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2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

9 Colleges
$13,566 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$30,365 Avg Salary

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

In 2018-2019, 76,482 degrees and certificates were awarded to computer information systems students, making the major the most popular in the country.

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Computer Science Degree Search has created the Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 9 schools in the Great Lakes Region 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 Great Lakes Region

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

Best Great Lakes Region Schools for Affordable Quality for an Associate's in CIS

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our 2021 rankings named Ivy Tech Community College the best value school in the Great Lakes Region for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. 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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Out of the 9 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Lansing Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. LCC is a large public school located in the city of Lansing.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at LCC are $10,170 per year.

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#3

Franklin University

Columbus, OH

Out of the 9 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Franklin University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Franklin University is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbus.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Franklin University are $9,577 a year.

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#4

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Ferris State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Ferris is a fairly large public school located in the town of Big Rapids.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Ferris are $12,376 a year.

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#5

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, OH

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Owens Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region list. Owens State Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Perrysburg.

Owens State Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $9,302 in tuition and fees each year.

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#6

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

University of Toledo 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 large city of Toledo, University of Toledo is a public college with a large student population.

University of Toledo undergraduate students pay an average of $19,547 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at University of Toledo accumulate an average of around $20,073 in student debt.

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#7

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

With a ranking of #7, Youngstown State University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small city of Youngstown, Youngstown State University is a public college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Youngstown State University are $9,309 per year.

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#8

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

With a ranking of #8, Purdue University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Purdue are $28,794 a year.

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#9

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

With a ranking of #9, Kaplan University-Indianapolis did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a very large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Kaplan University-Indianapolis are $14,358 a year. CIS majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis take out an average of $27,413 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $317.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

Explore the best computer information systems schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 2,080
Ohio 1,487
Illinois 1,242
Indiana 2,029
Wisconsin 1,519

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 9 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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