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Computer Information Systems at Northeastern University

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Computer Information Systems at Northeastern University

What traits are you looking for in a CIS school? To help you decide if Northeastern University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's CIS program.

Northeastern is located in Boston, Massachusetts and approximately 22,207 students attend the school each year. Of the 4,127 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in 2019, 248 of them were computer information systems majors.

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.

Northeastern Computer Information Systems Degrees Available

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

Northeastern Computer Information Systems Rankings

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

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 Northeastern 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 Popular Computer Information Systems Schools 19
Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 20
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 28
Best Value Computer Information Systems Schools 123
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 139
Best Value Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 261

In 2019, 310 students received their master’s degree in CIS from Northeastern. This makes it the #7 most popular school for CIS master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 9 students who received their doctoral degrees in CIS, making the school the #30 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CIS Graduates from Northeastern Make?

The median salary of CIS students who receive their bachelor's degree at Northeastern is $85,800. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 60% higher than the national average of $53,500 for all CIS bachelor's degree recipients.

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CIS Student Demographics at Northeastern

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

Northeastern Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Program

25% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 248 students earned a bachelor's degree in CIS from Northeastern. About 25% of these graduates were women and the other 75% were men. The typical CIS bachelor's degree program is made up of only 23% women. So female students are more repesented at Northeastern since its program graduates 2% more women than average.

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

About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in CIS at Northeastern are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 52
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 128
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

Northeastern Computer Information Systems Master’s Program

23% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 310 students who earned a master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Northeastern in 2018-2019, 77% were men and 23% were women.

Northeastern 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 Northeastern University with a master's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 26
International Students 269
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Northeastern also has a doctoral program available in CIS. In 2019, 9 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 MA, the home state for Northeastern University.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Software Applications Developers 29,110 $109,130
Systems Software Developers 25,540 $117,760
Computer and Information Systems Managers 17,820 $156,620
Computer Systems Analysts 14,790 $94,510
Computer Workers 11,190 $92,110

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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