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2021 Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools

75 Colleges
$85,650 Avg Salary
$35,124 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 33,399 information technology students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #3 most popular in the country.

It's not easy to decide which computer science program to enroll in when you have so many options available. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools ranking is one of many tools that Computer Science Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 75 schools in the United States to see which graduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences for computer science students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the IT graduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Our 2021 rankings named Johns Hopkins University the best school in the United States for information technology students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Virginia - Main Campus. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a very large student population.

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The excellent graduate certificate programs at Rochester Institute of Technology helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester.

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#4

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Out of the 60 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Syracuse University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Syracuse is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse.

IT majors at Syracuse take out an average of $25,440 in student loans while working on their Graduate Certificate.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Washington University in St Louis. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#6

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins ranked #7 on this year’s Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools list. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. UMass Lowell is a large public school located in the suburb of Lowell.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate information technology programs. UNOMAHA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Omaha.

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#10

George Washington University

Washington, DC

With a ranking of #10, George Washington University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 Iowa State University Ames, IA
12 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA

Information Technology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.

IT Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Computer & IS Security 17,695
Network & System Administration/Administrator 5,778
Information Technology Management 3,066
Computer Support Specialist 2,955
Information Technology Project Management 1,614
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager 1,521
Web/Multimedia Management & Webmaster 770

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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