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2021 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools

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Finding the Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate School for You

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 Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 896 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Computer & Information Sciences program at each school on the list.

Check out the computer and information sciences undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

El Centro College

Dallas, TX

Our 2021 rankings named El Centro College the most popular school in the United States for computer and information sciences students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Dallas, El Centro College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 36% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 64% are male.

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#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Out of the 896 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ivy Tech Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school 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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The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Madison Area Technical College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer and information sciences schools in the United States. Madison College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison.

Of the 165 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Madison College, 76% are male and 24% are female.

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#4

PC AGE - Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ

Out of the 896 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, PC AGE - Jersey City landed the # 4 spot on the list. PC AGE - Jersey City is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Jersey City.

Of the 141 students majoring in computer and information sciences at PC AGE - Jersey City, 87% are male and 13% are female.

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Out of the 896 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the # 5 spot on the list. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the small city of University Park.

Of the 137 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Penn State University Park, 71% are male and 29% are female.

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#6

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer and information sciences students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. GTC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville.

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

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#7

Richland College

Dallas, TX

Richland College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Richland College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Dallas.

Of the 127 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Richland College, 72% are male and 28% are female.

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University of Maryland Global Campus landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. UMGC is a very 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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#9

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Valencia College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Valencia College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Orlando.

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

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#10

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, TX

Brookhaven College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer and information sciences students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #10 on the list. Brookhaven College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Farmers Branch.

About 32% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 68% are male.

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Renton Technical College ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Renton Technical College is a small public school located in the midsize city of Renton.

Women make up 19% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #12, California Technical Academy did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their undergraduate certificate. CTA is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Riverside.

About 7% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 93% are male.

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Northshore Technical Community College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of Bogalusa.

About 13% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 87% are male.

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#13

North Lake College

Irving, TX

North Lake College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Irving, North Lake College is a public school with a large student population.

Women make up 28% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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Tarrant County College District landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Located in the large city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 93 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Tarrant County College, 87% are male and 13% are female.

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#16

PC AGE - Metropark

Iselin, NJ

PC AGE - Metropark landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. PC AGE - Metropark is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Iselin.

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

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Ozarks Technical Community College landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. OTC is a large public school located in the city of Springfield.

Women make up 10% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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Laredo Community College ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Laredo Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Laredo.

Women make up 56% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#19

Universidad del Este

Carolina, PR

Universidad del Este landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. UNE is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Carolina.

About 22% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 78% are male.

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San Jacinto Community College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. San Jacinto College is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Pasadena.

Of the 86 students majoring in computer and information sciences at San Jacinto College, 83% are male and 17% are female.

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#21

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

Hinds Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer and information sciences students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #21 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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Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Located in the rural area of Muskogee, Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee is a public college with a small student population.

About 11% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 89% are male.

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#23

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, HI

With a ranking of #23, Leeward Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their undergraduate certificate. Leeward CC is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Pearl City.

Of the 80 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Leeward CC, 79% are male and 21% are female.

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College of Western Idaho came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Nampa, CWI is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 17% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 83% are male.

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Chattahoochee Technical College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Marietta, Chattahoochee Technical College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 75 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Chattahoochee Technical College, 83% are male and 17% are female.

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#27

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
#29

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, UT
#33

Unitek College

Fremont, CA
#34

Atlantic Technical College

Coconut Creek, FL
#34

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, HI
#37

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
#40

Boston University

Boston, MA
#42

Mountain View College

Dallas, TX
#44

Palomar College

San Marcos, CA
#44

Sheridan Technical College

Hollywood, FL
#48

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 896 different United States computer and information sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 SOWELA Technical Community College Lake Charles, LA
51 Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin Iselin, NJ
51 Erwin Technical College Tampa, FL
51 Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
56 Mid-America Technology Center Wayne, OK
57 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
57 Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City, OK
57 Manatee Technical College Bradenton, FL
60 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
61 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
62 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
62 Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA
64 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
65 Portland Community College Portland, OR
65 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
65 William T McFatter Technical College Davie, FL
68 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
68 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
68 Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown Moorestown, NJ
71 New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
71 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
71 Seattle Central College Seattle, WA
74 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
75 South Georgia Technical College Americus, GA
75 Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus Orlando, FL
75 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
78 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR
78 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
78 MTI College Sacramento, CA
78 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
78 Moore Norman Technology Center Norman, OK
83 Digital Film Academy New York, NY
83 Mountainland Technical College Lehi, UT
83 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
86 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
86 Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
86 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC
86 Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka, KS
90 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
91 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
91 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
91 Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater Clearwater, FL
91 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
95 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
95 Vista College El Paso, TX
95 Wichita Technical Institute Wichita, KS
95 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
95 Eastfield College Mesquite, TX
95 Florida Vocational Institute Miami, FL
95 Augusta University Augusta, GA
95 Tulsa Technology Center Tulsa, OK
103 South Texas College McAllen, TX
104 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson, NC
104 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
104 Intellitec College - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
104 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
104 Lorenzo Walker Technical College Naples, FL
104 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
110 ICPR Junior College - Manati Manatí, PR
110 City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
110 Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, CA
110 Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
110 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
110 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
110 Heartland Community College Normal, IL
110 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
118 Southern California Institute of Technology Anaheim, CA
118 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
118 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
118 Durham Technical Community College Durham, NC
118 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
118 Edison State Community College Piqua, OH
124 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
124 West Los Angeles College Culver City, CA
126 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
126 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
126 Marion Technical College Marion, OH
126 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville Shelbyville, TN
130 Emerald Coast Technical College DeFuniak Springs, FL
130 Fort Myers Technical College Fort Myers, FL
130 Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH
130 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
130 North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX
130 Technical Education Center-Osceola Kissimmee, FL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
136 Alaska Vocational Technical Center Seward, AK
136 SUNY Westchester Community College Valhalla, NY
136 Hunter Business School Levittown, NY
136 South Plains College Levelland, TX
136 Career Quest Learning Centers - Lansing Lansing, MI
136 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
136 Northeast Technology Center-Afton Afton, OK
136 Central Technology Center Drumright, OK
136 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
136 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
146 Mt. San Jacinto College San Jacinto, CA
146 Dixie Technical College Saint George, UT
146 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
146 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
146 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
146 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
146 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
146 North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene, ID
146 George Stone Technical Center Pensacola, FL
146 Orange Technical College - Winter Park Campus Winter Park, FL
146 Charter College Vancouver, WA
157 Gordon Cooper Technology Center Shawnee, OK
157 Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ
157 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
157 ICPR Junior College - Arecibo Arecibo, PR
157 Baton Rouge School of Computers Baton Rouge, LA
157 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
157 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
157 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
165 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
165 Pierce College-Puyallup Puyallup, WA
165 Albany Technical College Albany, GA
165 Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS
165 Professional Career Training Institute Houston, TX
170 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA
170 Green Country Technology Center Okmulgee, OK
170 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown Morristown, TN
170 Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, KS
170 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Covington Covington, TN
175 City University of Seattle Seattle, WA
175 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
175 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
175 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
175 University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton Morrilton, AR
175 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
175 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, GA
175 Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA

Computer & Information Sciences by Region

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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 26 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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