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States with computer programming schools

How will your computer programming education stack up?

If you want to study computer programming at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. The US has 723 brick and mortar computer programming schools.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with computer programming programs were:

  1. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts
  2. Clemson University - located in Clemson, South Carolina
  3. Marist College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 4,955 students graduated with degrees in computer programming. Of these students, 1,710 graduated from certificate programs in computer programming, 3,154 graduated from undergraduate programs in computer programming, and 91 graduated from graduate-level programs in computer programming.


Students can pursue education in computer programming at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Programming
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming
  • Master's Degree in Computer Programming
  • Certificate in Computer Programming

Computer programming students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their computer programming degree:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Data Structures
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Programming Languages


Students at computer programming schools around the nation paid an average of $16,356 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following computer programming schools:

  1. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $35,362
  2. Pace University-New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $32,816
  3. La Salle University - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, students paid $32,700

The following computer programming schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Pearl River Community College - located in Poplarville, Mississippi, students paid $1,880
  2. Northwest Technical Institute - located in Springdale, Arkansas, students paid $2,321
  3. Winston-Salem State University - located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, students paid $3,522

Projected Growth

The number of computer programmers is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Washington State - 19%
  2. Oregon - 11%
  3. Montana - 5%


Computer programmers in the US can make an average of $71,414 per year. However, factors such as location, seniority, or your previous performance reviews can cause the salary for a computer programmer to vary greatly. On average, a computer programmer earns the most in the following states:

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