School and Ranking Information
Most schools with IT programs within 100 miles of Dayton are public, though there are several private, not-for-profit schools as well. Based on its national rankings and degree options, the following school is considered a top school for information technology in the area:
- Winner: University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a 4-year public school that is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It provides students with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program with multiple dual-degree options, a Master of Science in Information Technology program and a second master's option in IT that's offered fully online.
|Category||University of Cincinnati-Main Campus|
|Rankings||#63 (tied) for Top Public Schools (2014)**|
|Location||Cincinnati, OH (76 miles from Dayton)|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$10,784 (in-state); $25,816 (out-of-state)*|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||101*|
|Most Popular Information Technology Program Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (56 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||58%*|
|Noteworthy||Paid co-op working experience available to students***|
Source: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News & World Report, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus***
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
- At the end of the year, bachelor's-level students create a real-life IT solution that's judged at an IT technology expo
- An information technology minor is offered, which requires 18 credit hours of information technology classes
- The bachelor's degree in IT can be combined with a master's degree in business, instructional design or health informatics
The University of Cincinnati enrolled more than 34,000 students on its main campus in 2013. Its College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services contains the School of Information Technology, which offers programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, which features three concentration track options in cybersecurity, network/systems and software application development. Coursework in this program includes IT fundamentals, digital media, programming, database management and system administration. Several 5-year dual-degree options are available for the BSIT, including the BSIT + Master of Business Administration; BSIT + Master of Instructional and Design Technology; and the BSIT + Master of Science in Health Informatics.
A Master of Science in Information Technology is also available, which is designed for students to complete in one year. It offers the same three focus areas as the bachelor's degree program. There are two options for the master's program: a project program or a thesis at the end. Students also have the option of getting their master's degree online, letting them learn at their own pace.