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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in California

11 Colleges
$39,953 Avg Salary
$19,503 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

With 1,721 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, information technology is the #74 most popular major in California.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Best Information Technology Schools in California ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 11 schools in California to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in California

The following schools top our list of the Best Information Technology Colleges.

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Asher College

Sacramento, CA

Our analysis found Asher College to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in California. Asher College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Sacramento.

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#2

Unitek College

Fremont, CA

The excellent programs at Unitek College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in California. Unitek College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Fremont.

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The excellent programs at University of Southern California helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in California. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern California Institute of Technology. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in California list. Located in the city of Anaheim, Southern California Institute of Technology is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend California Technical Academy. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in California list. California Technical Academy is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Riverside.

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#6

National University

La Jolla, CA

With a ranking of #6, National University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

On average, IT graduates from National University take out $32,489 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $357, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #7, University of California - Santa Cruz did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the city of Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz is a public college with a large student population.

IT majors at UC Santa Cruz take out an average of $21,416 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $222, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of the Pacific came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in California ranking. Located in the large city of Stockton, Pacific is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#9

MTI College

Sacramento, CA

MTI College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in California ranking. MTI College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Sacramento.

IT majors at MTI College take out an average of $10,337 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $107, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - San Marcos ranked #10 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in California list. Cal State San Marcos is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of San Marcos.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Information Technology Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 1,875
Oregon 206
Nevada 282
Hawaii 25
Alaska 6

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

Majors Similar to IT

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 11 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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