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2021 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools

244 Colleges
$39,044 Avg Salary
$25,781 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 33,399 people earned a degree or certificate in information technology, making the major the #37 most popular in the United States.

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

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 244 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.

Check out the online IT programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our 2021 rankings named Western Governors University the most popular online school in the United States for information technology students. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent online programs at University of Phoenix - Arizona helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. 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

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means ECPI University is a great place for information technology students pursuing an online degree. Located in the city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit college with a large student population.

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The excellent online programs at University of Maryland Global Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public college with a fairly 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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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend American Public University System. The school came in at #5 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 school with a very large student population.

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#6

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College 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 city of Clearwater, SPC is a public school with a very 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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MyComputerCareer - Westerville came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Westerville, MyComputerCareer - Westerville is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#8

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Champlain is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Burlington.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #9 on the list. UTSA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

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#10

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Kaplan University-Indianapolis came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Seminole State College of Florida landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Seminole State is a large public school located in the small city of Sanford.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a small student population.

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#14

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

On average, IT graduates from Ivy Tech Community College take out $8,865 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $92.

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#15

Baker College

Flint, MI

Baker 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. Baker College is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Flint.

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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#16

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA

With a ranking of #16, Naval Postgraduate School did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the midsize suburb of Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School is a public school with a small student population.

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#17

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University 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 large suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

IT majors at Bellevue University take out an average of $32,030 in student loans while working on their egree. 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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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a very large private for-profit school located in the 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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Anne Arundel Community College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. AACC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Arnold.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from AACC carry an average student debtload of $10,688. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $111.

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#20

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly 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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#21

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Located in the town of Madison, Dakota State is a public school with a small student population.

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#22

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Gainesville, Santa Fe College is a public school with a large student population.

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#23

Sans Technology Institute

Bethesda, MD

Sans Technology Institute ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Sans Technology Institute is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the small city of Bethesda.

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With a ranking of #24, Community College of Baltimore County did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, CCBC is a public college with a large student population.

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College of Southern Maryland came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of La Plata, CSM is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#29

Hallmark University

San Antonio, TX
#31

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
#32

National University

La Jolla, CA
#32

Gulf Coast State College

Panama City, FL
#34

Towson University

Towson, MD
#35

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Information Technology students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools award.

Rank College Location
37 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
37 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
37 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
40 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
41 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
41 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
43 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
44 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY
44 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
44 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
47 Southern Careers Institute - San Antonio (NW Loop) San Antonio, TX
48 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
48 American Business and Technology University St Joseph, MO
48 Laurus College San Luis Obispo, CA

View the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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 26 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.

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