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2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

9 Colleges
$10,476 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$27,290 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate 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.

There are so many computer science programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one 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 Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. This report analyzed 9 schools in the Southeast Region to see which ones offered the best value undergraduate certificate programs for CIS students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

Best Southeast Region Schools for Affordable Quality for an Award Taking 1 to 4 Years in CIS

Our 2021 rankings named Jefferson State Community College the best value school in the Southeast Region for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the midsize city of Birmingham, Jeff State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Jeff State are $8,790 a year. The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Jeff State take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $11,526.

Jeff State also made our Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #2.

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#2

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Wayne Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best value computer information systems schools in the Southeast Region . Wayne Community College is a small public school located in the city of Goldsboro.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Wayne Community College are $8,668 a year.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best value computer information systems schools in the Southeast Region . Located in the midsize suburb of Salisbury, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are $8,776 a year. CIS majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College take out an average of $12,848 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $105.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Central Piedmont Community College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the large city of Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College is a public college with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Central Piedmont Community College are $8,936 a year.

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#5

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Arkansas Tech University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best value computer information systems schools in the Southeast Region . Located in the town of Russellville, ATU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

ATU undergraduate students pay an average of $13,236 in tuition and fees each year.

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Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC

Pitt Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the midsize suburb of Winterville, Pitt Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Pitt Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $6,548 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Pitt Community College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $19,931.

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the city of Lexington, Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Bluegrass Community and Technical College are $14,888 a year.

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With a ranking of #8, Tidewater Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Tidewater Community College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Norfolk.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Tidewater Community College are $11,564 a year.

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West Virginia Junior College - Bridgeport ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. WVJC Bridgeport is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the distant town of Bridgeport.

WVJC Bridgeport undergraduate students pay an average of $12,874 in tuition and fees each year.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
West Virginia 445
Florida 4,955
Georgia 3,460
Louisiana 187
Arkansas 863
Virginia 3,535
South Carolina 675
North Carolina 4,818
Mississippi 314
Kentucky 3,815
Tennessee 704
Alabama 1,482

One of 10 majors within the computer science area of study, computer information systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

CIS Focus Areas

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

Majors Similar to CIS

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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