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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Southeast Region

81 Colleges
$33,600 Avg Salary
$26,616 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 Southeast Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 81 schools in the Southeast 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 Southeast Region

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

Top 15% Best Information Technology Schools

Our analysis found University of Virginia - Main Campus to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in the Southeast Region . Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a great place for information technology students. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh is a great place for information technology students. Located in the large city of Raleigh, MyComputerCareer.edu is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#4

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

The excellent programs at University of Richmond helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the Southeast Region . Located in the medium-sized city of University of Richmond, U of Richmond is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#5

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Gwinnett Technical College is a great place for information technology students. Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at GTC take out is $13,470. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $140, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, Kennesaw State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. KSU Georgia is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

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American Public University System 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 fringe town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Radford University

Radford, VA

With a ranking of #8, Radford University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the suburb of Radford, Radford is a public school with a large student population.

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#9

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #10, Virginia Commonwealth University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the midsize city of Richmond, VCU is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the city of Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#12

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

Hinds Community College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the fringe town of Raymond, Hinds Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Hinds Community College carry an average student debtload of $10,100. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $105, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Information Technology students in the Southeast Region that almost earned our Best Information Technology Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
13 Campbell University Buies Creek, NC
14 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
15 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
16 East Carolina University Greenville, NC

Best Information Technology Colleges by State

Explore the best information technology colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 2,237
Florida 2,315
Virginia 1,247
North Carolina 337
Tennessee 192
South Carolina 85
Kentucky 2,108
Louisiana 92
Alabama 120
Arkansas 76
Mississippi 83
West Virginia 806

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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