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Doctor’s Degrees in Information Technology

70 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in IT is offered at 10 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 31.4% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 70 earned their doctor's degree in IT. This earns it the #4 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree 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 Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for IT majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in IT. About 64.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 45
Women 25
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 25
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Doctor's Degree Students

There are 10 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
25 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IT students seekinga doctor's degree is Capella University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 doctor's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Capella University. About 36% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Oakland University. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,546 per year.

The IT program at Oakland University awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Towson University. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

The IT program at Towson University awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to IT majors at GMU.

6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in IT. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in IT from UW Seattle.

#6

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Carnegie Mellon University. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

The IT program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IT. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Cumberlands.

#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
2 Yearly Graduations

Cornell University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in IT. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

The IT program at Cornell University awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Nebraska at Omaha comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in IT. Roughly 15,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

The IT program at University of Nebraska at Omaha awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 655
Artificial Intelligence 46
Informatics 26
Other Computer Sciences 9

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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