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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools

144 Colleges
$27,290 Avg Salary
$13,119 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Computer Science Degree Search has developed this Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 144 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences 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 Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the CIS undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools

Our 2021 rankings named University of Nebraska at Omaha the best school in the United States for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public school with a large student population.

CIS majors at UNOMAHA take out an average of $18,398 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $224.

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#2

Boston University

Boston, MA

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Boston University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the United States. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Asher College

Sacramento, CA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Asher College is a great place for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Sacramento, Asher College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Des Moines Area Community College is a great place for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. DMACC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Ankeny.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Jefferson State Community College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Jeff State is a moderately-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, CIS graduates from Jeff State carry an average student debtload of $11,526.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Maryland - University College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, University of Maryland - University College is a public college with a very large student population.

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Collin County Community College District landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Located in the midsize suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

CIS majors at Ivy Tech Community College take out an average of $11,627 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $106, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

With a ranking of #9, Temple University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the city of Philadelphia.

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Tarrant County College District ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, CIS graduates from Tarrant County College carry an average student debtload of $12,804. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $109.

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Computer Information Systems by Region

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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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