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Associate’s Degree in Information Technology

6,744 Yearly Graduations
$32,500 Median Salary
$24,167 Median Debt
There are 503 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in IT. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,744 earned their associate's degree in IT. This earns it the #21 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 7,824
Basic Certificate 7,770
Bachelor’s Degree 7,229
Associate’s Degree 6,744
Undergraduate Certificate 2,692
Graduate Certificate 1,078
Doctor’s Degree 62

Earnings of IT Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in IT is $32,500. 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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $28,800 to a high of $37,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in IT is $24,167. 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, $26,397 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $17,661.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $251.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in IT. About 82.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,585
Women 1,159
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 406
Black or African American 1,046
Hispanic or Latino 844
White 3,826
International Students 108
Other Races/Ethnicities 514
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Associate's Degree Students

There are 503 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
348 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ECPI University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,584 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 348 associate's degree were handed out to IT majors at East Coast Polytechnic Institute. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#2

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
198 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northern Virginia Community College. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 198 people received their associate's degree in IT from Northern Virginia Community College. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

178 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Texas State Technical College. Roughly 12,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 people received their associate's degree in IT from TSTC. Of these students, 10% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
171 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in IT. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 171 people received their associate's degree in IT from Kaplan University-Indianapolis. About 27% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
114 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Gwinnett Technical College. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Gwinnett Technical College awarded 114 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 18% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
95 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Green River College. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 95 people received their associate's degree in IT from GRC. Of these students, 14% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

91 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College of Florida comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in IT. Roughly 17,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 associate's degree were handed out to IT majors at Seminole State. Of these students, 19% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
87 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Anne Arundel Community College. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Anne Arundel Community College awarded 87 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
74 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chattahoochee Technical College. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 people received their associate's degree in IT from Chattahoochee Technical College. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

72 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Baltimore County is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 people received their associate's degree in IT from CCBC. About 17% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Asher College

Sacramento, California
71 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Asher College. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Asher College awarded 71 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 14% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
67 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in IT. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 associate's degree were handed out to IT majors at Montgomery College - Rockville. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#13

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
60 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Florida State College at Jacksonville. Each year, around 21,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Florida State College at Jacksonville awarded 60 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
59 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their associate's degree in IT from Augusta Technical College. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#15

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
57 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 associate's degree were handed out to IT majors at SPC. About 16% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
57 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hennepin Technical College. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. The IT program at Hennepin Technical College awarded 57 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 7% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
56 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is San Antonio College. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 people received their associate's degree in IT from San Antonio College. About 16% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
55 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baker College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in IT. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their associate's degree in IT from Baker College. About 29% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

SUNY Westchester Community College

Valhalla, New York
54 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Westchester Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 12,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at SUNY Westchester Community College awarded 54 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 19% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Macomb Community College

Warren, Michigan
54 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Macomb Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 21,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 associate's degree were handed out to IT majors at Macomb Community College. Of these students, 22% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,195
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
Computer Programming 3,787
Computer Science 2,944
Computer Software Applications 2,241

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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