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Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology

7,229 Yearly Graduations
$46,100 Median Salary
$36,177 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in IT is offered at 273 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.9% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,229 earned their bachelor's degree in IT. This earns it the #63 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
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 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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $45,600 to a high of $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 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, $38,656 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $26,000.

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The median monthly payment of a IT graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $375.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in IT. About 82.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,992
Women 1,237
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 508
Black or African American 825
Hispanic or Latino 776
White 4,210
International Students 213
Other Races/Ethnicities 697
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 273 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
1,073 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 98,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 1,073 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#2

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
422 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
38% 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. Each year, around 46,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 422 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at American Military University. About 17% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

367 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
45% 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. Roughly 59,300 attend the school each year. 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, 367 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from University of Maryland - University College. About 28% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
329 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ECPI University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 329 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from East Coast Polytechnic Institute. Of these students, 15% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
252 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
23% 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. Roughly 47,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 252 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from Penn State University Park. About 28% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

199 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at San Antonio comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. 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, 199 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from UTSA. Of these students, 25% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

146 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 28,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 146 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Pitt. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#8

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
134 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Bellevue University. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,176 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Bellevue University. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

130 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 34,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at BYU. About 17% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
124 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from SPC. Of these students, 21% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

121 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Each year, around 25,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

The IT program at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs awarded 121 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
106 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Santa Cruz comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 19,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 106 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#13

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
96 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

The IT program at Wilmington University awarded 96 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

93 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 people received their bachelor's degree in IT from UMBC. About 30% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
93 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Capella University. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The IT program at Capella University awarded 93 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 25% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
92 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Cloud State University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,460 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at St. Cloud State University. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#16

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
92 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Champlain College. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

The IT program at Champlain College awarded 92 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

91 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. 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 IT program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 91 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
87 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Baker College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Baker College. About 13% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
80 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IT. Each year, around 67,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 bachelor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Texas A&M. About 14% of this group were women, and 46% 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 36,674
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Computer Software Applications 3,499
Computer Programming 1,560

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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