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Information Technology Schools

As a professor or instructor of information technology classes at one of the 1,898 accredited information technology schools in the country, you play a central role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The trends in the information technology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes 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


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Information technology professionals

2,616,780 2,742,000 2,862,250 2,894,240 2,922,550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 2,922,550 information technology professionals working in the US in 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 12%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Information technology professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by information technology professionals around the nation, was $80,007 per year. This is 81% more than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Information Technology

$71,170 $74,490 $77,021 $78,570 $80,007
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Information technology professionals' salaries have grown by 12% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Information Technology Student enrollment growth by degree

8,905 8,405 9,529 9,977 8,612
28,059 24,754 19,187 21,246 22,056
746 916 922 856 857
10,133 9,485 9,764 10,273 10,594
4,871 3,994 4,059 4,764 4,970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Information Technology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Information Technology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Information Technology
  • Grey: Certificate in Information Technology

The career outlook for information technology professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In the US, 52,714 students graduated from information technology degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 47,089 students graduated from information technology schools.

This represents a 11% change in 4 years. This decline in the number of students graduating from information technology courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Information Technology Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering information technology programs has decreased. There were 476 information technology schools across the country in 2006. And there were 1898 schools in 2010.

Information Technology Faculty Salaries

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