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2021 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools

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Computer & Information Sciences is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 5th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 220,337 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 158 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online undergraduate certificate programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for computer and information sciences majors pursuing an online undergraduate certificate.

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our analysis found Ivy Tech Community College to be the most popular school for computer and information sciences students who want to pursue an online undergraduate certificate in the United States. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 312 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Ivy Tech Community College, 80% are male and 20% are female.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Maryland Global Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. UMGC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Adelphi.

Women make up 21% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#3

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

Out of the 158 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Hinds Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Hinds Community College is a large public school located in the fringe town of Raymond.

Women make up 22% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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Out of the 158 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus landed the # 4 spot on the list. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

Women make up 18% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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The in-demand online undergraduate certificate programs at DeVry University - Illinois helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer and information sciences schools in the United States. DeVry University - Illinois is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

Of the 55 students majoring in computer and information sciences at DeVry University - Illinois, 56% are male and 44% are female.

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#6

Sheridan Technical College

Hollywood, FL

Sheridan Technical College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Sheridan Technical College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Hollywood.

Women make up 12% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer and information sciences students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 15% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #8, William T McFatter Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online undergraduate certificate. William T McFatter Technical College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Davie.

About 23% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 77% are male.

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#9

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. SPC is a very large public school located in the city of Clearwater.

Of the 36 students majoring in computer and information sciences at SPC, 78% are male and 22% are female.

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Seminole State College of Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer and information sciences students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the small city of Sanford, Seminole State is a public school with a large student population.

Women make up 13% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #11, Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater is a small public school located in the suburb of Clearwater.

Women make up 20% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #11, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Perkinston.

About 21% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 79% are male.

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New Mexico State University - Dona Ana did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer and information sciences students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the rural area of Las Cruces, NMSU Dona Ana is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 37 students majoring in computer and information sciences at NMSU Dona Ana, 78% are male and 22% are female.

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With a ranking of #14, Fox Valley Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 42% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#15

Atlantic Technical College

Coconut Creek, FL

Atlantic Technical College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Atlantic Technical College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Coconut Creek.

Women make up 8% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#15

South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. South Texas College is a very large public school located in the city of McAllen.

Of the 28 students majoring in computer and information sciences at South Texas College, 64% are male and 36% are female.

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San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Visalia.

Women make up 23% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#18

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ

Rio Salado College landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Rio Salado College is a large public school located in the city of Tempe.

Of the 47 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Rio Salado College, 62% are male and 38% are female.

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Mesa Community College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Mesa, Mesa Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 40 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Mesa Community College, 68% are male and 32% are female.

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Marion Technical College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. MTC is a small public school located in the town of Marion.

About 43% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 57% are male.

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#21

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, OH

With a ranking of #21, Lakeland Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online undergraduate certificate. Lakeland is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Kirtland.

Of the 22 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Lakeland, 77% are male and 23% are female.

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#22

Cerro Coso Community College

Ridgecrest, CA

Cerro Coso Community College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Cerro Coso Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Ridgecrest.

Of the 26 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Cerro Coso Community College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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#23

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Santa Fe College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Gainesville.

Of the 20 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Santa Fe College, 90% are male and 10% are female.

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#23

Charter College

Vancouver, WA

Charter College ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Vancouver, Charter College is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Of the 20 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Charter College, 80% are male and 20% are female.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Computer & Information Sciences students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
26 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
26 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
26 City University of Seattle Seattle, WA
26 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
30 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
31 Palomar College San Marcos, CA
31 Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC
31 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC

View the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793
Computer Programming 10,688
Computer Systems Analysis 2,472
Data Processing 2,138
Data Entry 1,382
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1,243

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556
Mathematics & Statistics 49,748

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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 Almonroth.

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