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Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University

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Computer Information Systems at Western Kentucky University

Every computer information systems school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the CIS program at Western Kentucky University stacks up to those at other schools.

WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and approximately 18,171 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 79 CIS majors received their bachelor's degree from WKU.

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

WKU Computer Information Systems Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CIS
  • Master’s Degree in CIS

Online Classes Are Available at WKU

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree

WKU Computer Information Systems Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The CIS major at WKU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Information Systems. 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 Online Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 54
Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Basic Certificate Schools 83
Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Schools 101
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 117
Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 165
Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 185
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Schools 203
Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 214
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 226
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 260
Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 276
Best Computer Information Systems Schools 282
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Basic Certificate Schools 285
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Basic Certificate Schools 285
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 352
Best Value Computer Information Systems Schools 367
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Schools 657

In 2019, 7 students received their master’s degree in CIS from WKU. This makes it the #226 most popular school for CIS master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do CIS Graduates from WKU Make?

The median salary of CIS students who receive their bachelor's degree at WKU is $45,200. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $53,500 for all CIS students.

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CIS Student Demographics at WKU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the CIS majors at Western Kentucky University.

WKU Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Program

15% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 85% of CIS bachelor's degrees went to men and 15% went to women.

WKU Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 72% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in CIS at WKU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Western Kentucky University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 57
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

WKU Computer Information Systems Master’s Program

29% Women
Of the 7 students who graduated with a master’s in CIS from WKU in 2019, 71% were men and 29% were women.

WKU Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Kentucky University with a master's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Western Kentucky University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 2
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

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

Concentrations Within Computer Information Systems

If you plan to be a CIS major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Western Kentucky University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 47
General Computer & Information Sciences 39

Careers That CIS Grads May Go Into

A degree in CIS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for KY, the home state for Western Kentucky University.

Occupation Jobs in KY Average Salary in KY
Software Applications Developers 5,700 $86,300
Computer Systems Analysts 4,310 $71,500
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,190 $64,320
Computer and Information Systems Managers 2,800 $119,470
Computer Workers 2,500 $79,420

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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