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Basic Certificates in Information Technology

7,770 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in IT is offered at 429 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 42 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.3% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,770 basic certificates were awarded to IT majors. This makes it the 19th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for IT majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for IT majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in IT. About 82.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,375
Women 1,395
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 444
Black or African American 1,277
Hispanic or Latino 1,091
White 3,844
International Students 101
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,013
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Basic Certificate Students

There are 429 colleges that offer a basic certificate in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

809 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga basic certificate is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Each year, around 95,700 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, 809 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at UOPX - Arizona. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#2

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington
304 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Clover Park Technical College. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 304 people received their basic certificate in IT from CPTC. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#3

MyComputerCareer - Westerville

Westerville, Ohio
225 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MyComputerCareer - Westerville is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. The IT program at MyComputerCareer - Westerville awarded 225 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 13% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
204 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Chattahoochee Technical College. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 204 people received their basic certificate in IT from Chattahoochee Technical College. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#5

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
190 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Southern Nevada is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 34,100 attend the school each year. The IT program at College of Southern Nevada awarded 190 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
176 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Edmonds Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Edmonds Community College. About 22% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
170 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwinnett Technical College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. The IT program at Gwinnett Technical College awarded 170 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 19% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
169 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Green River College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 8,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 169 people received their basic certificate in IT from GRC. Of these students, 14% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
165 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Each year, around 72,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 165 people received their basic certificate in IT from Ivy Tech Community College. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#10

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
142 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Augusta Technical College. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 142 people received their basic certificate in IT from Augusta Technical College. Of these students, 30% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
140 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 29,100 attend the school each year. The IT program at St Petersburg College awarded 140 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#12

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, Washington
124 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Whatcom Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Whatcom Community College. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#13

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
120 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Broward College. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at BC. Of these students, 15% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
119 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moraine Valley Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 119 people received their basic certificate in IT from MVCC. About 10% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Carolina Career College

Durham, North Carolina
117 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carolina Career College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Carolina Career College. About 10% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
113 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Milwaukee Area Technical College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 15,200 attend the school each year. The IT program at Milwaukee Area Technical College awarded 113 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
107 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Chippewa Valley Technical College. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The IT program at Chippewa Valley Technical College awarded 107 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
106 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Champlain College. Each year, around 4,500 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 people received their basic certificate in IT from Champlain. Of these students, 17% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
103 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 103 people received their basic certificate in IT from CGTC. About 27% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
97 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Anne Arundel Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 12,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 people received their basic certificate in IT from AACC. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Computer Software Applications 2,840
Data Entry 1,081

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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