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2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

12 Colleges
$15,696 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 14,727 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.

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 Middle Atlantic Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 12 schools in the Middle Atlantic 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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

Top 10 Best Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools

Our analysis found Anne Arundel Community College to be the best value school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the Middle Atlantic Region . Located in the large suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public school with a 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.

AACC not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #5 on our Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

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Out of the 12 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Community College of Baltimore County landed the # 2 spot on the list. CCBC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore.

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

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#3

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Nassau Community College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Nassau Community College is a large public school located in the suburb of Garden City.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Nassau Community College are $11,730 a year. While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Nassau Community College accumulate an average of around $11,752 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $111, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Borough of Manhattan Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. BMCC is a fairly large public school located in the city of New York.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at BMCC are $8,050 a year. On average, CIS graduates from BMCC take out $11,382 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 $73.

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Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Erie Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Erie Community College is a large public school located in the city of Buffalo.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Erie Community College are $10,141 a year. After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Erie Community College carry an average student debtload of $9,748. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $76.

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Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Alfred State is a small public school located in the remote town of Alfred.

Alfred State undergraduate students pay an average of $15,747 in tuition and fees each year.

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Monroe College

Bronx, NY

Monroe College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in the city of Bronx, Monroe College is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Monroe College are $15,860 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Monroe College accumulate an average of around $14,623 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $137.

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Peirce College

Philadelphia, PA

Peirce College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Peirce is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Peirce are $15,060 a year. CIS majors at Peirce take out an average of $30,604 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the fringe town of Edinboro, Edinboro is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Edinboro are $15,062 a year.

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New York City College of Technology came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in the city of Brooklyn, City Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

City Tech undergraduate students pay an average of $15,270 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at City Tech accumulate an average of around $12,540 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $104.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

Explore the best computer information systems colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
New Jersey 2,718
Maryland 2,046
Pennsylvania 3,352
New York 6,188
District of Columbia 228
Delaware 195

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 12 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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