7 of the Best Online Degrees in Technology

Many accredited, well-respected universities now offer degree programs online. Below is a listing of some top online degree programs in the technology fields. Each description includes links to each program as well as information on the types of degrees and specialties that each program focuses on.

Colorado Technical University

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Colorado Technical University has been around since 1965, with campus locations throughout Colorado. They are well-accredited (by ABET and CHEA, among others). The university offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs online. The online degree offerings include a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology, with concentrations in Network Management, Security, and Software Systems Engineering.

They also offer online a Master’s of Science in Management degree with concentrations in either Systems Security or Technology Management. More

Ellis University

Originally Ellis College of the New York Institute of Technology, Ellis University is now an independent entity, accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. They offer both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science. Along with the core courses in the undergraduate degree, you can choose one of their two groupings of specific course concentrations: Internet Engineering or Distributed Database Systems. The graduate program is designed to train those interested in systems analysis and engineering, application software, software engineering, systems programming, data communications, microprocessors or computer graphics.

To be admitted as a full-time student, an applicant must have taken at least 12 courses at another accredited college or university and be in good academic standing at that institution. Exceptions are made for active military and veterans. More

South University

South University was established in 1899 and currently has 5 different campus locations. They are accredited and offer an online Bachelor’s degree program in Information Systems and Technology. The degree can be customized by concentrating in General Information Technology, Database Administration, Network Administration or Web Management. More

Virginia College Online

Virginia College Online is the online presence of Virginia College, which also has campuses in 27 different locations in the southern US. It offers accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Undergrads can choose between their two tech-related Bachelor’s degrees of Management Information Systems or Network Management. The advanced degree currently offered is a Master’s in Cybersecurity. A certificate (Network Technician) and an Associate's degree (Network Engineering) are available as well. More

AIU - American Intercontinental University

American Intercontinental University (AIU) has campuses throughout the US and overseas. AIU offers an online undergraduate degree in Information Technology, with specializations available in Digital Investigations, Information Assurance and Security, Network Administration, and Software Development.

They also offer a Masters of Information Technology degree, with concentrations available in Internet Security or IT Project Management. There are also options for dual degree programs. More

Walden University

Walden University offers several online certificate and degree programs. Options for Bachelor’s degrees include Information Technology and Computer Information Systems. They also offer Master’s programs in Information Systems Management and Information Technology.

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. To be admitted to a Bachelor’s program, applicants must be one of the following four: at least 24 years old; between 21 and 23 years old with 12 transferrable credit hours; a college student with 90 credit hours completed; or an active military member or veteran. Admission to the graduate program requires an undergraduate degree with a minimum 2.9 GPA from an accredited university. More

Capella University

Capella University offers several online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Their undergraduate IT offerings include Information Assurance and Security, General Information Technology, Network Technology, Health Information Technology, and IT Project Management.

Capella’s Information Technology graduate degree programs include Analytics, Digital Forensics, General Information Systems and Technology Management, Information Technology Management, Network Defense, Network Management, and Project Management. More

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