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2021 Most Popular Information Technology Schools

243 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.

The Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking is one of many tools that Grad Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 243 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs 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.

Our analysis found University of Maryland Global Campus to be the most popular school for information technology students who want to pursue a 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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#2

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

The excellent programs at Campbellsville University helped the school earn the #2 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 town of Campbellsville.

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#3

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of the Cumberlands. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Cumberlands is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Williamsburg.

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#4

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Western Governors University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Wilmington University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Located in the large suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

New York University

New York, NY

With a ranking of #6, New York University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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American Public University System came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #9, Naval Postgraduate School did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School is a public school with a small student population.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #10 on the 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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#11

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #11, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on this year’s most popular 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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#12

National University

La Jolla, CA

National University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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With a ranking of #12, Columbia University in the City of New York did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#14

Sans Technology Institute

Bethesda, MD

Sans Technology Institute landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular information technology programs. Sans Technology Institute is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the small city of Bethesda.

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#15

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #15 on the list. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular information technology programs. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#17

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#18

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

University of Dallas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #18 on the list. UD is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Irving.

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#19

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Located in the suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#20

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

ECPI University ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Schools list. Located in the large city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#20

George Washington University

Washington, DC

With a ranking of #20, George Washington University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students. 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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West Chester University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for information technology students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the large suburb of West Chester, WCUPA is a public school with a large student population.

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Iowa State University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames.

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With a ranking of #23, Capitol Technology University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students. Located in the suburb of Laurel, Capitol Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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#23

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Schools ranking. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud.

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#27

Sullivan University

Louisville, KY
#30

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#31

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#32

Fordham University

Bronx, NY
#32

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL
#36

Excelsior College

Albany, NY

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
38 DePaul University Chicago, IL
38 Towson University Towson, MD
40 Champlain College Burlington, VT
40 University of Houston Houston, TX
40 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
40 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
44 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
45 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
46 Hood College Frederick, MD
47 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
48 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL

Information Technology by Region

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

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 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.

  • 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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