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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region

54 Colleges
$38,251 Avg Salary
$24,640 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Information Technology is the #37 most popular major in the country with 33,399 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 54 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for IT majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus

Westerville, OH

Our 2021 rankings named MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus the best school in the Great Lakes Region for information technology students. Located in the large suburb of Westerville, MyComputerCareer is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. IWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

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#3

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Out of the 54 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Michigan State University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a very large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Waukesha County Technical College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the suburb of Pewaukee, WCTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Michigan Technological University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

IT majors at Michigan Tech take out an average of $27,500 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $285.

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Northcentral Technical College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. North Central Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Wausau.

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With a ranking of #7, Chippewa Valley Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the city of Eau Claire, CVTC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Milwaukee Area Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. MATC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Milwaukee.

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Moraine Park Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #9 on the list. Moraine Park Technical College is a small public school located in the small city of Fond du Lac.

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#10

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Lewis University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the large suburb of Romeoville, Lewis is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Information Technology Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 732
Ohio 746
Illinois 978
Indiana 543
Wisconsin 804

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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