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Basic Certificates in Information Technology

4,445 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 180 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in IT. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 39% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.5% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,445 earned their basic certificate in IT. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for IT majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in IT. About 76.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,387
Women 1,058
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 244
Black or African American 729
Hispanic or Latino 566
White 2,451
International Students 110
Other Races/Ethnicities 345
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Basic Certificate Students

There are 180 colleges that offer a basic certificate in IT. 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*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga basic certificate is Wake Technical Community College. Roughly 22,000 attend the school each year. The IT 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

Fayetteville Technical Community College

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

Fayetteville Technical Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 411 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at FTCC. About 27% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

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

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 309 people received their basic certificate in IT from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Of these students, 27% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Wayne Community College

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

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Wayne Community College. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The IT program at Wayne Community College awarded 262 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 14% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Guilford Technical Community College

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

Guilford Technical Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 11,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Guilford Technical Community College awarded 177 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#6

Broward College

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

Broward College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 167 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at BC. About 22% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Durham Technical Community College

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

Durham Technical Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. The IT program at Durham Technical Community College awarded 156 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#8

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, North Carolina
124 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Piedmont Community College. Roughly 18,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Central Piedmont Community College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#9

Davidson County Community College

Thomasville, North Carolina
118 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davidson County Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 118 people received their basic certificate in IT from DCCC. Of these students, 26% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
101 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 47,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Valencia College. About 13% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
93 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Miami Dade College. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at MDC. Of these students, 12% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

67 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Des Moines Area Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 23,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Des Moines Area Community College awarded 67 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Johnston Community College

Smithfield, North Carolina
58 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Johnston Community College. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The IT program at Johnston Community College awarded 58 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 36% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Cleveland Community College

Shelby, North Carolina
58 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cleveland Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Cleveland Community College. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#15

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, North Carolina
52 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mitchell Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Mitchell Community College awarded 52 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 13% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Richmond Community College

Hamlet, North Carolina
51 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Richmond Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The IT program at Richmond Community College awarded 51 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Brand College

Glendale, California
50 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brand College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their basic certificate in IT from Brand College. Of these students, 4% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Butte College

Oroville, California
47 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Butte College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Butte College. About 2% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville, North Carolina
46 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coastal Carolina Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at Coastal Carolina Community College. Of these students, 20% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

South Piedmont Community College

Polkton, North Carolina
45 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Piedmont Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The IT program at South Piedmont Community College awarded 45 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 6,334
Other Computer Sciences 80
Informatics 30

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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