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Information Technology at University of Maryland Global Campus

If you plan to study information technology, take a look at what University of Maryland Global Campus has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UMGC is located in Adelphi, Maryland and approximately 58,281 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 367 students received a bachelor's degree in IT from UMGC.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Technology section at the bottom of this page.

UMGC Information Technology Degrees Available

  • Undergrad Certificate in IT (1 - 4 Years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT
  • Master’s Degree in IT

Online Classes Are Available at UMGC

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, UMGC does offer online courses in IT for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

UMGC Information Technology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks IT programs across the country. The following shows how UMGC performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The IT major at UMGC is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Technology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools 1
Most Popular Online Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools 1
Most Popular Information Technology Schools 2
Most Popular Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools 3
Most Popular Online Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 3
Most Popular Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 3
Best Value Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools 4
Most Focused Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools 5
Best Value Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 7
Most Focused Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools 8
Best Value Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools 8
Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 13
Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools 14
Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools 26
Best Value Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools 27
Most Focused Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 34
Best Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools 39
Most Focused Information Technology Schools 49
Best Information Technology Schools 71
Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools 191
Most Focused Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools 236

In 2019, 874 students received their master’s degree in IT from UMGC. This makes it the #3 most popular school for IT master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of UMGC IT Graduates

The median salary of IT students who receive their bachelor's degree at UMGC is $62,900. This is 36% higher than $46,100, which is the national average for all IT bachelor's degree recipients.

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IT Student Demographics at UMGC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IT majors at University of Maryland Global Campus.

UMGC Information Technology Bachelor’s Program

28% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 367 students earned a bachelor's degree in IT from UMGC. About 28% of these graduates were women and the other 72% were men. The typical IT bachelor's degree program is made up of only 20% women. So female students are more repesented at UMGC since its program graduates 7% more women than average.

UMGC Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 10% more racial-ethnic minorities in its IT bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor's in IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at University of Maryland Global Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 26
Black or African American 79
Hispanic or Latino 38
White 165
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 59

UMGC Information Technology Master’s Program

30% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 874 students who earned a master's degree in Information Technology from UMGC in 2018-2019, 70% were men and 30% were women.

UMGC Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Master's Degree Grads

In the IT master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 53% of degree recipients. That is 18% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus with a master's in IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at University of Maryland Global Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 74
Black or African American 285
Hispanic or Latino 68
White 305
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 132

UMGC also has a doctoral program available in IT. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Information Technology

The following IT concentations are available at University of Maryland Global Campus. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Maryland Global Campus. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer & IS Security 1,409

Careers That IT Grads May Go Into

A degree in IT can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MD, the home state for University of Maryland Global Campus.

Occupation Jobs in MD Average Salary in MD
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 16,220 $108,190
Managers 14,450 $122,050
Computer Workers 13,720 $113,330
Computer User Support Specialists 10,620 $54,880
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,590 $154,870

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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