School and Ranking Information
The bulk of the institutions offering programs in information technology (IT) in Baltimore are 4-year non-profit schools. Based on rankings, program offerings and graduation rate, the following school is considered a top area school for an education in information technology:
- Winner: Johns Hopkins University is a highly ranked 4-year non-profit institution with programs in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs related to information technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Johns Hopkins University|
|Rankings||#12 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$45,470**|
|IT-related Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Studies Degrees Awarded (Master's) in 2013||33**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||93%**|
|Noteworthy||JHU offers its Technology and Innovation Club for student engagement***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***JHU website
Johns Hopkins University
- JHU's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
- The computer science department has many labs and workstations available to its undergraduate students
- JHU's business school in downtown Baltimore, which houses the graduate information systems programs, is contained within a cutting-edge building
Johns Hopkins University's main campus in Baltimore enrolled more than 5,000 undergraduate students and close to 2,000 graduate students in the fall semester of 2013. This institution has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. JHU has available more than 40 different majors at the undergraduate level. It offers both undergraduate and graduate programs related to IT.
The university offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with some available tracks being business computing, data and systems. JHU also offers a part-time, flexible MBA program with an information systems concentration and a Master of Science in Information Systems. The MBA's information systems emphasis accounts for at least 6 of the 27 courses in the program. The flexible MBA is offered in Baltimore, while the information systems MS is only offered in Washington, DC, about 40 miles away. Some required courses in the MS program include business communication, sourcing strategy and architecture. Among the options for electives are cyber security, leadership and simulation model studies.