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Basic Certificate in Information Technology

7,770 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
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 earned their basic certificate in IT. 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 Certificate

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 certificate 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 Certificate 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

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

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


*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.

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