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2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

3 Colleges
$7,469 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. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Computer Science Degree Search has created its Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 3 schools in the Plains States Region to see which associate's degree programs offered the best value experiences for CIS students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

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 Plains States 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 Plains States Region Schools for Affordable Quality for an Associate's in CIS

Our analysis found Southeast Community College Area to be the best value school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the Plains States Region . Southeast Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Lincoln.

Southeast Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $3,096 in tuition and fees each year. On average, CIS graduates from Southeast Community College take out $18,889 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 $197.

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#2

Park University

Parkville, MO

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Park University is a great value for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Park University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Parkville.

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

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#3

Columbia College

Columbia, MO

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Columbia College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best value computer information systems schools in the Plains States Region . Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Columbia College Missouri is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Columbia College Missouri are $10,912 per year. While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Columbia College Missouri accumulate an average of around $24,899 in student debt.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

Explore the best computer information systems colleges for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 741
Missouri 1,127
Kansas 395
Iowa 732
North Dakota 99
South Dakota 227
Nebraska 747

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 3 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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