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Graduate Certificate in Information Science

390 Yearly Graduations
$73,300 Median Salary
$36,300 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in IS is offered at 61 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 30 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 13.6% of IS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IS Majors

In 2018-2019, 390 earned their graduate certificate in IS. This makes it the 43rd most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,118
Master’s Degree 6,516
Associate’s Degree 906
Graduate Certificate 390
Undergraduate Certificate 374
Basic Certificate 309
Doctor’s Degree 166

Earnings of IS Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IS is $73,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $73,300 to a high of $73,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IS is $36,300. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $39,287 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $33,312.

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The median monthly payment of a IS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $423.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificate in IS. About 60.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 235
Women 155
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in IS

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 208
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 27
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IS Graduate Certificate Students

There are 61 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in IS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
98 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 people received their graduate certificate in IS from Penn State World Campus. About 12% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
45 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Roughly 38,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

The IS program at University of North Texas awarded 45 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

43 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The IS program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 43 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 63% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Norwich University

Northfield, Vermont
26 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Norwich University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,234 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,904 per year.

The IS program at Norwich University awarded 26 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
24 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 35,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The IS program at George Mason University awarded 24 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Maryland - University College. Each year, around 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in IS from University of Maryland - University College. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#7

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
18 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dakota State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,541 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,939 per year.

The IS program at Dakota State University awarded 18 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 39% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 42,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 15 people received their graduate certificate in IS from Wisconsin. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#9

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 27,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 graduate certificate were handed out to IS majors at Wayne State. Of these students, 73% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 25,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

The IS program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 11 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 64% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska at Omaha is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 15,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 graduate certificate were handed out to IS majors at UNOMAHA. Of these students, 30% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 37,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The IS program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 10 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#13

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bowie State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Roughly 6,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,647 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,614 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their graduate certificate in IS from Bowie State University. Of these students, 22% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Roughly 42,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in IS from Purdue.

#15

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is New Jersey Institute of Technology. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their graduate certificate in IS from NJIT. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#15

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas at Little Rock comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The IS program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock awarded 6 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in IS from VCU.

#17

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pace University - New York comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IS. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

The IS program at Pace University - New York awarded 4 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hawaii Pacific University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,250 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in IS from Hawaii Pacific University. About 33% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IS. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

The IS program at Northwestern University awarded 3 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 1,078
Computer Information Systems 537
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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