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2021 Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools

69 Colleges
$25,414 Avg Salary
$11,922 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 33,399 people earned a degree or certificate in information technology, making the major the #37 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 69 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the IT undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#1

Asher College

Sacramento, CA

Our analysis found Asher College to be the best school for information technology students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Asher College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Sacramento.

On average, IT graduates from Asher College take out $8,747 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $82.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public school with a fairly small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, IT graduates from Penn State World Campus carry an average student debtload of $25,057. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $279.

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#3

Unitek College

Fremont, CA

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Unitek College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Unitek College is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fremont.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Unitek College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $8,303. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $99, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 69 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Penn State University Park take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $25,057. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $279.

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#5

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Gwinnett Technical College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, IT graduates from GTC carry an average student debtload of $14,177. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $150.

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Pennsylvania State University - Altoona ranked #6 on this year’s Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Penn State Altoona is a fairly small public school located in the city of Altoona.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, IT graduates from Penn State Altoona carry an average student debtload of $25,057. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $279.

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#7

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate information technology programs. Located in the suburb of Reading, Penn State Berks is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, IT majors at Penn State Berks accumulate an average of around $25,057 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $279.

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With a ranking of #9, Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Media, Penn State Brandywine is a public college with a small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Penn State Harrisburg is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Middletown.

On average, IT graduates from Penn State Harrisburg take out $25,057 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $279.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 Charter College Vancouver, WA
12 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
13 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID

Information Technology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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