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2022 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region

191 Colleges
$38,251 Avg Salary
$24,640 Avg Student Debt

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, information technology was ranked #37 in the country. In fact 38,958 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2019-2020.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. This report analyzed 191 schools in the Great Lakes Region to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Colleges.

Our analysis found MyComputerCareer - Westerville to be the most popular school for information technology students who want to pursue an online degree in the Great Lakes Region . Located in the suburb of Westerville, MyComputerCareer - Westerville is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#2

Purdue University Global

Indianapolis, IN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Purdue University Global. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Purdue University Global is a very large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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#3

Baker College

Owosso, MI

The excellent online programs at Baker College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the Great Lakes Region . Located in the town of Owosso, Baker College is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, IT majors at Baker College accumulate an average of around $27,760 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $288, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Fox Valley Technical College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. FVTC is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Appleton.

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#5

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Davenport University. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in the large suburb of Grand Rapids, Davenport University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

IT majors at Davenport University take out an average of $26,200 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $272.

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Northcentral Technical College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. North Central Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Wausau.

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With a ranking of #7, Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. IWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

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Nicolet Area Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in the rural area of Rhinelander, Nicolet Area Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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#8

Franklin University

Columbus, OH

Franklin University landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the city of Columbus, Franklin University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Herzing University - Madison landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the large city of Madison, Herzing University - Madison is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Explore the most popular online information technology colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 732
Ohio 746
Illinois 978
Indiana 543
Wisconsin 804

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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 27 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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