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Basic Certificate in Computer Information Systems

10,889 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
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. 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 Certificate

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 certificate 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 Certificate 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

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 certificate.

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


*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.

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