School and Ranking Information
There are only three schools in the Fort Wayne area with programs related to information technology. Two of the schools are private universities, one of which is a for-profit institution, and the third is a public school. Based on rankings and available programs, the following school is the top school in the area for information technology studies:
- Winner : Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, located in Fort Wayne, is a 4-year public university. It was recently named one of the top 40 schools in the nation for online bachelor's degree programs. For students interested in information technology, the university offers an associate, bachelor's and master's degree program in information systems. The undergraduate programs are available online as well as on-campus.
School Info Chart
|Category||Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne|
|Rankings||Tied for #35 in Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs (2015)|
|Location||Fort Wayne, IN|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$8,040 (in-state), $19,183 (out-of-state)*|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Associate, Bachelor's, Master's**|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||24**|
|Most Popular Information Technology Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (19 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||26%**|
|Noteworthy||Students can earn information systems bachelor's and associate degrees online or in the classroom|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
- Has an Information Analytics and Visualization Center with state of the art equipment available to all students
- Co-op program allows students to work part time during the semester or alternate between work and college courses
- Computer science related study abroad program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia available
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a combination of the Fort Wayne branches of both schools. Its College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science opened in the 1990s. Within it, the Computer Science Department offers an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. The Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology and Information Systems and Technology Department offers a Master of Science in Technology with a specialty track in information technology (IT).
The Associate of Science in Information Systems is a 61-credit-hour program, and it includes general education and information systems classes. It introduces students to information systems, computer programming in two languages and basic business concepts. The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems is a 124-credit-hour program that focuses on integrating IT and business management skills. Core topics explore organizational systems design and how to use IT and information systems for strategic business advantages.
The Master of Science in Technology with a specialization in information technology is a 33-credit-hour program that prepares students for corporate IT leadership roles. Required courses cover the measurement, evaluation, quality assurance and productivity of industry and technology processes.