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2021 Best Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Schools

120 Colleges
$48,771 Avg Salary
$32,098 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology Bachelor'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.

The Best Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 120 schools in the United States to see which bachelor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 15% Best Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Rochester Institute of Technology the best school in the United States for information technology students working on their bachelor’s degree. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at RIT take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $25,811. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IT graduates from Penn State World Campus carry an average student debtload of $25,320. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#3

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Norwich University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the distant town of Northfield, Norwich is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IT majors at Norwich accumulate an average of around $22,234 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $275, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Carnegie Mellon University 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 city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Pennsylvania State University - University Park. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IT graduates from Penn State University Park carry an average student debtload of $25,320. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#6

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IT majors at Drexel accumulate an average of around $29,342 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

With a ranking of #7, University of Richmond did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of University of Richmond, U of Richmond is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - Altoona did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for information technology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Penn State Altoona is a fairly small public school located in the small city of Altoona.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IT majors at Penn State Altoona accumulate an average of around $25,320 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#9

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for information technology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Bentley is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Waltham.

On average, IT graduates from Bentley take out $22,914 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for information technology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the suburb of Reading, Penn State Berks is a public school with a fairly small student population.

On average, IT graduates from Penn State Berks take out $25,320 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#11

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Champlain is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Burlington.

IT majors at Champlain take out an average of $24,075 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for information technology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Penn State Harrisburg is a small public school located in the suburb of Middletown.

IT majors at Penn State Harrisburg take out an average of $25,320 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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University of Maryland - University College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree information technology programs. University of Maryland - University College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Adelphi.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at University of Maryland - University College take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $23,660. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $218.

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#14

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

With a ranking of #14, Western Governors University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#15

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

With a ranking of #15, Michigan State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Michigan State take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,779.

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#16

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#17

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree information technology programs. Located in the town of Madison, Dakota State is a public college with a small student population.

IT majors at Dakota State take out an average of $25,827 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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#18

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. KSU Georgia is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at KSU Georgia take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $29,620. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $308.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
19 Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Media, PA
20 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
21 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
22 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
23 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
24 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE

Information Technology by Region

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