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2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

210 Colleges
$15,292 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$75,650 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Master'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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Computer Science Degree Search has developed this Best Value Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 210 schools in the United States to see which master'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 Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality for a Master's in CIS

Our 2021 rankings named Trident University International the best value school in the United States for computer information systems students working on their master’s degree. TUI is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the suburb of Cypress.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at TUI are $6,120 per year. CIS majors at TUI take out an average of $27,895 in student loans while working on their Master'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 $330.

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#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Western Governors University is a great value for computer information systems students working on their master’s degree. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at WGU are $7,790 a year.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Minnesota State University - Mankato. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota State Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Minnesota State Mankato are $8,474 a year.

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Out of the 210 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Brigham Young University - Provo landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at BYU are $7,290 per year.

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The excellent master’s degree programs at Northwest Missouri State University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best value computer information systems schools in the United States. Located in the town of Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Northwest are $7,023 per year.

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Bowie State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Bowie State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Bowie.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Bowie State University are $15,281 a year.

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#7

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. Dakota State is a small public school located in the distant town of Madison.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Dakota State are $11,809 per year.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public college with a large student population.

UNOMAHA graduate students pay an average of $16,020 in tuition and fees each year.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer information systems programs. SIUE is a large public school located in the suburb of Edwardsville.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at SIUE are $9,176 per year.

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Illinois State University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools list. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Normal.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Illinois State are $11,030 a year.

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#10

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, Marist is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Marist are $15,400 per year.

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Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the small city of Troy, Walsh College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Walsh College graduate students pay an average of $12,605 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Walsh College take out while working on their Master's Degree is $49,774. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $424, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer information systems programs. Grand Canyon University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Phoenix.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Grand Canyon University are $11,074 a year. On average, CIS graduates from Grand Canyon University take out $29,443 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $357, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northern Illinois University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer information systems programs. NIU is a large public school located in the small suburb of Dekalb.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at NIU are $11,280 a year.

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#15

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Texas Tech are $15,651 a year.

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#16

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

Northeastern graduate students pay an average of $25,085 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Northeastern take out while working on their Master's Degree is $35,098. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $419, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

In addition to its great value ranking, Northeastern is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools list.

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South Dakota State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at South Dakota State are $16,675 a year.

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#18

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer information systems programs. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Liberty University are $8,400 a year.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Atlanta.

Georgia Tech graduate students pay an average of $31,164 in tuition and fees each year. CIS majors at Georgia Tech take out an average of $32,496 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $324, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

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Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools list. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network are $25,575 per year. CIS majors at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network take out an average of $35,098 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $419, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

In addition to its great value ranking, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools list.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

Penn State World Campus graduate students pay an average of $22,186 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Penn State World Campus take out while working on their Master's Degree is $37,869. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $478, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Penn State World Campus excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools list.

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#22

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

Villanova graduate students pay an average of $20,606 in tuition and fees each year.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. WCUPA is a large public school located in the suburb of West Chester.

WCUPA graduate students pay an average of $17,200 in tuition and fees each year.

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With a ranking of #23, University of Nebraska - Lincoln did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer information systems students working on their master’s degree. UNL is a very large public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UNL are $18,879 a year.

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The College of Saint Scholastica landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree computer information systems programs. St. Scholastica is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Duluth.

St. Scholastica graduate students pay an average of $15,306 in tuition and fees each year.

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Rest of the Top Best Value Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Schools

#29

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE
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Regis University

Denver, CO

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
32 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
33 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
34 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
35 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
35 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
37 Yale University New Haven, CT
38 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
39 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
40 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
41 Towson University Towson, MD
42 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO

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 26 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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