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2021 Highest Paid Computer Programming Graduates in the Southwest Region

97 Bachelor's Degrees
$51,700 Avg Salary
$37,657 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Programming Graduates in the Southwest RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, computer programming was ranked #143 in the country. In fact 1,560 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 97 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Programming list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Computer Programming Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in programming.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Computer Programming Majors

The average computer programming major who graduates from a school in the Southwest Region earns about $51,700 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 30% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $51,327 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in programming.

Average Salary for Programming Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  51,700
Average Salary for Programming Graduates from Schools Nationwide  51,327
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Computer Programming Grads in the Southwest Region

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Programming Graduates in the Southwest Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Advancing Technology. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, University of Advancing Technology is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in programming from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $53,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, programming graduates from University of Advancing Technology carry an average student debtload of $34,605. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $346, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer programming school. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in programming from the school is $51,300.

Programming majors at UOPX - Arizona take out an average of $39,207 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $402.

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Best Computer Programming Colleges by State

Explore the best computer programming schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 3
Arizona 187 94
New Mexico 141 0

One of 10 majors within the Computer & Information Sciences area of study, Computer Programming has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 4,678
Computer Science 1,834
Information Technology 573
Information Science 436
Computer Software & Applications 353

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Notes and References

  • 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).
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