Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Information Technology and the types of students that study this field. University of Phoenix-Arizona awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but MyComputerCareer.com-Raleigh and Brand College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Information Technology. Tuition costs for Information Technology majors are, on average, $5,472 for in-state public colleges, and $29,150 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Information Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Information Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Information Technology majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Troubleshooting, and Technology Design.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Information Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.