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2021 Best Information Technology Schools

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

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

In 2018-2019, 8,964 people earned a degree or certificate in information technology, making the major the #31 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. 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Best Information Technology Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 140 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in the United States

Check out the IT programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 15% Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Brown University

Providence, RI

Our 2021 rankings named Brown University the best school in the United States for information technology students. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-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 University of Virginia - Main Campus. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Georgetown University is a great place for information technology students. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Out of the 140 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Johns Hopkins University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins 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 Rochester Institute of Technology. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools list. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

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#6

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

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#8

New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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Washington University in St Louis came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#10

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #10, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Columbia University in the City of New York landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#12

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools list. Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Southern Methodist University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools list. SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Dallas.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins ranked #15 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools list. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the city of Fort Collins.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools ranking. UMass Lowell is a large public school located in the suburb of Lowell.

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#17

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools list. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Tacoma.

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#19

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. U of Delaware is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus ranked #20 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools list. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#21

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
22 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
23 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
24 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
25 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
26 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
27 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
28 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT

Information Technology by Region

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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 17,155
Computer Science 12,884
Information Science 7,072
Computer Software & Applications 2,830
Computer Systems Analysis 772

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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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