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2021 Most Popular Online Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools

45 Colleges
$85,650 Avg Salary
$35,124 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 8,964 people earned a degree or certificate in information technology, making the major the #31 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Online Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 45 schools in the United States to see which online graduate certificate programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online IT graduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found University of Maryland Global Campus to be the most popular school for information technology students who want to pursue an online graduate certificate in the United States. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a very large student population.

About 38% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 62% are male.

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The in-demand online graduate certificate programs at Naval Postgraduate School helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the midsize suburb of Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School is a public college with a small student population.

About 14% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 86% are male.

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Out of the 45 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

Women make up 31% of the IT majors at the school.

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The in-demand online graduate certificate programs at Sans Technology Institute helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Sans Technology Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Bethesda.

About 5% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 95% are male.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

The in-demand online graduate certificate programs at Towson University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public school with a very large student population.

About 44% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 56% are male.

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Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online graduate certificate information technology programs. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Syracuse.

About 34% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 66% are male.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Syracuse take out while working on their Graduate Certificate is $25,440.

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American Public University System came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the fringe town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Women make up 29% of the IT majors at the school.

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Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 26 students majoring in IT at Capella University, 69% are male and 31% are female.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for information technology students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. UMass Lowell is a large public school located in the suburb of Lowell.

Women make up 22% of the IT majors at the school.

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Regis University

Denver, CO

Regis University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Denver, Regis U is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 12% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 88% are male.

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Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 17,155
Computer Science 12,884
Information Science 7,072
Computer Software & Applications 2,830
Computer Systems Analysis 772

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 Craig Dennis.

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