Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology

Find top-ranked Online bachelor’s in information technology degree programs for students wanting to qualify for jobs like information technology consultants, computer network architects, and data scientists.

Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology
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Frequently Asked Questions About Information Technology Degrees

Earning a bachelor’s degree in information technology can set you on a path toward a lucrative career in a high demand field. With programs available both online and in person, students can enjoy flexibility while completing the roughly 120 credits needed for graduation.

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Over the course of four to five years, students will learn about topics like network administration, programming languages, project management, and information technology for businesses. Students may also have the option to choose a concentration, like telecommunications, cybersecurity, or software development. Students will learn how to troubleshoot and solve problems relating to technical issues as well as manage computer systems and software.

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Graduates will qualify for jobs like information technology consultants, computer network architects, and data scientists.

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Learn more about how to major in computer science.

Best Online Bachelor's in Information Technology Degree Programs

How do we determine the best online information technology bachelor's degree programs?

Methodology

Pursing your degree online doesn’t mean you need to settle for a inferior school. Today, most universities and colleges offer online degrees, and many respected schools are seeing significant growth in their numbers of online students.

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why influence — i.e., the academic impact of faculty and alumni associated with a school — gets at the heart of what is truly best in education. The combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers is the best indicator of academic excellence. For our online degree rankings, we focus on the academic influence of faculty and alumni in the specific disciplines we’re ranking.

If you are serious about finding the best online colleges, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching, and whether their graduates themselves are advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence. Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Influence, as measured by our InfluenceRanking engine, provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Technology Degree Programs

  1. #1

    University of Nebraska Omaha

    #1710 institution's historical influence
    #970 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    49%

    Student body

    13K

    Omaha, NE

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    Online Degrees

    BMS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  2. #2

    University of Memphis

    #558 institution's historical influence
    #787 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    85%

    Graduation

    52%

    Student body

    17K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1120/22

    Memphis, TN

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    Online Degrees

    BA in Professional Studies

    Concentrations

    • Organizational Leadership
    • Information Technology
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  3. #3

    University of Missouri

    #108 institution's historical influence
    #1169 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1230/26

    Columbia, MO

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  4. #4

    Florida International University

    #519 institution's historical influence
    #215 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    58%

    Graduation

    67%

    Student body

    48K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1195/25

    Miami, FL

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    Online Degrees

    BA in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 39
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  5. #5

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    #973 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    75%

    Graduation

    69%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1235/26

    Lowell, MA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Technology Second Degree
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Technology: Business Minor
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  6. #6

    Northern Arizona University

    #1104 institution's historical influence
    #303 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    57%

    Student body

    27K

    Flagstaff, AZ

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Computer Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  7. #7

    Loyola University Chicago

    #352 institution's historical influence
    #254 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    71%

    Graduation

    76%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1225/27

    Chicago, IL

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    Online Degrees

    BA in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
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  8. #8

    California State University, East Bay

    #1418 institution's historical influence
    #748 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    73%

    Graduation

    47%

    Student body

    14K

    Hayward, CA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Business Administration

    Concentrations

    • Information Technology Management
    • Required Credits: 75
    • Completion time: 4-5 years
    • Format: Online
  9. #9

    Tennessee State University

    #1098 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Graduation

    26%

    Student body

    7K

    Nashville, TN

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Professional Studies

    Concentrations

    • Health Administration
    • Information Technology
    • International Organizational Leadership
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  10. #10

    Southern New Hampshire University

    #1468 institution's historical influence
    #1034 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    94%

    Graduation

    37%

    Student body

    84K

    Manchester, NH

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technologies

    Concentrations

    • Business Management For It
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Analytics
    • Project Management For It
    • Software Development
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
    BA in Information Technologies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
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  11. #11

    Oral Roberts University

    #1134 institution's historical influence
    #798 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $31K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1114/21

    Tulsa, OK

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 3.5 years
    • Format: Online
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  12. #12

    Mercer University

    #698 institution's historical influence
    #1052 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $29K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1255/27

    Macon, GA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Business

    Concentrations

    • Information Technology & Informatics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 48 months
    • Format: Online
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  13. #13

    University of Alaska Fairbanks

    #878 institution's historical influence
    #235 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    67%

    Graduation

    39%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1155/21

    Fairbanks, AK

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    Online Degrees

    BSEM in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

    Concentrations

    • Cybersecurity and Information Technology Management
    • Emergency Management
    • Emergency Medical and Public Health Management
    • Fire Administration
    • Homeland Security
    • Law Enforcement Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
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  14. #14

    Georgia Southern University

    #1416 institution's historical influence
    #187 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Acceptance

    91%

    Graduation

    54%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1125/22

    Statesboro, GA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Technology

    Concentrations

    • Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion time: 48 months
    • Format: Online
  15. #15

    Middle Georgia State University

    #5712 institution's historical influence
    #1417 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Acceptance

    99%

    Graduation

    23%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    985/18

    Macon, GA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Technology

    Concentrations

    • Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 48 months
    • Format: Online
  16. #16

    Missouri State University

    #1436 institution's historical influence
    #1219 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    87%

    Graduation

    58%

    Student body

    17K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1140/24

    Springfield, MO

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology

    Concentrations

    • Application Development
    • IT Infrastructure or Cybersecurity
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  17. #17

    Western Kentucky University

    #1142 institution's historical influence
    #559 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    98%

    Graduation

    52%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1105/23

    Bowling Green, KY

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Computer Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
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  18. #18

    Keiser University

    #3126 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $21K

    Acceptance

    97%

    Graduation

    71%

    Student body

    29K

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology Management
    • Required Credits: 60
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  19. #19

    Regent University

    #1722 institution's historical influence
    #554 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $19K

    Acceptance

    50%

    Graduation

    61%

    Student body

    6K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1105/22

    Virginia Beach, VA

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    Online Degrees

    BA in Leadership Studies – Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online
  20. #20

    Columbus State University

    #3809 institution's historical influence
    #166 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    38%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    980/20

    Columbus, GA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology (Bsit)
    • Required Credits: 123
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
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  21. #21

    Thomas Jefferson University

    #428 institution's historical influence
    #568 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $42K

    Acceptance

    70%

    Graduation

    70%

    Student body

    7K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1165/24

    Philadelphia, PA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology

    Concentrations

    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Analytics
    • Data Management
    • IT Project Management
    • Networking
    • Software Development
    • Required Credits: 180
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  22. #22

    Upper Iowa University

    #1869 institution's historical influence
    #319 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $33K

    Acceptance

    65%

    Graduation

    27%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1070/21

    Fayette, IA

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology

    Concentrations

    • Cyber Security and Computer Forensics (SEC)
    • Network Management (NET)
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  23. #23

    Campbell University

    #1750 institution's historical influence
    #486 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $37K

    Acceptance

    81%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1130/22

    Buies Creek, NC

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology and Security
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Information Technology and Security

    Concentrations

    • Management
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  24. #24

    Daytona State College

    #4628 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $3K

    Graduation

    43%

    Student body

    10K

    Daytona Beach, FL

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  25. #25

    Rogers State University

    #4503 institution's historical influence
    #201 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Graduation

    25%

    Student body

    3K

    Claremore, OK

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    Online Degrees

    BS in Business Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion time: 4 years
    • Format: Online

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Online Degree Frequently Asked Questions

If this is your first time taking an online course, the experience may require a time of adjustment. Although you’ll typically learn the same material and take the same exams as your on-campus peers, going online will require greater independence and responsibility than going in person. You’ll be accountable for your own time management, for harnessing the online educational technology that you’ll need to use, and for completing the course requirements, such as listening to lectures, learning lessons, reading texts, and handing in assignments. This means you’ll need to create a suitable workspace for yourself, maintain a realistic schedule, and take the initiative in building relationships with your instructors and classmates. With online college, your goal is to find a balance between independence and engagement.

No. The only part of online education that’s easier than campus-based education is ease of access: all you need is a computer and an internet connection for online education. But even this seeming advantage of online education can be misleading: what’s easier, studying online with your computer and internet connection from your home where you need to cook, clean, pay rent, and maintain a job? Or studying on campus in a dorm where all your living needs are handled by the school, and college staff are there to help you every step of the way?

If you take the commute to campus out of the equation, campus-based education is easier. All the support structures available on campus for students, especially with real people to help you in person, are not there online. The demands on you as an online student will largely be the same as for your campus-based counterpart, but without the same helps.

In general, your online courses will present the same material and test you in the same way as traditional in-person courses. In many cases, you’ll even have the same instructors as your on-campus counterparts. In fact, if you are adjusting to the experience of independent learning with remote educational technology for the first time, online college may be considerably more challenging than campus-based college. For a few insights on how to manage this new online experience, check out our 10 Tips for Adjusting to School Online.

Accreditation is especially important when it comes to online college. This is because the online education landscape is a mix of highly-reputable non-profit institutions on the one end and less-than-reputable for-profit institutions on the other end. Accreditation gives you the power to identify the more reputable actors in online education. Accreditation is a stamp of approval from an independent accrediting agency indicating that a college or university is meeting standards of quality and credibility. School-wide accreditation falls into two major categories: regional and national accreditation. Regional accreditors generally hold jurisdiction only over schools in the states comprising their region, whereas national accreditors hold jurisdiction over schools in all states. Regional accreditation is widely regarded as a more rigorous standard of quality and credibility than national accreditation.

Attending a college or university that is not regionally accredited could limit your opportunities. For students seeking an online education, we strongly recommend that they opt for regionally accredited schools. Regional accreditation ensures eligibility for federal loans and grants, ensures your college credits can be transferred between schools, and ensures that your degree credits can be accepted if you wish to earn an advanced degree. For more on this important topic, check out our What is Accreditation and Why Does It Matter? College & University Accreditation Guide.

As long as your online college degree is regionally accredited (see the previous point), you should have little difficulty transferring most of your credits or credentials to another regionally accredited undergraduate school. Every school carries its own standards and procedures for granting a transfer of credits. In many cases, you will encounter some bureaucratic haggling in which some of your credits will be transferred and others may be refused. However, provided that you have attended an online school with recognized regional accreditation, you should be in good shape in transferring your credits earned online.

In most cases, as long you graduate from a well-regarded, regionally-accredited online college, prospective employers won’t look sideways at your degree. In fact, unless you attend an exclusively online college or university, there will likely be no specific indicator on your degree, transcript, or resumé differentiating your school from its brick-and-mortar counterpart. This means that your employer will likely only differentiate between an online and in-person degree if you mention this distinction.

Some employers may express the concern that because you did your degree online, you may need to transition from an online education experience to in-person workplace experience. But in an age of Covid, that concern seems much diminished. The fact is that much employment these days is remote. And collaboration increasingly happens online over Zoom. Many employers will therefore view your online degree as evidence of valuable 21st century professional skills such as independence, self-motivation, time management, and tech savvy.

If you are a student who thrives on the dynamic energy of in-person discussion, who requires the physical surroundings of a classroom to feel engaged, or who considers the social aspects of education to be of equal importance to the actual content of your courses, online education will be less than ideal for you (though depending on your circumstances, it may also be the only viable option).

While there is much in traditional campus-based education that can be substituted or simulated through the online medium, some students may find that there is nothing that can replace the conversation, collaboration, and motivation that occur in an actual in-person classroom setting. As you transition to online education, one of the biggest challenges you will likely face in getting the most out of your online classes is overcoming this difference between “real reality” and “virtual reality.” Fortunately, we’ve got some great Tips for Online Education Beginners.

The advantages of online classes are many. Above all, online courses give you the freedom and flexibility to attend class from anywhere that works for you, whether you’re at home, in a coffee shop, or in a quiet conference room at work. In many cases, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of asynchronous learning opportunities—educational experiences that you can complete at your own pace and on your own schedule. This may include pre-taped lectures, ongoing chat-board discussions, and 24/7 access to digital materials. And of course, just as there are some learners who prefer the energy of a live classroom, there are those who learn best when working in their own personal space, free from distractions. If this sounds like you, you might find the solitude of online learning to be a major advantage.

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