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Basic Certificate in Information Technology

7,942 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.5% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2017-2018, 7,942 basic certificate were awarded to IT majors. 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 Basic Certificate

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificate in IT. About 82.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,568
Women 1,374
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 407
Black or African American 1,371
Hispanic or Latino 1,150
White 3,864
International Students 117
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,033
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 10,262
Computer Systems Networking 4,821
Computer Programming 3,625
Computer Software Applications 2,720
Data Entry 1,090


*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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