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Information Science at Northeastern University

If you plan to study information science, take a look at what Northeastern University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Northeastern is located in Boston, Massachusetts and approximately 22,207 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 students received a bachelor's degree in IS from Northeastern.

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

Northeastern Information Science Degrees Available

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

Northeastern Information Science Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks IS programs across the country. The following shows how Northeastern performed in these rankings.

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 IS major at Northeastern is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Science. 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 Value Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 2
Best Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 14
Best Value Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 121
Most Focused Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 124

In 2019, 5 students received their master’s degree in IS from Northeastern. This makes it the #109 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in IS, making the school the #13 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

IS Student Demographics at Northeastern

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

Northeastern Information Science Bachelor’s Program

38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The IS program at Northeastern awarded 8 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 100% of these degrees went to men with the other 0% going to women.

Northeastern Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IS at Northeastern are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities in its IS bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Northeastern Information Science Master’s Program

20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 5 IS students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Northeastern, about 80% were men and 20% were women.

Northeastern Gender Breakdown of Information Science 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 IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Northeastern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Northeastern also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 4 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That IS Grads May Go Into

A degree in IS 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
Systems Software Developers 25,540 $117,760
Computer and Information Systems Managers 17,820 $156,620
Computer Workers 11,190 $92,110
Computer Science Professors 1,010 $106,670
Computer and Information Research Scientists 720 $116,920

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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