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2022 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools

1,122 Colleges
$39,044 Avg Salary
$25,781 Avg Student Debt

Information Technology is the #37 most popular major in the country with 38,958 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

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

The Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 1,122 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for IT majors pursuing an online .

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our analysis found Western Governors University to be the most popular school for information technology students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Phoenix - Arizona is a great place for information technology students pursuing an online degree. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#3

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

The excellent online programs at ECPI University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend American Public University System. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Located in the fringe town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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The excellent online programs at University of Maryland Global Campus helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, IT graduates from UMGC take out $34,387 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $392.

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MyComputerCareer - Westerville ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Westerville, MyComputerCareer - Westerville is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#7

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, IN

Purdue University Global landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best information technology programs. Purdue University Global is a fairly large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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#8

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Clearwater, SPC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

IT majors at SPC take out an average of $24,199 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $252, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #10, Chattahoochee Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the suburb of Marietta, Chattahoochee Technical College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Embry-Riddle Worldwide is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Daytona Beach.

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#12

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

With a ranking of #12, Harvard University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge.

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#13

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Bellevue University take out is $32,031. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $358, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Wilmington University carry an average student debtload of $19,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

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#15

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #15 on the list. Champlain is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Burlington.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best information technology programs. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Colorado Springs.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs carry an average student debtload of $36,682. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $407, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Baker College

Owosso, MI

Baker College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the town of Owosso, Baker College is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Baker College carry an average student debtload of $27,760. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $288.

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#18

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

With a ranking of #18, Dakota State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the distant town of Madison, Dakota State is a public school with a small student population.

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Arizona State University - Skysong landed the #19 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best information technology programs. ASU - Skysong is a very large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

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With a ranking of #20, Seminole State College of Florida did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Seminole State is a large public school located in the city of Sanford.

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With a ranking of #21, Fox Valley Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. FVTC is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Appleton.

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#22

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Central Georgia Technical College ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. CGTC is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Warner Robins.

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#23

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ

Rio Salado College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, Rio Salado College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

IT majors at Rio Salado College take out an average of $12,750 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $132, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University landed the #24 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the town of Ellensburg, CWU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#25

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA

Columbus Technical College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Columbus Technical College is a small public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbus.

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#26

Hallmark University

San Antonio, TX
#28

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
#29

Sullivan University

Louisville, KY
#31

National University

La Jolla, CA
#31

Towson University

Towson, MD
#34

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI
#36

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools award.

Rank College Location
38 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA
39 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
39 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Okmulgee, OK
41 Career Technical Institute Washington, DC
41 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
43 Rasmussen University - Florida Ocala, FL
44 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
44 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
46 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
47 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
48 Grantham University Lenexa, KS

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
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Far Western US
Southwest
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Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 81,384
Computer Science 53,722
Information Science 18,368
Computer Systems Networking 14,814
Computer Software & Applications 13,180

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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