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2021 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor'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 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 878 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular bachelor'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 following schools top our list of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

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

About 17% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 83% are male.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at UOPX - Arizona take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $34,936. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $356.

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Out of the 878 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a very large student population.

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

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at U-M take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $16,612. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $176.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus is a great place for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Atlanta.

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

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Georgia Tech take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,805. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $228, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The in-demand bachelor’s degree programs at The University of Texas at Dallas helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer information systems schools in the United States. UT Dallas is a fairly large public school located in the city of Richardson.

Of the 601 students majoring in CIS at UT Dallas, 78% are male and 22% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at UT Dallas accumulate an average of around $18,266 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $175, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Out of the 878 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, George Mason University landed the # 5 spot on the list. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax.

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

On average, CIS graduates from GMU take out $22,728 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $228, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland Global Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. UMGC is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Adelphi.

Of the 562 students majoring in CIS at UMGC, 72% are male and 28% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from UMGC carry an average student debt load of $21,125. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $191, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #7, University of Washington - Seattle Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the city of Seattle.

Of the 526 students majoring in CIS at UW Seattle, 56% are male and 44% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at UW Seattle take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $16,255. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $156, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, University of Central Florida did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

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

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at UCF accumulate an average of around $20,756 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $213.

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Southern New Hampshire University ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

Women make up 19% of the CIS majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at SNHU accumulate an average of around $25,497 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $260, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. WGU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City.

Of the 511 students majoring in CIS at WGU, 89% are male and 11% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at WGU take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,367. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $172, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Indiana University - Bloomington came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. IU Bloomington is a fairly large public school located in the city of Bloomington.

Of the 501 students majoring in CIS at IU Bloomington, 77% are male and 23% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at IU Bloomington take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,281. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $239, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #12, University of Wisconsin - Madison did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 485 students majoring in CIS at UW - Madison, 82% are male and 18% are female.

CIS majors at UW - Madison take out an average of $20,506 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $219, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #13 on the list. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick.

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

On average, CIS graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick take out $20,941 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $221.

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#14

New York University

New York, NY

New York University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 453 students majoring in CIS at NYU, 74% are male and 26% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from NYU carry an average student debt load of $20,595. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $231.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs accumulate an average of around $38,601 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $420, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Florida International University ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. FIU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Miami.

Women make up 14% of the CIS majors at the school.

CIS majors at FIU take out an average of $21,720 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $195, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The University of Texas at Austin did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 21% of the CIS majors at the school.

On average, CIS graduates from UT Austin take out $21,659 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $213.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. NJIT is a fairly large public school located in the city of Newark.

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

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from NJIT carry an average student debt load of $21,924. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $241, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Florida State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

Women make up 31% of the CIS majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at Florida State accumulate an average of around $22,276 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $231.

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With a ranking of #20, University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from USF Tampa carry an average student debt load of $24,604. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $246, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

With a ranking of #21, Virginia Tech did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

Women make up 16% of the CIS majors at the school.

On average, CIS graduates from Virginia Tech take out $22,410 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado State University - Global Campus came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Greenwood Village, Colorado State University - Global Campus is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 296 students majoring in CIS at Colorado State University - Global Campus, 78% are male and 22% are female.

On average, CIS graduates from Colorado State University - Global Campus take out $22,189 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $227.

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University of Washington - Tacoma Campus came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Tacoma, UW Tacoma is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at UW Tacoma accumulate an average of around $16,255 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $156, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Temple is a very large public school located in the city of Philadelphia.

Of the 278 students majoring in CIS at Temple, 77% are male and 23% are female.

On average, CIS graduates from Temple take out $25,170 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at SUNY Stony Brook accumulate an average of around $20,684 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $218.

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#26

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#27

University at Albany

Albany, NY
#28

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
#29

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#30

University of Houston

Houston, TX
#34

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#40

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
#40

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#42

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#42

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
#45

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
#46

Park University

Parkville, MO
#47

Towson University

Towson, MD
#47

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 878 different United States computer information systems schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
51 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
53 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
54 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
55 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
56 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
57 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
58 Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA
59 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
60 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
60 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
60 Clemson University Clemson, SC
63 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
64 New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury, NY
64 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
66 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
67 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
68 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
69 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
69 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
71 Middle Georgia State University Macon, GA
71 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
73 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
73 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
75 Rice University Houston, TX
76 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
76 Troy University Troy, AL
76 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
79 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
79 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
81 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
81 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
83 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
84 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
85 Monroe College Bronx, NY
86 Fordham University Bronx, NY
87 American InterContinental University - Online Schaumburg, IL
88 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
89 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
90 New Mexico State University - Main Campus Las Cruces, NM
91 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
91 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
93 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
94 Yale University New Haven, CT
95 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
95 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
97 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
98 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
98 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
100 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
100 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
102 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
102 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
104 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
105 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
106 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
107 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
108 Utah State University Logan, UT
108 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
110 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
110 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
112 University of Delaware Newark, DE
112 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
112 Auburn University Auburn, AL
115 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
116 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
117 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
117 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
119 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
119 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
119 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
122 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
122 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
124 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
124 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
124 Ball State University Muncie, IN
124 Columbus State University Columbus, GA
128 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
128 Trident University International Cypress, CA
130 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
130 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
130 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
130 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
134 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
134 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
134 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
134 University of Mississippi University, MS
138 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
139 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica, NY
139 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
141 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
141 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
143 Augusta University Augusta, GA
144 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
145 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
146 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
146 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
146 Universidad del Turabo Gurabo, PR
149 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
149 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA
151 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
151 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
151 Franklin University Columbus, OH
151 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
151 Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
156 Howard University Washington, DC
156 University of South Carolina - Upstate Spartanburg, SC
156 DePaul University Chicago, IL
156 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
156 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
161 Illinois State University Normal, IL
161 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
161 Strayer University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
164 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
164 Columbia College Columbia, MO
164 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
167 United States Military Academy West Point, NY
167 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
167 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
170 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
170 Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC
172 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
173 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
173 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
175 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI

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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