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Graduate Certificates in Information Technology

1,277 Yearly Graduations
$85,650 Median Salary
$31,705 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in IT is offered at 103 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 34% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.7% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2019-2020, 1,277 graduate certificates were awarded to IT majors. This makes it the 14th most popular graduate 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 10,693
Graduate Certificate 1,277
Doctor’s Degree 102

Earnings of IT Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IT is $85,650. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $84,075 to a high of $87,225.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IT is $31,705. 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, $42,767 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,063.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $370.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in IT. About 71.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 911
Women 366
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The racial-ethnic distribution of IT graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 201
Hispanic or Latino 106
White 617
International Students 111
Other Races/Ethnicities 142
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There are 103 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

167 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 58,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 167 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UMGC. About 31% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
137 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Naval Postgraduate School comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 137 people received their graduate certificate in IT from Naval Postgraduate School. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

119 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 89,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,096 per year. The IT program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 119 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Sans Technology Institute

Bethesda, Maryland
80 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sans Technology Institute is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 80 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Sans Technology Institute. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#5

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
67 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Roughly 17,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 67 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at WCUPA. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#6

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
50 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Towson University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 21,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 50 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Towson. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#7

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
44 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Syracuse University. Roughly 21,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,432 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,392 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 44 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Syracuse. About 19% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
28 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 50,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,660 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 28 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at American Military University. About 28% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 26 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Capella University. Of these students, 38% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland
25 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hood College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,820 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 25 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Hood. About 29% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Lowell is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,078 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 18 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at UMass Lowell. About 17% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
16 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,322 per year. The IT program at Regis University awarded 16 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Rochester Institute of Technology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,352 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $50,136 per year. The IT program at Rochester Institute of Technology awarded 16 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year.

#14

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Roughly 32,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year. The IT program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University at Albany

Albany, New York
14 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Albany comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 17,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year. The IT program at University at Albany awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
14 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Memphis comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,216 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UofM. About 60% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
13 Yearly Graduations

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Louisville. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,966 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,260 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 13 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UofL.

#17

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
13 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Ferris State University. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,768 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,908 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 13 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Ferris.

#19

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sam Houston State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 21,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,856 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,765 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in IT from SHSU. Of these students, 33% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
12 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 25,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,772 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,076 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in IT from University of Virginia. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 504
Computer Software Applications 399
Information Science 367
Other Computer Sciences 228
Computer Science 143

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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