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2021 Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Graduates in Pennsylvania

76 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,440 Avg Salary
$40,796 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Graduates in PennsylvaniaWith 76 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, computer software and applications is the #125 most popular major in Pennsylvania. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.2% of all the computer software bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Computer Software Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Graduates in Pennsylvania ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer software.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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.

Salaries of Computer Software & Applications Majors After Graduation

The average computer software and applications major who graduates from a school in Pennsylvania earns about $37,440 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 6% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for computer software bachelor's degree holders is $36,645. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Pennsylvania.

Average Salary for Computer Software Graduates from Schools in Pennsylvania  37,440
Average Salary for Computer Software Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,645
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Grads in Pennsylvania

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid computer software and applications majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Computer Software Graduates in Pennsylvania


Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, computer software majors make an average salary of $39,800.

On average, computer software graduates from Duquesne take out $22,798 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Robert Morris University

Moon Township, PA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Robert Morris University. RMU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Moon Township.

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DeVry University - Pennsylvania

Ft. Washington, PA

DeVry University - Pennsylvania earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Ft. Washington, DeVry University - Pennsylvania is a private for-profit school with a small student population. Computer Software majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $28,800.

The average amount in student loans that computer software majors at DeVry University - Pennsylvania take out while working on their bachelor's is $41,803. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $451, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 267 631
Maryland 197 3
New Jersey 189 10
Delaware 125 47

Computer Software & Applications is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 1,794
Information Science 1,170
Computer Science 1,103
Information Technology 650
Computer Systems Analysis 28

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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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