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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools

535 Colleges
$30,365 Avg Salary
$19,138 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree School for You

Computer Information Systems is the most popular major in the United States with 76,482 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019.

With all the computer science programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Computer Science Degree Search has created its Best Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 535 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for computer science students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Colleges.

Top 15% Best Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Anne Arundel Community College the best school in the United States for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at AACC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $9,799.

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#2

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Salt Lake Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Salt Lake Community College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

On average, CIS graduates from Salt Lake Community College take out $12,411 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $114, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern New Hampshire University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Manchester.

CIS majors at SNHU take out an average of $17,016 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $164, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Southeast Community College Area is a great place for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Southeast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Southeast Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $18,889. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rochester Institute of Technology. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

CIS majors at RIT take out an average of $16,098 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Community College of Baltimore County did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. CCBC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

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Park University

Parkville, MO

With a ranking of #8, Park University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Park University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Parkville.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from UOPX - Arizona carry an average student debtload of $18,311. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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With a ranking of #10, Central Piedmont Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Central Piedmont Community College is a large public school located in the large city of Charlotte.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Central Piedmont Community College accumulate an average of around $10,398 in student debt.

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Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Ivy Tech Community College accumulate an average of around $14,335 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $126, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Jefferson State Community College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Jeff State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Birmingham.

CIS majors at Jeff State take out an average of $12,004 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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NHTI-Concord’s Community College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree computer information systems programs. NHTI is a small public school located in the town of Concord.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at NHTI take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,294. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $145, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Information Systems students that almost earned our Best Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
14 Bristol Community College Fall River, MA
15 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
16 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
17 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
18 University of Toledo Toledo, OH

Computer Information Systems by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Computer Information Systems is one of 10 different types of computer science programs to choose from.

CIS Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Computer & Information Sciences 46,489
Information Technology 26,468
Informatics 2,056
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1,143
Artificial Intelligence 326

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
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.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).

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