Top School in Raleigh for an Information Technology Degree

Few schools in the Raleigh, NC, area have top ranking information technology programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for information technology, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

Information technology studies in and near Raleigh, NC, can be found in both community colleges and 4-year universities. Based on ranking, student-to-faculty ratio and number of 4-year degrees conferred, the following university is considered a top school in the Raleigh area for information technology programs:

  • Winner: Campbell University is the only nonprofit 4-year institution within 30 miles of Raleigh that offers programs in information technology. The school awards an associate's degree in information technology security and a bachelor's degree in information technology and security.

School Info Chart

Category Campbell University
Ranking #31 (tie) among Best Regional Universities (South) (2015)*
Location Buies Creek, North Carolina
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $26,240**
Information Technology Degrees Offered Associate's and bachelor's
Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 45**
Most Popular Information Technology Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (41 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 49%**
Noteworthy Information technology programs are located on the Fort Bragg/Pope campus, which is a military-friendly campus with flexible scheduling, including online, afternoon and evening classes***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Campbell University

Campbell University

  • 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Programs combine classroom instruction with hands-on, project-oriented opportunities
  • Associate's degree program can be customized with six elective hours in information technology security

Campbell University enrolls more than 6,000 students annually. Its main campus is located in Buies Creek, and additional campuses are located in Raleigh, Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield and Research Triangle Park. An associate's and a bachelor's degree in information technology security are offered at the Fort Bragg/Pope campus.

The Associate of Arts in Information Technology Security - Information Management program combines a general business education with coursework in information security and information management. Course topics include threat analysis, database management, Windows operating system and Internet applications.

The university offers both a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Information Technology and Security Management. The BAS degree is intended for those with a background in IT. Students can choose to focus either on information management or information security. The information security track addresses cyber security concerns, while the information management track covers software engineering and e-commerce. In both programs, coursework can include information security, programming languages, telecommunications, networking, database management and systems development.

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