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Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

2,414 Yearly Graduations
$21,700 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.3% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 2,414 students earned their undergraduate certificate in IT. 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 Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in IT is $21,700. 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.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $20,200 and the high is $30,600.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in IT is $9,500. 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, $10,466 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.


The median monthly payment of a IT graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificate in IT. About 81.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,974
Women 440
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 131
Black or African American 372
Hispanic or Latino 391
White 1,254
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 235
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Undergraduate Certificate Students

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Systems Networking 2,264
Computer Information Systems 1,523
Computer Programming 1,283
Computer Software Applications 1,218
Data Processing 445


*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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