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Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Information Systems

36,674 Yearly Graduations
$53,500 Median Salary
$25,000 Median Debt
There are 860 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in CIS. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.7% of CIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 36,674 bachelor's degrees were awarded to CIS majors. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in CIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 36,674
Master’s Degree 15,812
Basic Certificate 10,889
Associate’s Degree 10,195
Undergraduate Certificate 1,569
Doctor’s Degree 806
Graduate Certificate 537

Earnings of CIS Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in CIS is $53,500. 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 $45,250 to a high of $62,675.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in CIS is $25,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $31,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,500.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $259.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in CIS. About 80.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 29,348
Women 7,326
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in CIS

The racial-ethnic distribution of CIS bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,126
Black or African American 3,286
Hispanic or Latino 4,036
White 17,827
International Students 3,185
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,214
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIS Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 860 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in CIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

810 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for CIS students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The CIS program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 810 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
709 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

The CIS program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 709 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

617 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,064 per year.

The CIS program at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus awarded 617 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

601 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Dallas. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 601 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from UT Dallas. About 22% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
573 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 573 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from GMU. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

562 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 58,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 562 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from UMGC. Of these students, 28% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

526 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The CIS program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 526 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 44% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
518 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Central Florida. Roughly 69,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 518 bachelor's degrees were handed out to CIS majors at UCF. Of these students, 11% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
516 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Southern New Hampshire University. Each year, around 113,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

The CIS program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 516 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 19% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
511 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in CIS. Each year, around 136,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The CIS program at Western Governors University awarded 511 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 11% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
501 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 43,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

The CIS program at Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 501 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
485 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in CIS. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 485 bachelor's degrees were handed out to CIS majors at UW - Madison. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#13

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
481 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 50,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 481 bachelor's degrees were handed out to CIS majors at Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these students, 19% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

New York University

New York, New York
453 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The CIS program at New York University awarded 453 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

401 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 27,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 401 bachelor's degrees were handed out to CIS majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

398 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Florida International University. Each year, around 58,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 398 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from FIU. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

365 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Each year, around 51,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 365 bachelor's degrees were handed out to CIS majors at UT Austin. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#18

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
344 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is New Jersey Institute of Technology. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,448 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,624 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 344 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from NJIT. Of these students, 13% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
339 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in CIS. Roughly 42,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 339 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from Florida State. About 31% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

316 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 316 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from USF Tampa. About 19% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

CIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Computer Science 23,344
Information Technology 11,399
Informatics 1,308
Other Computer Sciences 605
Artificial Intelligence 18

Below are some popular majors that are similar to CIS that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software Applications 3,499
Computer Programming 1,560

References

*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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