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2021 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools

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

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Associate'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.

The Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Computer Science Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 668 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular associate's degree programs for computer science students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Computer Information Systems program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for CIS majors pursuing a 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 a 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.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at UOPX - Arizona take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $18,311. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northern Virginia Community College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Northern Virginia Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $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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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Southern New Hampshire University is a great place for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Manchester.

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

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at SNHU take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,016. 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 associate’s degree. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Ivy Tech Community College carry an average student debt load of $14,335. 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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The in-demand associate’s degree programs at New York City College of Technology helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer information systems schools in the United States. Located in the city of Brooklyn, City Tech is a public college with a large student population.

Women make up 23% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from City Tech carry an average student debt load of $12,540. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $104.

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#6

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the midsize 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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#7

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD

Montgomery College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the small city of Rockville, Montgomery College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Montgomery College carry an average student debt load of $13,336. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $104.

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#8

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

With a ranking of #8, Salt Lake Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Salt Lake Community College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

About 21% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 79% are male.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at Salt Lake Community College accumulate an average of around $12,411 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $114, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Borough of Manhattan Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. BMCC is a very large public school located in the large city of New York.

About 19% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 81% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from BMCC carry an average student debt load of $11,382. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $73.

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Wake Technical Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Raleigh, Wake Technical Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 32% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Wake Technical Community College carry an average student debt load of $18,536. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $194.

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Tarrant County College District came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 115 students majoring in CIS at Tarrant County College, 87% are male and 13% are female.

On average, CIS graduates from Tarrant County College take out $13,196 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 $127.

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Metropolitan Community College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. MCC is a fairly large public school located in the 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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Austin Community College District did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Austin Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin.

Of the 110 students majoring in CIS at Austin Community College District, 80% are male and 20% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Austin Community College District take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $10,360. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $104.

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Central New Mexico Community College ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the 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.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at CNM accumulate an average of around $9,412 in student debt. 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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Community College of Philadelphia landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia is a public school with a large student population.

About 15% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 85% are male.

CIS majors at Community College of Philadelphia take out an average of $12,867 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 $130.

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San Jacinto Community College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. San Jacinto College is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pasadena.

About 16% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 84% are male.

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#17

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

Monroe College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the large city of Bronx, Monroe College is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Monroe College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,623. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $137.

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#18

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the large city of Oklahoma City, OCCC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 84 students majoring in CIS at OCCC, 77% are male and 23% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, CIS majors at OCCC accumulate an average of around $10,638 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $102.

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Tidewater Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Norfolk, Tidewater Community College is a public college with a large student population.

About 28% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 72% are male.

On average, CIS graduates from Tidewater Community College take out $10,523 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $87, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #20, Fayetteville Technical Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. FTCC is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fayetteville.

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

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at FTCC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,374.

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With a ranking of #21, Guilford Technical Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the medium-sized 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.

On average, CIS graduates from Guilford Technical Community College take out $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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#22

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Valencia College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Valencia College is a very large public school located in the city of Orlando.

About 15% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 85% are male.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Valencia College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,283. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $143, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southeast Community College Area landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Southeast Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Lincoln.

Of the 72 students majoring in CIS at Southeast Community College, 89% are male and 11% are female.

CIS majors at Southeast Community College take out an average of $18,889 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 $197.

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#23

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY

Erie Community College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Erie Community College is a large public school located in the large city of Buffalo.

Women make up 10% of the CIS majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Erie Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $9,748. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $76.

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#25

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 71 students majoring in CIS at North Harris Montgomery, 80% are male and 20% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at North Harris Montgomery take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $15,462. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $137.

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#28

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY
#31

Vista College

El Paso, TX
#34

South Texas College

McAllen, TX
#38

Cameron University

Lawton, OK
#43

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO
#43

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 668 different United States computer information systems schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
49 Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY
52 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA
52 Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN
52 Passaic County Community College Paterson, NJ
52 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
56 College of Southern Maryland La Plata, MD
56 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
58 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
58 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
58 Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, MD
61 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC
61 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
61 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
61 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
61 Union County College Cranford, NJ
66 University of the People Pasadena, CA
66 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA
66 Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR
66 Durham Technical Community College Durham, NC
66 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
71 Virginia Western Community College Roanoke, VA
71 Bristol Community College Fall River, MA
71 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
71 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
71 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
76 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC
76 John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner, AL
76 Walters State Community College Morristown, TN
76 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
80 Gateway Community and Technical College Florence, KY
80 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, KY
80 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
83 Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI
83 Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ
83 Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
83 Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR
83 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
88 Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC
88 SUNY Westchester Community College Valhalla, NY
88 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
88 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN
88 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
88 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
94 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
94 Park University Parkville, MO
94 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
94 Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
94 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
99 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
99 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
99 Germanna Community College Locust Grove, VA
99 Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville, NC
99 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
99 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC
99 Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
106 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
106 Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ
106 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville, NC
106 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
106 Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
106 Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO
112 John Tyler Community College Chester, VA
112 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
112 Craven Community College New Bern, NC
112 Onondaga Community College Syracuse, NY
116 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
116 Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown, VA
116 Columbia College Columbia, MO
116 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
116 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
116 Erie Institute of Technology Inc Erie, PA
116 Randolph Community College Asheboro, NC
116 Mt. San Jacinto College San Jacinto, CA
116 Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington, WV
125 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
125 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
125 Danville Community College Danville, VA
125 Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN
125 Cosumnes River College Sacramento, CA
125 Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, KY
125 Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN
132 Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY
132 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
132 Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, PA
132 Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, CA

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 25 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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