School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools that offer information technology programs within 10 miles of Jersey City are located in the neighboring state of New York. Based on school rankings and academic offerings, the following is considered one of the best schools in the area for studying information technology:
- Winner: Pace University is a private non-profit school with a highly-ranked online graduate information technology program. This university also offers undergraduate programs in this field.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||Tied at #173 for National Universities (2015)*; Tied at #9 for Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (2015)*|
|Location||New York, NY|
|School Type||4-year, private non-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$38,069**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Undergraduate Certificates and Graduate Certificates|
|Information Technology Related Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||118**|
|Most Popular Information Technology Related Degree Level in 2013||Master's (51 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||51%**|
|Noteworthy||Each semester about two dozen computer science and technology students get to work at the 'Seidenberg Creative Labs', which is an in-house student-run tech consultancy|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
- A variety of scholarships are available to students in information technology programs, including the Seidenberg Scholarships for outstanding students
- The School of Computer Science and Information Systems features cutting-edge technology, including labs for robotics and computer forensics
- The graduate internet technology degree program may be pursued online
Pace University is a medium-sized school with campuses in Lower Manhattan and West Chester County, New York. This institution offers undergraduate and graduate certificates and degrees through its six colleges and schools, including the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.
The Seidenberg School offers multiple programs in information technology. Students pursuing the Associate of Science in Applied Information Technology can choose from many concentrations, including telecommunications and wireless networking. The associate's core includes courses on computer applications, mass media and various psychology courses, and each concentration consists of around 30 credits of coursework. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology has a major core in which students learn about database management and global networking, and students can complete an internship or course with a project theme to satisfy the culminating requirement. The BS program has multiple emphasis areas available, such as computer forensics, networking and security. Students interested in graduate studies in the field can apply to the Master of Science in Internet Technology program. This program examines information security and systems development in the core, and focus area options include network administration and cyber security.