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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

980 Yearly Graduations
$85,650 Median Salary
$31,705 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in IT is offered at 90 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 14.0% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2017-2018, 980 graduate certificate were awarded to IT majors. This earns it the #15 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation. 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 Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IT is $85,650. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $84,075 to a high of $87,225.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IT is $31,705. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $42,766 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,062.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $370.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificate in IT. About 75.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 740
Women 240
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 63
Black or African American 162
Hispanic or Latino 75
White 422
International Students 137
Other Races/Ethnicities 121
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Graduate Certificate Students

There are 90 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

182 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Maryland - University College. Each year, around 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,056 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,244 per year.

The IT program at University of Maryland - University College awarded 182 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#2

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
166 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Naval Postgraduate School is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 166 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at Naval Postgraduate School. Of these students, 14% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

95 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 103,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 95 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UOPX - Arizona. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#4

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
53 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 17,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,384 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at WCUPA. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#5

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
51 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,416 per year.

The IT program at Syracuse University awarded 51 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#6

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
39 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Towson University. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,826 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,524 per year.

The IT program at Towson University awarded 39 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
31 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Capella University. Each year, around 36,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The IT program at Capella University awarded 31 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. About 35% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
31 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,177 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at Regis U. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#9

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
26 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 26 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at UMass Lowell. About 4% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
23 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

The IT program at American Public University System awarded 23 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Concordia University - Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
19 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Concordia University - Saint Paul. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,550 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 19 people received their graduate certificate in IT from Concordia University - Saint Paul. About 16% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
18 Yearly Graduations
39% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of South Carolina - Columbia. Each year, around 34,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,216 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,650 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in IT from Carolina.

#13

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Hood College. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,910 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,550 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 15 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at Hood.

#13

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Memphis comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 21,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,054 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 15 people received their graduate certificate in IT from U of Memphis. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#13

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
15 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 27,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,889 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,780 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 15 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at GWU. About 47% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Nebraska at Omaha. Each year, around 15,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,053 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 15 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at UNOMAHA. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#17

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Missouri - St Louis. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,491 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,436 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UMSL.

#17

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Rhode Island. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,248 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,226 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at URI. About 30% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University at Buffalo. Each year, around 30,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 graduate certificate were handed out to IT majors at University at Buffalo. Of these students, 50% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Ferris State University. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,984 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,320 per year.

The IT program at Ferris State University awarded 9 graduate certificate during the 2017-2018 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 483
Information Science 406
Computer Software Applications 349
Other Computer Sciences 183
Computer Science 176

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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