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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Illinois

10 Colleges
$52,900 Avg Salary
$36,285 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Information Technology is the #50 most popular major in Illinois with 978 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Information Technology Schools in Illinois ranking. This report analyzed 10 schools in Illinois to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Illinois

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

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Our 2021 rankings named Lewis University the best school in Illinois for information technology students. Located in the suburb of Romeoville, Lewis is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#2

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend DePaul University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Illinois list. DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

IT majors at DePaul take out an average of $55,577 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $648, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at University of Illinois at Springfield helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in Illinois. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, UIS is a public college with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Illinois State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Illinois list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a very large student population.

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The excellent programs at Illinois Institute of Technology helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in Illinois. Illinois Tech is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

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Moraine Valley Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #6 on the list. MVCC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Palos Hills.

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Western Illinois University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. WIU is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Macomb.

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With a ranking of #8, Rasmussen College - Illinois did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Rasmussen College - Illinois is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Rockford.

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#9

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

With a ranking of #9, Eastern Illinois University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. EIU is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Charleston.

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#10

Lake Land College

Mattoon, IL

Lake Land College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Illinois list. Lake Land College is a small public school located in the distant town of Mattoon.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 732
Ohio 746
Indiana 543
Wisconsin 804

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 10 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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