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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Iowa

3 Colleges
$32,350 Avg Salary
$18,407 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Information Technology is the #39 most popular major in Iowa with 347 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Information Technology Schools in Iowa to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 3 schools in Iowa to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Iowa

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

Top Iowa Schools in IT

Our analysis found Des Moines Area Community College to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a degree in Iowa. Located in the suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

Out of the 3 schools in Iowa that were part of this year’s ranking, Kirkwood Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the midsize city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public college 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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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Iowa State University is a great place for information technology students. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the small city of Ames.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

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

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 3 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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