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2021 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools

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

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 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 46 schools in the United States 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.

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Our analysis found University of Maryland Global Campus to be the most popular school for information technology students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Naval Postgraduate School is a great place for information technology students pursuing an online degree. Located in the suburb of Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School is a public school with a small student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Phoenix - Arizona. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools list. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent online programs at Sans Technology Institute helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Sans Technology Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Bethesda.

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#5

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Capella University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 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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#6

Towson University

Towson, MD

With a ranking of #6, Towson University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the small city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#7

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse.

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American Public University System ranked #8 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 college with a fairly large student population.

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Capitol Technology University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Located in the large suburb of Laurel, Capitol Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools ranking. UMass Lowell is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Lowell.

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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 28 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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