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2021 Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools

236 Colleges
$25,414 Avg Salary
$11,922 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology Undergraduate 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Computer Science Degree Search has created the Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 236 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs 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 Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for IT majors pursuing a undergraduate certificate.

Top 10 Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#1

Asher College

Sacramento, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Asher College the best school in the United States for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. Asher College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Sacramento.

IT majors at Asher College take out an average of $8,747 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $82.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public school with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Penn State World Campus take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $25,057. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $279.

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#3

Unitek College

Fremont, CA

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Unitek College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Unitek College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Fremont.

On average, IT graduates from Unitek College take out $8,303 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $99, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 69 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, IT graduates from Penn State University Park take out $25,057 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $279.

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#5

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Gwinnett Technical College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at GTC take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $14,177. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $150.

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With a ranking of #6, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. Penn State Altoona is a small public school located in the city of Altoona.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Penn State Altoona take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $25,057. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $279.

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#7

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for information technology students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks ranked #8 on this year’s Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the suburb of Reading, Penn State Berks is a public school with a fairly small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, IT graduates from Penn State Berks carry an average student debtload of $25,057. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $279.

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Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Media, Penn State Brandywine is a public school with a small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Penn State Harrisburg is a small public school located in the suburb of Middletown.

IT majors at Penn State Harrisburg take out an average of $25,057 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $279.

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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 Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 Charter College Vancouver, WA
12 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
13 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID

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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