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)*|
|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
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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.