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2021 Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Graduates in the Plains States Region

107 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,312 Avg Salary
$32,784 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Graduates in the Plains States RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, computer software and applications was ranked #97 in the country. In fact 3,499 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 107 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Computer Software Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Graduates in the Plains States Region ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer software.

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.

Salaries of Computer Software & Applications Majors After Graduation

After graduation, computer software and applications majors from schools in the Plains States Region earn an average salary of $33,312 per year. Unfortunately, that is 16% 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 graduates with a bachelor's degree in computer software is $36,645. That's about 9% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in the Plains States Region .

Average Salary for Computer Software Graduates from Schools in the Plains States Region  33,312
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Average Salary for Computer Software Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,645
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66,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,600

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2021 Highest Paid Computer Software & Applications Grads in the Plains States Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid computer software graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Computer Software Graduates in the Plains States Region

Our rankings recognize Northwest Missouri State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in computer software from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $38,700.

While working on their bachelor's, computer software majors at Northwest accumulate an average of around $27,894 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $291.

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DeVry University - Missouri

Kansas City, MO

Our rankings recognize DeVry University - Missouri as the #2 school in this year's rankings. DeVry University - Missouri is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Kansas City. Students who receive their bachelor's in computer software from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $28,800.

Computer Software majors at DeVry University - Missouri take out an average of $41,803 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $451, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Capella University. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Saint Charles, Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in computer software from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $28,400.

While working on their bachelor's, computer software majors at Lindenwood University accumulate an average of around $23,909 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Grand View University. Located in the city of Des Moines, Grand View University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Dakota State University

Madison, SD

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Dakota State University. Dakota State is a small public school located in the distant town of Madison. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in computer software from the school is $26,000.

The average amount in student loans that computer software majors at Dakota State take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,425. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA

University of Dubuque earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UD Iowa is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Dubuque.

Computer Software majors at UD Iowa take out an average of $22,893 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Best Computer Software & Applications Colleges by State

Explore the best computer software and applications colleges for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 76
Minnesota 210 3
Iowa 193 9
Nebraska 174 1
South Dakota 142 17

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 2,404
Computer Science 2,143
Information Technology 699
Information Science 423
Computer Systems Analysis 206

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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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