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Associate’s Degrees in Information Technology

4,730 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in IT is offered at 345 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 41 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.9% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,730 associate's degrees were awarded to IT majors. This makes it the 2nd most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,399
Master’s Degree 4,956
Associate’s Degree 4,730
Basic Certificate 4,445
Undergraduate Certificate 586
Graduate Certificate 282
Doctor’s Degree 70

Earnings of IT Majors With Associate’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for IT majors who have their associate's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in IT. About 78.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,719
Women 1,011
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in IT

The racial-ethnic distribution of IT associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 368
Black or African American 640
Hispanic or Latino 707
White 2,256
International Students 135
Other Races/Ethnicities 624
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Associate's Degree Students

There are 345 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

758 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 758 people received their associate's degree in IT from UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 26% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
348 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northern Virginia Community College. Each year, around 51,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 348 people received their associate's degree in IT from Northern Virginia Community College. Of these students, 23% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
171 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 171 people received their associate's degree in IT from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#4

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
130 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Wake Technical Community College. Of these students, 32% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
79 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 12,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at FTCC. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#6

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina
75 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Guilford Technical Community College. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The IT program at Guilford Technical Community College awarded 75 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
74 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Valencia College. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 people received their associate's degree in IT from Valencia College. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#8

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
66 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Nassau Community College. Of these students, 17% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, North Carolina
66 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Central Piedmont Community College. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Central Piedmont Community College. About 17% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York
60 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Erie Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their associate's degree in IT from Erie Community College. Of these students, 12% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Vista College

El Paso, Texas
58 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Vista College. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Vista College awarded 58 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#12

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
53 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in IT. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their associate's degree in IT from Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 11% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin, Tennessee
51 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Volunteer State Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at VSCC. Of these students, 16% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
47 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pellissippi State Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 10,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Pellissippi State Community College. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#14

Cameron University

Lawton, Oklahoma
47 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Cameron University. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,564 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in IT from Cameron University. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#16

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
46 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Florida State College at Jacksonville. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at FSCJ. About 17% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

46 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in IT. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their associate's degree in IT from OSU Institute of Technology. Of these students, 11% were women and 70% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Suffolk County Community College

Selden, New York
43 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Suffolk County Community College. Each year, around 25,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Suffolk County Community College awarded 43 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 12% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
41 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chaffey College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in IT. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Chaffey College. Of these students, 17% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

39 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Each year, around 27,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 associate's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 5,337
Other Computer Sciences 80
Informatics 48

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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