Computer Programming Universities and Schools in the U.S.

Computer programmers develop software programs that perform a variety of tasks from playing games to managing business profits. A 4-year degree in computer science is generally required to work as a computer programmer.

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Computer programmers play an important part in managing software applications for businesses. Employers look for computer programmers that hold degrees in computer science or information systems.

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  • Computer Games and Programming Skills
  • Computer Programming for Applications
  • Computer Programming for Certifications

Schools with Computer Programming Courses

The schools listed below offer degrees in multiple forms, commonly at the undergraduate level and for general computer science programs.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees (in-state; out-of-state, 2015-2016)*
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV 4-year, Public Certificate, Associate $2,805
$9,450
University of Maryland-University College Adelphi, MD 4-year, Public Bachelor's $7,056
$12,336
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's $9,348
$20,268
Utah Valley University Orem, UT 4-year, Public Associate's, Bachelor's $5,386
$15,202
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate $9,350
$23,429
University of Toledo Toledo, OH 4-year, Public Bachelor's $9,547
$18,885
Weber State University Ogden, UT 4-year, Public Associate, Bachelor's $5,321
$14,235
Clemson University Clemson, SC 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate $14,272
$33,190
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Certificates $9,120
$17,856

Source: *National Center For Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

To determine what program is right for you, consider these following pointers.

  • Students should look for a computer programming program that teaches the most common computer languages, such as C++ or Java Script.
  • Computer programmers could also make themselves more marketable by earning a certification, such as offered by Microsoft or Cisco.
  • Look for schools with computer science programs since ones specific to programming are not as common.

In the age of technology, computer programmers are becoming more sought-after by companies all over the world, which is why many colleges have computer science programs at various degree levels. To increase job potential, becoming certified in multiple programming languages is recommended.

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