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2021 Best Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools

116 Colleges
$32,484 Avg Salary
$22,732 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 33,399 people earned a degree or certificate in information technology, making the major the #37 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 116 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the IT associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 15% Best Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Anne Arundel Community College to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. AACC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Arnold.

On average, IT graduates from AACC take out $12,664 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $113.

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#2

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Out of the 116 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Southeast Technical Institute landed the # 2 spot on the list. Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

After completing their Associate's Degree, IT graduates from Southeast Technical Institute carry an average student debtload of $20,038. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $192.

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#3

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Hennepin Technical College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools list. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

IT majors at Hennepin Technical College take out an average of $18,308 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $162.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Des Moines Area Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public college with a very large student population.

IT majors at DMACC take out an average of $19,798 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Waukesha County Technical College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Pewaukee, WCTC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at WCTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,489. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $112.

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With a ranking of #6, Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their associate’s degree. IWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at IWU take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $24,637. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $252, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Asher College

Sacramento, CA

Asher College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree information technology programs. Asher College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Sacramento.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Asher College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,625. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $158.

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#8

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

Century College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for information technology students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Century College is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of White Bear Lake.

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#9

MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus

Westerville, OH

MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Westerville, MyComputerCareer is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #10, Community College of Baltimore County did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of Baltimore, CCBC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Northcentral Technical College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Central Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Wausau.

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#12

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

With a ranking of #12, Kirkwood Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, IT majors at Kirkwood Community College accumulate an average of around $19,518 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $191, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Collin County Community College District landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree information technology programs. Collin County Community College District is a very large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney.

On average, IT graduates from Collin County Community College District take out $19,086 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#14

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Madison, Dakota State is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, IT graduates from Dakota State carry an average student debtload of $24,815.

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#15

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree information technology programs. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, IT graduates from GTC take out $15,282 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $130, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI

Moraine Park Technical College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools list. Moraine Park Technical College is a small public school located in the city of Fond du Lac.

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Dakota County Technical College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Rosemount, DCTC is a public school with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, IT majors at DCTC accumulate an average of around $22,159 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $182.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Information Technology students that almost earned our Best Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
18 National American University - Rapid City Rapid City, SD
19 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
20 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
21 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN
22 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
23 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI

Information Technology by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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