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2021 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools

147 Colleges
$30,365 Avg Salary
$19,138 Avg Student Debt

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 assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Computer Science Degree Search has created its Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 147 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online associate's degree programs for computer science students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for CIS majors pursuing an online associate's degree.

Our analysis found University of Phoenix - Arizona to be the most popular school for computer information systems students who want to pursue an online associate’s degree in the United States. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

Of the 758 students majoring in CIS at UOPX - Arizona, 74% are male and 26% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from UOPX - Arizona carry an average student debtload of $18,311. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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Out of the 147 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Northern Virginia Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

About 25% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 75% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Northern Virginia Community College carry an average student debtload of $13,141. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $109.

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Out of the 147 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern New Hampshire University landed the # 3 spot on the list. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Manchester.

Of the 237 students majoring in CIS at SNHU, 74% are male and 26% are female.

CIS majors at SNHU take out an average of $17,016 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $164, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Ivy Tech Community College is a great place for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 24% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 76% are male.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Ivy Tech Community College accumulate an average of around $14,335 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $126, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Out of the 147 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Women make up 18% of the CIS majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $23,132. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $248.

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Montgomery College

Rockville, MD

Montgomery College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Rockville, Montgomery College is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 25% of the CIS majors at the school.

CIS majors at Montgomery College take out an average of $13,336 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 $104.

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Metropolitan Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer information systems programs. MCC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Omaha.

Of the 110 students majoring in CIS at MCC, 75% are male and 25% are female.

CIS majors at MCC take out an average of $9,011 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 $79.

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With a ranking of #8, Central New Mexico Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, CNM is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 95 students majoring in CIS at CNM, 71% are male and 29% are female.

CIS majors at CNM take out an average of $9,412 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $64, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

With a ranking of #9, Monroe College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Bronx, Monroe College is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 22% of the CIS majors at the school.

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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Guilford Technical Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize suburb of Jamestown, Guilford Technical Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 33% of the CIS majors at the school.

CIS majors at Guilford Technical Community College take out an average of $18,697 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 $199.

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Tulsa Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Tulsa Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tulsa.

Women make up 13% of the CIS majors at the school.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Tulsa Community College accumulate an average of around $13,072 in student debt.

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Central Piedmont Community College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Central Piedmont Community College is a large public school located in the large city of Charlotte.

Women make up 17% of the CIS majors at the school.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Central Piedmont Community College accumulate an average of around $10,398 in student debt.

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Community College of Allegheny County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list. CCAC is a large public school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

Of the 57 students majoring in CIS at CCAC, 65% are male and 35% are female.

CIS majors at CCAC take out an average of $11,877 in student loans while working on their Associate'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 $94.

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#14

South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. South Texas College is a very large public school located in the city of McAllen.

Women make up 15% of the CIS majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #15, Volunteer State Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the suburb of Gallatin, VSCC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 51 students majoring in CIS at VSCC, 84% are male and 16% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from VSCC carry an average student debtload of $9,622.

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Community College of Baltimore County landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer information systems programs. CCBC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

About 14% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 86% are male.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public school with a small student population.

About 11% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 89% are male.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at OSU Institute of Technology accumulate an average of around $16,106 in student debt.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the city of Jacksonville, FSCJ is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 17% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from FSCJ carry an average student debtload of $17,079. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $162, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

Women make up 28% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs carry an average student debtload of $22,269. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $180, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Anne Arundel Community College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 36 students majoring in CIS at AACC, 86% are male and 14% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at AACC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $9,799.

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#21

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Broward College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, BC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 35 students majoring in CIS at BC, 69% are male and 31% are female.

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#21

Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC

Pitt Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Pitt Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Winterville.

About 14% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 86% are male.

CIS majors at Pitt Community College take out an average of $22,732 in student loans while working on their Associate'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 $252.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Information Systems students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
23 Union County College Cranford, NJ
23 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
23 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
23 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC
23 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
28 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA
28 University of the People Pasadena, CA

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Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
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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 27 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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