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

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

5 Colleges
$7,907 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 lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which computer science program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

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 Southwest Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 5 schools in the Southwest Region to see which undergraduate certificate 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.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. 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.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for CIS majors pursuing a undergraduate certificate.

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

Our analysis found Collin County Community College District to be the best value school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the Southwest Region . Located in the suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Collin County Community College District are $5,014 per year.

Collin County Community College District not only placed well in our value ranking, but it is also #1 on our Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southwest Region list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend San Jacinto Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southwest Region list. San Jacinto College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pasadena.

San Jacinto College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,040 in tuition and fees each year.

San Jacinto College also made our Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #5.

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#3

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Lone Star College System is a great value for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the small city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at North Harris Montgomery are $5,564 a year. CIS majors at North Harris Montgomery take out an average of $13,297 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

North Harris Montgomery also took the #4 spot in our Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southwest Region rankings.

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Out of the 5 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Tarrant County College District landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public school with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Tarrant County College are $8,235 per year. While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, CIS majors at Tarrant County College accumulate an average of around $12,804 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $109.

Tarrant County College did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southwest Region list.

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#5

Vista College

El Paso, TX

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Vista College is a great value for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Vista College is a small private for-profit school located in the city of El Paso.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Vista College are $15,680 per year.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 2,730
Texas 6,429
New Mexico 403
Oklahoma 780

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 5 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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