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Information Technology Schools in California

1,721 students earned IT degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Information Technology is the 74th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in California

IT majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 597
Associate’s Degree 353
Master’s Degree 258
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 205
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 205
Bachelor’s Degree 169
Post-Master’s Certificate 137
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 137
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

In California, a IT major is more popular with men than with women.

Information Technology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IT majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 15.7%
  • Black or African American: 8.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 22.7%
  • White: 33.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.1%
  • Other Races: 13.0%
Information Technology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in California

There are 384,740 people in the state and 2,912,080 people in the nation working in IT jobs.

Information Technology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Information Technology Jobs in California

In this state, IT grads earn an average of $100,890. Nationwide, they make an average of $92,030.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 93 colleges in California that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

181 Degrees in Major Awarded

The full-time teacher rate is 88%.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
16,930 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.90 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time.

#3

Asher College

Sacramento
119 Degrees in Major Awarded
596 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The 7.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
19,700 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The student loan default rate of 3.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 72% of students get financical aid.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
27,008 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $3,168. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. 51% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#6

MTI College

Sacramento
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
787 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,800 a year. This private school has an average net price of $18,434. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 25% are considered full time.

#7

Unitek College

Fremont
62 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,774 Total Students

39% of students get financical aid. This private school has an average net price of $49,493. 63% of the teachers are full time.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
670 Total Students

86% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 1 to 1. The 1.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
778 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 35 to 1. The student loan default rate of 7.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 50% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#10

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley
49 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,977 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 35 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

Information Technology Careers in CA

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 28% $109,200
Web Developers 21% $78,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 18% $167,150
Database Administrators 18% $101,240
Computer User Support Specialists 16% $61,540
Computer Workers 14% $98,010
Computer Network Architects 12% $123,690
Computer Network Support Specialists 12% $71,550
Managers 11% $129,300
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 9% $93,810

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IT.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Computer Science 10,857
Computer Information Systems 2,866
Computer Programming 1,495
Computer Software Applications 1,461
Computer Systems Networking 1,348
Information Science 388
Data Entry 331
Computer Systems Analysis 176

View all majors related to Information Technology

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