School and Ranking Information
There are only 2 schools that offer educational programs in information technology in Spokane, and 1 is a for-profit institution. Based on school type, graduation rate and student services, the following school is considered the top school in the area for studying information technology:
- Winner: Whitworth University is the only non-profit institution offering programs in the field in Spokane. The university offers undergraduate degrees in computer science with an information technology minor.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#9 for Universities in the West (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$36,012**|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded in 2013||9**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||74%**|
|Noteworthy||Computer science students can apply for the computer science honors program; Whitworth has a campus-based chapter of ACM, a computer science club|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
- The Math and Computer Science Department features opportunities for students to travel to Ireland and Wales to learn about technology and different cultures
- Paid research opportunities are available in math and computer science
- Whitworth has 35 computer labs throughout the campus
- There are 13 faculty members in the Math and Computer Science Department
Whitworth University is a private school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school's campus spans an area of 200 acres a few miles north of downtown Spokane. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Approximately 3,000 students attend the university, which has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.
Whitworth University's Math and Computer Science Department offers an information technology minor. There are seven courses required for the minor. Students must take computer science I and II, networks and database management. Additionally, students choose three more courses from topics in applications development, distributed scalable computing and Microsoft networks.