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Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology

6,112 Yearly Graduations
$46,100 Median Salary
$36,177 Median Debt
There are 255 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in IT. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.9% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 6,112 students earned their bachelor's degree in IT. This earns it the #70 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor'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
Basic Certificate 7,942
Master’s Degree 6,393
Associate’s Degree 6,293
Bachelor’s Degree 6,112
Undergraduate Certificate 2,414
Graduate Certificate 980
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of IT Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in IT is $46,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $45,600 and the high is $50,475.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in IT is $36,177. 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, $38,656 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $26,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $375.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in IT. About 82.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,052
Women 1,060
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 397
Black or African American 737
Hispanic or Latino 631
White 3,562
International Students 178
Other Races/Ethnicities 607
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 255 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
768 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga bachelor's degree is Western Governors University. Roughly 98,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The IT program at Western Governors University awarded 768 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#2

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
432 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 432 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at American Military University. Of these students, 17% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

422 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - University College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,056 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,244 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 422 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at University of Maryland - University College. About 22% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
328 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ECPI University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,984 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

The IT program at ECPI University awarded 328 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#5

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
196 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 47,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,540 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 196 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Penn State University Park. About 19% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

138 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 28,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,130 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,846 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 138 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Pitt. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#7

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
122 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is St Petersburg College. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at St Petersburg College awarded 122 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#8

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
120 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Bellevue University. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,152 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,350 per year.

The IT program at Bellevue University awarded 120 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 18% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
115 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,586 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 115 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from Wilmington University. Of these students, 22% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
114 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 36,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,516 per year.

The IT program at Capella University awarded 114 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

114 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 103,900 attend the school each year. 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 2017-2018 academic year, 114 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 23% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

107 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at San Antonio. Roughly 30,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,343 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,615 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 107 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from UTSA. Of these students, 20% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

87 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore County is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,534 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,520 per year.

The IT program at University of Maryland - Baltimore County awarded 87 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
86 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Champlain College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,910 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 86 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from Champlain. Of these students, 16% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
86 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Cruz comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The IT program at University of California - Santa Cruz awarded 86 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#16

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
84 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baker College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 84 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Baker College. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#17

National University

La Jolla, California
81 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is National University. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 81 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from National University. Of these students, 15% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

76 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 25,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,585 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,409 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 76 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Of these students, 20% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

75 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 37,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,322 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 75 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from Cincinnati. Of these students, 9% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
65 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dakota State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,749 per year.

The IT program at Dakota State University awarded 65 bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 33,697
Computer Science 27,743
Information Science 8,327
Computer Software Applications 3,277
Computer Systems Networking 1,454

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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