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Graduate Certificates in Information Technology

1,078 Yearly Graduations
$85,650 Median Salary
$31,705 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in IT is offered at 103 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 13.6% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,078 earned their graduate certificate in IT. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular graduate 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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IT is $85,650. 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 $84,075 to a high of $87,225.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in IT is $31,705. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $42,766 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,062.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $370.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in IT. About 73.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 791
Women 287
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 69
Black or African American 169
Hispanic or Latino 58
White 496
International Students 147
Other Races/Ethnicities 139
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Graduate Certificate Students

There are 103 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in IT. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

167 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 58,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 167 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UMGC. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#2

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
137 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Naval Postgraduate School. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 137 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Naval Postgraduate School. About 14% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

119 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The IT program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 119 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#4

Sans Technology Institute

Bethesda, Maryland
80 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Sans Technology Institute. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Sans Technology Institute. About 5% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
67 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 17,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their graduate certificate in IT from WCUPA. Of these students, 12% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
50 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Towson University. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their graduate certificate in IT from Towson. Of these students, 44% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
44 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Syracuse. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#8

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
28 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 45,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

The IT program at American Public University System awarded 28 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Roughly 37,800 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Capella University. About 31% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland
25 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hood College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,820 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their graduate certificate in IT from Hood. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#11

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
18 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Lowell comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,078 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year.

The IT program at University of Massachusetts - Lowell awarded 18 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Rochester Institute of Technology. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in IT from RIT. About 25% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
16 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,441 per year.

The IT program at Regis University awarded 16 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#14

University at Albany

Albany, New York
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Albany comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 17,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UAlbany. About 21% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
14 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

The IT program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 57% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Memphis is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,216 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at UofM. About 21% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women

Ferris State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in IT. Roughly 12,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 graduate certificates were handed out to IT majors at Ferris.

#17

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
13 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Louisville. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their graduate certificate in IT from UofL. About 15% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sam Houston State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in IT. Each year, around 21,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,856 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,765 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in IT from SHSU. Of these students, 58% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
12 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for IT majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Virginia - Main Campus. Roughly 25,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in IT from University of Virginia. About 17% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

IT Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer & IS Security 991
IT Project Management 66
Web/Multimedia Management 15
Information Technology Management 4
System, Networking & LAN/WAN 2

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 537
Information Science 390
Computer Software Applications 331
Other Computer Sciences 167
Computer Systems Analysis 155

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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