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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Virginia

18 Colleges
$29,518 Avg Salary
$26,274 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Information Technology is the #29 most popular major in Virginia with 1,247 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 Virginia ranking. This report analyzed 18 schools in Virginia to see which ones offered the best programs 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 Virginia

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

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

Our 2021 rankings named University of Virginia - Main Campus the best school in Virginia for information technology students. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Richmond is a great place for information technology students. 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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#3

Radford University

Radford, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Radford University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Virginia list. Located in the small suburb of Radford, Radford is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#4

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend George Mason University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Virginia list. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a very large student population.

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Out of the 18 schools in Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Virginia Commonwealth University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public school with a very large student population.

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#6

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

With a ranking of #6, ECPI University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. East Coast Polytechnic Institute is a large private for-profit school located in the city of Virginia Beach.

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#7

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Virginia list. Located in the midsize city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a very large student population.

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#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Virginia list. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#9

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Marymount University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Virginia list. Located in the midsize city of Arlington, Marymount is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Northern Virginia Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in Virginia ranking. Northern Virginia Community College is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Annandale.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Information Technology Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 2,237
Florida 2,315
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 18 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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