School and Ranking Information
Tallahassee has only one institution that offers both bachelor's and advanced degrees in the field. Based on program offerings, rankings and student services, the following school is a top area institution for studying information technology:
- Winner: Florida State University is a public institution offering the highest level of degree in the field relative to other schools in the area. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Florida State University|
|Rankings||Tied at #95 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,507 (in-state), $21,673 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||132**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||77%**|
|Noteworthy||FSU students may join the Association of Information Technology Professionals***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***FSU website
Florida State University
- The School of Information features the latest technology and includes numerous labs
- FSU has the sole iSchool in the whole state
- IT students can get help with finding opportunities for internships and free software programs through the College of Communication and Information Help Desk
Florida State University (FSU) has an enrollment of more than 40,000 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1. FSU offers nearly 300 total degree programs between its 16 colleges. The School of Information is housed within the College of Communication and Information, and it offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and an online Master of Science in Information Technology.
Students pursuing the BS have a choice between a major in information technology or information, communication and technology. Some IT major courses include technical communication, research and information systems. The MS consists of a total of 32 credits, including courses on information assessment and information organization. The School of Information also offers a combined BS and MS in information technology program.