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2021 Most Popular Information Science Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Finding the Best Information Science Bachelor's Degree School for You

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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Computer Science Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Information Science Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 289 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 Information Science program at each school on the list.

Check out the IS bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our 2021 rankings named University of Maryland Global Campus the most popular school in the United States for information science students working on their bachelor’s degree. UMGC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Adelphi.

Of the 1,315 students majoring in IS at UMGC, 79% are male and 21% are female.

On average, IS graduates from UMGC take out $20,551 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 $180.

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Out of the 289 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the # 2 spot on the list. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park.

Women make up 37% of the IS majors at the school.

IS majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $24,976 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 $277.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Maryland - College Park is a great place for information science students working on their bachelor’s degree. UMCP is a very large public school located in the suburb of College Park.

Of the 416 students majoring in IS at UMCP, 66% are male and 34% are female.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IS majors at UMCP accumulate an average of around $18,270 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $194.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a great place for information science students working on their bachelor’s degree. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Brunswick.

Of the 352 students majoring in IS at Rutgers New Brunswick, 76% are male and 24% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IS graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick carry an average student debt load of $22,817. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $261.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Maryland - Baltimore County. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. UMBC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore.

About 23% of the students majoring in IS at the school are women while 77% are male.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IS majors at UMBC accumulate an average of around $20,005 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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#6

Baruch College

New York, NY

Baruch College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Baruch is a large public school located in the city of New York.

Women make up 35% of the IS majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at Baruch take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $12,946. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $93.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 231 students majoring in IS at UWM, 77% are male and 23% are female.

IS majors at UWM take out an average of $24,487 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 $259.

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New York City College of Technology came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Brooklyn, City Tech is a public school with a large student population.

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

On average, IS graduates from City Tech take out $13,284 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 $99.

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#9

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for information science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 220 students majoring in IS at Syracuse, 55% are male and 45% are female.

On average, IS graduates from Syracuse take out $23,625 in student loans while working on their Bachelor'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 $280.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IS graduates from UMass Lowell carry an average student debt load of $27,728. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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The University of Texas at Arlington ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Arlington, UT Arlington is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 28% of the IS majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IS majors at UT Arlington accumulate an average of around $18,217 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $169.

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Virginia Commonwealth University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for information science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Richmond.

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

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IS majors at VCU accumulate an average of around $23,877 in student debt. 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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#13

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 28% of the IS majors at the school.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, IS majors at JMU accumulate an average of around $20,322 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 $209.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree information science programs. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 135 students majoring in IS at U-M, 41% are male and 59% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IS graduates from U-M carry an average student debt load of $16,892. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $194.

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#15

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. GaSou is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Statesboro.

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

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IS graduates from GaSou carry an average student debt load of $28,742. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $285.

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#16

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for information science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

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

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IS graduates from Texas Tech carry an average student debt load of $25,691. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $267, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #17, University of Illinois at Chicago did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information science students working on their bachelor’s degree. UIC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Chicago.

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

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at UIC take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $19,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $184, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. U of U is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City.

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

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at U of U take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,963. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $215.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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

IS majors at Pitt take out an average of $24,494 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 $259.

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#20

Utah State University

Logan, UT

With a ranking of #20, Utah State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for information science students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the small city of Logan, USU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 11% of the IS majors at the school.

IS majors at USU take out an average of $20,465 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 $205.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree information science programs. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

Of the 85 students majoring in IS at Penn State World Campus, 73% are male and 27% are female.

On average, IS graduates from Penn State World Campus take out $24,976 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 $277.

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#22

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for information science students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Stockton State is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Galloway.

Of the 82 students majoring in IS at Stockton State, 83% are male and 17% are female.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, IS graduates from Stockton State carry an average student debt load of $22,064. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill.

Of the 77 students majoring in IS at Boston College, 77% are male and 23% are female.

IS majors at Boston College take out an average of $14,999 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 $171.

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#24

Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Buffalo State is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Buffalo.

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

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at Buffalo State take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,425. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 58% of the IS majors at the school.

On average, IS graduates from UNC Chapel Hill take out $17,877 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $197, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#26

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD
#27

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
#27

Lehman College

Bronx, NY
#30

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
#31

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN
#35

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH
#35

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#37

Suffolk University

Boston, MA
#39

Towson University

Towson, MD
#40

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
#40

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
44 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
45 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
46 Excelsior College Albany, NY
46 Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
48 University of North Texas Denton, TX
49 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
49 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
51 South University’s online programs Savannah, GA
52 Strayer University - Pennsylvania Trevose, PA
52 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
54 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
55 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
56 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
57 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
57 Strayer University - North Carolina Morrisville, NC

Information Science by Region

View the Most Popular Information Science Bachelor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to The Opte Project.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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