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2021 Most Popular Information Technology Schools

1,107 Colleges
$39,044 Avg Salary
$25,781 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 1,107 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Information Technology program at each school on the list.

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

#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 a 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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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Maryland Global Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from UMGC carry an average student debt load of $34,387. 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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#3

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

The excellent programs at Campbellsville University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Campbellsville University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Campbellsville.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means University of Phoenix - Arizona is a great place for information technology students. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

Out of the 1,107 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of the Cumberlands landed the # 5 spot on the list. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Williamsburg.

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#6

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

ECPI University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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American Public University System came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. 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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#8

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

IT majors at Wilmington University take out an average of $19,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

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With a ranking of #9, Clover Park Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students. Located in the city of Lakewood, CPTC is a public college with a small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population.

IT majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $26,936 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#11

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

IT majors at GTC take out an average of $13,470 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $140.

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#12

New York University

New York, NY

New York University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

While working on their degree, IT majors at NYU accumulate an average of around $72,469 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $844.

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Chattahoochee Technical College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. Chattahoochee Technical College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Marietta.

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#14

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the small city of Clearwater, SPC is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, IT graduates from SPC take out $24,199 in student loans while working on their degree. 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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#15

Green River College

Auburn, WA

Green River College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular information technology programs. GRC is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Auburn.

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#16

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular information technology programs. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#17

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular information technology programs. Champlain is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Burlington.

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#18

MyComputerCareer - Westerville

Westerville, OH

MyComputerCareer - Westerville ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular 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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#19

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#20

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Ivy Tech Community College carry an average student debt load of $8,865. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $92.

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#20

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Broward College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. BC is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Lauderdale.

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#22

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

College of Southern Nevada landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular information technology programs. Located in the city of Las Vegas, CSN is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at CSN take out is $17,336. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $180, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly 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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Augusta Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #24 on the list. Augusta Technical College is a small public school located in the city of Augusta.

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#25

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

With a ranking of #25, Valencia College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students. Located in the large city of Orlando, Valencia College is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Valencia College carry an average student debt load of $11,750. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $122.

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#26

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
#31

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, WA
#35

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA
#38

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA
#39

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN
#39

National University

La Jolla, CA
#39

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
#44

San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
#46

Baker College

Flint, MI
#47

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA
#49

Asher College

Sacramento, CA
#50

Carolina Career College

Durham, NC

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Information Technology Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1107 different United States information technology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
52 George Washington University Washington, DC
52 Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
54 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
55 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
56 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
57 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
57 Dakota State University Madison, SD
59 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
59 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
61 Sans Technology Institute Bethesda, MD
62 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX
63 Georgetown University Washington, DC
63 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
63 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
66 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
67 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
68 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
69 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
70 Capitol Technology University Laurel, MD
71 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
72 Augusta University Augusta, GA
73 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
73 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
73 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
76 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
77 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
78 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
79 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
79 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
79 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
82 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
82 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
84 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
84 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
84 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
87 University of Dallas Irving, TX
88 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
89 South Georgia Technical College Americus, GA
89 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
91 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
91 College of Southern Maryland La Plata, MD
93 SUNY Westchester Community College Valhalla, NY
94 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
95 Excelsior College Albany, NY
95 Arizona State University - Polytechnic Mesa, AZ
97 Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, OR
97 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
97 Gulf Coast State College Panama City, FL
100 DePaul University Chicago, IL
100 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
100 John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY
103 MTI College Sacramento, CA
103 Iowa State University Ames, IA
105 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
105 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
107 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
108 North Central State College Mansfield, OH
108 Hallmark University San Antonio, TX
108 Unitek College Fremont, CA
108 University at Albany Albany, NY
108 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
113 Lane Community College Eugene, OR
113 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
115 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
116 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
116 Portland Community College Portland, OR
116 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
116 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
116 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
121 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
121 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
121 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
124 Parkland College Champaign, IL
124 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
126 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network Boston, MA
126 Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA
126 Fordham University Bronx, NY
129 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
129 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
129 North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro, NC
129 Everett Community College Everett, WA
133 Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, MD
133 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Monterey, CA
133 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
136 Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc Guaynabo, PR
137 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
137 Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA
137 Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, KS
140 Prairie State College Chicago Heights, IL
140 Towson University Towson, MD
140 California Technical Academy Riverside, CA
140 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
144 Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, CA
145 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
145 University of Houston Houston, TX
145 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
145 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
149 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
149 Mesalands Community College Tucumcari, NM
149 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
152 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
152 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
152 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
155 Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro, GA
155 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
155 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
155 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
155 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
160 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
160 CCI Training Center, Arlington Arlington, TX
162 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA
162 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
162 ABCO Technology Inglewood, CA
162 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
166 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
166 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
166 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
166 University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH
166 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
166 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN
166 Neumont College of Computer Science Salt Lake City, UT
166 Athens Technical College Athens, GA

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
174 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica, NY
174 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY
174 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
174 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
178 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
178 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
180 Hood College Frederick, MD
180 Moorpark College Moorpark, CA
180 Pace University - New York New York, NY
180 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
180 Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
185 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA
185 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
185 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
185 Spoon River College Canton, IL
185 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
185 Career Quest Learning Centers - Lansing Lansing, MI
185 Sierra College Rocklin, CA
185 Southern Careers Institute - San Antonio (NW Loop) San Antonio, TX
193 Carroll Community College Westminster, MD
193 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
195 Marshall University Huntington, WV
195 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
195 YTI Career Institute-York York, PA
195 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
195 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
195 Heartland Community College Normal, IL
201 Laurus College San Luis Obispo, CA
201 Columbia Central University - Caguas Caguas, PR
201 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
201 American Business and Technology University St Joseph, MO
205 Stratford University Fairfax, VA
205 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
205 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
205 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
209 Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY
209 Highline College Des Moines, WA
209 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
209 Campbell University Buies Creek, NC
209 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
209 National American University - Rapid City Rapid City, SD
209 Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus Orlando, FL
209 Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA
209 Berks Technical Institute Wyomissing, PA
209 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
209 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Altoona, PA
209 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
221 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
221 Marymount University Arlington, VA
221 Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown, MD
221 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
221 John A Logan College Carterville, IL
221 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
221 Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA
221 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA

Information Technology by Region

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Region
Southeast
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 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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