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Undergraduate Certificates in Computer Information Systems

1,569 Yearly Graduations
$25,800 Median Salary
$10,194 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in CIS is offered at 239 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 40 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.7% of CIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,569 earned their undergraduate certificate in CIS. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in CIS is $25,800. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,400 to a high of $32,775.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in CIS is $10,194. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $14,438 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,483.

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The median monthly payment of a CIS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $106.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in CIS. About 78.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,224
Women 345
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in CIS

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 106
Black or African American 171
Hispanic or Latino 264
White 854
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 132
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIS Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 239 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in CIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
165 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for CIS students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 165 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
86 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 32,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their undergraduate certificate in CIS from San Jacinto College. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#3

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
85 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tarrant County College District is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 50,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Tarrant County College District awarded 85 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 13% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, Hawaii
53 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Leeward Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The CIS program at Leeward Community College awarded 53 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 77% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

48 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska at Omaha comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 undergraduate certificates were handed out to CIS majors at UNOMAHA. Of these students, 15% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

41 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Bridgerland Technical College. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Bridgerland Technical College awarded 41 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 12% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
35 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Roughly 33,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their undergraduate certificate in CIS from Boston U. About 46% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Kapiolani Community College

Honolulu, Hawaii
32 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kapiolani Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their undergraduate certificate in CIS from Kapiolani CC. Of these students, 12% were women and 91% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
32 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 undergraduate certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#10

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
30 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SOWELA Technical Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 undergraduate certificates were handed out to CIS majors at SOWELA. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#11

Vista College

El Paso, Texas
29 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vista College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in CIS. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Vista College awarded 29 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 14% were women and 79% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
28 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Texas College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 33,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at South Texas College awarded 28 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 93% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
27 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their undergraduate certificate in CIS from Central Community College. Of these students, 4% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

27 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 undergraduate certificates were handed out to CIS majors at CCCTI. About 41% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, Utah
27 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davis Technical College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Davis Technical College awarded 27 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#16

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
26 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 undergraduate certificates were handed out to CIS majors at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#17

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, North Carolina
25 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Durham Technical Community College. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 undergraduate certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Durham Technical Community College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#18

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, Ohio
22 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lakeland Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in CIS. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The CIS program at Lakeland Community College awarded 22 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 23% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

South Plains College

Levelland, Texas
21 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Plains College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 9,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their undergraduate certificate in CIS from South Plains College. Of these students, 5% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Technology Center-Afton comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in CIS. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 undergraduate certificates were handed out to CIS majors at Northeast Technology Center-Afton. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

CIS Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 869
Information Technology 586
Other Computer Sciences 95
Informatics 19

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 2,692
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Software Applications 1,383
Computer Programming 1,334
Data Processing 434

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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