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Information Technology Schools in Pennsylvania

969 students earned IT degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Information Technology is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 28 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in Pennsylvania

IT majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 577
Bachelor’s Degree 348
Associate’s Degree 37
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a IT major is more popular with men than with women.

Information Technology Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IT majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.9%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.2%
  • White: 27.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 51.9%
  • Other Races: 3.1%
Information Technology Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 82,540 people employed in jobs related to an IT degree, compared to 2,578,690 nationwide.

Information Technology Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Information Technology Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a IT grad in the state is $101,090, compared to a typical salary of $111,130 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 31 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

607 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
14,180 Total Students

The 0.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 95%.

#2

Temple University

Philadelphia
81 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
38,794 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $39,100 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average. 90% of students get financical aid.

#3

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
41 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
9,197 Total Students

The 2.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 51% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

#4

Lehigh University

Bethlehem
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
6,953 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%. 83% of the teachers are full time. An average student at Lehigh will pay a net price of $30,832.

#5

La Roche College

Pittsburgh
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
1,401 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time.

#6

Peirce College

Philadelphia
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
1,178 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. An average student at Peirce will pay a net price of $6,296. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,326 Total Students

79% of the teachers are full time. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,309 Total Students

In their early career, Montco grads earn an average salary of $29,400. This public school has an average net price of $9,381. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

#9

Point Park University

Pittsburgh
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
3,929 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,000 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 23%.

#10

Keystone College

La Plume
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
1,364 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time.

Information Technology Careers in PA

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 26% $93,670
Information Security Analysts 26% $95,580
Computer and Information Research Scientists 13% $106,800
Systems Software Developers 12% $98,440
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $139,180
Computer Systems Analysts 8% $91,560
Computer Network Architects 4% $99,860

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IT.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
General Computer Science 1,922
Artificial Intelligence 225
Other Computer Sciences 144
Informatics 92

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