year, DePaul University is quite expensive. 65.8% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $53,300 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Chicago, IL

https://www.depaul.edu

A-

Rating

68%

Acceptance

26,721

Students

#314

Ranking

$40,551

Tuition