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Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania

1,068 IT students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In terms of popularity, Information Technology is the 44th most popular major in the state out of a total 259 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in Pennsylvania

IT majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 312
Post-Master’s Certificate 83
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 83

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a IT major is more popular with men than with women.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IT majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.4%
  • Black or African American: 8.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.8%
  • White: 55.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 17.9%
  • Other Races: 4.9%
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Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 105,170 people in the state and 2,912,080 people in the nation working in IT jobs.

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Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Pennsylvania

IT grads earn an average of $84,510 in the state and $92,030 nationwide.

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There are 9 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
89% Graduation Rate
13,519 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 92%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,508. The student loan default rate is 0.60% which is lower than average.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
17,719 Total Students

The 4.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $22,495.

#3

Temple University

Philadelphia
59 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
37,236 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $23,521. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
6,885 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $18,154. The full-time teacher rate is 70%. The student loan default rate is 7.10% which is lower than average.

#5

Drexel University

Philadelphia
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
23,589 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.68 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 57%.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
32,277 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 76%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 78% of students receive it. The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#7

La Salle University

Philadelphia
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
4,624 Total Students

The 5.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. This private school has an average net price of $24,763.

#8

Robert Morris University

Moon Township
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,134 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.22 years. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#9

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
8,830 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.12 years. 52% of the teachers are full time.

Information Technology Careers in PA

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 26% $95,580
Web Developers 11% $68,430
Computer User Support Specialists 10% $49,800
Database Administrators 10% $81,170
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $139,180
Computer Workers 7% $84,660
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 5% $75,240
Computer Network Architects 4% $99,860
Computer Network Support Specialists 4% $61,270
Managers 3% $116,820

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IT.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Computer Information Systems 1,215
Information Science 461
Computer Science 333
Computer Software Applications 161
Computer Systems Networking 113
Computer Systems Analysis 7

View all majors related to Information Technology

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