Information Technology in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Information Technology Programs in Minnesota


Each year, roughly 0.4% of Minnesota students graduate with degrees in information technology. That means an estimated 764 information technology professionals graduate from Minnesota's 42 information technology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota with a information technology program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 8 students from its information technology program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

Macalester College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a information technology program. It is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Macalester College information technology program. The tuition rate at Macalester College was $40,046 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a information technology program is The College of Saint Scholastica. The College of Saint Scholastica, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Duluth. In 2010, 24 students graduated from The College of Saint Scholastica information technology program. The College of Saint Scholastica charged in-state students $28,374 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Minnesota information technology school, average tuition will be $14,534 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,169 per year to $40,046 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota information technology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  2. University of St Thomas - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,493 per year
  3. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,168 per year

The following Minnesota information technology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. White Earth Tribal and Community College - located in Mahnomen, students are charged $3,169 per year
  2. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  3. Vermilion Community College - located in Ely, students are charged $4,874 per year

An information technology degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

The Minnesota counties with the largest populations of information technology professional are:

  1. Anoka County - 8,250 information technology professionals
  2. Carlton County - 210 information technology professionals
  3. Brown County - 180 information technology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of information technology professionals in the state of Minnesota will grow to 10,220. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, information technology professionals earn $118,360 per year. However, this number is only an average. Information technology professional in Minnesota had varying salaries from $51,950 to $165,190 per year in 2010. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for information technology professionals are:

  1. Anoka County - $119,900 per year
  2. Big Stone County - $106,360 per year
  3. Benton County - $97,500 per year

On average, information technology professionals earn the least in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Carlton County - $86,340 per year
  2. Becker County - $90,780 per year
  3. Aitkin County - $90,930 per year

The information technology professionals with highest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Information Technology Manager - $118,360 per year

The information technology professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Information Technology Manager - $118,360 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in information technology in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as information technology or computer networking, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Information Technology in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Information Technology in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Information Technology in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Information Technology in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Computer and Information Systems Managers 9,540 $118,360 13.3%
 

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