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Basic Certificates in Computer Information Systems

10,889 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 370 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in CIS. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 33 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.1% of CIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 10,889 earned their basic certificate in CIS. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in CIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 36,674
Master’s Degree 15,812
Basic Certificate 10,889
Associate’s Degree 10,195
Undergraduate Certificate 1,569
Doctor’s Degree 806
Graduate Certificate 537

Earnings of CIS Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for CIS students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in CIS. About 77.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8,463
Women 2,426
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in CIS

The racial-ethnic distribution of CIS basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 526
Black or African American 1,235
Hispanic or Latino 1,462
White 6,752
International Students 227
Other Races/Ethnicities 687
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIS Basic Certificate Students

There are 370 colleges that offer a basic certificate in CIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
643 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The CIS program at Wake Technical Community College awarded 643 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 30% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah
465 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Salt Lake Community College. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 465 people received their basic certificate in CIS from Salt Lake Community College. About 19% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

442 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Jefferson Community and Technical College. Each year, around 12,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 442 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#4

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
411 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The CIS program at Fayetteville Technical Community College awarded 411 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 27% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

355 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gateway Community and Technical College. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The CIS program at Gateway Community and Technical College awarded 355 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#6

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
331 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tarrant County College District is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Roughly 50,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 331 people received their basic certificate in CIS from Tarrant County College. About 12% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
309 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 309 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Of these students, 27% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Pueblo Community College

Pueblo, Colorado
298 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pueblo Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 298 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Pueblo Community College. Of these students, 19% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

290 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 290 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

286 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 286 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. About 21% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina
262 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Wayne Community College. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 262 people received their basic certificate in CIS from Wayne Community College. Of these students, 14% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

254 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 254 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at SKYCTC. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#13

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
200 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Somerset Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 200 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at SCC. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#14

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
183 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is South Texas College. Roughly 33,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 183 people received their basic certificate in CIS from South Texas College. Of these students, 56% were women and 92% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina
177 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Guilford Technical Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Each year, around 11,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 177 people received their basic certificate in CIS from Guilford Technical Community College. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#16

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
167 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Broward College. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 167 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at BC. About 22% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Madisonville Community College

Madisonville, Kentucky
164 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madisonville Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 164 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Madisonville Community College. About 22% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

157 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 people received their basic certificate in CIS from West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Of these students, 13% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, North Carolina
156 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Durham Technical Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in CIS. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 basic certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Durham Technical Community College. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

152 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Owensboro Community and Technical College. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The CIS program at Owensboro Community and Technical College awarded 152 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

CIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 6,334
Information Technology 4,445
Other Computer Sciences 80
Informatics 30

Below are some popular majors that are similar to CIS that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 7,770
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Computer Software Applications 2,840
Data Entry 1,081

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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