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Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Information Systems

1,569 Yearly Graduations
$25,800 Median Salary
$10,194 Median Debt
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

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,569 students earned their undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificate

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.


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.


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

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificate 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 Certificate 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

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 certificate.

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


*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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