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2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

There are about 57,983 students enrolled in Computer Software and Media Applications in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

13,197

Vs. National Avg.

-17%

popularity Rank

#73

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$17K

Vs. National Avg.

-30%

cost Rank

#357

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$36K

Vs. National Avg.

-10%

salary Rank

#355

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

professors Rank

#344

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

students Rank

#278

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&nbsphere 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&nbspappears 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&nbspcolleges that might put the price tag at University of Southern California&nbspinto 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&nbspin 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&nbspand 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&nbspand 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.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

B

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Atlantic Technical College

Coconut Creek, FL | www.atlantictechnicalcollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

4,048

Students

#906

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA | https://www.wpi.edu/

59%

Acceptance

7,654

Students

#117

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY | www.rpi.edu/

57%

Acceptance

8,256

Students

#72

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | https://www.arizona.edu/

85%

Acceptance

49,966

Students

#391

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of Denver

Denver, CO | www.du.edu/

61%

Acceptance

15,412

Students

#181

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

DePaul University

Chicago, IL | https://www.depaul.edu/

70%

Acceptance

25,937

Students

#323

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA | www.uci.edu/

30%

Acceptance

39,059

Students

#77

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

D

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI | www.morainepark.edu/

0%

Acceptance

6,875

Students

#1948

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | https://drexel.edu/

77%

Acceptance

27,720

Students

#161

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

F

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL | www.keiseruniversity.edu/

97%

Acceptance

30,930

Students

#2340

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, TX | www.utdallas.edu/

79%

Acceptance

32,043

Students

#233

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

F

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA | pasadena.edu/

0%

Acceptance

37,129

Students

#3074

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Texas State Technical College

Waco, TX | www.tstc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

13,892

Students

#2535

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX | www.acu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

6,058

Students

#716

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Miami University-Oxford

Oxford, OH | miamioh.edu/

92%

Acceptance

21,667

Students

#536

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA | www.loyno.edu/

72%

Acceptance

4,972

Students

#546

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC | www.waynecc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

4,210

Students

#3030

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Sandhills Community College

Pinehurst, NC | www.sandhills.edu/

0%

Acceptance

5,134

Students

#3426

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Moorpark College

Moorpark, CA | www.moorparkcollege.edu/index.shtml

0%

Acceptance

20,631

Students

#2882

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Software and Media Applications

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA | www.santarosa.edu/

0%

Acceptance

27,223

Students

#2508

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

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