Top College in Fort Worth for Learning Information Technology

Students interested in studying information technology in the Fort Worth area have few options for schools. Read about the top school's degree program, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

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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

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.

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