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Online Colleges for Computer Programming

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Sources and Methodologies

Methodology

To be included in these rankings, all colleges had to meet the following criteria for the specific subject being ranked:

  1. Offer an undergraduate degree (either associate or bachelor's) in that subject online
  2. Have awarded at least one degree or certificate in that subject in 2014-15

Once we had our list of schools for each subject, we ranked them on five criteria, using the weights specified:

  1. In-state tuition, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  2. Graduation rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  3. Accessibility, based on the admissions rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  4. Program prominence, based on how many of the degrees and certificates awarded in 2014-15 were in this particular subject, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  5. Related subjects, based on the number of similar topics for programs in relevant CIP codes that are offered at any level, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015

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  3. History - Central Texas College, Accessed February 2017, https://www.ctcd.edu/about-ctc/history/
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Just like there are greats in the science fields, there are greats in the computer programming field. Just think of those who helped found Facebook, Google, Twitter and others. Some of the best opportunities in the U.S. may be available to those who have a bachelor's degree or more and are familiar with a variety of computer languages. Earning an online computer programming degree is a step in the right direction toward starting your career.

Best Online Colleges for Computer Programming in 2018

Trying to find the online computer programming degree program that's right for you? That's where our ranking system comes in. Based on a unique methodology, we've taken the most relevant data available and used it to rank the ten best colleges offering online computer programming degrees.

1

Laramie County Community College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$3,144
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
42.41%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
42
School Type
2-year

LCCC was founded in 1968, and has campuses in Cheyenne and Laramie. LCCC has the second-highest graduation rate on our top-ten list of schools, and maintains a staff of over 300 full-time and part-time faculty members. The college offers over forty distance education programs.

LCCC offers an online associate degree program of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, which comes with the option to focus on computer programming as a chief discipline. There are also a number of credit diplomas and certificates available within this program. Taking the online AAS in Computer Information Systems with a focus on computer programming offers students an ideal balance of convenience, flexibility and quality education.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Location:

1400 E College Drive
Cheyenne WY 82007-3299
2

Central Texas College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$2,940
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
52.93%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
41
School Type
2-year

Opened in 1967, Central Texas College has been at the forefront of distance education for over two decades. The college was one of the first to offer credit courses via video conferencing technology in 1994. The college delivered its first online course in 1998, further establishing CTC as a pioneer of Internet-based learning. CTC has maintained a special relationship with military personnel over the years, having graduated over 24,000 military students since 2003.

CTC offers students an Associate's of Applied Science degree as a Programmer Analyst. The AAS Programmer Analyst program typically takes two years of full-time study, and consists of 60 credit hours. CTC also offers assistance to students who wish to transfer their two-year degree to a four-year degree program at another school.

Accreditation:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Location:

6200 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen TX 76549-4199
3

Kent State University at Trumbull

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$5,664
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
54.98%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
1
School Type
4-year

Kent State University at Trumbull is an open-admission school with nearly 2,500 students. The school maintains a respectable 29 to 1 student to faculty ratio. Kent State Trumbull has over two dozen associate and bachelor's degree programs, and it has the highest percentage of computer programming degrees awarded as part of all awarded degrees of any other school on this list (also known as having the highest ranked prominence on this list).

The school's online associate degree of Applied Business - Computer Technology is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on several computer technologies, including computer programming. The variety of IT-related subjects can provide future job candidates an edge when being considered by hiring managers. In addition, many of the credits earned in this program can later be applied towards a bachelor's degree.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission

Location:

4314 Mahoning Ave NW
Warren OH 44483
4

Stark State College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$3,686
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
41.77%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
13
School Type
2-year

Located in North Canton, Stark State College is an open-admission school which has achieved significant growth in recent years; it was recognized in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education as the fastest-growing public two-year college in the country. Stark State maintains an impressively varied slate of associate degree and certificate programs across a variety of disciplines including information technology, engineering technologies and mathematics.

Stark State has an associate degree in computer programming and database which is available 100% online. The program's healthy mix of database technologies and computer programming is ideal for students looking to eventually work in the field of data science.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

Location:

6200 Frank Ave NW
North Canton OH 44720
5

Lansing Community College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$5,660
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
37.83%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
13
School Type
2-year

Lansing Community College is celebrating 60 years of operation in 2017, making it one of the older community colleges on our list. Since 2000, the college has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission's stringent Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). LCC offers no less than eight online associate degree programs in arts and business, including an associate in computer programming/analyst. The school uses the innovative Desire2Learn (D2L) course management system to deliver its online curricula. LCC also boasts the fourth highest prominence of the schools ranked here, meaning that, of the degrees the schools award, LCC students earn more degrees in computer programming than all but three schools on this list.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission

Location:

419 N Capitol Ave
Lansing MI 48901-7210
6

Iowa Western Community College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$5,216
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
37.95%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
13
School Type
2-year

Iowa Western is celebrating fifty years of operation in 2017. Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Western has dozens of degree and certificate programs available in vocational and technical disciplines, as well as liberal arts. IWCC offers an impressive catalog of online degrees, including an associate degree in Applied Science for Computer Applications and Web Programming. IWCC reports that it has a job placement rate of 100% for this program.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Iowa Department of Education

Location:

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs IA 51503-1057
7

University of Phoenix - Utah

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$10,719
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
N/A
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
28
School Type
4-year

The University of Phoenix - Utah has the third-highest graduation rate of all the colleges in this list. It also has the second-highest prominence on this list, while having the fourth-highest prominence rating for all the schools we included in this study. Its highly rated College of Information Systems and Technology offers a full online Associate of Arts concentration in Information Technology with Programming Certificate program. Popular programming languages like Java and HTML5 are prominently featured in this program.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Comission 

Location:

5373 S. Green Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84123-4642
8

St. Petersburg College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$3,347
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
N/A
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
46
School Type
4-year

St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida, has the highest graduation rate of any of the schools on our top-ten list. The school is partnered with several large employers located in Florida and outside of the state, giving St. Petersburg College an edge when it comes to student job placements. St. Petersburg College features an online Associate of Science degree in Computer Programming and Analysis. Students can choose to transfer this degree for full credit towards the college's bachelor's degree in Technology Development and Management.

Accreditation:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Location:

6021-142 Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33760-2822
9

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$3,825
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
30.10%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
28
School Type
2-year

With four campuses located in the state of Ohio, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is well-equipped for both local and remote students. The school offers a large selection of associate degree and certificate programs, and has hundreds of online courses available. The school's prominence rating for its IT-related programs fell well into the top half of the schools from our study.

CSTCC primary online degree program for computer programming is its associate's degree in Computer Programming and Database Management (CPDM). The curriculum drills down into several popular industry technologies, including .NET programming, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Ohio Department of Higher Education

Location:

3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati OH 45223-2690
10

Atlantic Cape Community College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$5,946
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
31.94%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
6
School Type
2-year

Atlantic Cape Community College is a publically supported, nonprofit institution based in New Jersey. The school is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. ACCC has numerous online degree programs including an associate in science and an associate in applied science.

The school's associate degree in Applied Science for Computer Programming online program offers an excellent mix of courses on programming languages, project management and technical writing and communication.

Accreditation:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Location:

5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing NJ 08330-2699

Degree Overview: Computer Programming

Computer programming is a technical field, requiring an understanding and knowledge of basic and more advanced computer languages. Degree programs in computer programming can enable students to build skills in these languages and to learn how to apply them in specific ways, i.e., to application development or software design.

Online Computer Programming Courses

Online computer programming degrees are available at a variety of levels, in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate programs can help students to develop basic skills and knowledge in programming while graduate level degrees are more advanced, sometimes even providing opportunities for research. More details on coursework in these programs are listed directly below.

  • Certificates and diplomas are the most short-term programs available to students interested in computer programming. Most courses in these programs are foundational in scope, allowing students to learn the likes of Visual Basic, Java and Microsoft Access.
  • Continuing on, students enrolled in online colleges for computer programming at the associate degree level will generally find themselves taking general education coursework along with computer programming classes. The Linux operating system, object-oriented programming and C# are common themes explored in associate programs.
  • Online bachelor's degree programs in computer programming can help students to understand programming in a much broader context, including its application in business, information technology and computing. Students may be able to learn about algorithms and data structures, programming enterprise applications and IT case planning. Research methods, cyber-security and cloud computing could also be addressed. A senior project is necessary in some programs.
  • Students enrolled in online master's degrees in computer programming may have an increased ability to steer their coursework toward desired learning goals, after completing required courses. Advanced programming and algorithms may be topics in a master's program, along with software program management and software design.
  • At the PhD level, most degrees are available in computer science rather than the field of computer programming. However, many PhD degrees give students an opportunity to pursue very specific work, and so specializing in programming can be done. Keep in mind that PhD degrees can be quite rigorous and require research, an oral exam or a dissertation.

Career-Related Skills to Develop

Computer programmers need to have specific knowledge and skills to be successful on the job. Students seeking online education for computer programming may want to think about finessing the following skills while they are enrolled in a program.

  • Concentration: Computer programmers spend a lot of time focused on a computer or computer screen, examining and writing lines of code. The ability to concentrate and not be easily distracted by co-workers, the smell of coffee or a jingling phone can be an asset on the job.
  • Detail-oriented: The ability to concentrate is one thing, but the ability to discover the small details that are creating large problems is entirely another. Attention to detail is particularly important to computer programmers looking through long, continuous lines of code.
  • Troubleshooting: When a good computer programmer runs their newly-finished program and it crashes their computer, it is important to immediately start thinking about how to find and fix the issue in the code. Learning multiple ways to test for and isolate an issue is a crucial step of the coding process, and therefore important to a computer programmer.
  • Critical thinking: Troubleshooting relies in large part upon being able to think critically about the problem being presented. Critical thinking skills allow professionals to consider a problem from many different perspectives, considering this possibility and that possibility in order to find the best solution for their situation. The knowledge imparted by a computer programming degree program can provide such different perspectives, facilitating the troubleshooting process and by extension many computer programming careers.

Computer Programming Specializations

Many different types of certifications are available to computer programmers, including in specific programming languages, specific products or through specific platforms. Computer programmers often choose to become certified in the languages or products that they most commonly use in order to demonstrate to prospective employers where their skills lie. The Bureau of Labor Statistics even reports that some employers may outright require their employees to be certified in the products they specialize in on the job. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) credential may be among the most prevalent certifications in this field; it even appears as a requirement on some job board posts. There are actually five different certifying areas within this credential, and a test is required for each. Once an MCSD credential is obtained, re-certification is required in most of the fields each year. Other types of certifications are available through organizations such as:

  • CompTIA
  • IBM
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Oracle
  • SAS

Finally, computer programmers can seek certification in specific languages, such as Java, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, and Python. These certifications typically require a computer-based test and a testing fee, which can range from quite affordable to surprisingly hefty. There may even be various levels of certification available for each programming language. This may all seem rather excessive, but considering the estimation that there are anywhere between 450 to 2,000 different computer programming languages in use, it's not so unreasonable for programmers to want to look for certification in the latest languages available to them.

Computer Programming Career Outlook

Computers and their programs are going to continue to be an integral part of our society, and many people will be needed to build, improve and fix them. However, since programming is so easily done remotely, programming opportunities are sometimes hired out of country. As such, you'll want to make sure your skills and resume are well polished when you start your career in this field.

Software Developers
Average Salary Average salary refers to the 2016 mean salary for all U.S. workers in this job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
$110,590
Projected Job Openings Projected job openings refers to the estimated number of job openings from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
32,700
Projected Job Growth Projected job growth refers to the estimated rate of increase in the number of jobs in this profession from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
10.8
Entry-level Education This refers to the typical entry-level education needed to obtain a position in a particular job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016
Bachelor's degree

Every program that exists was once just a vision in somebody's head, and every program that will ever exist is going to start the same way. Software developers dream up new ideas for computer programs and processes, then design documents and flowcharts for how the pieces of the project will fit together so that computer programmers can make it a reality.

A developer's involvement doesn't end after the software is coded, either. Software developers must keep notes on the systems they design, figure out and implement fixes as the inevitable bugs pop up, and work with with other computer specialists to think up, outline, and program new or related products. Knowledge of programming languages is obviously a must, but people in software developer careers need to be problem-solvers as well.

Applications Developers
Average Salary Average salary refers to the 2016 mean salary for all U.S. workers in this job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
$104,300
Projected Job Openings Projected job openings refers to the estimated number of job openings from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
85,500
Projected Job Growth Projected job growth refers to the estimated rate of increase in the number of jobs in this profession from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
30.5
Entry-level Education This refers to the typical entry-level education needed to obtain a position in a particular job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016
Bachelor's degree

Computer and mobile applications are the forte of applications developers, who have the brains and pizzazz to design brand-new applications that satisfy the unfulfilled needs of their customers. Like software developers, applications developers outline the pieces and requirements of their upcoming undertaking, then work with computer programmers to ensure the finished product is in line with their initial concept.

Applications developer careers require an ability to work independently, but also to work in groups to resolve problems, often under deadline as their applications prepare to head out the door for public consumption. Their work doesn't end once the product ships, either: monitoring the performance of their applications, both to produce necessary bugfixes and gather information for their next project, is of vital importance.

Computer Programmers
Average Salary Average salary refers to the 2016 mean salary for all U.S. workers in this job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
$85,180
Projected Job Openings Projected job openings refers to the estimated number of job openings from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
15,400
Projected Job Growth Projected job growth refers to the estimated rate of increase in the number of jobs in this profession from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
-7.6
Entry-level Education This refers to the typical entry-level education needed to obtain a position in a particular job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016
Bachelor's degree

"Code" is the key word in the world of computer programmers. Since these professionals often know several different computer languages, programming is like a second tongue to them. They are experts in writing code, but also in tracking down coding errors and making requisite changes. While developers often paint a picture of where to go, computer programmers write the code to make it happen, then test the result, experimenting to see whether the code is working correctly and correcting any bugs that might be causing errors.

Computer programming can be done from just about anywhere in the world, making it a versatile career for somebody who has a lot of other obligations to juggle.

Web Developers
Average Salary Average salary refers to the 2016 mean salary for all U.S. workers in this job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
$72,150
Projected Job Openings Projected job openings refers to the estimated number of job openings from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
14,200
Projected Job Growth Projected job growth refers to the estimated rate of increase in the number of jobs in this profession from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
13.1
Entry-level Education This refers to the typical entry-level education needed to obtain a position in a particular job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016
Associate's degree

Creating an attractive, easily-navigable website does not occur with the snap of the fingers. That is why companies hire professionals to do the planning and heavy lifting. After all, working with HTML is not a simple task; web development takes technical skills, patience and a well thought-out plan.

Web developer careers require knowledge of software, like Notepad++ for text editing and Browserstack to carry out cross-browser testing, but this software changes over time, making up-to-date knowledge important. Having a solid grounding in these programs from a Computer Programming education is therefore valuable to the fledgling web developer. Monitoring website traffic, adding graphics and interactive features, and using the latest markup language, like HTML5, are other aspects.

Sources and Methodologies