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2021 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

82 Colleges
$27,290 Avg Salary
$13,119 Avg Student Debt

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 so many computer science programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

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 Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 82 schools in the Southeast Region 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.

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

Our analysis found Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to be the most popular school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the Southeast Region . Located in the medium-sized suburb of Salisbury, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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

CIS majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College take out an average of $12,848 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $105.

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Out of the 82 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, SOWELA Technical Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. SOWELA is a small public school located in the small city of Lake Charles.

Of the 30 students majoring in CIS at SOWELA, 93% are male and 7% are female.

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The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular computer information systems schools in the Southeast Region . CCCTI is a small public school located in the suburb of Hudson.

About 41% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 59% are male.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Durham Technical Community College is a great place for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Durham Technical Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Durham.

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

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Out of the 82 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Jefferson State Community College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of Birmingham, Jeff State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

About 6% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 94% are male.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, CIS majors at Jeff State accumulate an average of around $11,526 in student debt.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. UACCM is a small public school located in the town of Morrilton.

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

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#7

Johnston Community College

Smithfield, NC

Johnston Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the rural area of Smithfield, Johnston Community College is a public school with a small student population.

About 29% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 71% are male.

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#7

Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, NC

With a ranking of #7, Cape Fear Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Wilmington, CFCC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 14 students majoring in CIS at CFCC, 57% are male and 43% are female.

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#7

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC

Wayne Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Wayne Community College is a small public school located in the small city of Goldsboro.

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

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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the town of Mount Gay, Southern is a public college with a small student population.

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#11

Mitchell Community College

Statesville, NC

Mitchell Community College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate computer information systems programs. Located in the large suburb of Statesville, Mitchell Community College is a public school with a small student population.

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

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Chattahoochee Valley Community College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the rural area of Phenix City, CVCC is a public college with a small student population.

About 45% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 55% are male.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for Computer Information Systems students in the Southeast Region that almost earned our Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
13 Northwest Technical Institute Springdale, AR
14 University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Hope, AR
14 South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR
14 Altierus Career College - Norcross Norcross, GA
14 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC

Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
West Virginia 445
Florida 4,955
Georgia 3,460
Louisiana 187
Arkansas 863
Virginia 3,535
South Carolina 675
North Carolina 4,818
Mississippi 314
Kentucky 3,815
Tennessee 704
Alabama 1,482

One of 10 majors within the computer science area of study, computer information systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

CIS Focus Areas

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

Majors Similar to CIS

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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