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Undergraduate Certificates in Information Technology

2,692 Yearly Graduations
$21,700 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 357 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in IT. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,692 earned their undergraduate certificate in IT. This makes it the 24th most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,200 to a high of $30,600.

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Student Debt

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

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in IT. About 79.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,141
Women 551
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 157
Black or African American 347
Hispanic or Latino 475
White 1,439
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 237
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 357 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
137 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Pennsylvania State University - University Park. Each year, around 91,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

The IT program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park awarded 137 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
92 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Gwinnett Technical College. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their undergraduate certificate in IT from GTC. About 18% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Laredo Community College

Laredo, Texas
88 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Laredo Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in IT. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Laredo Community College. Of these students, 56% were women and 95% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
70 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Madison College. About 21% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Unitek College

Fremont, California
62 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Unitek College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Unitek College. Of these students, 19% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
61 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The IT program at Chattahoochee Technical College awarded 61 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#7

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
59 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Valencia College. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Valencia College awarded 59 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
57 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Penn State World Campus. Of these students, 18% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

College of Western Idaho

Nampa, Idaho
52 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Western Idaho is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Roughly 10,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their undergraduate certificate in IT from CWI. About 15% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Asher College

Sacramento, California
43 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Asher College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Asher College awarded 43 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#10

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
43 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fox Valley Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at FVTC. About 42% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
41 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at MATC. About 27% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
38 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is College of Lake County. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their undergraduate certificate in IT from College of Lake County. Of these students, 8% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
35 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kirkwood Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Kirkwood Community College awarded 35 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington
34 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clover Park Technical College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their undergraduate certificate in IT from CPTC. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#15

MTI College

Sacramento, California
34 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is MTI College. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their undergraduate certificate in IT from MTI College. Of these students, 6% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
32 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hinds Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Hinds Community College. About 25% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
31 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Ivy Tech Community College. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

#19

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
29 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in IT. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,892 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,504 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their undergraduate certificate in IT from Augusta University. Of these students, 24% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

29 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Collin County Community College District. Roughly 35,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 undergraduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Collin County Community College District. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Software Applications 1,383
Computer Programming 1,334
Data Processing 434

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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