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Doctor’s Degree in Information Technology

45 Yearly Graduations
$107,900 Median Salary
$109,368 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in IT is offered at 6 colleges in the United States. 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.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2017-2018, 45 earned their doctor's degree in IT. This makes it the 146th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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 Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IT is $107,900. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $107,900 to a high of $107,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IT is $109,368. 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, $109,368 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $109,368.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,274.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in IT. About 82.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 37
Women 8
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 22
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Doctor's Degree Students

There are 6 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 6 below:

#1

Capitol Technology University

Laurel, Maryland
24 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga doctor's degree is Capitol Technology University. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,708 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,854 per year.

The IT program at Capitol Technology University awarded 24 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IT. 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 $14,516 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Capella University. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#3

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
1 Yearly Graduations

Naval Postgraduate School comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IT. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Naval Postgraduate School.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 1,015
Computer Information Systems 774
Information Science 164
Other Computer Sciences 23
Computer Programming 5

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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