Information technology (IT) majors study a broad range of technological topics, including website development and management, networking, security fundamentals, managerial economics, computer programming, digital media publishing, application development, information systems, and databases. IT is an intense program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, which is why it?s imperative that students have strong math, computer, quantitative, and problem-solving skills. Certification is not necessarily required for IT positions but is often preferred since it illustrates ongoing knowledge of the industry.
The IT industry is the largest of any computer-related industry. IT workers maintain networks, create new software, and ensure information security. Custom computer programming services and computer systems design services are the two sub-industries that account for almost 90 percent of all IT services employment. IT workers in those areas write, test, and modify software; provide support to clients after new software has been introduced; and plan and design computer systems. However, IT graduates are qualified to work in other areas including data management, software installation, and disaster recovery services. Employment and output in the computer systems design and related services industry is expected to continuously grow at a rapid pace as firms and individual consumers continue to increase their use of information technology services.
New Jersey Institute of Technology offers 5 Information Technology degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 237 Information Technology students graduated with students earning 200 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
Montclair State University offers 3 Information Technology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 85 Information Technology students graduated with students earning 82 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus offers 1 Information Technology degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 4 Information Technology students graduated with students earning 4 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ||24 : 1||7,283|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ||26 : 1||11,518|
|Montclair State University Montclair, NJ||33 : 1||21,007|
|Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ||63 : 1||7,793|
|Rutgers University-Newark Newark, NJ||23 : 1||13,605|
|Union County College Cranford, NJ||90 : 1||9,181|
|Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ||50 : 1||8,206|
|Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ||59 : 1||12,968|
|Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ||19 : 1||5,953|
|Caldwell University Caldwell, NJ||27 : 1||2,206|
|Strayer University-New Jersey Cherry Hill, NJ||973 : 1||973|
|Saint Peter's University Jersey City, NJ||28 : 1||3,233|
|William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ||26 : 1||10,105|
|County College of Morris Randolph, NJ||46 : 1||7,488|
|Middlesex County College Edison, NJ||78 : 1||11,142|
|Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ||10,227|