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The List of All U.S. Colleges With an Information Science and Technology (IT) Major

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What to study? Where to study it? These two questions loom over the heads of college-bound high school students. If you’ve already answered that first question and settled on Information Science and Technology (IT), this list of all the US colleges that offer an IT major will be a springboard to help you answer the second.

Why Should You Study Information Science and Technology (IT) in College?

Perhaps the best reason to study Information Science and Technology is the U.S.’s rapid transition to an information-based economy. This shift has increased demand for employees with expertise in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields—including IT. In fact, job growth in STEM fields far outpaces the number of qualified job applicants: a Pew Research Center Study found that STEM employment has grown 79% since 1990—and computer jobs have increased a staggering 338% over the same period.

 

Experts project that STEM jobs, and IT-related jobs in particular, will continue to grow rapidly. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) expects above-average growth between 2016 and 2026 in STEM positions, including computer systems analysts (projected 9% growth), information security analysts (28%), and software developers (24%). An IT degree will open the door for positions—and many more.

 

Like most in-demand jobs, positions available to IT majors tend to be high paying. Here’s a look at the BLS’s reported median annual income for the aforementioned positions in 2018: computer systems analysts, $88,740; information security analysts, $98,350; and software developers, $103,620. All of these numbers are at least double the yearly income of the average American worker.

 

A major in Information Science and Technology can also facilitate a career in a variety of fields, making it easy for graduates to find employment in an area of interest. Today’s computer-based world needs people to keep those systems up and running in almost every field, including government, business, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and entertainment. With this wide selection, you have a good shot at finding a career that is not only well-compensated but will also allow you to use your technical expertise to solve problems that interest and excite you.

 

Another benefit of the demand for graduates with IT degrees is the flexibility and variety of positions available. IT degree holders can choose a position that aligns with not only their location preferences but also their lifestyle, because remote positions and/or flexible work hours are relatively common in the field.

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

To get into a top college’s IT program, your first priority should be academics. You should maintain a strong GPA and take high-level STEM-based classes, such as AP calculus and computer science. Additionally, applicants should perform well on standardized tests, especially the math section. Start prepping for the math section of the SAT today and check out our article Five Tips to Boost Your Math SAT Score.

 

Extracurricular activities are another major factor that college admissions officers consider when evaluating an applicant. If your high school has a computer science club, joining it can demonstrate your passion for the field beyond the classroom. If your high school doesn’t have a computer science club, you could even consider starting one! This sort of innovation shows exactly the sort of entrepreneurial spirit that’s coveted in the tech world. Want to start a computer science club? Unsure where to start? Read our blog How to Start a Computer Science Club.

 

If joining or starting a club doesn’t fit your preferences, there are numerous other activities that can build out your profile and demonstrate your interest in IT. Creating a website or an app is a great way to gain first-hand experience with applicable material—and can also showcase your creativity and commitment to identifying and addressing real-world problems.

 

If you’re in 9th or 10th grade, you’re ideally positioned to begin building your college profile and CollegeVine can help. Our Early Advising Program helps students determine which AP classes to take, what scores they need to get on their SATs, and which extracurricular will help them discover their interests and build a strong profile—putting them in the best position possible when it’s time to apply to college.

 

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Which Colleges Have an Information Science and Technology (IT) Major?

If you aspire to study Information Science and Technology, you’ll be happy to discover that you have an abundance of programs available to you. View a complete list of U.S. colleges and universities with IT programs below.

 

Abilene Christian University | ACU

Adelphi University

Albany State University

Albertus Magnus College

Andrews University

Antioch University

Appalachian State University

Arcadia University

Arkansas State University | A–State

Ashland University

Auburn University

Auburn University at Montgomery | AUM

Augsburg University

Austin Peay State University | APSU

Azusa Pacific University | APU

Babson College

Ball State University | BSU

Bay Path University

Bellevue University

Bemidji State University | BSU

Benedictine University

Bentley University

Bluffton University

Boise State University | BSU

Boston College | BC

Bowling Green State University | BGSU

Brandman University

Brigham Young University | BYU

Brooklyn College

C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University | LIU Post

Caldwell University

California Lutheran University | CLU

California State University Channel Islands | CSU Channel Islands

California State University, Dominguez Hills | CSUDH

California State University, Fullerton | CSU Fullerton

California State University, Northridge | CSUN

California State University, Sacramento | Sacramento State

California State University, San Bernardino | CSUSB

Calvin College

Cameron University

Campbell University

Canisius College

Carnegie Mellon University | CMU

Carroll University

Catholic University of America | CUA

Central Michigan University | CMU

Central Washington University | CWU

Chipola College

Christian Brothers University | CBU

Christopher Newport University | CNU

City University of Seattle | CityU

Clarion University

Clark Atlanta University | CAU

Clayton State University

Clemson University

Cleveland State University | CSU

Coastal Carolina University | Coastal

Colby College

College of Charleston

College of Saint Rose

College of Staten Island | CUNY CSI

Colorado Christian University | CCU

Colorado State University–Pueblo | CSU Pueblo

Columbia Basin College | CBC

Concordia University Ann Arbor

Concordia University Nebraska

Concordia University Wisconsin | CUW

Coppin State University

Cornell University

Cumberland University

Dakota State University | DSU

Dallas Baptist University | DBU

Dean College

Delaware State University | Del State

DePaul University

Dickinson State University | DSU

Dixie State University | DSU

Dominican College

Donnelly College

Drexel University

Dunwoody College of Technology

East Carolina University | ECU

East Coast Polytechnic Institute | ECPI University

East Tennessee State University | ETSU

Eastern Connecticut State University | ECSU

Eastern Florida State College | EFSC

Eastern Illinois University | EIU

Eastern Kentucky University | EKU

Eastern Michigan University | EMU

Edgewood College

Elizabethtown College | E-town

Elms College

Emporia State University

Evangel University

Fitchburg State University

Florida A&M University | FAMU

Florida Atlantic University | FAU

Florida Gateway College | FGC

Florida Institute of Technology | Florida Tech

Florida International University | FIU

Fontbonne University

Fordham University

Fort Hays State University | FHSU

Framingham State University

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Freed–Hardeman University | FHU

Frostburg State University

Gannon University

Gardner–Webb University

George Mason University

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southwestern State University | GSW

Golden Gate University | GGU

Goshen College

Governors State University

Grace College & Seminary

Grambling State University | GSU

Grand Valley State University | GVSU

Grand View University

Great Basin College

Hannibal–LaGrange University | HLGU

Hardin–Simmons University | HSU

Harris–Stowe State University

Heidelberg University (Ohio)

Herzing University

Holy Family University

Husson University

Illinois Institute of Technology | Illinois Tech

Illinois State University | ISU

Immaculata University

Indian River State College | IRSC

Indiana State University | ISU

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis | IUPUI

Indiana University East | IU East

Indiana University of Pennsylvania | IUP

Iona College

Jacksonville State University | JSU

Jacksonville University

James Madison University | JMU

Johnson & Wales University | JWU

Juniata College

Kansas Wesleyan University | KWU

Kean University

Keiser University

Kennesaw State University | KSU

Kent State University

Kentucky State University | KSU

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania | KU

La Roche College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology | LWTech

Lander University

Langston University | LU

Lawrence Technological University | LTU

Lenoir–Rhyne University

LeTourneau University | LETU

Lewis University

Lewis–Clark State College

Liberty University

Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)

Lindenwood University

Loyola Marymount University | LMU

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Lubbock Christian University | LCU

Macalester College

Madonna University

Marist College

Marquette University

Marshall University

Marymount University

McKendree University | McK

McMurry University

Medgar Evers College | CUNY MEC

Mercy College

Merrimack College

Messiah College

Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University of Denver | MSU Denver

Miami Dade College | MDC

Miami University

Michigan State University

Middle Georgia State University

Middle Tennessee State University | MTSU

Midland College | MC

Midland University

Milwaukee School of Engineering | MSOE

Minnesota State University Moorhead | MSUM

Misericordia University

Mississippi State University | MSU

Mississippi Valley State University | MVSU

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri State University | MSU

Missouri University of Science & Technology | Missouri S&T

Missouri Western State University

Montana Tech of the University of Montana | Montana Tech

Montclair State University | MSU

Morgan State University

Mount Aloysius College

Mount Mary University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University | MVNU

National American University | NAU

Nebraska Wesleyan University | NWU

Neumann University

New York Institute of Technology | NYIT

New York University | NYU

Nicholls State University

North Carolina State University | NC State

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Northeastern State University | NSU

Northeastern University

Notre Dame of Maryland University | NDMU

Nova Southeastern University | NSU

Nyack College

Oberlin College

Ohio Christian University | OCU

Oklahoma Baptist University | OBU

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology | OSUIT

Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City | OSU–OKC

Old Dominion University | ODU

Oregon Institute of Technology | Oregon Tech

Oregon State University | OSU

Park University

Peirce College

Peninsula College

Penn State Brandywine

Pennsylvania College of Technology | Penn Tech

Pensacola State College

Plymouth State University | PSU

Point Loma Nazarene University | PLNU

Point Park University

Purdue University

Purdue University Fort Wayne | PFW

Quinnipiac University

Regent University

Regis University

Rider University

Robert Morris University | RMU (Pennsylvania)

Rochester Institute of Technology | RIT

Roosevelt University

Rutgers University–New Brunswick | Rutgers

Sacred Heart University | SHU

Saginaw Valley State University | SVSU

Saint Francis University | SFU

Saint Joseph’s University | SJU

Saint Leo University

Saint Louis University | SLU

Saint Martin’s University | St. Martin’s

Salem State University

San Diego State University | SDSU

San Jose State University | SJSU

Savannah State University

Seattle Pacific University | SPU

Seton Hall University

Shawnee State University | SSU

Siena Heights University | SHU

Simmons College

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania | SRU

South Dakota State University

South Florida State College | SFSC

South Texas College | STC

South University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Oklahoma State University | SOSU

Southern Adventist University

Southern Arkansas University | SAU

Southern Connecticut State University | SCSU

Southern Illinois University Carbondale | SIU

Southern New Hampshire University | SNHU

Southern University at New Orleans | SUNO

St. Cloud State University | SCSU

St. Francis College | SFC

St. John’s University

St. Johns River State College

St. Joseph’s College (New York) | SJC

St. Joseph’s University | SJU

St. Michael’s College

State College of Florida

State University of New York at Canton | SUNY Canton

State University of New York at Cobleskill | SUNY Cobleskill

State University of New York at Delhi | SUNY Delhi

State University of New York at Fredonia | SUNY Fredonia

State University of New York at Morrisville | SUNY Morrisville

State University of New York at Old Westbury | SUNY Old Westbury

State University of New York at Oswego | SUNY Oswego

State University of New York at Plattsburgh | SUNY Plattsburgh

Stephen F. Austin State University | SFA

Stetson University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevenson University

Strayer University

Suffolk University

Sullivan University

Temple University

Tennessee State University | TSU

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Texas State University

Texas Wesleyan University

The State University of New York at Albany | SUNY Albany

The State University of New York at Stony Brook | SUNY Stony Brook

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute | SUNY Poly

Thomas Jefferson University

Tuskegee University

University of Akron

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Monticello | UAM

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | UAPB

University of Arkansas–Fort Smith | UAFS

University of Baltimore

University of California, Irvine | UC Irvine

University of Central Arkansas | UCA

University of Central Florida | UCF

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Boulder | CU Boulder

University of Colorado Denver | CU Denver

University of Dayton

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Hawaii at Manoa | UH Manoa

University of Hawaii Maui College

University of Hawaii–West Oahu | UHWO

University of Houston

University of Houston–Clear Lake | UHCL

University of Houston–Victoria | UHV

University of Illinois at Chicago | UIC

University of Jamestown

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of La Verne

University of Louisiana at Lafayette | UL Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Monroe | ULM

University of Louisville

University of Mary Hardin–Baylor | UMHB

University of Maryland University College | UMUC

University of Maryland, Baltimore County | UMBC

University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland

University of Massachusetts Boston | UMass Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | UMass Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell | UMass Lowell

University of Memphis

University of Michigan

University of Michigan–Dearborn | UM-D

University of Michigan–Flint | UofM-Flint

University of Minnesota Crookston | UMC

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities | Minnesota

University of Mississippi | Ole Miss

University of Missouri | Mizzou

University of Missouri–Kansas City | UMKC

University of Missouri–St. Louis | UMSL

University of Mobile

University of Nebraska at Kearney | UNK

University of Nebraska Omaha | UNO

University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV

University of New Hampshire | UNH

University of North Alabama | UNA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | UNC

University of North Carolina at Greensboro | UNC Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Pembroke | UNC Pembroke

University of North Carolina at Wilmington | UNC Wilmington

University of North Florida | UNF

University of North Texas at Dallas | UNTD

University of Pittsburgh | Pitt

University of Rio Grande

University of South Alabama | South

University of South Carolina | USC

University of South Carolina Upstate | USC Upstate

University of South Florida | USF

University of Southern Maine | USM

University of Southern Mississippi | Southern Miss

University of Texas at Arlington | UT Arlington

University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP

University of Texas at San Antonio | UTSA

University of Texas at Tyler | UT Tyler

University of the District of Columbia | UDC

University of the West

University of Tulsa

University of Virginia | UVA

University of West Alabama | UWA

University of Wisconsin–Green Bay | UW–Green Bay

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse | UW–La Crosse

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee | UWM

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh | UW Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin–Platteville | UW–Platteville

University of Wisconsin–River Falls | UW–River Falls

University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point | UW–Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin–Stout | UW–Stout

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater | UW–Whitewater

Urbana University

Utah State University

Vanderbilt University

Vermont Technical College

Virginia State University | VSU

Virginia Tech

Wade College

Wagner College

Washington State University | WSU

Wayne State College

Waynesburg University

Weber State University

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Western Governors University | WGU

Western Illinois University | WIU

Western Kentucky University | WKU

Western New England University | WNE

Western Oregon University | WOU

Westfield State University

Westminster College (Missouri)

Westminster College (Pennsylvania)

Whitworth University

Wichita State University | WSU

Wiley College

William Paterson University | WPUNJ

William Penn University

WIlliam Woods University | WWU

Winston-Salem State University | WSSU

Wright State University

York College of Pennsylvania

Youngstown State University

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Timothy Peck
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A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.