Rashaan, M.S. Cybersecurity grad
WGU's Cybersecurity Master's Program is ranked #3 by Fortune.com for online cybersecurity programs in the country. Our programs are created by professionals to help students be prepared for a career in cyber.
EXCELLENCE AND RESPECT
2021 National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). WGU has been awarded an CAE designation by the National Security Agency (NSA) for its B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program.
Top Ranked for ROI
An IT degree should be worth the cost. Comparing the cost of the program and the ROI you'll get is key in determining if a program is right for you. Our degree programs have proven to provide a great return on investment with WGU grads seeing an average salary increase of $22,200 within just two years of graduation.*
In fact, graduates from WGU's Bachelor of Science—Information Technology program boast a 320% ROI on average, a figure that factors in two-year post graduate earnings compared to student debt. Our return on investment ranks first among other online colleges.
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Earn Valuable IT Certifications with Your Degree
Our goal is to give you the skills and training you need to be marketable in the information technology field. That's why our degree programs don't just give you a degree, but top industry certifications as well. You'll be prepared to get these certifications as you progress in your degree, and at no extra cost! Boost your résumé with the valuable online information technology degree and certifications you need to wow employers, and be prepared for a successful career.
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WGU Ranked #10 Best Online Cybersecurity Master's Program
Fortune.com ranked WGU's degree program as the tenth best online master's program for cybersecurity in the country.
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People love their WGU experience. See why it means so much to them, and what makes us different.
"I am now coaching and leading others. I am very much driven by helping others see their own value. I see a bright future in inspiring coworkers and community members to see the best in themselves and to reach their potential."
— Jason Maestri, B.S. Software Development grad
"WGU has impacted my life and provided me with the control I needed to complete many other accomplishments in a relatively short amount of time. I am grateful to WGU and the programs it offers and will continue to recommend its program to all of my IT buddies."
— Aspen De La Cruz, B.S. IT & M.S. IT Management grad
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When you choose a career in information technology, you can expect great job opportunities and valuable job stability. Jobs in the IT sector are expected to grow rapidly, adding over 170,000 jobs in 2023.
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WGU faculty members are experts in the field, and they're not just sharing their expertise inside the classroom. Stay up to date on the latest IT industry trends and learn from their time in the field with the "IT Talk" audio series.
Center for Cyber Education
WGU's CCE provides students with faculty trained in areas like network security, cryptography, digital forensics, cyber law, cyber policy, cloud security, cyber defense, and data management.
College of Information Technology FAQs
Yes, you can earn an IT degree online. Along with industry certifications, an online IT degree can make you more employable and likely increase your earning power as well. Through an online degree program in IT, you may learn about data management, programming, and network security. Online IT degree programs may be able to offer needed flexibility so you can continue working while attending school.
The top online bachelor's in IT programs (based on ROI) are:
1. Western Governors University (320% ROI)
2. Columbia Southern University (212% ROI)
3. Capella University (175% ROI)
4. Southern New Hampshire University (162% ROI)
5. University of Phoenix—Arizona (154% ROI)
6. American Public University System (145% ROI)
7. Colorado Technical University—Colorado Springs (126% ROI)
8. Walden University (107% ROI)
9. Purdue University (103% ROI)
There are a wide variety of jobs you can get with an IT degree. Some of the most popular are:
- Network engineer
- Software or web developer
- Information security or computer systems analyst
- Computer programmer
- Database or computer systems administrator
- IT manager
- Cybersecurity expert
There are several different IT degrees that will help you get an IT job. Here are some popular IT or computer degrees:
- Cloud Computing
- Computer Science
- Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
- Data Management/Data Analytics
- Information Technology
- Network Engineering and Security
- Software Engineering
- Health Information Management
- Information Technology Management
You can get an online IT degree by applying to WGU! The process is simple. We also have enrollment counselors who are ready to help you go through the process of applying, and answer any questions you may have along the way.
Once you're enrolled in WGU, your path is straightforward. You move through your coursework, and once you've mastered the material, you can move on to the next course.
It typically takes about four years to get an online bachelor's degree in information technology. Some schools, like WGU, have a model that allows students to earn an information technology degree much more quickly due to accelerated, flexible courses.
An online information technology degree may teach you skills in many areas including programming, data management, and network security. You might also gain experience in project management and information systems management.