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2021 Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools

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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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Computer Science Degree Search has created its Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 365 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular undergraduate certificate programs for computer science students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Information Technology program at each school on the list.

Check out the IT undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found Pennsylvania State University - University Park to be the most popular school for information technology students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 137 students majoring in IT at Penn State University Park, 71% are male and 29% are female.

IT majors at Penn State University Park 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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#2

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA

Out of the 365 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Gwinnett Technical College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville, GTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 18% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 82% are male.

On average, IT graduates from GTC take out $14,177 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 $150.

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Out of the 365 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Laredo Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Laredo, Laredo Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 56% of the IT majors at the school.

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The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Madison Area Technical College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular information technology schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Madison, Madison College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 70 students majoring in IT at Madison College, 79% are male and 21% are female.

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#5

Unitek College

Fremont, CA

The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Unitek College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular information technology schools in the United States. Unitek College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Fremont.

About 19% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 81% are male.

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

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Chattahoochee Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for information technology students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. Chattahoochee Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Marietta.

About 16% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 84% are male.

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#7

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Valencia College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Orlando, Valencia College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 20% of the IT majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #8, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a fairly small student population.

About 18% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 82% are male.

On average, IT graduates from Penn State World Campus 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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Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for information technology students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the city of Guaynabo, Instituto de Banca is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

About 8% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 92% are male.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, IT majors at Instituto de Banca accumulate an average of around $5,444 in student debt.

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With a ranking of #9, College of Western Idaho did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. CWI is a large public school located in the rural area of Nampa.

About 15% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 85% are male.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, IT graduates from CWI carry an average student debt load of $11,395. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $112.

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With a ranking of #11, Fox Valley Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. FVTC is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Appleton.

About 42% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 58% are male.

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#11

Asher College

Sacramento, CA

Asher College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate information technology programs. Asher College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Sacramento.

Of the 43 students majoring in IT at Asher College, 79% are male and 21% are female.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, IT graduates from Asher College carry an average student debt load of $8,747. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $82.

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With a ranking of #13, Milwaukee Area Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. MATC is a large public school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

Of the 41 students majoring in IT at MATC, 73% are male and 27% are female.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, IT graduates from MATC carry an average student debt load of $14,781. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $119.

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#14

College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL

College of Lake County came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Grayslake, College of Lake County is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 38 students majoring in IT at College of Lake County, 92% are male and 8% are female.

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#15

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

Kirkwood Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for information technology students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 35 students majoring in IT at Kirkwood Community College, 71% are male and 29% are female.

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#16

MTI College

Sacramento, CA

MTI College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate information technology programs. MTI College is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Sacramento.

Women make up 6% of the IT majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at MTI College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $9,611. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $93, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Clover Park Technical College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Lakewood, CPTC is a public school with a small student population.

About 15% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 85% are male.

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#18

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

Hinds Community College ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the town of Raymond, Hinds Community College is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 32 students majoring in IT at Hinds Community College, 75% are male and 25% are female.

IT majors at Hinds Community College take out an average of $9,277 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $105.

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#19

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

Of the 31 students majoring in IT at Ivy Tech Community College, 94% are male and 6% are female.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Ivy Tech Community College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $10,189. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $92.

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With a ranking of #20, Wichita Technical Institute did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. WTI is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Wichita.

Women make up 10% of the IT majors at the school.

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Collin County Community College District came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Collin County Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney.

About 10% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 90% are male.

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#20

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Augusta University ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Augusta University is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Augusta.

Of the 29 students majoring in IT at Augusta University, 76% are male and 24% are female.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, IT majors at Augusta University accumulate an average of around $27,167 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $296.

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#23

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

With a ranking of #23, Broward College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. BC is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale.

Women make up 11% of the IT majors at the school.

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#24

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, OK

With a ranking of #24, Oklahoma City Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. OCCC is a large public school located in the city of Oklahoma City.

About 19% of the students majoring in IT at the school are women while 81% are male.

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With a ranking of #24, Central New Mexico Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information technology students working on their undergraduate certificate. CNM is a very large public school located in the large city of Albuquerque.

Of the 27 students majoring in IT at CNM, 81% are male and 19% are female.

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#26

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
#28

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA
#31

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla, WA
#36

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#38

Central Technology Center

Drumright, OK
#40

Charter College

Vancouver, WA
#41

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, IL
#43

Pierce College-Puyallup

Puyallup, WA
#48

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 365 different United States information technology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
48 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown Morristown, TN
52 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
52 South Georgia Technical College Americus, GA
52 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for Information Technology students that almost earned our Most Popular Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
55 Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington Campus Southington, CT
56 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
57 Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Ventura, CA
57 Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, MD
57 Savannah Technical College Savannah, GA
57 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
57 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
57 Grayson College Denison, TX
63 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Altoona, PA
63 Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell, MI
65 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
65 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
65 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
65 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
69 Gulf Coast State College Panama City, FL
69 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
69 Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
69 Heartland Community College Normal, IL
69 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
69 El Centro College Dallas, TX
69 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
69 Pennsylvania State University - Berks Reading, PA
69 Great Plains Technology Center Lawton, OK
69 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
69 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH

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.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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