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Doctor’s Degrees in Information Technology

102 Yearly Graduations
$107,900 Median Salary
$109,368 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in IT is offered at 8 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 45 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.9% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 102 students earned their doctor's degree in IT. 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 10,693
Graduate Certificate 1,277
Doctor’s Degree 102

Earnings of IT Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IT is $107,900. 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 $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 degrees in IT. About 73.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 75
Women 27
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The racial-ethnic distribution of IT doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 36
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 21
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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
31% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga doctor's degree is Capella University. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 30 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Capella University. About 31% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Capitol Technology University

Laurel, Maryland
20 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capitol Technology University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in IT. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,390 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Capitol Tech. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#3

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
7 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dakota State University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IT. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Dakota State. About 11% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Nova Southeastern University. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,618 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in IT from NUS Florida. Of these students, 20% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#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 degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 1,217
Computer Information Systems 901
Information Science 176
Other Computer Sciences 15
Computer Software Applications 6

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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