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Information Science at Northwestern University

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

Northwestern is located in Evanston, Illinois and has a total student population of 22,448. In 2019, 58 IS majors received their bachelor's degree from Northwestern.

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.

Northwestern Information Science Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Northwestern

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.

Northwestern does offer online education options in IS for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

Northwestern Information Science Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks IS programs across the country. The following shows how Northwestern 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 IS major at Northwestern 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
Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 35
Most Focused Information Science Schools 161

In 2019, 73 students received their master’s degree in IS from Northwestern. This makes it the #28 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

IS Student Demographics at Northwestern

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

Northwestern Information Science Bachelor’s Program

24% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 students earned a bachelor's degree in IS from Northwestern. About 24% of these graduates were women and the other 76% were men.

Northwestern Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% 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 Northwestern University with a bachelor's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Northwestern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 17
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 18
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Northwestern Information Science Master’s Program

26% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 73 IS students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Northwestern, about 74% were men and 26% were women.

Northwestern Gender Breakdown of Information Science Master's Degree Grads

In the IS master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 44% of degree recipients. That is 8% better than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Northwestern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 15
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 22
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Northwestern also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 0 student 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 IL, the home state for Northwestern University.

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Computer and Information Systems Managers 17,770 $143,900
Systems Software Developers 17,130 $108,570
Computer Science Professors 1,430 $83,270
Computer and Information Research Scientists 500 $113,350

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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