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Doctor’s Degrees in Information Technology

62 Yearly Graduations
$107,900 Median Salary
$109,368 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in IT is offered at 8 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 26% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 students earned their doctor's degree in IT. This makes it the 4th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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 Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IT is $107,900. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $107,900 to a high of $107,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IT is $109,368. 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, $109,368 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $109,368.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,274.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in IT. About 80.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 50
Women 12
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 3
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 36
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 11
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Doctor's Degree Students

There are 8 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in IT. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 37,100 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.

The IT program at Capella University awarded 30 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 20% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Capitol Technology University

Laurel, Maryland
20 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capitol Technology University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in IT. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,124 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Capitol Tech. About 20% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Dakota State University. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,541 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,939 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to IT majors at Dakota State.

#4

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Nova Southeastern University. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Nova Southeastern University.

#5

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
2 Yearly Graduations

Naval Postgraduate School comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in IT. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in IT from Naval Postgraduate School.

IT Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer & IS Security 56
IT Project Management 4
Information Technology Management 2

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 1,182
Computer Information Systems 806
Information Science 166
Other Computer Sciences 12
Computer Systems Analysis 4

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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