Top School in Salt Lake City for an Information Technology Degree

The Salt Lake City area has many schools for students interested in pursuing studies in information technology. Read about the top school's programs, tuition and ranking info to find the right one for you.

School and Ranking Info

Most schools located approximately in the Salt Lake City area that offer information technology programs are private, for-profit institutions. Based on program offerings and rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for an information technology degree.

  • Winner: Located about 40 miles from Salt Lake City in Provo, Brigham Young University is one of the few private, not-for-profit institutions in the area that offers degrees in information technology. This university is also one of the few schools in the area that offers a bachelor's and master's degree in information technology.

School Info Chart

Category Brigham Young University
Rankings Tied for #62 for National Universities (2015),
#90 Graduate Computer Science Programs (2015)*
Location Provo, UT
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $4,850**
Information Technology Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 106**
Most Popular Information Technology Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (103 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 78%**
Noteworthy IT program is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

Brigham Young University

  • There are numerous scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in the IT program
  • The Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) provides various additional educational and social benefits for IT students
  • BYU IT graduates are hired by some of the largest companies in the world

Founded as Brigham Young Academy in 1875, Brigham Young University (BYU) is a 4-year private school located near Salt Lake City in Provo, UT. It employs approximately 1,500 full-time faculty members, and, in fall 2013, it enrolled more than 27,000 undergraduate students. BYU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The information technology program at Brigham Young University lies within the College of Engineering and Technology's School of Technology. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programs covers application development, social computing, cyber security, embedded and mobile systems, system and network administration, web technologies and user experience. The Master of Science in Technology program has four emphasis area offerings, including information technology.

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