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)*
|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.