School and Ranking Information
No college or university located directly in Newport News, VA, has IT degree programs. While there is one community college just outside the city that offers an associate's degree program in information technology, one must travel more than 50 miles to find a bachelor's degree program in this field of study. Based on school ranking, levels of study and student-to-faculty ratios, the following university is considered a top school in the Newport News area for IT degree programs:
- Winner: The University of Richmond is the only 4-year school within 100 miles of Newport News that provides a degree program in information technology. This bachelor's degree program is offered through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Richmond|
|Rankings||#30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $45,320**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||4**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||85%**|
|Noteworthy||Named among best value schools by various publications and organizations, including U.S. News and World Report, Kiplinger's, The Princeton Review and SmartMoney***; Named one of 25 Hottest Schools in America by Newsweek***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Richmond
University of Richmond
- 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Technology studies include classroom instruction and hands-on project development
- School of Continuing Studies offers the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a continuing education program for individuals over the age of 50
Founded in 1830 in Powhatan County, the University of Richmond was relocated to its current location in Richmond, VA, in 1910, where its five schools occupy 350 acres of property. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the University of Richmond has more than 4,000 students enrolled. The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a major in IT management.
From evaluation of hardware and software to design of computer systems, the IT management program teaches students about multiple aspects of information technology management. Students must complete 17 credit hours of core courses, such as system analysis, project management, database design and applied statistics. Students can choose from topics such as global telecommunications technology and policy, IT management, IT security, basic and advanced Web design or computer programming in Java. Before taking major courses, students should be proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Word, Access and Excel.