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2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

92 Colleges
$8,667 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$30,365 Avg Salary

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.

The Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Computer Science Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 92 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value associate's degree programs for CIS students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

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

Check out the CIS associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

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

Our 2021 rankings named Southeast Community College Area the best value school in the United States for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Southeast Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Southeast Community College are $3,096 per year. 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.

Southeast Community College also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Collin County Community College District. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Collin County Community College District are $5,014 a year.

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#3

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lone Star College System. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public school with a fairly large student population.

North Harris Montgomery undergraduate students pay an average of $5,564 in tuition and fees each year. On average, CIS graduates from North Harris Montgomery take out $15,462 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $137.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend San Jacinto Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. San Jacinto College is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Pasadena.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at San Jacinto College are $5,040 a year.

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Park University

Parkville, MO

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Park University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Park University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Parkville.

Park University undergraduate students pay an average of $8,399 in tuition and fees each year.

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Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Community College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Salt Lake Community College is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Salt Lake Community College are $12,460 per year. 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.

In addition to its great value ranking, Salt Lake Community College is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list.

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With a ranking of #7, Anne Arundel Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at AACC are $13,160 a year. The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at AACC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $9,799.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, AACC also is in the top 5% of our Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking.

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Central Piedmont Community College 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 #8 on the list. Central Piedmont Community College is a large public school located in the large city of Charlotte.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Central Piedmont Community College are $8,936 per year. 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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Community College of Baltimore County 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 #9 on the list. CCBC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

CCBC undergraduate students pay an average of $9,678 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, CCBC also is in the top 20% of our Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking.

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Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Ivy Tech Community College are $8,661 per year. 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 ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Jeff State is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Birmingham.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Jeff State are $8,790 per year. 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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University of Phoenix - Arizona came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at UOPX - Arizona are $9,552 a year. 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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Tarrant County College District ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public school with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Tarrant County College are $8,235 a year. On average, CIS graduates from Tarrant County College take out $13,196 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $127.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
14 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
15 Bristol Community College Fall River, MA
16 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
17 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
18 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL

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.

  • 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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