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Computer Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University

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Computer Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University

Every computer information systems school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the CIS program at Carnegie Mellon University stacks up to those at other schools.

Carnegie Mellon is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 14,180. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 students received a bachelor's degree in CIS from Carnegie Mellon.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Computer Information Systems section at the bottom of this page.

Carnegie Mellon Computer Information Systems Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CIS
  • Master’s Degree in CIS
  • Doctorate Degree in CIS

Online Classes Are Available at Carnegie Mellon

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Carnegie Mellon does offer online education options in CIS for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Carnegie Mellon Computer Information Systems Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks CIS programs across the country. The following shows how Carnegie Mellon performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The CIS major at Carnegie Mellon is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Information Systems. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 8
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Schools 29

In 2019, 682 students received their master’s degree in CIS from Carnegie Mellon. This makes it the #2 most popular school for CIS master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 42 students who received their doctoral degrees in CIS, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

CIS Student Demographics at Carnegie Mellon

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the CIS majors at Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Mellon Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Program

74% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 54 CIS students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Carnegie Mellon, about 26% were men and 74% were women. The typical CIS bachelor's degree program is made up of only 23% women. So female students are more repesented at Carnegie Mellon since its program graduates 51% more women than average.

Carnegie Mellon Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 26% more racial-ethnic minorities in its CIS bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 27
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 6
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Carnegie Mellon Computer Information Systems Master’s Program

44% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 682 students graduated with a master's degree in CIS from Carnegie Mellon. About 56% were men and 44% were women.

Carnegie Mellon Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a master's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Carnegie Mellon University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 39
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 64
International Students 550
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

Carnegie Mellon also has a doctoral program available in CIS. In 2019, 42 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That CIS Grads May Go Into

A degree in CIS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Carnegie Mellon University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Software Applications Developers 28,260 $96,370
Computer Systems Analysts 21,910 $95,990
Computer Workers 19,010 $87,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 13,070 $146,860
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 12,760 $77,700

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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