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2021 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools

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With 51,096 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, computer and information sciences is the #6 most popular major 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. 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, Grad Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 106 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online graduate certificate programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

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

#1

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Our 2021 rankings named Syracuse University the most popular online school in the United States for computer and information sciences students working on their graduate certificate. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Syracuse.

About 42% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 58% are male.

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The in-demand online graduate certificate programs at University of Maryland Global Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer and information sciences schools 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 computer and information sciences at the school are women while 62% are male.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Phoenix - Arizona is a great place for computer and information sciences students working on their online graduate certificate. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 38% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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Out of the 106 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Naval Postgraduate School landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School is a public college with a small student population.

About 19% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 81% are male.

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Out of the 106 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a fairly small student population.

Of the 98 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Penn State World Campus, 88% are male and 12% are female.

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Kennesaw State University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online graduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. KSU Georgia is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

About 35% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 65% are male.

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Sans Technology Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer and information sciences students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Sans Technology Institute is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Bethesda.

About 5% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 95% are male.

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#8

Towson University

Towson, MD

With a ranking of #8, Towson University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online graduate certificate. Located in the small city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 44% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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DeVry University - Illinois did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer and information sciences students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Chicago, DeVry University - Illinois is a private for-profit college with a large student population.

About 35% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 65% are male.

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#10

Regis University

Denver, CO

Regis University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online graduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Located in the city of Denver, Regis U is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 48 students majoring in computer and information sciences at Regis U, 79% are male and 21% are female.

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American Public University System ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 29% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#12

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online graduate certificate computer and information sciences programs. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

About 31% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 69% are male.

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#12

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

With a ranking of #12, Norwich University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online graduate certificate. Located in the distant town of Northfield, Norwich is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 15% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#14

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

With a ranking of #14, University of Louisville did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer and information sciences students working on their online graduate certificate. Located in the large city of Louisville, UofL is a public school with a very large student population.

Women make up 20% of the computer and information sciences majors at the school.

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#15

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. FAU is a very large public school located in the small city of Boca Raton.

About 23% of the students majoring in computer and information sciences at the school are women while 77% are male.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
16 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
17 Dakota State University Madison, SD
18 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
18 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
20 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
20 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
20 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA

View the Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools for a specific region near you.

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Southwest
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Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 17,155
Computer Science 12,884
Information Technology 8,964
Information Science 7,072
Computer Software & Applications 2,830
Computer Systems Analysis 772
Computer Systems Networking 713
Other Computer & Information Sciences 486
Computer Programming 147
Data Processing 73

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 63,808
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 27,505
Mathematics & Statistics 13,820
Physical Sciences 13,573
Architecture & Related Services 7,816

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 27 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.

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