School and Ranking Information
While there aren't any not-for-profit schools in Austin that offer programs specifically in information technology, there are several schools that have IT-related offerings. These schools include a mix of public and private 4-year institutions. The following school is one of the top schools to attend in Austin for information technology studies, based on school type, program breadth and school rankings:
- Winner: The University of Texas at Austin is a 4-year, nationally ranked public school. UT Austin has undergraduate and graduate offerings in information systems and information studies.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at Austin|
|Rankings||#53 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$9,798 (in-state), $33,842 (out-of-state)**|
|IT-Related Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Systems Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||112**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||79%**|
|Noteworthy||The business school's undergraduate and graduate information systems programs have been nationally ranked at #4 and #3, respectively (2014)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Texas at Austin
- The School of Business features a research center dedicated to business technology
- The master's program in information studies is accredited by the American Library Association
- The information school has primary research interests that examine digital libraries, information architecture and retrieval
University of Texas at Austin is the most sizable of the UT campuses, containing nearly 20 colleges and schools and enrolling over 52,000 students. Despite its immense student body, UT Austin has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18-to-1.
The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a management information systems major and an MBA with an information management concentration. The BBA's major requirements include courses on database management and business systems, and it also requires an internship. The MBA's information management focus requires a business analytics course and has course options including data mining, innovation management and marketing analysis. The School of Information offers a Master of Science in Information Studies that allows students to take nearly 30 credits worth of electives, with some of the information course options being database management and digital libraries.