School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools offering programs related to the field of study within a 50-mile radius of Little Rock are public or private non-profit colleges and universities. Based on school ranking, program offerings and student services, the following is considered a top area school for studying information technology:
- Winner: Harding University is a 4-year non-profit institution roughly 50 miles away from Little Rock. Harding University offers an undergraduate degree with a management information systems major and a graduate degree with an information technology management concentration.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#22 for Universities in the South (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$16,170**|
|Information Technology Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||12**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||62%**|
|Noteworthy||Harding's College of Business Administration features its Business Information Technology Students group for students' involvement***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Harding University
- Management information systems grads have a job placement success rate of 100% in no more than 3 months from degree completion
- Harding MIS students have interned at places such as Lockheed Martin, Accenture and Acxiom
- The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is available on-campus and online
Harding University's nearly 10 different colleges offer 25 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university's enrollment of more than 6,000 students consists of attendees from each and every state, in addition to more than 50 countries. There are nearly 50 different buildings situated on Harding's large campus.
The College of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management information systems that requires courses on data management and network administration. Students in this program also complete a project and have the opportunity to complete an internship.
The business administration college also offers an MBA with an available 12-credit concentration in IT management. The MBA core requires courses on ethics, financial management and marketing. Qualified MBA students can enter the program's accelerated track and earn their degree in 12 months. Regardless of format, the MBA program culminates in a professional portfolio.