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How will your information technology education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your information technology education with information technology education around the nation. There are 1,909 traditional information technology schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had information technology programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In the US, 47,111 students graduated from information technology programs in 2010. Of these students, 4,970 graduated from certificate programs in information technology, 30,690 graduated from undergraduate programs in information technology, and 11,451 graduated from graduate-level programs in information technology.


Students can pursue education in information technology at the following levels:

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

Information technology students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying information technology:

  • Information Ordering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Skills
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Databases


Students at information technology schools around the nation paid an average of $26,908 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The highest tuition was charged by the following information technology schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

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

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  3. James Madison University - located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, students paid $7,244

How will your information technology job compare?

The largest numbers of information technology professionals work in the following states:

  1. California - 38,380 Information Technology Professionals
  2. New York - 23,080 Information Technology Professionals
  3. Texas - 17,870 Information Technology Professionals

Projected Growth

The number of information technology professionals is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 30%
  2. Virginia - 27%
  3. Mississippi - 20%


On average, information technology professionals earn a salary of $114,353 per year in the US. However, factors such as your employer, your boss, and professional associations and certifications can cause the salary for information technology professionals to vary greatly dependent on the exact information technology profession you pursue. Salaries for information technology professionals range from less than $32,190 per year to more than $166,380 per year. On average, information technology professionals earn the most in the following states:

  1. New York - $142,910 per year
  2. New Jersey - $142,860 per year
  3. California - $141,410 per year

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

  1. Mississippi - $76,180 per year
  2. Wyoming - $81,420 per year
  3. North Dakota - $84,020 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying
information technology?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Computer and Information Systems Managers 288,660 $123,280 11.3%