School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools offering information technology programs in or near Irving, TX, are for-profit institutions. Based on school type, student population and ranking, the following university is considered a top school in the Irving area for information technology degree programs:
- Winner: Texas Christian University is the only private nonprofit school within 25 miles of Irving, TX, that provides studies in information technology. It is also the largest school in terms of student enrollment in the area granting a degree in information technology. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in this field of study.
School Info Chart
|Category||Texas Christian University|
|Ranking||#76 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Fort Worth, Texas|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $36,590**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||3**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||76%**|
|Noteworthy||Department of Computer Science offers student chapters of, among others, the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
Texas Christian University
- 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Internship and study abroad opportunities available
- Department of Computer Science features 24-hour labs including a digital circuits lab, system/network lab and senior design lab
Texas Christian University is a 4-year institution offering 117 undergraduate degree programs, 62 master's degree programs and 25 doctoral degree programs. It enrolls more than 9,000 students each year. The Department of Computer Science at the College of Science and Engineering offers a bachelor's degree in computer science and computer information technology.
The 124-credit Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program includes a general education core, major core and a final senior project. Coursework in the program teaches students about the growth of communication technologies, maintenance of computer networks, design of websites and interfaces, ethical issues in information technology and fundamentals of project management.