Top Rated Computer Programming School - Braintree, MA

Few schools in the Braintree, MA, area have top ranking computer programming programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for computer programming, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

There are no colleges or universities located directly in Braintree, MA, that offer computer programming degrees. However, there are many schools within 50 miles of this city that provide studies in this field; the majority of which are 2-year community colleges. Based on school rankings and school type, the following university is considered a top school in the Braintree area for computer programming:

  • Winner: Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI, is the only 4-year postsecondary institution within 35 miles of Braintree, MA, to offer computer programming studies. Students can earn an associate's degree in computer programming or find programming studies within the bachelor's degree in software engineering program.

School Info Chart

Category Johnson & Wales University
Ranking #65 among Best Regional Universities (North) (2015)*
Location Providence, Rhode Island
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $27,456**
Computer Programming Degrees Offered Associate's and bachelor's
Computer Programming Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 17**
Most Popular Computer Programming Degree in 2012-2013 Associate's (12 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 58%**
Noteworthy Accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

Johnson and Wales University

  • Computer programming studies combine instruction with hands-on learning experiences
  • School of Technology offers more than 20 computer labs with industry-standard software and equipment
  • Bachelor's degree studies can be tailored for a specific industry

Johnson and Wales University is a non-profit, degree-granting college that enrolls more than 10,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. The School of Technology offers 11 associate's and bachelor's degrees, including an Associate in Science in Computer Programming and Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering.

First year students in the Associate in Science in Computer Programming program are introduced to the basics of computer programming and data structures through courses such as problem solving and programming concepts, database concepts and advanced programming languages, such as object-oriented programming in C++ and Java programming. Graduates of this associate's degree program can go on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering with two more years of study. This 91.5 credit program addresses systems analysis, configuration management, technical writing and network protocols.

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