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2024 Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania

19 Colleges in Pennsylvania
1,874 IT Degrees Awarded
$54,774 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in information technology is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #42 out of 395 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual reviewed 19 schools in Pennsylvania to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of information technology. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,874 degrees in information technology during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Information Technology School

Best Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania The it program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Information Technology rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for information technology schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each 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

Associate Degrees in IT
Bachelor's Degrees in IT
Master's Degrees in IT

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 in Pennsylvania. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Information Technology in Pennsylvania

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the it degree levels they offer.

10 Top Pennsylvania Schools in IT

1
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
177 IT Degrees Awarded
12.4% Growth in Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in information technology needs to take a look at Carnegie Mellon University. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #9 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 177 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the information technology program at Carnegie Mellon University make $36,879 more than the average graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
184 IT Degrees Awarded

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in information technology. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #79 out of 2,217 schools nationwide means Pitt is a great university overall.

There were about 184 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Pitt in the most recent data year.

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Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
64 IT Degrees Awarded
21.9% Growth in Graduates

Drexel University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in information technology. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #125 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Drexel is a great university overall.

There were roughly 64 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Drexel in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the information technology program at Drexel University make $20,657 more than the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a degree in information technology from Drexel University

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Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
74 IT Degrees Awarded
$86,935 Median Starting Salary

Every student who is interested in information technology needs to check out Temple University. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Temple is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #147 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means Temple is a great university overall.

There were approximately 74 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Temple in the most recent data year. Information Technology degree recipients from Temple University earn a boost of around $32,161 over the average income of information technology majors.

More information about a degree in information technology from Temple University

5
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In PA
47 IT Degrees Awarded

Community College of Philadelphia is a large public college located in the large city of Philadelphia. This college ranks 68th out of 109 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 47 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Community College of Philadelphia in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In PA
74 IT Degrees Awarded

CCAC is a large public college located in the large city of Pittsburgh. A Best Colleges rank of #876 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means CCAC is a great college overall.

There were roughly 74 information technology students who graduated with this degree at CCAC in the most recent year we have data available.

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

7
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In PA
52 IT Degrees Awarded

HACC is a large public college located in the small city of Harrisburg. This college ranks 73rd out of 109 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 52 information technology students who graduated with this degree at HACC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in information technology from Harrisburg Area Community College

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La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
24th Most Popular In PA

La Salle is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #486 out of 2,217 colleges nationwide means La Salle is a great university overall.

There were roughly 8 information technology students who graduated with this degree at La Salle in the most recent data year.

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Located in the small city of East Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg University is a public university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 66th out of 109 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 22 information technology students who graduated with this degree at East Stroudsburg University in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the information technology degree program at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania make $4,681 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

More information about a degree in information technology from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In PA
50 IT Degrees Awarded

Penn College is a small public college located in the city of Williamsport. This college ranks 55th out of 109 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 50 information technology students who graduated with this degree at Penn College in the most recent data year.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Information Technology Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 333 1,838
Maryland 279 1,950
New Jersey 273 179
District of Columbia 188 416
Delaware 175 399

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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 1,309
Information Technology Project Management 229
Computer Support Specialist 165
Information Technology Management 122
Network & System Administration/Administrator 41
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster 5
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager 3

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Majors Similar to IT

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 3,822
Computer Science 1,957
Information Science 1,562
Computer Software & Applications 540
Computer Systems Networking 242
Computer Programming 133
Computer Systems Analysis 50
Other Computer & Information Sciences 24
Data Processing 17
Data Entry 2

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