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Graduate Certificate in Computer Information Systems

537 Yearly Graduations
$64,200 Median Salary
$33,528 Median Debt
There are 99 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in CIS. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 34 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 22.9% of CIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 537 graduate certificate were awarded to CIS majors. This earns it the #34 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in CIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 36,674
Master’s Degree 15,812
Basic Certificate 10,889
Associate’s Degree 10,195
Undergraduate Certificate 1,569
Doctor’s Degree 806
Graduate Certificate 537

Earnings of CIS Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in CIS is $64,200. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $61,050 and the high is $67,350.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in CIS is $33,528. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $42,408 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,648.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $391.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificate in CIS. About 64.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 347
Women 190
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in CIS

The racial-ethnic distribution of CIS graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 65
Black or African American 75
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 202
International Students 123
Other Races/Ethnicities 43
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIS Graduate Certificate Students

There are 99 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in CIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
91 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for CIS students seekinga graduate certificate is Kennesaw State University. Each year, around 35,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,328 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at KSU Georgia. Of these students, 35% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
70 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 42,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from Wisconsin. About 19% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
61 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of St Thomas Minnesota comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at UST MN. Of these students, 46% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
36 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Denver is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from U of Denver. About 42% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
22 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Florida Atlantic University. Each year, around 30,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at FAU. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#6

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
21 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington University in St Louis is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 15,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,250 per year.

The CIS program at Washington University in St Louis awarded 21 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 10% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
17 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

The CIS program at Kaplan University-Indianapolis awarded 17 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

17 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Each year, around 103,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 94% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 49,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from Walden University. Of these students, 44% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 35,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from GMU. Of these students, 21% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 8,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,441 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from Regis U. Of these students, 42% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas at Little Rock comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,495 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,760 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from UA Little Rock. Of these students, 25% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Iowa. Each year, around 32,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from Iowa. About 45% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Commonwealth University. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

The CIS program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 9 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#15

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Texas Woman's University. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,973 per year.

The CIS program at Texas Woman's University awarded 8 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#15

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stevens Institute of Technology comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,134 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at Stevens. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#15

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at UT Dallas. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#15

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is New Jersey Institute of Technology. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,448 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at NJIT. About 62% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Each year, around 30,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,771 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in CIS from UTSA. About 14% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Marist College. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,925 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificate were handed out to CIS majors at Marist. Of these students, 43% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to CIS that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 1,078
Information Science 390
Computer Software Applications 331
Other Computer Sciences 167
Computer Systems Analysis 155

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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