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2021 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools

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$27,290 Avg Salary
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Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Computer Science Degree Search has created the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 239 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs were the most popular 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.

Check out the CIS undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our analysis found Ivy Tech Community College to be the most popular school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

About 22% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 78% are male.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, CIS majors at Ivy Tech Community College accumulate an average of around $11,627 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $106, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 239 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, San Jacinto Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. San Jacinto College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Pasadena.

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

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Tarrant County College District is a great place for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public college with a very large student population.

About 13% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 87% are male.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Tarrant County College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $12,804. 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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#4

Leeward Community College

Pearl City, HI

The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Leeward Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer information systems schools in the United States. Leeward CC is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Pearl City.

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

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Nebraska at Omaha. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, CIS graduates from UNOMAHA carry an average student debt load of $18,398. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $224.

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Bridgerland Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. Bridgerland ATC is a small public school located in the city of Logan.

About 12% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 88% are male.

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#7

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 46% of the CIS majors at the school.

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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Salisbury.

Of the 32 students majoring in CIS at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 78% are male and 22% are female.

On average, CIS graduates from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College take out $12,848 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $105.

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Kapiolani Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Kapiolani CC is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Honolulu.

Women make up 12% of the CIS majors at the school.

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SOWELA Technical Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the small city of Lake Charles, SOWELA is a public school with a small student population.

Women make up 7% of the CIS majors at the school.

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#11

Vista College

El Paso, TX

Vista College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Vista College is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of El Paso.

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

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#12

South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. South Texas College is a very large public school located in the midsize city of McAllen.

Women make up 36% of the CIS majors at the school.

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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Hudson, CCCTI is a public school with a small student population.

Of the 27 students majoring in CIS at CCCTI, 59% are male and 41% are female.

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#13

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, UT

Davis Technical College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Located in the suburb of Kaysville, Davis Tech is a public college with a small student population.

Of the 27 students majoring in CIS at Davis Tech, 85% are male and 15% are female.

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#13

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE

Central Community College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Located in the city of Grand Island, Central Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Women make up 4% of the CIS majors at the school.

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San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Visalia.

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

CIS majors at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia take out an average of $9,189 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Durham Technical Community College ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Durham, Durham Technical Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

About 44% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 56% are male.

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#18

Lakeland Community College

Kirtland, OH

With a ranking of #18, Lakeland Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Lakeland is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Kirtland.

Of the 22 students majoring in CIS at Lakeland, 77% are male and 23% are female.

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Northeast Technology Center-Afton came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Afton, Northeast Technology Center-Afton is a public school with a small student population.

Of the 21 students majoring in CIS at Northeast Technology Center-Afton, 67% are male and 33% are female.

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#19

South Plains College

Levelland, TX

South Plains College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for computer information systems students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #19 on the list. South Plains College is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Levelland.

Of the 21 students majoring in CIS at South Plains College, 95% are male and 5% are female.

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#21

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Located in the city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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 North Harris Montgomery take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $13,297.

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Columbus State Community College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Columbus State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

Women make up 42% of the CIS majors at the school.

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Jefferson State Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Jeff State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Birmingham.

Of the 16 students majoring in CIS at Jeff State, 94% are male and 6% are female.

CIS majors at Jeff State take out an average of $11,526 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the town of Morrilton, UACCM is a public college with a small student population.

Of the 16 students majoring in CIS at UACCM, 81% are male and 19% are female.

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#23

Cerro Coso Community College

Ridgecrest, CA

Cerro Coso Community College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Cerro Coso Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Ridgecrest.

Women make up 44% of the CIS majors at the school.

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#26

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington, IA
#28

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
#28

Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, NC
#28

Dixie Technical College

Saint George, UT
#28

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC
#28

Johnston Community College

Smithfield, NC
#28

Palomar College

San Marcos, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
38 Trinity Valley Community College Athens, TX
38 Mitchell Community College Statesville, NC
40 Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
40 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
42 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
42 Lamar State College - Orange Orange, TX
42 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - San German San German, PR
42 Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City, AL
46 Northwest Technical Institute Springdale, AR
46 Hawaii Community College Hilo, HI
46 Coastal Bend College Beeville, TX

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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