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Computer Information Systems at Cornell University

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Computer Information Systems at Cornell University

If you are interested in studying computer information systems, you may want to check out the program at Cornell University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Cornell is located in Ithaca, New York and has a total student population of 24,027. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 students received a bachelor's degree in CIS from Cornell.

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.

Cornell Computer Information Systems Degrees Available

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

Cornell Computer Information Systems Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the CIS progam at Cornell compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The CIS major at Cornell 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
Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 8
Best Computer Information Systems Schools 12
Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 12

In 2019, 111 students received their master’s degree in CIS from Cornell. This makes it the #35 most popular school for CIS master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in CIS, making the school the #70 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Cornell CIS Graduates

The median salary of CIS students who receive their bachelor's degree at Cornell is $79,600. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 49% higher than the national average of $53,500 for all CIS bachelor's degree recipients.

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CIS Student Demographics at Cornell

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

Cornell Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Program

58% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 CIS majors earned their bachelor's degree from Cornell. Of these graduates, 42% were men and 58% were women. The typical CIS bachelor's degree program is made up of only 23% women. So female students are more repesented at Cornell since its program graduates 35% more women than average.

Cornell Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 17% 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 Cornell University with a bachelor's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Cornell University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 47
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 46
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

Cornell Computer Information Systems Master’s Program

55% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The CIS program at Cornell awarded 111 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 45% of these degrees went to men with the other 55% going to women.

Cornell 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 Cornell University with a master's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Cornell University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 15
International Students 70
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Cornell also has a doctoral program available in CIS. In 2019, 2 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 NY, the home state for Cornell University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Software Applications Developers 52,640 $116,830
Computer Systems Analysts 44,030 $106,320
Computer and Information Systems Managers 27,070 $190,310
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 25,940 $94,940
Systems Software Developers 19,690 $115,120

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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