School and Ranking Information
There is only one 4-year institution within a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach offering an education in the field of information technology (IT). Based on school type, rankings and student services, the following school is considered a top area school for studying information technology:
- Winner: University of Richmond is the only school within 100 miles of Virginia Beach that offers above an associate's degree in the discipline. The university offers an undergraduate degree in IT management.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Richmond|
|Rankings||Tied at #30 for National Liberal Arts Colleges (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$45,320**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2013||4**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||85%**|
|Noteworthy||The IT management program is offered through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, which is tailored toward adult students***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Richmond
University of Richmond
- There are a total of 18 faculty members for the university's IT management and information systems programs
- The bachelor's degree program in IT management allows for as many as 60 credits to be used toward the degree from prior programs
- The School of Professional and Continuing Studies has over 500 students in an educational program per semester
University of Richmond is situated on a campus covering 350 acres. The school offers over 60 different bachelor's degree programs in addition to its graduate offerings. UR has an enrollment of more than 4,000 students.
The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies in IT Management. Some required courses for the bachelor's in IT management include ethics, project management and system design. Students may choose electives, referred to as focus courses, covering areas such as security, cyber law and web design. The bachelor's program calls for a total of 120 credits.