Information Technology

2022 Best Information Technology Schools

445 Colleges in the United States
26,280 IT Degrees Awarded
$39,044 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in information technology, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #46 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual looked at 445 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Information Technology Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 26,280 degrees in information technology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Information Technology School

Best Information Technology Schools Your choice of information technology school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Information Technology School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Information Technology Degree Level

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 Best Information Technology Schools. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Information Technology in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of IT degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in IT

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
83 IT Degrees Awarded

Cornell University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in information technology. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.More information about a degree in information technology from Cornell University

#2

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
100 IT Degrees Awarded

Georgetown University is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in information technology. Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 100 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the information technology major at Georgetown University get $69,856 above the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in information technology from Georgetown University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
22nd Most Popular In VA
71 IT Degrees Awarded

University of Virginia - Main Campus is a good choice for students interested in a degree in information technology. University of Virginia is a fairly large public university located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. A Best Schools rank of #38 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

There were about 71 information technology students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from University of Virginia - Main Campus

#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MD
72 IT Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins University is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in information technology. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were approximately 72 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Johns Hopkins University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NY
116 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 116 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Columbia University in the City of New York

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In CA

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 25 information technology students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from University of Southern California

#7

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
155 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #20 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were about 155 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Those information technology students who get their degree from Carnegie Mellon University receive $50,856 more than the standard IT student.

More information about a degree in information technology from Carnegie Mellon University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MO
61 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #28 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were approximately 61 information technology students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in information technology from Washington University in St Louis

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
24th Most Popular In TX

Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #52 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were approximately 15 information technology students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in information technology from The University of Texas at Austin

#10

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
486 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 486 information technology students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year. Information Technology degree recipients from New York University earn a boost of about $68,956 above the typical earnings of information technology graduates.

More information about a degree in information technology from New York University

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MD
66 IT Degrees Awarded

CCBC is a fairly large public college located in the large suburb of Baltimore. This college ranks 15th out of 39 colleges for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 66 information technology students who graduated with this degree at CCBC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Community College of Baltimore County

#12

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA
32 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Waltham, Brandeis is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 15th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 32 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Brandeis in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Brandeis University

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
67 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 13th out of 39 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were about 67 information technology students who graduated with this degree at AACC in the most recent year we have data available. Information Technology degree recipients from Anne Arundel Community College earn a boost of approximately $6,906 over the typical income of information technology majors.

More information about a degree in information technology from Anne Arundel Community College

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In GA
61 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #35 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Georgia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 61 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in information technology from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

#15

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA

Bentley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Waltham. A Best Schools rank of #42 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Bentley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 21 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Bentley in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in information technology from Bentley University

#16

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
34 IT Degrees Awarded

Boston College is a large private not-for-profit college located in the city of Chestnut Hill. A Best Schools rank of #45 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.More information about a degree in information technology from Boston College

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
59 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Madison, Madison College is a public college with a large student population. This college ranks 12th out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 59 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Madison College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in information technology from Madison Area Technical College

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WA
92 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 58 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were approximately 92 information technology students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in information technology from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

#19

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In UT
2,377 IT Degrees Awarded

WGU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City. This university ranks 2nd out of 19 schools for overall quality in the state of Utah.

There were about 2377 information technology students who graduated with this degree at WGU in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Western Governors University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
103 IT Degrees Awarded

RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester. This school ranks 27th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 103 information technology students who graduated with this degree at RIT in the most recent year we have data available. Information Technology degree recipients from Rochester Institute of Technology earn a boost of approximately $44,556 over the typical earnings of information technology graduates.

More information about a degree in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology

#21

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
145 IT Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. This college ranks 6th out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 145 information technology students who graduated with this degree at GTC in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the IT program state that they receive average early career wages of $39,900.

More information about a degree in information technology from Gwinnett Technical College

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
18th Most Popular In TX

Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 14 information technology students who graduated with this degree at SMU in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Southern Methodist University

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In GA
70 IT Degrees Awarded

Augusta Technical College is a small public college located in the midsize city of Augusta. This college ranks 31st out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 70 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Augusta Technical College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Augusta Technical College

#24

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In MA

Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. This university ranks 10th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 8 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in information technology from Northeastern University

#25

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In DE

UD is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Newark. This university ranks 1st out of 6 schools for overall quality in the state of Delaware.

There were about 27 information technology students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from University of Delaware

Rest of the Top Best Information Technology Schools

#25

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#28

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

#33

Boston University

Boston, MA
#34

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD
#35

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#36

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#40

University of Dallas

Irving, TX

#41

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

#45

San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
#47

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#48

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#49

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Information Technology Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 445 different United States information technology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 MTI College Sacramento, CA
51 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
52 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
53 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
54 Norwich University Northfield, VT
55 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
56 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
57 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
58 Iowa State University Ames, IA
59 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
60 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
61 Illinois State University Normal, IL
62 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
63 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
64 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
65 Clark College Vancouver, WA
66 Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Information Technology Schools award.

Rank College Location
67 University of Houston Houston, TX
68 University at Albany Albany, NY
69 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
70 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
71 Marymount University Arlington, VA
72 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
73 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
74 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
75 DePaul University Chicago, IL
76 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
77 Fordham University Bronx, NY
78 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
79 Dakota State University Madison, SD
80 Portland Community College Portland, OR
81 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
82 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
83 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
84 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
85 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
86 Purdue University Global Indianapolis, IN
87 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
88 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
89 Valencia College Orlando, FL

Information Technology by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

IT Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Computer & IS Security 14,673
Information Technology Management 4,936
Network & System Administration/Administrator 2,324
Information Technology Project Management 1,707
Computer Support Specialist 1,165
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1,063
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster 412

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 67,284
Computer Science 53,241
Information Science 17,331
Computer Software & Applications 8,955
Computer Programming 5,864
Computer Systems Networking 5,509
Computer Systems Analysis 1,766
Data Processing 1,281
Other Computer & Information Sciences 548
Data Entry 201

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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