Information Technology in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Information Technology Programs in Pennsylvania


Approximately 0.7% of graduates in of Pennsylvania receive information technology degrees every year. That means an estimated 2,871 information technology professionals graduate from Pennsylvania's 112 information technology schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Pennsylvania, which is located in Philadelphia, is the top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a information technology program. It received a ranking of 4th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 82 students graduated from University of Pennsylvania's information technology program. Students at University of Pennsylvania paid $40,514 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a information technology program is Swarthmore College, which is located in Swarthmore. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 11 students graduated with degree in information technology from Swarthmore College in 2010. Swarthmore College charged in-state students $39,600 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a information technology program is Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University, which was ranked 16th in the country in 2010, is located in Pittsburgh. In 2010, Carnegie Mellon University graduated 279 students from its information technology programs. The tuition rate at Carnegie Mellon University was $42,136 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Pennsylvania's information technology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $19,219 per year, though tuition can range from $42,342 per year to $2,720 per year. The Pennsylvania information technology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. Dickinson College - located in Carlisle, students are charged $41,520 per year

The information technology schools in Pennsylvania that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Luzerne County Community College - located in Nanticoke, students are charged $3,090 per year
  3. Lehigh Carbon Community College - located in Schnecksville, students are charged $3,120 per year

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

In Pennsylvania, the largest numbers of information technology professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 4,140 information technology professionals
  2. Allegheny County - 2,060 information technology professionals
  3. Cumberland County - 660 information technology professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Pennsylvania will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 9,600 information technology professionals working in Pennsylvania.

Salary

On average, information technology professionals earn a salary of $122,720 per year in Pennsylvania state. However, Pennsylvania information technology professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $49,960 per year to more than $158,820 per year in 2010. On average information technology professional earn the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Bucks County - $138,860 per year
  2. Centre County - $130,870 per year
  3. Berks County - $127,410 per year

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

  1. Lycoming County - $85,730 per year
  2. Blair County - $86,120 per year
  3. York County - $86,510 per year

On average, the highest paid information technology professionals in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Information Technology Manager - $122,720 per year

On average, the lowest paid information technology professionals in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Information Technology Manager - $122,720 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in information technology in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Information Technology in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Information Technology in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Information Technology in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Computer and Information Systems Managers 8,870 $122,720 -15.8%
 

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