ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education
SIGITE

IT Undergraduate Programs (USA)

Thanks to the SIGITE-funded research of Andrew Hansen, Bikalpa Neupane, Barry M. Lunt, and Richard Ofori (all from Brigham Young University), we can provide a preliminary list of Information Technology (IT) bachelor’s programs in the United States. The list contains 220 universities with IT-like undergraduate programs.

Due to widespread variation in the names of academic degree programs, one cannot simply count those named Information Technology. At SIGITE 2011, a framework was presented (see paper) for identifying IT programs and for evaluating their compliance to an accepted standard. This framework has been applied throughout this research. They first compiled a list of prospective IT programs to research. Each university on the list was researched by looking at their university webpage in search of a list of computing majors listed at that university. If, at a glance, these program’s required courses look similar to those required in an IT program, the program was evaluated and given a numerical score compliance factor, as compared to the standard, no matter the name of the major. This compliance factor was calculated using the assessment form that is included in their SIGITE paper (the larger the number the more compliant the program to the IT Model Curricula). The results of their analysis are presented below. View their data as Excel files.

Note: The compliance score shown here is not meant to indicate that one program is better or weaker than another. Rather it is the score calculated by the authors in the above study to show a program’s relative compliance to the official ACM IT curricula.

InstitutionCompliance Score (1-4)
Abilene Christian University2.485
American InterContinental University-Atlanta2.707
American InterContinental University-Houston2.707
American InterContinental University-Online2.707
American InterContinental University-South Florida2.707
American Public University System2.072
Arkansas State University-Main Campus1.847
Armstrong Atlantic State University
2.394
Austin Peay State University
1.782
Avila University
2.022
Azusa Pacific University
2.465
Barry University
2.208
Beacon College
1.588
Bellevue University
1.235
Bentley University
1.788
Bethesda University of California
2.276
Biola University
1.800
Bloomfield College
2.079
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
1.471
Bluffton University
1.659
Bob Jones University
1.753
Boise State University
2.253
Bradley University
2.176
Brandman University
1.912
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
2.176
Brigham Young University-Idaho
2.653
Brigham Young University-Provo
3.553
Broadview University-Boise
2.756
Broadview University-Layton
2.756
Broadview University-Online Division
2.756
Broadview University-Orem
2.756
Broadview University-West Jordan
2.756
Bryant University
1.471
Cabrini College
2.305
Caldwell college
1.972
California State University-Channel Islands
2.340
California State University-Northridge
1.424
California State University-San Bernardino
1.805
California State University-Stanislaus
2.356
Cameron University
2.319
Campbell University
2.406
Campbellsville University
1.499
Capella University
2.324
Carroll University
1.696
Central Michigan University
1.807
Champlain College
2.441
Charleston Southern University
1.807
Charter College-Anchorage
2.582
Chestnut Hill College
2.559
City University of Seattle
2.121
Clarke University
2.206
Clayton State University
2.465
Cleary University
2.352
College America-Colorado Springs
2.465
College of Our Lady of the Elms
1.682
Columbia Southern University
1.753
Columbus State University
2.495
Concordia University-Chicago
2.088
Cornell University
2.129
Curry College
2.164
Dakota State University
2.488
Dallas Baptist University
2.182
Delaware State University
2.087
DePaul University
2.724
Dickinson State University
1.753
Dixie State College
2.465
Drexel University
2.188
East Carolina University
2.784
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
1.753
East Tennessee State University
2.747
Eastern Michigan University
1.951
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
1.800
East-West University
2.164
Fairleigh Dickison University-Metropolitan Campus
2.724
Fairmont State University
2.488
Felician College
1.824
Ferris State University
2.253
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
1.461
Florida Atlantic University
2.276
Florida State University
1.961
Fordham University
1.802
Franklin University
1.999
Frostburg State University
2.495
George Mason University
2.451
Georgia Gwinnett College
2.908
Georgia Southern
2.418
Georgia Southwestern State University
2.281
Golden-Beacom College
1.400
Grace University
1.706
Graceland University-Lamoni
1.555
Grand View University
2.272
Granite State College
2.196
Guilford College
1.933
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
2.133
Harrison College-Indianapolis
1.819
Herzing University-Atlanta
2.192
Herzing University-Birmingham
2.192
Herzing University-Kenner
2.192
Herzing University-Madison
2.192
Howard Payne University
2.420
Idaho State University
1.376
Illinois Institute of Technology
2.267
Illinois State University
1.688
Indiana State University
1.520
Indiana University-Northwest
1.831
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
2.049
Jamestown College
2.200
Juniata College
2.576
Kaplan University – Cedar Rapids Campus
2.080
Kean University
2.647
Keene State College
1.567
Kentucky State University
2.671
Keystone College
2.569
Kutztown University
2.162
La Roche College
2.320
La Salle University
2.647
Lawrence Technological University
2.388
Lenoir-Rhyne University
2.694
Lewis-Clark State College
3.247
Limestone College
2.176
Lipscomb University
2.365
Lock Haven University
2.624
Long Island University
2.391
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
2.607
Loyola University-Chicago
1.875
Middle Georgia (Macon) State College
3.195
Marist College
2.600
Marygrove College
2.247
Marymount University
2.753
Mayville State University
1.889
McKendree University
2.518
McMurry University
2.461
Mercyhurst College
1.847
Michigan Tech
2.518
Minnesota State University Moorhead
2.271
Mississippi Valley State University
2.247
Missouri Tech
2.553
Missouri Southern State University
2.118
Missouri Western State University
1.918
Monroe College
2.176
Montclaire State University
2.106
Mount Aloysius Collge
2.529
Mount St. Mary’s College
2.129
National American University
2.442
National College – Salem
2.459
National University
2.129
New England Institute of Technology
1.941
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
2.624
New York Institute of Technology
2.576
New Jersey Institute of Technology
3.327
Northern Kentucky University
2.228
Northwestern University
2.576
Nova Southeastern University
2.207
Oakland University
2.959
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio
2.435
Plymouth State University
2.247
Point Park University
2.506
Purdue University-West Lafayette
3.099
Rochester Institute of Technology
2.982
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2.888
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2.647
Sacred Heart University
2.256
Saint Vincent College
2.207
Shepherd University
2.459
Simmons College
2.176
Slippery Rock University
2.019
Sojourner-Douglass College
2.247
South Texas College
2.106
Southeast Missouri State University
2.158
Southern Connecticut State University
2.172
Southern Wesleyan University
2.129
Southern Polytechnic State University
3.859
Stephen F Austin State University
2.108
SUNY College at Brockport
3.391
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
2.900
Temple University
3.165
Texas Christian University
2.886
The University of West Florida
2.867
Towson University
2.726
Trevecca Nazarene University
2.876
Tulane University of Louisiana
1.946
Tuskegee University
2.428
United States Military Academy
3.176
United States Naval Academy2.559
University of Cincinnati
3.294
University of Advancing Technology
2.525
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
2.892
University of Central Florida
2.694
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
3.600
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2.944
University of Houston-Victoria
1.795
University of Maryland-University College
3.271
University of Massachusetts-Boston
3.174
University of Missouri-Columbia
3.304
University of Missouri-Kansas City
2.636
University of Nebraska at Kearney
3.005
University of New Hampshire
2.601
University of New Haven
3.144
University of North Dakota
2.306
University of North Florida
2.221
University of Phoenix (Collective)
2.671
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
3.518
University of Rio Grande
2.824
University of South Alabama
3.038
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
2.774
University of South Florida-Main Campus
2.976
University of Southern Mississippi
3.094
University of St Francis
2.424
University of the District of Columbia
3.026
University of Toledo
2.398
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
3.144
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
3.031
Upper Iowa University
3.722
Utah State University
3.447
Vermont Technical College
3.755
Washington & Jefferson College
2.856
Waynesburg University
3.365
Webster University
1.908
Wentworth Institute of Technology
3.482
Western Governors University
3.388
Western Kentucky University
2.200
Youngstown State University
2.728