School and Ranking Information
No schools offering information technology degrees are found directly in Maitland, FL; however there are several schools located within about 10 miles. Three of the four schools offering information technology programs in this area are located in nearby Orlando. Based on school rankings, number of IT degrees awarded and student services, the following university is considered a top school in the Maitland, FL, area for information technology:
- Winner: The University of Central Florida is the only public 4-year university offering bachelor's degrees in information technology within 25 miles of Maitland. The university is based in Orlando, approximately 13 miles from Maitland. Its College of Engineering and Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) degree program.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Central Florida|
|Rankings||#173 among Best National Universities (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,317 (in-state); $22,416 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||107**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||67%**|
|Noteworthy||Ranked #3 among Up-and-Coming Schools*; ranked #91 among top universities in the south (2014)***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Forbes Magazine.
University of Central Florida
- Information technology curriculum combines classroom studies with lab work
- Information technology program offers internship opportunities
- Students holding an Associate in Arts degree can complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree with only 60-credit hours
Located on a 1,415-acre campus, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is home to nearly 60,000 students each year. It has been classified as a university with 'very high research activity' by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Additionally, UCF has advanced facilities such as the Harris Center, which is equipped with computer research laboratories and hosts the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science's classes.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program begins by teaching students the foundations of computer programming and database concepts, preparing them for careers in the computing and information systems fields. Students gain a strong mathematics foundation, with courses in statistics and trigonometry, then advance to core information technology courses like computer science, computer architecture, technology integration and circuit analysis. Support courses also include technical writing and hypertext.