School and Ranking Information
Many of the schools in Washington, DC, with programs in information technology are 4-year non-profit institutions. Based on program offerings, rankings and graduation rate, the following school is considered one of the best schools in the area for studying information technology:
- Winner: George Washington University is a 4-year non-profit institution with high graduation and retention rates. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information systems and technology management.
School Info Chart
|Category||George Washington University|
|Rankings||Tied at #54 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$47,343**|
|Computer and Information Sciences Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Computer and Information Sciences Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||145**|
|Most Popular Computer and Information Sciences Degree Level in 2013||Master's (118 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||81%**|
|Noteworthy||The School of Business offers multiple student organizations, including Beta Alpha Psi for information systems students***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***GWU website
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George Washington University
- The MBA program with an IT focus may be conveniently completed on an online basis
- The MS program in information systems technology can be finished in as little as 18 months
- Students take classes both online and on-campus for the MS program
George Washington University has 3 different campuses, with most of its programs being offered at its Foggy Bottom campus. Foggy Bottom covers more than 40 acres right in Washington, DC, and boasts over 100 buildings. The 3 campuses combined have an enrollment of roughly 25,000 students.
The Department of Information Systems and Technology Management, housed within the School of Business, offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with an information technology concentration, a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology and an MBA with an information systems and technology management concentrations. The bachelor's program requires courses in the field such as programming, business data and ethics. The MS program may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis and some of the coursework includes telecommunications, security and information systems development. Students may opt for the department's dual BBA and MS, which is a 5-year program.
The MBA IT concentration may be pursued by students in a variety of MBA programs, such as the online and professional MBAs. The concentration requires coursework on systems development and databases, and calls for 6 credits of electives in the field.