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2021 Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in the Southwest Region

573 Bachelor's Degrees
$46,312 Avg Salary
$30,748 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in the Southwest 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, 573 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid IT list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in IT.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Information Technology Majors

The average information technology major who graduates from a school in the Southwest Region earns about $46,312 per year during the early years of their career. This is 16% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

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 Southwest Region .

Average Salary for IT Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  46,312
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Average Salary for IT Graduates from Schools Nationwide  48,771
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92,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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92,600

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2021 Highest Paid Information Technology Grads in the Southwest Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid IT graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid IT Graduates in the Southwest Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at San Antonio. Located in the city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public college with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, IT majors make an average salary of $53,500.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at UTSA take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,739. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $262.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station. IT majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $47,200.

IT majors at Texas A&M take out an average of $18,563 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 $203.

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Our rankings recognize University of Phoenix - Arizona as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, IT majors make an average salary of $46,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, IT graduates from UOPX - Arizona carry an average student debtload of $38,111. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $401.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public college with a small student population. IT majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,700.

IT majors at OSU Institute of Technology take out an average of $16,578 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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Hallmark University

San Antonio, TX

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Hallmark University. Hallmark is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Antonio. IT majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $40,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, IT graduates from Hallmark carry an average student debtload of $34,807. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $393.

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Best Information Technology Colleges by State

Explore the best information technology schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 349
Oklahoma 192 28
Arizona 187 195
New Mexico 141 0

One of 10 majors within the Computer & Information Sciences area of study, Information Technology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to IT

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 4,678
Computer Science 1,834
Information Science 436
Computer Software & Applications 353
Computer Systems Analysis 268

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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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