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2021 Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in New York

12 Colleges
$41,994 Avg Salary
$24,875 Avg Student Debt

Out of the majors we analyze each year, information technology was ranked 4th in New York. In fact, 1,575 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019.

Today's computer science students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Computer Science Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in New York ranking. Our analysis looked at 12 schools in New York to see which online 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 Colleges.

#1

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Our 2021 rankings named Syracuse University the most popular online school in New York for information technology students. Syracuse is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Berkeley College - New York is a great place for information technology students pursuing an online degree. Berkeley College - New York is a small private for-profit school located in the city of New York.

While working on their degree, IT majors at Berkeley College - New York accumulate an average of around $32,987 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $342.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Bryant & Stratton College - Online is a great place for information technology students pursuing an online degree. Bryant & Stratton College - Online is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Orchard Park.

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#4

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Mercy College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in New York list. Mercy is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dobbs Ferry.

On average, IT graduates from Mercy take out $28,800 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $336, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 12 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, Rochester Institute of Technology landed the # 5 spot on the list. RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at RIT take out is $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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#5

Excelsior College

Albany, NY

The excellent online programs at Excelsior College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in New York. Excelsior College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Albany.

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#7

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

Monroe College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in New York list. Monroe College is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the city of Bronx.

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Hudson Valley Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Schools in New York ranking. HVCC is a large public school located in the city of Troy.

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With a ranking of #7, Tompkins Cortland Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the fringe town of Dryden, Tompkins Cortland is a public school with a small student population.

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#10

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information technology programs. Marist is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Poughkeepsie.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Most Popular Information Technology Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New Jersey 145
Maryland 2,593
Pennsylvania 1,637
District of Columbia 276
Delaware 531

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

Majors Similar to IT

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 12 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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