Information Technology Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 14 accredited information technology schools where information technology faculty who teach information technology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in information technology in the state of Washington State, which encompasses information technology training at the following levels:

  • Information Technology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Information Technology
  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology
  • Masters degree in Information Technology
  • PhD degree in Information Technology


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  3. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  4. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  5. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  6. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  7. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  9. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  10. University of Washington-Bothell Campus

    18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, Washington 98011-8246

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  11. University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

    1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, Washington 98402-3100

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  12. Northwest Indian College

    2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226-9217

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  13. University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus

    7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, Washington 98188-8553

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  14. DigiPen Institute of Technology

    9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, Washington 98052

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Information Technology Employment

Washington State 97,020
National 2,922,550

Of all of the information technology professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Information technology professionals In Washington State

67,500 88,700 92,130 98,540 8,600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, information technology is a shrinking field. 58,900 less information technology professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of information technology has shrunk by 87% in Washington State. This decline is slower than the national trend for information technology professionals which shows a 89% decrease in the number of information technology professionals working around the nation.

Information Technology VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$76,413 $82,473 $85,105 $86,042 $127,130
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Information Technology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by information technology professionals is increasing in Washington State. Information technology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $76,413 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $127,130 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Information technology professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$80,340
25th percentile
$96,730
50th percentile
$119,670
75th percentile
$148,310
90th percentile
$176,950

Thus, information technology professionals' salaries grew by 40% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Washington State state, within the field of information technology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid information technology professionals earn 120% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Information technology professionals and related professions in Washington State

Computer Networking
$76,588
Computer Science
$77,028
Information Systems
$106,700
Information Technology
$85,348

Information technology professionals in Washington State earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Information Technology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
2
bachelor
14
master
10
doctor
4
Certificate
1
Total31

The number of students graduating from the 14 accredited information technology schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 567 graduates in 2006. And there were 559 graduates from information technology courses in 2010.

This represents a 1% decrease in the number of information technology degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. Most of these graduates, or 45%, earned an bachelor's degree in information technology.

Information Technology Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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