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7,770 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 429 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in IT. 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 basic certificates were awarded to IT majors. This earns it the #2 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
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 Certificates

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 certificates 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 Certificates 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

There are 429 colleges that offer a basic certificate in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

809 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 809 people received their basic certificate in IT from UOPX - Arizona. About 22% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington
304 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clover Park Technical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The IT program at Clover Park Technical College awarded 304 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 10% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

MyComputerCareer - Westerville

Westerville, Ohio
225 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is MyComputerCareer - Westerville. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 225 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at MyComputerCareer - Westerville. Of these students, 13% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
204 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The IT program at Chattahoochee Technical College awarded 204 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
190 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of Southern Nevada. Roughly 33,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 190 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at CSN. Of these students, 21% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
176 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Edmonds Community College. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 people received their basic certificate in IT from Edmonds Community College. Of these students, 22% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
170 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gwinnett Technical College. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 170 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at GTC. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#8

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
169 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Green River College. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The IT program at Green River College awarded 169 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

#9

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
165 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 165 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
142 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Augusta Technical College awarded 142 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 30% were women.

#11

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
140 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 28,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 140 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at SPC. About 17% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, Washington
124 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Whatcom Community College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 people received their basic certificate in IT from Whatcom Community College. About 10% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
120 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 people received their basic certificate in IT from BC. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#14

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
119 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moraine Valley Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Each year, around 13,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Moraine Valley Community College awarded 119 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 10% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Carolina Career College

Durham, North Carolina
117 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carolina Career College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in IT. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 people received their basic certificate in IT from Carolina Career College. Of these students, 10% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
113 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at MATC. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#17

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
107 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chippewa Valley Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 107 basic certificates were handed out to IT majors at CVTC. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#18

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
106 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Champlain College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in IT. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

The IT program at Champlain College awarded 106 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#19

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
103 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Georgia Technical College. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Central Georgia Technical College awarded 103 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 27% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
97 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Anne Arundel Community College. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IT program at Anne Arundel Community College awarded 97 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 27% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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 certificates.

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

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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