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Doctor’s Degree in Information Technology

62 Yearly Graduations
$107,900 Median Salary
$109,368 Median Debt
There are 8 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in IT. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 26 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 62 doctor's degree were awarded to IT majors. This makes it the 134th most popular doctor's degree 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
Graduate Certificate 1,078
Doctor’s Degree 62

Earnings of IT Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IT is $107,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $107,900 and the high is $107,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IT is $109,368. 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, $109,368 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $109,368.

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The median monthly payment of a IT graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,274.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in IT. About 80.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 50
Women 12
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 36
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 11
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Doctor's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga doctor's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 36,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The IT program at Capella University awarded 30 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Capitol Technology University

Laurel, Maryland
20 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capitol Technology University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IT. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,124 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Capitol Tech. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#3

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women

Dakota State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IT. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,541 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,939 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degree were handed out to IT majors at Dakota State.

#4

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IT. Each year, around 20,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Nova Southeastern University.

#5

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
2 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Naval Postgraduate School. The IT program at Naval Postgraduate School awarded 2 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 1,182
Computer Information Systems 806
Information Science 166
Other Computer Sciences 12
Computer Systems Analysis 4

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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