Doctor’s Degree in Information Technology
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|
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.
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.
More men than women pursue doctor's degree in IT. About 82.2% of graduates in this field are male.
|Gender||Number of Grads|
The racial-ethnic distribution of IT doctor’s degree students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||8|
|Hispanic or Latino||3|
Most Popular IT Programs for Doctor’s Degree
There are 6 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 6 below:
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.
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.
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 Information Systems||774|
|Other Computer Sciences||23|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Image Credit: By Craig Dennis under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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