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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

64 Colleges
$46,641 Avg Salary
$27,901 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.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

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 the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 64 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Our analysis found Georgetown University to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in the Middle Atlantic Region . Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

On average, IT graduates from Georgetown take out $42,500 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $495.

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#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Out of the 64 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Johns Hopkins University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rochester Institute of Technology. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at RIT take out is $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public school with a small student population.

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#5

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Syracuse University is a great place for information technology students. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Syracuse.

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Anne Arundel Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. AACC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Arnold.

On average, IT graduates from AACC take out $10,688 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $111.

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#7

New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

While working on their degree, IT majors at NYU accumulate an average of around $72,469 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $844, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #9, Columbia University in the City of New York did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Penn State University Park carry an average student debtload of $26,936. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
11 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Altoona, PA
12 Pennsylvania State University - Berks Reading, PA

Best Information Technology Colleges by State

Explore the best information technology schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 1,575
Pennsylvania 1,637
Maryland 2,593
New Jersey 145
District of Columbia 276
Delaware 531

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 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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