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2021 Most Popular Online Information Science Associate's Degree Schools

21 Colleges
$39,957 Avg Salary
$21,413 Avg Student Debt

With 17,779 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, information science is the #4 most popular major in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for computer science students. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Computer Science Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Information Science Associate's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 21 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 IS majors pursuing an online associate's degree.

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Our 2021 rankings named Ivy Tech Community College the most popular online school in the United States for information science 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.

Women make up 20% of the IS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, IS graduates from Ivy Tech Community College carry an average student debtload of $12,703. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $109.

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The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Hudson Valley Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Troy, HVCC is a public school with a large student population.

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

After completing their Associate's Degree, IS graduates from HVCC carry an average student debtload of $11,719. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $100.

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Out of the 21 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus landed the # 3 spot on the list. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

Of the 43 students majoring in IS at Penn State World Campus, 63% are male and 37% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, IS graduates from Penn State World Campus carry an average student debtload of $25,052. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $258, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Massachusetts - Lowell. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Information Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a large student population.

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

IS majors at UMass Lowell take out an average of $25,959 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $230, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Florida Institute of Technology - Online is a great place for information science students working on their online associate’s degree. Florida Institute of Technology - Online is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Melbourne.

Of the 32 students majoring in IS at Florida Institute of Technology - Online, 78% are male and 22% are female.

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Onondaga Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. OCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of Syracuse.

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

IS majors at OCC take out an average of $10,084 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 $88.

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With a ranking of #7, Niagara County Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information science students working on their online associate’s degree. Niagara County Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Sanborn.

Women make up 26% of the IS majors at the school.

IS majors at Niagara County Community College take out an average of $10,177 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Bucks County Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Newtown, Bucks County Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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

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Palo Alto College

San Antonio, TX

Palo Alto College ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of San Antonio, Palo Alto College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

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Eastern Gateway Community College ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Science Associate’s Degree Schools list. Eastern Gateway Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Steubenville.

Women make up 6% of the IS majors at the school.

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

IS Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Information Science 17,779

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 21 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to The Opte Project.

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