College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology

College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology for 2017.

Computer and information technology is expected to grow at double-digit rates in the years ahead as cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, and computer networks all expand at a rapid pace. One of the best ways to get involved in this field is to pursue a degree from a high-quality college.

“Median earnings for entry-level information technologists can range from $60-70,000 annually,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “Furthermore, since this is an especially dynamic and developing field, the potential to advance quickly—both in responsibility as well as earnings—is quite high.”

College Choice developed its list by looking at data from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and Payscale.

The ranking for the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology for 2017 finds Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the top spot. Cornell University is in second, and Lehigh University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Baylor University

Brigham Young University

California State University Fresno

California State University Fullerton

Central Michigan University

Cornell University

DePaul University

East Carolina University

Florida A&M University

Florida International University

Florida State University

Illinois Institute of Technology

Lehigh University

Liberty University

Lindenwood University

Lipscomb University

Loyola University Chicago

Montclair State University

New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Mexico State University

New York University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

San Diego State University

Temple University

Texas Christian University

University of Central Florida

University of Denver

University of Missouri Kansas City

University of San Francisco

University of South Florida

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Tulsa

University of Washington

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.