Top School in Richmond, VA, for an Information Technology Degree

Students looking to study information technology in the Richmond area have a few schools to select from. Read about the top local school's degree offerings, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on a school for you.

School and Ranking Information

There is only one 4-year public institution within roughly 70 miles of Richmond that offers programs in information technology. Based on school type, rankings and program offerings, the following school is considered a top area school for an education in information technology:

  • Winner: University of Virginia is the only 4-year public institution in the area offering degrees in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology.

School Info Chart

Category University of Virginia
Rankings Tied at #23 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Charlottesville, VA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $12,668 (in-state), $40,054 (out-of-state)**
Information Technology Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 93%**
Noteworthy The university's school that offers IT degrees has student organizations for both undergraduate and graduate students***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Virginia website

The University of Virginia

  • Every program offered by the McIntire School of Commerce is accredited by the AACSB
  • The commerce school features technologically advanced facilities, including 4 computer labs and more than 15 classrooms
  • The average starting salary for commerce bachelor's graduates is over $60,000

University of Virginia's main campus in Charlottesville has an enrollment of more than 23,000 students. Its 11 schools offer nearly 200 degrees. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The McIntire School of Commerce offers a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with an available concentration in information technology and a Master of Science in Management of IT. The BS program allows for students to start the IT concentration in the latter part of the program. The concentration includes a project management course and students select a total of 6 credits of IT courses such as IT in finance, database systems and web analytics. The MS requires 30 total credits between its 4 main module components, including enterprise architecture and 3 management modules.

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