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Basic Certificate in Information Technology

7,770 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with male students, and about 42% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.3% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,770 earned their basic certificate in IT. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in IT at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 7,824
Basic Certificate 7,770
Bachelor’s Degree 7,229
Associate’s Degree 6,744
Undergraduate Certificate 2,692
Graduate Certificate 1,078
Doctor’s Degree 62

Earnings of IT Majors With Basic Certificate

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for IT students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificate in IT. About 82.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,375
Women 1,395
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 444
Black or African American 1,277
Hispanic or Latino 1,091
White 3,844
International Students 101
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,013
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Basic Certificate Students

IT Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer & IS Security 3,226
Network Administration 2,316
Computer Support Specialist 1,244
System, Networking & LAN/WAN 547
Web/Multimedia Management 258

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 10,889
Computer Systems Networking 5,591
Computer Programming 3,860
Computer Software Applications 2,840
Data Entry 1,081


*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.

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