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Information Technology at Pennsylvania State University - University Park

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Information Technology at Pennsylvania State University - University Park

If you plan to study information technology, take a look at what Pennsylvania State University - University Park has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Penn State University Park is located in University Park, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 46,810. In 2019, 252 IT majors received their bachelor's degree from Penn State University Park.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Technology section at the bottom of this page.

Penn State University Park Information Technology Degrees Available

  • Undergrad Certificate in IT (1 - 4 Years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT

Penn State University Park Information Technology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the IT progam at Penn State University Park compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The IT major at Penn State University Park is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Technology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 56

How Much Do IT Graduates from Penn State University Park Make?

The median salary of IT students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State University Park is $65,000. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 41% higher than the national average of $46,100 for all IT bachelor's degree recipients.

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IT Student Demographics at Penn State University Park

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IT majors at Pennsylvania State University - University Park.

Penn State University Park Information Technology Bachelor’s Program

28% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 252 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Penn State University Park in 2018-2019, 72% were men and 28% were women. The typical IT bachelor's degree program is made up of only 20% women. So female students are more repesented at Penn State University Park since its program graduates 8% more women than average.

Penn State University Park Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 69% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IT at Penn State University Park are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Pennsylvania State University - University Park with a bachelor's in IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 18
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 21
White 174
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

Penn State University Park also has a doctoral program available in IT. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That IT Grads May Go Into

A degree in IT can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Pennsylvania State University - University Park.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Computer User Support Specialists 22,790 $52,370
Computer Workers 19,010 $87,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 13,070 $146,860
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 12,760 $77,700
Managers 11,060 $126,290

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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