Top School in Richmond, VA, for an Information Technology Degree

Sep 18, 2022

School and Ranking Information

There is only one 4-year public institution within roughly 70 miles of Richmond that offers programs in information technology. Based on school type, rankings and program offerings, the following school is considered a top area school for an education in information technology:

  • Winner: University of Virginia is the only 4-year public institution in the area offering degrees in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology.

School Info Chart

Category University of Virginia
Rankings #25 for National Universities (2022)*
Location Charlottesville, VA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2021-2022) $19,244 (in-state), $53,626 (out-of-state)**
Information Technology Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2015 Entering Class 94%**
Noteworthy The university's school that offers IT degrees has student organizations for both undergraduate and graduate students***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Virginia website

The University of Virginia

  • Every program offered by the McIntire School of Commerce is accredited by the AACSB
  • The commerce school features technologically advanced facilities, including 4 computer labs and more than 15 classrooms
  • The average starting salary for commerce bachelor's graduates is over $75,000

University of Virginia's main campus in Charlottesville has an enrollment of more than 25,000 students. Its 11 schools offer nearly 200 degrees. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The McIntire School of Commerce offers a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with an available concentration in information technology and a Master of Science in Management of IT. The BS program allows for students to start the IT concentration in the latter part of the program. The concentration includes a project management course and students select a total of 6 credits of IT courses such as IT in finance, database systems and web analytics. The MS requires 30 total credits between its 4 main module components, including enterprise architecture and 3 management modules.

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