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2021 Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools

105 Colleges
$32,484 Avg Salary
$22,732 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 33,399 information technology students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #3 most popular in the country.

It's not easy to decide which computer science program to enroll in when you have so many options available. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Computer Science Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 105 schools in the United States to see which online associate's degree programs were the most popular for computer science students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate's Degree Colleges.

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

Our 2021 rankings named ECPI University the most popular online school in the United States for information technology students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of Virginia Beach, ECPI University is a private for-profit college with a large student population.

Of the 348 students majoring in IT at ECPI University, 81% are male and 19% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, IT majors at ECPI University accumulate an average of around $22,930 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $243.

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#2

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a great place for information technology students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a public college with a very large student population.

About 27% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 73% are male.

IT majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis take out an average of $27,329 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Out of the 105 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Seminole State College of Florida landed the # 3 spot on the list. Seminole State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Sanford.

About 19% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 81% are male.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Seminole State take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $11,700.

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The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Community College of Baltimore County helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Baltimore, CCBC is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 72 students majoring in IT at CCBC, 83% are male and 17% are female.

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#5

Baker College

Flint, MI

The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Baker College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Baker College is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Flint.

About 29% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 71% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, IT graduates from Baker College carry an average student debtload of $20,047. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $203.

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#6

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Clearwater, SPC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 57 students majoring in IT at SPC, 84% are male and 16% are female.

IT majors at SPC take out an average of $23,910 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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Community College of Allegheny County came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, CCAC is a public college with a large student population.

Women make up 20% of the IT majors at the school.

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#8

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Gainesville, Santa Fe College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 44 students majoring in IT at Santa Fe College, 91% are male and 9% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, IT graduates from Santa Fe College carry an average student debtload of $23,678.

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Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for information technology students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. IWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

Of the 41 students majoring in IT at IWU, 68% are male and 32% are female.

On average, IT graduates from IWU take out $24,637 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $252, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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College of Southern Maryland came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of La Plata, CSM is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 26% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 74% are male.

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#11

Laurus College

San Luis Obispo, CA

With a ranking of #11, Laurus College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the city of San Luis Obispo, Laurus College is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Of the 35 students majoring in IT at Laurus College, 80% are male and 20% are female.

IT majors at Laurus College take out an average of $32,664 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $342.

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#11

Sullivan University

Louisville, KY

Sullivan University landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree information technology programs. Sullivan University is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Louisville.

Women make up 14% of the IT majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, IT graduates from Sullivan University carry an average student debtload of $22,942. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $237, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Harrisburg Area Community College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools list. HACC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Harrisburg.

Women make up 12% of the IT majors at the school.

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Fox Valley Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for information technology students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. FVTC is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Appleton.

Women make up 21% of the IT majors at the school.

IT majors at FVTC take out an average of $14,259 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $139.

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National American University - Rapid City landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree information technology programs. National American University - Rapid City is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Rapid City.

Women make up 46% of the IT majors at the school.

IT majors at National American University - Rapid City take out an average of $23,488 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $274.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Information Technology students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
16 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
16 Strayer University - Global Region Washington, DC
18 Strayer University - Maryland Suitland, MD
19 Bryant & Stratton College - Online Orchard Park, NY
20 American Business and Technology University St Joseph, MO
21 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
21 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY

View the Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.

IT Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Computer & IS Security 17,695
Network & System Administration/Administrator 5,778
Information Technology Management 3,066
Computer Support Specialist 2,955
Information Technology Project Management 1,614
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1,521
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster 770

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 28 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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