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2021 Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in the Far Western US Region

388 Bachelor's Degrees
$46,188 Avg Salary
$35,700 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, information technology was ranked #63 in the country. In fact 7,229 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 388 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States. The IT school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid IT Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in the Far Western US Region ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in IT.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Information Technology Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, information technology majors that go to school in the Far Western US Region go on to jobs making an average of $46,188 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 16% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

On a nationwide level, IT majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $48,771. That's 5% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Far Western US Region .

Average Salary for IT Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  46,188
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Average Salary for IT Graduates from Schools Nationwide  48,771
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92,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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92,400

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2021 Highest Paid Information Technology Grads in the Far Western US Region

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Best Schools for Highly Paid IT Graduates in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Santa Cruz comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz is a public college with a large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in IT from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $52,000.

While working on their bachelor's, IT majors at UC Santa Cruz accumulate an average of around $20,380 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $222, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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National University

La Jolla, CA

National University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. IT majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $50,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, IT graduates from National University carry an average student debtload of $30,641. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $353.

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Our rankings recognize University of Phoenix - California as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UOPX - California is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Costa Mesa. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in IT from the school is $46,100.

IT majors at UOPX - California take out an average of $38,111 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $401.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Phoenix - Hawaii. UOPX - Hawaii is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Honolulu. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in IT from the school is $46,100.

On average, IT graduates from UOPX - Hawaii take out $38,111 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $401.

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Best Information Technology Colleges by State

Explore the best information technology colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 254 169
Washington 229 212
Oregon 178 1
Nevada 117 2
Hawaii 115 4

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 9,016
Computer Information Systems 2,732
Computer Software & Applications 482
Computer Programming 145
Data Processing 96

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Notes and References

  • 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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