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.
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 6 Information Technology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 183 Information Technology students graduated with students earning 89 Bachelor's degrees, 89 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
Franklin University offers 4 Information Technology degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 63 Information Technology students graduated with students earning 58 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH||29 : 1||27,716|
|University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH||28 : 1||39,263|
|Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, OH||27 : 1||27,367|
|University of Toledo Toledo, OH||25 : 1||19,694|
|Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH||30 : 1||12,110|
|Franklin University Columbus, OH||82 : 1||6,031|
|Miami University-Middletown Middletown, OH||29 : 1||1,842|
|Miami University-Hamilton Hamilton, OH||28 : 1||2,540|
|Bluffton University Bluffton, OH||15 : 1||768|
|Wilberforce University Wilberforce, OH||28 : 1||566|
|Tiffin University Tiffin, OH||41 : 1||2,926|
|Ohio University-Eastern Campus Saint Clairsville, OH||79 : 1||1,025|
|Ohio Christian University Circleville, OH||27 : 1||2,843|
|Ohio University-Zanesville Campus Zanesville, OH||59 : 1||1,827|
|Ohio University-Southern Campus Ironton, OH||66 : 1||2,232|
|Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Lancaster, OH||87 : 1||2,532|
|Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH||57 : 1||6,628|
|Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus Chillicothe, OH||54 : 1||2,178|
|Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH||78 : 1||9,310|
|Edison State Community College Piqua, OH||81 : 1||3,888|