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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Plains States Region

37 Colleges
$39,582 Avg Salary
$30,582 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.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Information Technology Schools in the Plains States Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 37 schools in the Plains States Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the Plains States Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for IT majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Our analysis found Southeast Technical Institute to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in the Plains States Region . Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Washington University in St Louis. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in the Plains States Region list. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Out of the 37 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Hennepin Technical College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Hennepin Technical College carry an average student debtload of $15,609. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $162, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Des Moines Area Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the Plains States Region . Located in the large suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public school with a very large student population.

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#5

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

Out of the 37 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Century College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Century College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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#6

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University 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 distant town of Madison, Dakota State is a public college with a small student population.

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#7

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

University of North Dakota did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #7 on the list. UND is a fairly large public school located in the city of Grand Forks.

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#8

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

With a ranking of #8, Kirkwood Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the medium-sized city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, IT majors at Kirkwood Community College accumulate an average of around $18,407 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $191, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Located in the city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #10, University of Nebraska at Omaha did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. UNOMAHA is a large public school located in the city of Omaha.

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Best Information Technology Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 320
Minnesota 834
Kansas 222
Iowa 347
Nebraska 277
North Dakota 12
South Dakota 146

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

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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