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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania

22 Colleges
$48,278 Avg Salary
$27,893 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Information Technology is the #33 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 1,637 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

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Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 22 schools in Pennsylvania to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania

Check out the IT programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

Our analysis found Pennsylvania State University - World Campus to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in Pennsylvania. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Carnegie Mellon University is a great place for information technology students. Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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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 #3 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania list. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park.

While working on their degree, IT majors at Penn State University Park accumulate an average of around $26,936 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Out of the 22 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the small city of Altoona, Penn State Altoona is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Penn State Altoona carry an average student debtload of $26,936. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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The excellent programs at Pennsylvania State University - Berks helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in Pennsylvania. Penn State Berks is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Reading.

IT majors at Penn State Berks take out an average of $26,936 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#6

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

On average, IT graduates from Drexel take out $25,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Penn State Harrisburg take out is $26,936. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #8 on the list. Penn State Brandywine is a fairly small public school located in the large suburb of Media.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Penn State Brandywine carry an average student debtload of $27,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #10 on the list. WCUPA is a large public school located in the suburb of West Chester.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

One of 10 majors within the area of study, information technology has other similar majors worth exploring.

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 22 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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