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Doctor’s Degree in Information Technology

62 Yearly Graduations
$107,900 Median Salary
$109,368 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in IT is offered at 8 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 26% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 62 earned their doctor's degree in IT. This earns it the #134 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

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 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 80.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 50
Women 12
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 9
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 36
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 11
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Doctor's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. 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 $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 doctor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Capella University. Of these students, 20% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Capitol Technology University

Laurel, Maryland
20 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Capitol Technology University. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,124 per year.

The IT program at Capitol Technology University awarded 20 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women

Dakota State University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IT. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,541 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,939 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Dakota State.

#4

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Nova Southeastern University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IT. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

The IT program at Nova Southeastern University awarded 3 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
2 Yearly Graduations

Naval Postgraduate School comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IT. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 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 1,182
Computer Information Systems 806
Information Science 166
Other Computer Sciences 12
Computer Systems Analysis 4

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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