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Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

2,692 Yearly Graduations
$21,700 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of IT graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IT Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,692 undergraduate certificate were awarded to IT majors. 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 Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in IT is $21,700. 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 $20,200 to a high of $30,600.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in IT is $9,500. 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, $10,466 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificate in IT. About 79.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,141
Women 551
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in IT

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 157
Black or African American 347
Hispanic or Latino 475
White 1,439
International Students 37
Other Races/Ethnicities 237
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IT Undergraduate Certificate Students

IT Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Network Administration 922
Computer & IS Security 843
Computer Support Specialist 555
System, Networking & LAN/WAN 150
Web/Multimedia Management 138

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IT that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Systems Networking 2,389
Computer Information Systems 1,569
Computer Software Applications 1,383
Computer Programming 1,334
Data Processing 434


*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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