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Information Science at University of Maryland Global Campus

Every information science school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the IS program at University of Maryland Global Campus stacks up to those at other schools.

UMGC is located in Adelphi, Maryland and approximately 58,281 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,315 students received a bachelor's degree in IS from UMGC.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Science section at the bottom of this page.

UMGC Information Science Degrees Available

  • Undergrad Certificate in IS (1 - 4 Years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IS
  • Master’s Degree in IS

Online Classes Are Available at UMGC

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? UMGC offers distance education options for IS at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

UMGC Information Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the IS progam at UMGC compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The IS major at UMGC is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Science. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 1
Most Popular Online Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools 1
Best Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools 1
Most Popular Information Science Schools 1
Most Popular Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 1
Most Popular Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools 1
Most Popular Online Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools 3
Best Value Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 4
Most Focused Information Science Schools 4
Best Value Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 4
Most Focused Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools 5
Best Value Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools 5
Most Popular Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools 6
Most Focused Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 8
Most Focused Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 12
Best Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 14
Most Focused Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools 14
Best Information Science Graduate Certificate Schools 15
Best Information Science Schools 41

In 2019, 492 students received their master’s degree in IS from UMGC. This makes it the #1 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of UMGC IS Graduates

The median salary of IS students who receive their bachelor's degree at UMGC is $63,800. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 12% higher than the national average of $56,900 for all IS bachelor's degree recipients.

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IS Student Demographics at UMGC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IS majors at University of Maryland Global Campus.

UMGC Information Science Bachelor’s Program

21% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 1,315 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in IS from UMGC in 2019, 79% were men and 21% were women.

UMGC Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% more racial-ethnic minorities in its IS bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at University of Maryland Global Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 94
Black or African American 331
Hispanic or Latino 137
White 580
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 161

UMGC Information Science Master’s Program

42% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 492 IS students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from UMGC, about 58% were men and 42% were women.

UMGC Gender Breakdown of Information Science Master's Degree Grads

In the IS master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 59% of degree recipients. That is 24% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus with a master's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at University of Maryland Global Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 50
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 145
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 56

UMGC also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Information Science

The following IS concentations are available at University of Maryland Global Campus. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Maryland Global Campus. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
General Information Science 1,929

Careers That IS Grads May Go Into

A degree in IS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MD, the home state for University of Maryland Global Campus.

Occupation Jobs in MD Average Salary in MD
Systems Software Developers 15,430 $119,860
Computer Workers 13,720 $113,330
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,590 $154,870
Computer and Information Research Scientists 2,900 $119,180
Computer Science Professors 770 $107,350

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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