To date, we’ve asked 21 current and past information technology students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it above average.

Your major should make you feel excited to put the knowledge and skills you learn to work.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a information technology degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a information technology degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are information technology students compared to other degrees?

Overall, information technology students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.4 out of 5. For context, information technology students rate their happiness similarly to students in Security and Protective Services, Computer and Information Sciences and Biology and Related Studies.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to information technology

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Social Sciences$67,596
Biology and Related Studies$64,274
Computer and Information Sciences$82,055
Security and Protective Services$69,907
Information Technology$80,809

Let's break that down further.

Are information technology students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.4 out of 5 stars
21 ratings
5 stars
14%
4 stars
38%
3 stars
29%
2 stars
14%
1 stars
5%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
22 ratings
5 stars
23%
4 stars
27%
3 stars
18%
2 stars
23%
1 stars
9%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in information technology experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did information technology graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what information technology grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.3 out of 5 stars
20 ratings
5 stars
30%
4 stars
10%
3 stars
30%
2 stars
20%
1 stars
10%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were information technology students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.4 out of 5 stars
21 ratings
5 stars
29%
4 stars
24%
3 stars
14%
2 stars
29%
1 stars
5%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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