School and Ranking Information
Both of the schools within a 25-mile radius of Fort Worth offering programs in the field are 4-year institutions, including one non-profit school. According to school type, student services and rankings, the following school is considered a top area school for studying information technology (IT):
- Winner: Texas Christian University is the only non-profit school in the area with an educational program in IT. The university offers an undergraduate degree in computer information technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Texas Christian University|
|Rankings||Tied at #76 for National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Fort Worth, TX|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$36,590**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2013||3**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||76%**|
|Noteworthy||TCU offers multiple groups for students in the field, such as the Computer Science Society and Association of Computing Machinery***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***TCU website
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Texas Christian University
- The computer science department has numerous labs, including ones for digital circuits and security
- The curriculum is designed to follow standards set by professional organizations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society
- Students pursuing the computer information technology degree have an opportunity to study abroad
Texas Christian University has greater than 10,000 students enrolled, including roughly 1,400 graduate students. The university offers around 200 academic programs. TCU has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology.
Students in the bachelor's degree program learn about project management, programming techniques and data structures. Both the hardware and software aspects of information technology are covered. This program also calls for a minor and completion of a senior project. Taking up an internship is an option for students in the program.