Top School in Sarasota, FL, for IT Degrees

Students interested in studying information technology (IT) in Sarasota, FL, have only a few schools to choose from. Read about the top local schools' degree programs, tuition and ranking info to find the right one for you.

School and Ranking Information

There are only two schools in the Sarasota area offering degree programs related to information technology. The top school is an off-shoot of a larger university. Based on available programs and rankings, the following school is a top choice in the area to study information technology:

  • Winner : The University of South Florida offers information technology programs for Sarasota-area students at its Sarasota-Manatee campus. The University of South Florida is one of the top 100 schools in the country. Students interested in IT can earn a bachelor's degree in information technology, along with numerous IT-related certificates.

School Info Chart

Category University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee
Rankings Tied for #88 in Top Public Schools (2015)*
Location Sarasota, FL
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $5,587 (in-state), $16,502 (out-of-state)**
Information Technology Degrees Offered Bachelor's
Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2013 21**
Noteworthy Courses designed to help students earn professional certification are available

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

University of South Florida

  • The information technology program can be completed entirely online
  • Strong emphasis on combining art and technology in projects and studies
  • Program focuses on helping students qualify for complex technical industries

More than 30 programs are available through the University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee campus, including a few in information technology. In the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, students explore a core curriculum focusing on both fundamental computer science and the latest developments in information technology (IT). Students are required to complete a final project prior to graduation, which may take the form of an internship at a local company. Undergraduate students may also pursue related certificates in information technology management, information security, database design and more.

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