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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Southwest Region

34 Colleges
$33,176 Avg Salary
$22,188 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, information technology was ranked #37 in the country. In fact 33,399 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Information Technology Schools in the Southwest Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 34 schools in the Southwest Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Southwest Region

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Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

Our analysis found Southern Methodist University to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in the Southwest Region . Located in the suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Out of the 34 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the # 2 spot on the list. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Collin County Community College District. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a very large student population.

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The excellent programs at The University of Texas at San Antonio helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the Southwest Region . Located in the city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public 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 Texas A&M University - College Station. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Southwest Region list. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station.

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#6

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

University of Dallas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Irving, Udallas is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#7

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston ranked #7 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Texas State Technical College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Southwest Region list. TSTC is a large public school located in the city of Waco.

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#9

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Arizona is a very large public school located in the large city of Tucson.

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Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

With a ranking of #10, Sam Houston State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the town of Huntsville, SHSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Best Information Technology Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Texas 1,432
Arizona 1,486
Oklahoma 246
New Mexico 146

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 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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